By Beverly Moran

With the threat of prosecution after his time period is over and the potential for disbarment in Arkansas putting over President Clinton, the Clinton-Lewinsky scandal and the occasions that experience it convey no signal of abating. The query has turn into what to do, and the way to imagine, approximately these 8 months. Did the President lie or was once it believable that he had honestly testified to no sexual dating? used to be the activity look for Monica simply support for a pal or a sinister technique of acquiring silence? whether the entire fees have been real, did impeachment persist with or used to be censure adequate? And what are the lasting repercussions at the workplace of the Presidency? Aftermath: The Clinton Impeachment and the Presidency within the Age of Political Spectacle takes a multi-disciplinary method of learn the Clinton impeachment from political views around the spectrum. The authors try to tease out the meanings of the scandal from the vantage aspect of legislation, faith, public opinion, and politics, either public and private. extra, the impeachment itself is located widely in the modern American liberal kingdom and mined for the contradictory chances for reconciliation it unearths in our tradition. participants: David T. Canon, John Cooper, Drucilla Cornell, Jean Bethke Elshtain, Robert W. Gordon, Lawrence Joseph, Leonard V. Kaplan, David Kennedy, Kenneth R. Mayer, Beverly I. Moran, Father Richard John Neuhaus, David Novak, Linda Denise Oakley, Elizabeth Rapaport, Lawrence Rosen, Eric Rothstein, Aviam Soifer, Lawrence M. Solan, Cass R. Sunstein, Stephen Toulmin, Leon Trakman, Frank Tuerkheimer, Mark V. Tushnet, Andrew D. Weiner, Robin L. West.

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It is female chastity that is critical to family virtue; it is the subordination of women to men that is necessary to the operation of the kind of family for which conservatives yearn. Conservatives have fundamentally misread the sexual values of the sixties culture they see embodied in the President. 23 Frum is surely correct that sixties political liberals and radicals valued sexual expression and sexual experimentation. It was a hallmark of the era. But coupled with it was the value placed on sexual honesty.

Chapter 2 Sex and Politics at the Close of the Twentieth Century A Feminist Looks Back at the Clinton Impeachment and the Thomas Confirmation Hearings Elizabeth Rapaport When the Lewinsky scandal was fresh, when we were all still wondering how far the press would go, and whether this bimbo eruption would have political legs, the reaction of feminists to the President’s Predicament was eagerly anticipated. In time it became clear that feminism had found its place in the Democratic Party, and would defend the party and the President.

Thomas and the Senate were passionately denounced by feminists during the confirmation hearings. Feminist outrage on the former occasion was above all directed at the denigration of Anita Hill by the Senate. The hearings were a watershed and Anita Hill a messenger of change. Anita Hill came onto the national stage at a time when powerful men believed it was possible to deny that they and their colleagues routinely exploit or condone the exploitation of subordinates, and to deny without political risk.

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