Hillary and Alger

It is obvious that Hillary Clinton believes her ends justify any means. She has earned Bob Woodward’s observation that she is Nixonian.

But before there was Nixon there was Alger Hiss, and Clinton’s tactics strongly resemble those of Hiss some sixty-five years ago.

Hiss as a common denominator for both Clinton and Nixon is not surprising, particularly given that Nixon was on the committee that exposed Hiss’ deceptions — Tricky Dick may have picked up a few moves, moves that are now Clinton’s.