Letter: Clinton's historic role

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Sir, We naturally place the leaders of our nations on pedestals and it is equally natural to take some delight in their fall. However, the following words from Henry V (Act IV, scene i) should help to place the condemnations of President Clinton's character in their proper context:

I think the King is but a man as I am: the violet smells to him as it doth to me ... All his senses have but human conditions; his ceremonies laid by, in his nakedness he appears but a man; and though his affections are higher mounted than ours, yet, when they stoop, they stoop with the like wing.

MARCUS A ROBERTS

Edinburgh

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