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Were the author of Executive Privilege: A Constitutional Myth an
academic obscurity tilling the fields of legal history, a reviewer might
well resolve the conflict between magnanimity and candor in favor of
the former. But Raoul Berger is a public figure, extolled in the media
as an eminent authority and relied upon as the definitive scholar on
questions of compelling public concern. What he writes is front page
news in the New York Times, the subject of long stories in weekly
newsmagazines and recommended by reviewers as important reading.

This reader dissents. Executive Privilege: A Constitutional Myth
is so inadequate as to be almost beside the point.

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