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Author Bennett, William J. (William John), 1943-

Title The death of outrage : Bill Clinton and the assault on American ideals / William J. Bennett
Published New York : Free Press, 1998


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Description 154 pages ; 23 cm
Contents Ch. 1. Sex -- Ch. 2. Character -- Ch. 3. Politics -- Ch. 4. Ken Starr -- Ch. 5. Law -- Ch. 6. Judgment -- Appendix. The Nixon and Clinton Administration Scandals: A Comparison
Summary In The Death of Outrage: Bill Clinton and the Assault on American Ideals, former cabinet secretary and author William J. Bennett dismantles the president's defenses, brick by evasive brick, and analyzes the meaning of the Clinton scandals: why they matter, what the public reaction to them means, and the social and political damage they have already inflicted on America. For, despite Bill Clinton's position in public opinion polls, the most persuasive public arguments made by the president's supporters wither under the clear light of moral reason and common sense. The Death of Outrage exposes the fallacious and demeaning logic that argues our economic well-being is the only important measure of presidential performance; torpedoes the deep but wholly unexamined respect for European sophistication about "private matters"; and explains why the president's troubles are not the result of a "vast, right-wing conspiracy," but are the result of his own doings
Subject Clinton, Bill, 1946- -- Ethics.
Clinton, Bill, 1946- -- Sexual behavior.
Political corruption -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
United States -- Politics and government -- 1993- -- Moral and ethical aspects
Genre/Form Biographies.
LC no. 98036055
ISBN 0684813726 hardcover alkaline paper
Other Titles Bill Clinton and the assault on American ideals