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New Age Nixon muses with war protesters about spiritual hunger, 'the great mystery of life'
WASHINGTON (AP) ' Call him New Age Nixon.
The National Archives on Thursday released a batch of Nixon-era records that include audio of the former president's musings about an odd episode from 1970, when he paid a late-night visit to the Lincoln Memorial to meet with Vietnam era anti-war protesters.
Nixon dictates his recollections of the night and several times repeats the theme that people matter more than places or things.
He says he told the students that they're hungering for the same things he searched for 40 years earlier.
He tells them that ending the war and stopping pollution won't end "the spiritual hunger which all of us have."
That, he said, is the "great mystery of life from the beginning of time."
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