David Runciman: Clinton, 17 December 2009
Show More The Clinton Tapes: Wrestling History in the White House by Taylor Branch.
Simon and Schuster, 707 pp., £20, October 2009, 978 1 84737 140 9Show More
“... In the final year of the last century, George Stephanopoulos, Bill Clinton’s one-time aide and press secretary, published a memoir of his time in the White House entitled All Too Human: A Political Education. Back then, it seemed like a terribly exciting book: 1999 was the year of Clinton’s Senate trial, following his impeachment, and also of the first appearance on US television of The West Wing, which offered the fantasy of a different kind of liberal president ...”