Speak what you think now in hard words, and to-morrow speak what to-morrow thinks in hard words again, though it contradict every thing you said to-day.
-- R.W. Emerson
Sunday, July 25, 2004
Bill Clinton's liar insurance
In Britain, the burden of proof is on defendants in libel cases to prove that their assertions are true. In the US, the burden of proof is on the plaintiff (for public figures and public matters). Thus, the NY Times reports that former President Clinton is excising some and editing some of his nattering self-indulgence, My Life.