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How To Destroy A Village: What The Clintons Taught A Seventeen Year Old

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A teenager who grew up during the Clinton presidency relates his perception, and the likely consequences, of the dichotomy between the Clinton legacy and the mainstream teaching of parental values. The book chronicles the Clintons' misdeeds, the complicity of the Justice Department, and the free pass by a largely adoring media. It leads to a conclusion that all too often parents prostituted those principles, turning a blind eye to the scandals while sending a confusing mixed message to their progeny. Ultimately ...

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A teenager who grew up during the Clinton presidency relates his perception, and the likely consequences, of the dichotomy between the Clinton legacy and the mainstream teaching of parental values. The book chronicles the Clintons' misdeeds, the complicity of the Justice Department, and the free pass by a largely adoring media. It leads to a conclusion that all too often parents prostituted those principles, turning a blind eye to the scandals while sending a confusing mixed message to their progeny. Ultimately it is the very fabric of society that has suffered. For children the waters were muddied as to right and wrong. It was a time that exposed the hypocrisy of parental guidance demonstrating compromised standards, preaching lofty goals while falling short themselves. Nothing is a bigger turn off to a kid than this "do as I say not as I do" mentality. The author believes the phenomenon has left deep scars on the soul of American life. Regardless of one's politics, all parents and all those in loco parentis should read this book.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781591298045
  • Publisher: Publish America
  • Publication date: 5/31/2003
  • Pages: 232
  • Product dimensions: 0.53 (w) x 5.50 (h) x 8.50 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 29, 2004

    Anyone who can defend Clinton..........

    ....after reading this moving and intelligent work by one so young, has lost all hope at being a human being. It isn't a question of whether or not others have been corrupt or 'dirty'; what this youth seems to have is an ability to see the deceit and lies that are the heart of darkness that is the Clintons. Why adult Democrats, blindly loyal to their party and their take no prisoners attitude, cannot see this, speaks to the immorality that consumed them. It was not that the investigations cost so much; it was that the Clintons dragged out everything so that it WOULD cost so much. Their ugliness is so transparent to this youth; why could not adults choose morality, decency and honor OVER party loyalty. Those who defend this pair to this day: hang your heads in shame and dishonor. You have renounced your humanity when you chose the Clintons over decency.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 8, 2003

    How To Destroy A Village: What The Clintons Taught A Seventeen Year Old

    'how to destroy a village' by jason fodeman is one of the best political books that I have read in a long time. this very fast reading book documents all the mischief of the bill and hillary years. it is a must read for anyone who cares about there country. this book makes a wonderful gift for anyone for the holidays.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 31, 2003

    How To Destroy A Village: What The Clintons Taught A Seventeen Year Old

    HOW TO DESTROY A VILLAGE IS THE BEST POLITICAL NONFICTION THRILLER OF THE YEAR. THIS BOOK IS ABOUT BILL AND HILLARY CLINTON AND THE SCANDALS THEY WERE INVOLVED IN. THE FACTS IN THIS BOOK ARE ALL HIGHLY DOCUMENTED. IF YOU ARE AT ALL INTRESTED IN POLITICS OR CARE WHATS GOING ON THEAN THIS IS THE BOOK FOR YOU. IT ALSO MAKES A GREAT GIFT TO GIVE FOR THE HOLIDAYS. THE PRICE IS RIGHT AND YOU CAN ORDER IT ON LINE .

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 27, 2003

    How To Destroy A Village: What The Clintons Taught A Seventeen Year Old

    THIS IS ONE OF THE BEST POLITICAL BOOKS THAT I HAVE READ IN A LONG TIME. ITS THIN, ITS EASY TO READ, YET EVERYTHING ABOUT THE CRIMINAL ACTIVITYS OF THE BILL AND HILLARY YEARS ARE DOCUMENTED. IF YOU HAVE ANY FRIENDS INTRESTED IN POLITICS THEAN YOU NEED TO GET THEM 'HOW TO DESTROY A VILLAGE' BY JASON FODEMAN FOR YOUR HOLIDAY SHOPPING.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 1, 2003

