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'All the Truth Is Out' probes the repercussions of Gary Hart's affair
'All the Truth Is Out' probes the repercussions of Gary Hart's affair

Like many aspirants to the presidency, former Sen. Gary Hart saw himself in epic terms — as a "transformational figure" in American politics, Matt Bai reports in his book recounting the collapse of Hart's 1988 bid for the presidency. Bai appears to agree. His book "All the Truth Is Out" — the title comes from a poem by William Butler Yeats on a man ennobled by defeat — takes a finely detailed account of Hart's downfall and wraps it in the trappings of classical tragedy. It's an odd fit. For those who have forgotten Hart entirely or have never known his story (a group that likely includes most Americans younger than 45): The senator...

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