Contributors: Feb. 22, 1999

DEBORAH TANNEN, who gained a national following with her book You Just Don't Understand: Women and Men in Conversation, this week examines the cultural fallout from the trial of the President. "What's happened to President Clinton is just an extreme example of forces in our society that have been troubling me anyway," says Tannen. "An adversarial culture has sprouted up, and the trial was the apex of that."

ARTHUR SCHLESINGER JR., twice a Pulitzer prizewinner, could be called the nation's presidential historian. He also served as a special assistant to John F. Kennedy. This week he assesses Bill Clinton's potential...

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