Aftermath: The Clinton Impeachment and the Presidency in the Age of Political Spectacle (Critical America #7) (Paperback)

Aftermath: The Clinton Impeachment and the Presidency in the Age of Political Spectacle (Critical America #7) By Leonard V. Kaplan, Beverly Moran (Editor) Cover Image
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With the specter of prosecution after his term is over and the possibility of disbarment in Arkansas hanging over President Clinton, the Clinton-Lewinsky scandal and the events that have followed it show no sign of abating. The question has become what to do, and how to think, about those eight months. Did the President lie or was it plausible that he had truthfully testified to no sexual relationship? Was the job search for Monica just help for a friend or a sinister means of obtaining silence? Even if all the charges were true, did impeachment follow or was censure enough? And what are the lasting repercussions on the office of the Presidency?
Aftermath: The Clinton Impeachment and the Presidency in the Age of Political Spectacle takes a multi-disciplinary 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, both public and personal. 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.
Contributors: 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.

About the Author


Leonard V. Kaplan (Author) Leonard V. Kaplan is Professor Emeritus at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Law has co-edited six books, and has written over thirty articles. He was a co-founder and co-editor-in-chief of a journal, Graven Images: Studies in Culture, Law and the Sacred. Beverly Moran (Editor) Beverly Moran is the Voss-Bascom Professor of Law at the University of Wisconsin Law School, and Director of the Wisconsin Center on Law and Africa and the editor of Race and Wealth Disparities: A Multidisciplinary Discourse (Rowman and Littlefield, 2008) and editor of Aftermath: The Clinton Impeachment and the Presidency in the Age of Political Spectacle (NYU Press, 2001).
Product Details
ISBN: 9780814747438
ISBN-10: 0814747434
Publisher: New York University Press
Publication Date: August 1st, 2001
Pages: 296
Language: English
Series: Critical America