Newly declassified tapes reveal ex-US president Nixon's hatred towards Indians
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Newly declassified tapes reveal ex-US president Nixon's hatred towards Indians

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September 5, 2020

Newly declassified White House tapes disclose former US president Richard Nixon speaking disparagingly about Indians and reveal the bigotry he and his national security adviser Henry Kissinger held that influenced US policy toward India and South Asia under his presidency.


New Delhi, 05 September 2020

"As Americans grapple with problems of racism and power, a newly declassified trove of White House tapes provides startling evidence of the bigotry voiced by President Richard M. Nixon and Henry Kissinger, his national security adviser, Gary Bass, professor at Princeton, wrote in an opinion piece The Terrible Cost of Presidential Racism' in The New York Times. As per news report of PTI, the full content of these tapes reveal how U.S. policy toward South Asia under Mr. Nixon was influenced by his hatred of, and sexual repulsion toward, Indians, Bass, author of The Blood Telegram: Nixon, Kissinger and a Forgotten Genocide', writes. Richard Nixon, a Republican, was the 37th President of the United States, serving from 1969 until 1974.

Source -PTI


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