Affair Of State

Affair Of State

by Richard A. Posner
     
 

In a book written while the events were unfolding, Richard Posner presents a balanced and scholarly understanding of President Clinton's year of crisis which began when his affair with Monica Lewinsky hit the front pages in January 1998. With the freshness and immediacy of journalism, Posner clarifies the issues involved, carefully assesses the conduct of Independent… See more details below

Overview

In a book written while the events were unfolding, Richard Posner presents a balanced and scholarly understanding of President Clinton's year of crisis which began when his affair with Monica Lewinsky hit the front pages in January 1998. With the freshness and immediacy of journalism, Posner clarifies the issues involved, carefully assesses the conduct of Independent Counsel Kenneth Starr, and examines the pros and cons of impeaching President Clinton as well as the major procedural issues raised by both the impeachment in the House and the trial in the Senate. This book, reflecting the breadth of Posner's experience and expertise, will be the essential foundation for anyone who wants to understand President Clinton's impeachment ordeal.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674003910
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Publication date:
11/01/2000
Pages:
292
Sales rank:
1,253,730
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.61(d)

Table of Contents

Dramatis Personae
Chronology
Introduction
1The President's Conduct
2Prosecution and Defense
3The History, Scope, and Form of Impeachment
4Morality, Private and Public
5Should President Clinton Have Been Impeached and If Impeached Convicted?
6The Kulturkampf
7Lessons for the Future
8The Balance Sheet
Acknowledgments
Index

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