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Starr: A Reassessment

Benjamin Wittes


How is Kenneth Starr's extraordinary term as independent counsel to be understood? Was he a partisan warrior out to get the Clintons, or a savior of the Republic? An unstoppable menace, an unethical lawyer, or a sex-obsessed Puritan striving to enforce a right-wing social morality? This book is a serious, impartial effort to evaluate and critique Starr's tenure as independent counsel. Relying on revealing interviews with Starr and many other players in Clinton-era Washington, the book arrives at a new understanding of Starr and the part he played in one of American history's most enthralling p ... More

Keywords: Kenneth Starr, independent counsel, President Clinton, social morality, Washington, official misconduct, Susan McDougal, Webster Hubbell, Monica Lewinsky, prosecutor

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Print publication date: 2002 Print ISBN-13: 9780300092523
Published to Yale Scholarship Online: October 2013 DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300092523.001.0001


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Benjamin Wittes, author

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