Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Good Writing

From the November 11, 2007 New York Times Book Review: "The (Gary) Hart scandal wasn't just a climactic moment in Cramer's book; it turned out to be a turning point for the country, one that changed the nature of politics and demolished the walls between private lives and public service. By declaring "character" (now understood to refer to sex and personal hypocrisy rather than the more complex inner self Cramer had tried to capture) as a crucial element of any campaign, the press had lit a fuse in American politics - one that would explode, with disastrous consequences, during the last years of the Clinton presidency."

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