Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
StarrA Reassessment$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Benjamin Wittes

Print publication date: 2002

Print ISBN-13: 9780300092523

Published to Yale Scholarship Online: October 2013

DOI: 10.12987/yale/9780300092523.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM YALE SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.yale.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Yale University Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in YSO for personal use.date: 17 September 2021

Separating Truth From Justice

Separating Truth From Justice

Chapter:
(p.183) Chapter 5 Separating Truth From Justice
Source:
Starr
Author(s):

Benjamin Wittes

Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300092523.003.0005

This chapter focuses on the events that led to the impeachment of President Clinton, which exist now in that peculiar zone between journalism and history. The facts have stabilized, and one need not make each utterance today with the certainty that tomorrow's disclosures will moot it. At the same time, huge sets of data remain unexplored—most important, Starr's own paper trail, which under the law is to be transmitted to the National Archive now that the investigation is fully completed, and parts of which will become public. The hackneyed cliche that journalism is a first draft of history offers a good description of the transition stage in which we now find ourselves with respect to the Clinton-Starr wars.

Keywords:   impeachment, President Clinton, journalism, history, National Archive, paper trail

Yale Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.