    How To Destroy A Village: What The Clintons Taught A Seventeen Year Old

    This book should be read by any person who votes, or will be voting within the next 5 years. Jason Fodeman has taken published facts from both print and visual media and organized them according to topic and content. He then has expertly asked some very pointed questions that all of us should be asking ourselves. Is there a double standard for public figures in regards to values, morals, and ethics. Why do 'adults' dismiss or look the other way for public figures? How can adults expect youth to not do the same? Just how unbiased is the media? Finally, Fodeman outlines why those 25 years and younger hold the views they do when it comes to politics, morals, values, and ethics. Anyone who would disagree needs to step foot is a high school or college classroom and really listen to this generation. Fodeman has the courage to tell it like it is, to tell what the american youth is trying to say, but very few 'adults' are willing to listen to or accept.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 18, 2003

    How To Destroy A Village: What The Clintons Taught A Seventeen Year Old

    This book should be read by any person who votes, or will be voting within the next 5 years. Jason Fodeman has taken published facts from both print and visual media and organized them according to topic and content. He then has expertly asked some very pointed questions that all of us should be asking ourselves. Is there a double standard for public figures in regards to values, morals, and ethics. Why do 'adults' dismiss or look the other way for public figures? How can adults expect youth to not do the same? Just how unbiased is the media? Finally, Fodeman outlines why those 25 years and younger hold the views they do when it comes to politics, morals, values, and ethics. Anyone who would disagree needs to step foot in a high school or college classroom and really listen to this generation. Fodeman has the courage to tell it like it is, to tell what the american youth is trying to say, but very few 'adults' are willing to listen to or accept.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 27, 2003

    ONLY IN AMERICA, I SWEAR TO GOD

    I gave the book one star for the writing itself. Any 17 year old who can write, much less get a book published, deserves at least some credit. But the fact remains that Jason IS a 17 year old, and his 'opinion' alone does not translate to the rest of the youth he claims to represent. I want to see a longitudinal study that shows a clear correlation between the Clintons' behavior while in office and the problems with today's teens. YOU WILL NEVER SEE IT, BECAUSE NO SELF-RESPECTING PSYCHOLOGIST OR SOCIOLOGIST WOULD WASTE HIS OR HER TIME. Are we really going to blame the Clintons' behavior during their White House years for the negative actions of today's youth? Are we going to actually argue that the President and his wife affected the behavior of our youth and their morals and values to such a degree as what the author claims? For example, are we claiming now that dishonesty and oral s*x among today's youth is Clinton's fault???? Are you kidding me? Teens today are lying, cheating, stealing, having s*x and getting pregnant, reaching 18 with low self esteem and incredibly horrendous personality issues, and becoming internet addicts because of the lousy job their parents do of raising them, and because of our society's intense emphasis on money, owning things, and being gorgeous. I lived through the Nixon era as a 10 year old, and the Reagan era as a teen - don't tell me the president affects teens' behavior and morals in the way this teen author claims. I was affected exactly not at all by ANYTHING either president did. Neither were any of my friends, or anyone I knew in grade school or high school. We were affected by our parents, our teachers, our friends, and the television set. Ultimately, I became the person I am today mainly because of my parents, to a lesser degree because of my teachers, friends, and the TV, and because of my own personality (yes, nature vs. nurture, it's both, not just one or the other). This kid is intelligent but very naive and I am not listening or giving any credence to the uninformed drivel and nauseating rantings and cry for attention from some 17 year old whining about how he was affected by the Clintons because of their negative behavior during their years in the White House. No president - or presidency - is perfect. There is almost always scandal, indiscretions, or at the very least, behavior not appropriate to the office. If people in the 1930s and 40s knew about the questionable behavior of FDR while he was in office, they would certainly have been shocked. Politicians are often dishonest and their behavior is often questionable, especially presidents. Welcome to politics. How about looking at what Clinton DID do during his presidency: our economy was the best it had been in years; we were never at war; no tax increases; wages up; unemployment down; increased availability of education to our youth; fewer teen abortions;and a very successful foreign policy throughout his 2 terms in office. And there is much more positive to speak about. Look, the Clinton presidency was an amazingly successful one. Bill's indiscretions aside, he did an excellent job in his 8 years in office. His job was to run the country successfully and he did that. But no, let's blame him for the problems with today's youth because he got oral s*x from a White House intern. Let's blame Hillary for the problems with today's youth because she got some money on stocks in a way that was questionable. Oh, dear lord, will teens be able to survive this? I guess all the teens from the Nixon and Reagan era were so affected by these 2 presidents' lies, law breaking, and scandals that they all became issue-ridden worthless losers whose morals and values were greatly affected. I think not. But hey, parents, it's 2003, so guess what, now you don't have to worry about how you raise your children. If they turn out to be criminals and lowlives, you - and your children - can just blame the president! Only in America,

