Good Bill? Or Bill of Goods?

Let the legacy debate begin: Christopher Hitchens and Michael Kazin square off on the next ex-president.

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Kazin
Good Bill: Compassionate, open-minded, if none too courageous, Bill Clinton was exactly the president we deserved.

Read his essay.

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Hitchens
Bill of Goods: He gutted welfare, bombed Sudan, rented out the White House to the fat cats. If he were a Republican, liberals would have been appalled.

Read his essay.

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