Letter: Clinton's historic role

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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