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The former Special Counsel to President Clinton exposes the roots of today’s scandal culture

Scandal traces the colorful and fascinating history of scandals throughout U.S. history and offers an eye-opening perspective on how the scandals of today are taking a toll on our entire culture. Davis speaks frankly about the culture of scandal as it is used by both the left and right and urges both parties to leave partisan politics behind for the good of the country. His calls to pursue a middle ground during the midterm elections found a ready audience making his a vital voice as we move into the 2008 Presidential campaign.

Lanny Davis served as Special Counsel to President Bill Clinton from 1996-98. He is a regular on major media and author of Truth to Tell. He lives in Potomac, Maryland.

Introduction * Part I: It Didn’t Begin with Watergate * Revolutionary Venom, Its Progeny and The Gentlemen’s Agreement from Harding to Kennedy * The 1960s: Seeds of the Culture Wars * Part II: Watergate Legacies * The Post-Watergate Media Revolution * The Scandal Cauldron: The 1980s * To Be “Borked” or “Gingriched” * Part III: The 1990s Scandal Machine Implosion * Presidents George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton: Bookends to the Worst of the Scandal Culture * The Clinton “Scandals:” Much Smoke, Little Fire * Death of the Independent Counsel Statute * The Boomerang Effect: Gingrich and Livingston * Part IV: The Revolt of the Center * Hypocrisies on the Left and Right * The New Center * Purple Nation and the Grand Coalition Government

“This perceptive look into the Washington world of equal opportunity scandal mongering must be read by Democrats and Republicans alike–and by all fair minded people who want to end the politics of mutually assured destruction.” —Alan M. Dershowitz, Harvard Law School“Lanny Davis and I disagree on nearly everything political, but he is an opponent conservatives respect because he argues with sincerity, passion, and great intellect.” —Richard A. Viguerie, author of Conservatives Betrayed

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Weight 1 oz
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