Hating Hillary


Now, that there is a fair chance that Hillary Clinton might become the president of the US, today’s needull is an interesting read. It is a detailed profile of hers from The New Yorker written 20 years ago when she was the first lady.

Like horse-racing, Hillary-hating has become one of those national pastimes which unite the élite and the lumpen. Serious accusations have, of course, been levelled against the President’s wife, but it’s usually what people think of her that determines the credence and the weight they give to the accusations, rather than the reverse. At times, she herself sounds at a loss to explain the level of animosity toward her. “I apparently remind some people of their mother-in-law or their boss, or something,” she says. She laughs, but she isn’t joking, exactly.

The full article

The New Yorker — Henry Louis Gates