Aftermath: The Clinton Impeachment and the Presidency in the Age of Political Spectacle

Aftermath: The Clinton Impeachment and the Presidency in the Age of Political Spectacle

by Leonard V. Kaplan, Beverly Moran
     
 
Aftermath: The Clinton Impeachment and the Presidency in the Age of Political Spectacle takes a multidisciplinary approach to analyze the Clinton impeachment from political perspectives across the spectrum. The authors attempt to tease out the meanings of the scandal from the vantage point of law, religion, public opinion, and politics. Further, the impeachment itself

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Aftermath: The Clinton Impeachment and the Presidency in the Age of Political Spectacle takes a multidisciplinary approach to analyze the Clinton impeachment from political perspectives across the spectrum. The authors attempt to tease out the meanings of the scandal from the vantage point of law, religion, public opinion, and politics. Further, the impeachment itself is situated broadly within the contemporary American liberal state and mined for the contradictory possibilities for reconciliation it reveals in our culture.

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"The first serious collection of academic reflections about the scandal, the essays in Aftermath offer citizens, students, lawyers, and historians fresh insights about American law and liberalism, about culture wars and family values, and about the politics of scandal in the late twentieth century."--, -Martha Minow,author of Between Vengeance and Forgiveness: Facing History After Genocide and Mass Violence

"History will be forever haunted by the 20th century's last, longest, legalistic right-wing coup attempt against a popular president. Limited to sleazy sex, political and policy differences were downplayed. The important, splendid, controversial essays collected in Aftermath provide learned context for this defining, though bizarre moment in American history and culture. Everyone interested in the individual and the law, politics and the future will want to read this book."-Blanche Wiesen Cook,author of Eleanor Roosevelt

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780814747438
Publisher:
New York University Press
Publication date:
08/01/2001
Series:
Critical America Series
Pages:
296
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.43(d)

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From the Publisher

The first serious collection of academic reflections about the scandal, the essays in Aftermath offer citizens, students, lawyers, and historians fresh insights about American law and liberalism, about culture wars and family values, and about the politics of scandal in the late twentieth century."—, -Martha Minow,author of Between Vengeance and Forgiveness: Facing History After Genocide and Mass Violence

"History will be forever haunted by the 20th century's last, longest, legalistic right-wing coup attempt against a popular president. Limited to sleazy sex, political and policy differences were downplayed. The important, splendid, controversial essays collected in Aftermath provide learned context for this defining, though bizarre moment in American history and culture. Everyone interested in the individual and the law, politics and the future will want to read this book."-Blanche Wiesen Cook,author of Eleanor Roosevelt

Meet the Author

Leonard V. Kaplan is Mortimer M. Jackson Professor of Law at the University of Wisconsin Law School and president of the International Academy of Law and Mental Health.

Beverly I. Moran is Voss-Bascom Professor of Law at the University of Wisconsin Law School, and Director of the Wisconsin Center on Law and Africa.

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