The Death of Outrage

The Death of Outrage

In The Death of Outrage: Bill Clinton and the Assault on American Ideals, former cabinet secretary and bestselling author William J. Bennett dismantles the president's defenses, brick by evasive brick, and analyzes the meaning of the ...

Author: William J. Bennett

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780684864907

Category: Political Science

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Today we see little public outrage about Bill Clinton's misconduct. With enormous skill, the president and his advisors have constructed a defensive wall built of bricks left over from Watergate: diversion, half-truth, equivocation, and sophistry. It is a wall that has remained unbreached. Until now. In The Death of Outrage: Bill Clinton and the Assault on American Ideals, former cabinet secretary and bestselling 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. The Death of Outrage shows How the president's actions, far from being irrelevant to the conduct of his affairs, have severely restricted his ability to govern. The unprecedented recklessness of the Clinton administration in everything from influence peddling to sexual misconduct to alarming tactics of intimidation. How the president and his defenders have exploited the natural tolerance of the American people -- and made a mockery of the rule of law. Why the Clinton scandals -- from the Travel Office, to Filegate, to the Rose Law Firm billing records, to the Lewinsky Affair -- are neither a creation of the tabloid press, nor independent of one another. Bill Bennett explains why presidential character matters; why allegations of sexual misconduct need to be taken seriously; why reasoned judgment is the mark of a healthy democracy; and why the ends don't justify the means. Explosive and hard-hitting, powerful in its logic, carefully reasoned in its conclusions, The Death of Outrage is directed at a shameful chapter of American history. It is an urgent call for American citizens to repudiate the deep corruption of Bill Clinton, and the corrupting arguments made in his defense.
Categories: Political Science

Military Law Review

Military Law Review

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Military Law Review

Military Law Review

this war ” and to respond to what he views as an influential segment of American society critical of the war on ... The Death of Outrage : Bill Clinton and the Assault on American Ideals.10 Specifically , in The Death of Outrage ...

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Category: Courts-martial and courts of inquiry

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Categories: Courts-martial and courts of inquiry

Modern Jeremiahs

Modern Jeremiahs

Interestingly, Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign has allowed the chattering classes a chance to revisit the Clinton presidency ... “The Death of Outrage: Bill Clinton and the Assault on American Ideals (Book Review),” Commonweal, ...

Author: Mark Stephen Jendrysik

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9781461633792

Category: Social Science

Page: 204

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This book identifies where modern Jeremiahs place the sources of national decline and their purposed solutions and its analysis also reveals the central problem faced by this form of writing: the need to balance condemnation of certain practices within the democratic polity with calls for repentance. For these writers and political actors, the tensions created by these demands prove impossible to resolve, as the modern jeremiad further divides an already divided nation.
Categories: Social Science

Encyclopedia of Political Thought

Encyclopedia of Political Thought

... The Children's Book of Virtues, and The Death of Outrage: Bill Clinton and the Assault on American Ideals, ... Dr. Bennett served as President Reagan's chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities and secretary of education ...

Author: Garrett Ward Sheldon

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 9781438129242

Category: Electronic books

Page: 353

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Presents articles on concepts, issues, and notable persons related to politics and political science throughout history.
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Why the Right Went Wrong

Why the Right Went Wrong

Clinton's approval rating: “Presidential Approval Ratings—Bill Clinton,” Gallup. The conservatives' frustration: William J. Bennett, The Death of Outrage: Bill Clinton and the Assault on American Ideals (New York: Touchstone, ...

Author: E. J. Dionne, Jr.

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781476763804

Category: History

Page: 560

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With a new postscript on the 2016 presidential primaries, this is the story behind today's headlines. In an absorbing narrative, E.J. Dionne Jr. illuminates the history of Republican politics from the Barry Goldwater era through the Reagan Revolution to the crisis of the 2016 presidential election. With that perspective and contemporary reporting, he explains the unrest and discontent on the Right and the Republican Party's bitter civil war while illustrating why a radicalized conservatism has made governing our country so difficult.--back cover.
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The Clinton Years

The Clinton Years

His focus on morality and values was the dominant theme of a book attacking Clinton, The Death of Outrage: Bill Clinton and the Assault on American Ideals (1998). Bennett appeared to be less focused on issues of morality once Clinton ...

Author: Shirley Anne Warshaw

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 9780816074594

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 545

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Comprehensive and easy to navigate, "The Clinton Years" gives readers a full perspective of Bill Clinton's presidency, from his successful economic policies to his relations with Monica Lewinsky. This comprehensive A-to-Z reference contains more than 250 biographical entries examining the main politicians and foreign leaders during the administration, and includes a number of primary source documents such as presidential speeches and executive decisions.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Bill Clinton

Bill Clinton

137–138 “soft-core relativists”: William Bennett, The Death of Outrage: Bill Clinton and the Assault on American Ideals, 1998. 139 “to the question that every discussion”: Joe Klein, “Slow Motion,” Newsweek, May 24, 1993.

