TITLE: THE REAL ANITA HILL
AUTHOR: DAVID BROCK
PUBLISHER: FREE PRESS; 438 PAGES; $24.95
THE BOTTOM LINE: At times sharply effective against Hill, there's still soft and treacherous footing here.
EVERY ERA HAS ITS ARCHETYPAL confrontation. A previous generation had the struggle between Whittaker Chambers and Alger Hiss about whether Hiss was a Soviet spy. The baby boomers' version is the titanic struggle between Anita Hill and Clarence Thomas. In both cases contesting claims became enmeshed in larger issues that haunted the country -- the cold war then, the war between the sexes now. And, as in the Chambers-Hiss case, the...