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The Seduction of Hillary Rodham

av David Brock

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"David Brock, America's most controversial journalist, has taken on the most controversial first lady in history, producing a boldly incisive yet surprisingly sensitive portrait. The Hillary Rodham who emerges from these pages is not just a fascinating and important figure in her own right but the figurehead and unofficial leader of an activist liberal cohort that was born in the social and civil unrest of the 1960s and has risen to the highest levels of American government. A political biography of the highest order, The Seduction of Hillary Rodham is the story of one strong-willed woman's struggle to maintain her personal and political integrity in the face of powerfully seductive forces: the allure of a religiously inspired progressive ideology that engendered easy certitudes; the temptations of exercising unencumbered political power in a one-party state; and above all, the appeal of Bill Clinton, a charismatic, talented, but deeply flawed man who may have been both the best and worst thing that ever happened to Hillary Rodham." "With unparalleled depth, Brock profiles Hillary's early mentors; delves into the byzantine world of Arkansas politics; and describes in explicit detail what Hillary has done to ensure Bill's meteoric rise to the top of American politics. Along the way, Hillary comes to terms with the strains in her marriage and undergoes multiple makeovers for the sake of an unprecedented political partnership. She plays an extensive role in staffing the Clinton White House and shaping its agenda, but her vaunted health care initiative ends in spectacular collapse and much of the still-brewing Whitewater scandal is laid at her door." "Concluding that Hillary is neither the selfless and untarnished icon that her allies would portray nor the scheming Lady MacBeth of conservative demonology, Brock illuminates the character and actions of one of America's most poorly understood and unfairly maligned public figures."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved… (mer)
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Having gained wealth and notoriety for his published attacks on Pres. Bill Clinton and Anita Hill, in 1994 David Brock was advanced 1 million dollars to write an expose on First Lady Hillary Clinton. Unfortunately for the political extremists who had launched his fame and fortune, at about that time Brock gained a conscience (as the author later outlined in his book Blinded by the Right). Thus, what was projected as a full scale attack on Bill Clinton through his unpopular wife turned out to be a fairly sympathetic portrayal of Hillary Clinton.

Brock traces Hillary Clinton's life through her years in college and law school, through her early relationship with Bill and her assistance in his early political campaigns, his governorship of Arkansas, the revelations of Bill's dalliances with women, and the first few years of the Clinton presidency. Hillary comes across as an extraordinarily intelligent, hard working, and ambitious woman with high ideals and goals of social and economic justice. While Brock's portrayal is not entirely admiring (he tends to damn with faint praise), the worst Brock can say is that Hillary was politically naive and socially inflexible, and underestimated the ruthlessness of her enemies. Examining the politically motivated, media- invented "scandals" (the Whitewater land deal, the firing of the White House travel office staff), Brock finds absolutely no evidence of wrong- doing by either of the Clintons, and certainly nothing that would justify the impeachment effort by the opposition party. The title of Brock's book was a terrible choice (there is no "seduction" involved beyond her faithfulness to her deeply flawed husband), and one wonders if it wasn't imposed by the publisher who sought to gain something from what they had intended as character assassination.

The abridged audio version of Brock's 1997 book, read by the author himself, offers a useful overview of a very small piece of history, as it was occurring. Much has happened since its publication 15 years ago-- including the second term of the Clinton presidency, Hillary Clinton's career as a New York Senator, and her extraordinary success as US Secretary of State in the Obama administration. More recent works on Hillary Clinton put her ongoing political career in a broader perspective, and with the greater objectivity and dispassionate judgement on her earlier years as permitted by the passage of time. Needless to say, more chapters in Hillary Clinton's political career remain to be lived and written. ( )
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"David Brock, America's most controversial journalist, has taken on the most controversial first lady in history, producing a boldly incisive yet surprisingly sensitive portrait. The Hillary Rodham who emerges from these pages is not just a fascinating and important figure in her own right but the figurehead and unofficial leader of an activist liberal cohort that was born in the social and civil unrest of the 1960s and has risen to the highest levels of American government. A political biography of the highest order, The Seduction of Hillary Rodham is the story of one strong-willed woman's struggle to maintain her personal and political integrity in the face of powerfully seductive forces: the allure of a religiously inspired progressive ideology that engendered easy certitudes; the temptations of exercising unencumbered political power in a one-party state; and above all, the appeal of Bill Clinton, a charismatic, talented, but deeply flawed man who may have been both the best and worst thing that ever happened to Hillary Rodham." "With unparalleled depth, Brock profiles Hillary's early mentors; delves into the byzantine world of Arkansas politics; and describes in explicit detail what Hillary has done to ensure Bill's meteoric rise to the top of American politics. Along the way, Hillary comes to terms with the strains in her marriage and undergoes multiple makeovers for the sake of an unprecedented political partnership. She plays an extensive role in staffing the Clinton White House and shaping its agenda, but her vaunted health care initiative ends in spectacular collapse and much of the still-brewing Whitewater scandal is laid at her door." "Concluding that Hillary is neither the selfless and untarnished icon that her allies would portray nor the scheming Lady MacBeth of conservative demonology, Brock illuminates the character and actions of one of America's most poorly understood and unfairly maligned public figures."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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