Private Vices, Public Lives

The sad case of Vito Fossella, Republican Congressmen of New York, who "acknowledged on Thursday that he fathered a child from an extramarital affair, answering questions that arose from his arrest on drunken driving charges last week" (quite a twofer, that), inspires Poulos to take a flamethrower to Martha Nussbaum's asinine contention that in a more civilized society (i.e. Europe) it would be "laughable" for the public to give a damn about how a public figure behaves in private. It's too good to excerpt; just go read the whole thing.