Bill Clinton: New Gilded Age President by Patrick J. Maney PDF

By Patrick J. Maney

Of the unique Gilded Age, historian Richard Hofstadter wrote: “There is not any different interval within the nation’s background whilst politics turns out so thoroughly dwarfed through fiscal alterations, none during which the lifetime of the rustic rests so thoroughly within the arms of the economic entrepreneur.” The period of William Jefferson Clinton’s ascent to the presidency used to be strikingly similar—nothing much less, Clinton himself acknowledged, than “a paradigm shift . . . from the economic age to an information-technology age, from the chilly struggle to a world society.” How invoice Clinton met the demanding situations of this new Gilded Age is the topic of Patrick J. Maney’s booklet: an in-depth viewpoint at the forty second president of the U.S. and the transformative period over which he presided.

Bill Clinton: New Gilded Age President is going past character and politics to envision the severe problems with the day: financial and financial coverage, enterprise and monetary deregulation, healthcare and welfare reform, and international affairs in a post-Cold warfare global. yet at its center is invoice Clinton in all his guises: the 1st child boomer to arrive the White apartment; the “natural”—the so much proficient flesh presser of his iteration, yet one with an inexplicably careless and self-destructive streak; the “Comeback Kid,” many times overcoming lengthy odds; the survivor, usually down yet by no means out; and, with Hillary Rodham Clinton, a part of the main debatable First Couple when you consider that Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt.

Maney’s booklet is, in sum, the main succinct and updated research of the Clinton presidency, beneficial no longer in simple terms for realizing a transformative period in American background, yet presidential, nationwide, and worldwide politics today.

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