From Hubert Humphrey on, Democratic candidates for president, including Bill Clinton, have had a rather placatory view of national security policy, and have been more enthusiastic than their Republican opponents about taking money from people who have earned it and giving it to people who haven't (presumably in exchange for their votes). WHILE THIS BOOK IS NOT (and does not claim to be) rigorous history, and there are too many footnotes referring to anonymous people, or citing the New York Post or other dubious sources, it does make a strong, succinct, and interesting case for the view that Bill Clinton was the "greatest huckster ever to reside at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue," that the Clinton era was, in some respects, "a holiday from history," and that there is an astounding and disturbing number of questions about the probity of the Clintons.
Relentless and Entertaining
Relentless and Entertaining The Clinton Crack-Up: The Boy President's Life After the White House By R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr. (THOMAS NELSON, 320 PAGES, $26.99)Reviewed by Conrad BlackTHIS IS A LIVELY UPDATE of this author's extensive previous comments on the ethical and legal shortcomings of President and Senator Clinton. Mr. Tyrrell's well-argued disapproval of the Clintons, much of it published in this magazine (of which he is the founding and ...