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 4, 2003

    A truly remakable young man

    A MUST READ book by young Westport CT author Jason D. Fodeman...it is a fantastic book that should be read... '.I recommend this book to all and we at the Norwalk RTC are honored to have had Jason speak at our meeting. Jason addressed the Norwalk Republican Town Committee at our monthly meeting June 18th, 2003 at City Hall Community Room. This meeting was open to the public. This is a young man you would want your kids to meet. And he is a young man with an exceptionally bright future. I truly believe this is a young man that make many people rethink their views on the Clinton legacy. He has written a phenominal book. What more evidence do we need to see that the Clinton legacy has tarnished the young people of this country. We as adults can go back and forth on a day to day basis, one side defending while the other appalled, but when a young person actually takes a year out of his active life to let the American people see just what an effect the former President has had on him, how can we close a blind eye? I truly believe that Jason will get more than a few people to sit up and take notice. I think you will be quite surprised of the perception this young man has and the impact the Clinton's really had on American youth

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 27, 2003

    AMAZING INSIGHT FROM OUR YOUTH

    I have read this incredibly well-written book and have ordered several for my grandchildren. What a shame that the general public, as well as the media, were completely deaf, dumb and blind to what was going on. It isn't that they didn't know, but that they didn't care. I have to say 'hats off' to this young man's parents who, obviously instilled in him the real attributes of manhood. You should be very proud of this fine young man.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 18, 2003

    What is this nonsense?

    The most scadalous thing about the Clinton's years in the White House was the amount time and money Republicans wasted trying to dig up dirt on the Clintons. Please remember, it was Republicans who hurled unsavory and false accusations against the First Family. If the Republicans had played fair, their children would not have been exposed to any of these stories in the news and other media. And most of these fictions were proved wrong. For all of Ken Starr's digging, he was forced to admit that he found no evidence that the Clintons were guilty of corruption or illegal activities in the Whitewater case. Furthermore, I fail to see the morality of attacking and impeaching a president for an issue that had nothing to do with governing the people. Didn't Jesus say something about not throwing rocks when you live in a glass house? Clearly Newt Gingrich found out that was so when he was forced to admit marital infidelity and to resign from office.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 12, 2003

    Youthful Author's wisdom exposes Bill and Hillary's scam

    Jason Fodeman demonstrates an unusually keen insight for a 17 year-old in his excellent expose of the Clinton Presidency. With literary precision he details facts surrounding the numerous scandals which characterized the Clintons during the President's two terms. Mr. Fodeman's contrast between the values imparted to him by his parents and grandparents which influence so much of who he is, with the Clinton's values for power, money, exploitation, greed, and lying, is striking. Page after page startles the reader into an awareness of how vulnerable young people could have been influenced so negatively by such powerful and influential people as the Clintons. Mr. Fodeman's style of writing and youhtful insights make this an appealing book for people of all ages who seek to understand the Clinton's influe

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 12, 2003

    Amazing Book

    This book offers a unique perspective on the scandals that unfolded during the Clinton Administration--- that of a teenager. It is easy for us, as adults, to ignore ethical and legal lapses when the economy is strong, but what signal does this send to out children? The author sets forth how people in leadership positions can undermine the values we try to teach our kids. The book was very readable.

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