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The Death of Outrage: Bill Clinton and the Assault on American Ideals Paperback – September 6, 1999
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One reviewer stated his dislike for the personal tone that the book sometimes takes. But what has not been realized by the reviewer is that the contorted double helix of untruths the president and his men have fashioned has made a book of this matter necessary.
Ultimately only those individuals who would avoid reality will find great fault in this simple, yet eloquent, book that exposes the man know as William Jefferson Clinton for what he is.
Even more... it tells us about ourselves. And you will not like what you'll see.
"The Death of Outrage" is as much about the habitual (some would say obsessive ... in Bill Clinton's case) abuse of power and hording of influence, regardless of ethics or morality, by national political figures and their talking heads. This book is a timely and refreshing review of the hypocrisy of those who have historically supported the special counsel law, only to refute it when their party was the subject of investigation. Secretary Bennett is fair in this assessment as well, pointing out the flip-flopping observable by both sides of the aisle depending on whether it was Nixon's impeachment hearings, Reagan's Iran-Contra investigation, or Clinton's abuse of power investigation.
The importance of this book is overwhelming. In an age dominated by agenda driven media (you can target any network news, CNN, Fox, they are all agenda driven), the ability to access information like this is critical to having a mature and balanced opinion on issues that affect our political culture and the leadership of this nation. This book dives into a subject that most citizens don't truly understand ...Read more ›
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When I returned from the military, I was at sea for many years, I first encountered Bill Clinton. I saw through this man immediately and I saw through
the Democrats who... Read more
When I initially saw this book, I thought it was probably just another finger-pointing, they said, he said, accusation-filled book about an already disgraced president. Read morePublished on June 4, 2009 by Keith Heapes
I originally read this book several years ago but thought it was worth reading again in view of the lying and moral assault that is going on today.
It's not bad. Read more
Bennett supports his arguments with a wealth of facts as opposed to many on both sides of the political spectrum who are basically into name calling. Read morePublished on January 14, 2005 by Mark A. Hollis
In this era of narrowmindedness and conservative and reactionary clap-trap, this serves as a sterling example that if you fill a book with enough vitriol, someone will buy it. Read morePublished on June 23, 2004 by Boardgamer, PHD
I read this short book recently, even though the events on which the book focuses are long past. I still do not know what made me pick the tiny thing up, but I am glad that I... Read morePublished on June 6, 2004 by Averky
The only thing Im outraged about is the sheer hypocrisy of Bennett. He has written a library full of books preaching to the rest of us about the virtuous life and morality and... Read morePublished on May 8, 2004
Bennett tries to sound philosophical but he's not. His representation of opposition arguments is unethical in that it's a clear series of straw-man arguments, he deliberately... Read morePublished on October 11, 2003 by Vimal Patel
Damn those Clintons! They were so successful in their campaign to tear down the morals of America, they caused poor, chaste Bill Bennett to become a voracious gambler! Read morePublished on October 11, 2003