Politics

THERE IS NO DEEP STATE

THERE IS NO DEEP STATE
THERE IS NO DEEP STATE

One night in 1970, a youthful Navy lieutenant wound up outside the White House Situation Room with a package of delicate Pentagon records, sitting tight for somebody to sign for them. He sat down close to a man in late middle age, who wore a dull suit and an unsmiling expression. “There was nothing oppressive in his mindfulness,” the officer reviewed years after the fact. “However, his eyes were dashing in a sort of honorable reconnaissance.”