Author: Nigel Hamilton

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781586485849

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 768

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A decade-and-a-half after President William Jefferson Clinton first took the oath of office, biographer Nigel Hamilton tells the riveting story of what was possibly the greatest self-reinvention of a president in office in modern times. The Clinton presidency began disastrously -- kicking off with the worst transition in living memory and deteriorating through a series of fiascos, from gays in the military to Hillary Clinton's failed health care reform. How Bill Clinton faced up to his failures and refashioned himself in the White House thereafter is an epic, hitherto unwritten story -- a story that climaxes with the trouncing of Bob Dole in the landslide presidential election in 1996. Clinton began his second term as the undisputed and tremendously popular leader of the Western world. In vivid prose, Hamilton charts Clinton's dramatic reversal of fortune and his ultimate triumph over himself -- and his foes. Bill Clinton: Mastering the Presidency is a riveting narrative of American politics, an incisive character portrait, and powerful reminder of what a great president can accomplish.
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The Clinton Charisma

The Clinton Charisma

Birch Lane Press , Secaucus , N. J. Bennett , William . The Death of Outrage : Bill Clinton and the Assault on American Ideals . 1998. The Free Press , New York . Bentley , P. F. Clinton : Portrait of Victory . 1993.

Author: Donald T. Phillips

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 9780230608535

Category: Political Science

Page: 256

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It is often overlooked, but Bill Clinton assumed the presidency in one of the most difficult times in our nation's history. The country was in a deep recession, the end of the Cold War had created new threats to our national security, and our health care system was in shambles. The country has now come full circle. Leadership has been replaced with self-interest, cronyism, and fear. More than ever, Bill Clinton's candor and success in adversity warrant revisiting during this age of a closed-door administration and governmental incompetence. The Clinton Charisma is a fascinating, prescriptive guide that reveals the former president's complex leadership techniques, including his attention to public opinion, his ability to take quick corrective action, and his efficient damage control in the face of political and personal difficulty. From diversity to decisiveness, from consensus to compromise, each chapter explores how Clinton employed important leadership principles and the ways in which they were--or were not--effective. The author asks in the introduction, "Are there lessons to be learned from his time in office--from his damage control strategies, from his ability to implement diversity, or from his decision-making process?" The answer, as Donald T. Phillips's The Clinton Charisma makes compellingly clear, is yes.
Categories: Political Science

42

42

Inside the Presidency of Bill Clinton Michael Nelson, Barbara A. Perry, Russell L. Riley ... in William Bennett, The Death of Outrage: Bill Clinton and the Assault on American Ideals (New York: Free Press, 1999); and Barbara Olson, ...

Author: Michael Nelson

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 9781501706202

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 344

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This book uses hundreds of hours of newly opened interviews and other sources to illuminate the life and times of the nation's forty-second president, Bill Clinton. Combining the authoritative perspective of these inside accounts with the analytic powers of some of America’s most distinguished presidential scholars, the essays assembled here offer a major advance in our collective understanding of the Clinton White House. Included are path-breaking chapters on the major domestic and foreign policy initiatives of the Clinton years, as well as objective discussions of political success and failure. p>42 is the first book to make extensive use of previously closed interviews collected for the Clinton Presidential History Project, conducted by the Presidential Oral History Program of the University of Virginia’s Miller Center. These interviews, recorded by teams of scholars working under a veil of strict confidentiality, explored officials’ memories of their service with President Clinton and their careers prior to joining the administration. Interviewees also offered political and leadership lessons they had gleaned as eyewitnesses to and shapers of history. Their spoken recollections provide invaluable detail about the inner history of the presidency in an age when personal diaries and discursive letters are seldom written. The authors producing this volume had first access to more than fifty of these cleared interviews, including sessions with White House chiefs of staff Mack McLarty and Leon Panetta, Secretaries of State Warren Christopher and Madeleine Albright, National Security Advisors Anthony Lake and Sandy Berger, and a host of political advisors who guided Clinton into the White House and helped keep him there. This book thus provides a multidimensional portrait of Bill Clinton's administration, drawing largely on the observations of those who knew it best. p> Contributors Spencer D. Bakich, University of Richmond Brendan J. Doherty, United States Naval Academy Patrick T. Hickey, West Virginia University p>Elaine Kamarck, Center for Effective Public Management, Brookings Institution Sidney M. Milkis, University of Virginia Megan Moeller, University of Texas at Austin Michael Nelson, Rhodes College and the Miller Center, University of Virginia/p”Bruce F. Nesmith, Coe College/ppBarbara A. Perry, Miller Center, University of Virginia/ppPaul J. Quirk, University of British Columbia/ppRussell L. Riley, Miller Center, University of Virginia Andrew Rudalevige, Bowdoin College Robert A. Strong, Washington and Lee University Sean M. Theriault, University of Texas at Austin
Categories: Biography & Autobiography