The Death of American Virtue

March 4th, 2010

Thirteen years ago the nation was transfixed by a political scandal that resulted in the impeachment of a President for only the second time in our history.  What started as a small tawdry story about a failed savings and loan in Arkansas, would ultimately consume a President, a nation and a public, hungry for gossip in a new internet age.  We became experts on a story with dozens of players who would become household names, yet would do little to advance the cause of either policy or democracy. Now, the full, untold story of the Bill Clinton vs. Ken Starr  battle of titans, is told in Duquesne University  law professor Ken Gormly's new book The Death of American Virtue: Clinton vs. Starr. Written with access to virtually all of the "players" Gormley connects the dots to a story and a history we all lived but perhaps never fully understood. My conversation with Ken Gormley:

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