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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (131 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: William J. Bennett Narrator: Charlton Hesto Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Today we see little public outrage about Bill Clinton’s misconduct. With enormous skill, the president and his advisors have constructed a defensive wall built of bricks left over from Watergate: diversion, half-truth, equivocation, and sophistry. It is a wall that has remained unbreached—until now.

In The Death of Outrage, former cabinet secretary and bestselling author William J. Bennett dismantles the president’s defenses, brick by evasive brick, and analyzes the meaning of the Clinton scandals: why they matter, what the public reaction to them means, and the social and political damage they have already inflicted on America. The Death of Outrage explains:

– How the president’s actions, far from being irrelevant to the conduct of his affairs, have severely restricted his ability to govern.
– The unprecedented recklessness of the Clinton administration in everything from influence peddling to sexual misconduct to alarming tactics of intimidation.
– How the president and his defenders have exploited the natural tolerance of the American people—and made a mockery of the rule of law.
– Why the Clinton scandals—from the Travel Office, to Filegate, to the Lewinsky Affair—are neither a creation of the tabloid press, nor independent of one another.

Explosive and hard-hitting, The Death of Outrage is directed at a shameful chapter of American history. It is an urgent call for American citizens to repudiate the deep corruption of Bill Clinton, and the corrupting arguments made in his defense.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A piercing commentary on the Monica Lewinsky scandal and a defining event within it.” 

    US News & World Report

  • “Read it, particularly if you are sure you won’t agree.” 

    A.M. Rosenthal

  • “A bold and necessary act of civic courage, one that will be remembered in years to come.” 

    Detroit News

  • “Bennett’s skill at crafting an argument makes this a compelling reading experience.” 

    Christian Science Monitor

  • A #1 New York Times Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Jim | 9/14/2013

    " "Detailed response to the many ludicrous but effective defenses of Clinton "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Brandon | 5/6/2013

    " I think this is the pre-hypocrisy version, issued before Bennett's massive gambling addiction was made public. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Griff | 12/24/2012

    " Discusses Bill Clinton and the assault on American ideals. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Dee | 11/27/2012

    " I'm a big fan of Bill Bennett and I was very frustrated during the Clinton years that no one was outraged at Slick Willy's bad behavior. Bennett talks about how wrong that is in this book and it was the perfect book for me at that time. "

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