On September 21, world leaders gave President Bill Clinton a standing ovation at the United Nations. A few days earlier, Vaclav Havel, president of the Czech Republic, stood perplexed at the president’s side as reporters questioned Clinton’s moral authority to govern; Mr. Havel reiterated his friendship for the besieged Clinton. Ditto Nelson Mandela, South Africa’s national hero and retiring president, as he received the Congressional...
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