Malkin, Lawrence, and John Stacks. "What if Watergate Was Still Just an Upscale Address?"
Divergence: 1972 CE
What if: The Watergate break-in never occurred or was never discovered.
Summary: Essay speculating about the general course of American politics over the next 20 years, including possible passage of a national health care plan in the early 1970s, the election of Ronald Reagan in 1976, and the drift rightward of the Supreme Court, until globalization and the economy finally return a Democrat to the White House in 1992.
Published: In What Ifs? of American History: Eminent Historians Imagine What Might Have Might Have Been (ed. Robert Cowley), q.v.