In the ’60s, a Future Candidate Poured Her Heart Out in Letters - New York Times
I was raised to believe that a letter is a private thing. The thought of someone making private letters public without permission is highly offensive to me.
While it's easy to envision scenarios in which such a unilateral release would be justified, this doesn't seem to be one of them. That holds even though, in one of her letters, young Ms. Rodham jokes about saving her correspondent's letters for the money they might be worth in the future.
I don't know whether John Peavoy had Mrs. Clinton's permission to release her private letters to Gail Sheehy or to the New York Times, but if not he should have his face slapped. If so, never mind.
There's just something unseemly about all this.