Letter: Clinton vs Starr

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Sir: An American lawyer, who is also the President of the USA, squirms and dissembles in front of a television camera, attempting to answer obscene questions posed by other lawyers. Unusually, this process is recorded, and a congressional committee, containing yet more lawyers, sanctions, for purely political purposes, the worldwide release of the tapes.

Am I alone in feeling disgusted and revolted by American lawyers? Does the learning and practice of the law corrode common sense and common humanity? Bearing in mind the prevalence of lawyers in the public life of this country, am I right to fear that the same dangerous corrosion could spread here?


Redhill, Surrey