Cultural Revolutions

The Tribute Which Vice Pays to Virtue

Hypocrisy, the Duc de La Rochefoucauld told us, is the tribute which vice pays to virtue. Tributes of this kind have been flowing lately from the members of the United States Senate and the mainstream press who clamored for some sort of censure of President William Jefferson Clinton, or who scrambled, for a while, to produce a "finding of fact" which would have declared what bad things the President had done.

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