Gaslit is at its best when it ruminates on presidential power, showing viewers how loyalty can lead to criminality. The show's individual stories are fascinating, but they often obscure Nixon's guilt, along with the social movements of the period.
Author: Michael Koncewicz
Michael Koncewicz is a political historian who is the Michael Nash Research Scholar at the Tamiment Library & Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives at New York University. He previously worked for the National Archives at the Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum, contributing to the museum’s nonpartisan Watergate exhibit. He is currently working on the authorized biography of Tom Hayden. Koncewicz’s first book, They Said ‘No’ to Nixon: Republicans Who Stood Up to the President’s Abuses of Power, was published in 2018. His work has appeared on CNN and in The Atlantic, The Los Angeles Times, The Nation, and The Washington Post. He received his Ph.D. in History from the University of California Irvine in 2014 and has taught at New York University, Hunter College, and the New York City College of Technology.