The more things change, the more they stay the same.  What “lesson of history” could now be more timely, relevant, and interesting than the Senate Select Committee that investigated Watergate? 

The late Professor Samuel Dash served as Chief Counsel for the Committee, and his oral history at times seems ripped straight from today’s headlines – particularly his description of the often partisan struggles that occurred as Congress attempted to extract testimony and evidence from a noncooperative White House. 

Zona Hostetler, a prominent civil rights litigator and public interest advocate, has prepared a summary of Dash’s recollections, highlighting some of his most pertinent reflections and observations.