Gossip is easy. Get to the deeper truth, with this in-depth look at the political forces and media culture that vilified and ultimately brought down Hillary Clinton in the 2016 Presidential campaign. The Destruction of Hillary Clinton is an answer to the question many have been asking: How did an extraordinarily well-qualified, experienced, and admired candidate—whose victory would have been as historic as Barack Obama’s—come to be seen as a tool of the establishment, a chronic liar, and a talentless politician?
In this masterful narrative of the 2016 campaign year and the events that led up to it, Susan Bordo unpacks the Rights’ assault on Clinton and her reputation, the way the left provoked suspicion and indifference among the youth vote, the inescapable presence of James Comey, questions about Russian influence, and the media’s malpractice in covering the candidate.
Urgent, insightful, and engrossing, The Destruction of Hillary Clinton is an essential guide to understanding the most controversial presidential election in American history.
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Published by Melville House Apr 04, 2017| 272 Pages| 6 x 9| ISBN 9781612196633
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Published by Melville House Apr 04, 2017| ISBN 9781612196640
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“Vital. An important…examination of the strange political life of Hillary Clinton.” –Salon
“Bordo’s feminist analysis is concise and incisive…A large part of Bordo’s objective with this book is to counter the deep trove of misogynist material that has been used to discredit Hillary throughout the decades. In this regard, Bordo faces a nearly impossible task—a lone voice in the winds of misogyny. But it is admirable. Openly loving Hillary Clinton is, indeed, a radical act.” –Quartz
“A fascinating take on the painfully long campaign and how the political upset happened.” –Bustle
“This perceptive, thoroughly readable book will strike a chord with [Clinton] supporters and prove enlightening to many others hoping to make sense of a contentious election.” –Booklist