"Just as the necessary qualification for a good liar is a good memory, so the essential equipment of a would-be lie detector is a good timeline, and a decent archive."
In No One Left to Lie To, a New York Times best-seller, Christopher Hitchens casts an unflinching eye on the Clinton political machine and offers a searing indictment of a president who sought to hold power at any cost.
With blistering wit and meticulous documentation, Hitchens masterfully deconstructs Clinton's abject propensity for pandering to the Left while delivering to the Right, and he argues that the president's personal transgressions were ultimately inseparable from his political corruption.
Hitchens questions the president's refusals to deny accusations of rape by reputable women and lambasts, among numerous impostures, his insistence on playing the race card, the shortsightedness of his welfare bill, his ludicrous war on drugs, and his abandonment of homosexuals in the form of the Defense of Marriage Act.
Opportunistic statecraft, crony capitalism, "divide and rule" identity politics, and populist manipulations - these are perhaps Clinton's greatest and most enduring legacies.
©1999 Christopher Hitchens (P)2012 Hachette Audio
I was shocked by this book and I went into it with a positive view of both Clintons. I have listened to the Trial of Henry Kissinger which is also excellent and will read the missionary position.
I do wish that Christopher Hitchens was alive today to see the drama and twist of the 2016 Presidential election. The issues, tactics, and story of the Clintons in 2016 is still very much the same (from taking soft money, taking foreign money, lies or amnesia of details from the past, as well as the cozy relationship with the media) today.
This book is well written and well read, from a well educated and honest journalist who is known for his sharp critiques. Worth the read and listen!!!
This book is just as much about Hillary as it is about Bill. Even if his name is mentioned a lot more, it has been rare in US history that a POTUS and First Lady are so strongly linked. Between the rapes, racism, war crimes, and overall scumbaggery Hitchens lays down a well researched and fact-based outlining of why Clinton is a complete scumbag. A must read for any Clinton believer.
Bill Clinton's legacy breaks down into three main categories: lies, sexual assaults, and conservatism. Conservatism is an easy target, Bill Clinton was a conservative politician and his winning the presidency helped taint the rest of the party. The other two however are a bit trickier being muddled in deception by definition. Hitchens howeverseems fully capable of cutting through the BS and displaying the atrocities for what they are. A thorough and deserved destruction of the character of the man we once though so great
I love audiobooks at work when I'm doing muscle memory tasks. nonfiction preferabley
Background, I'm a libertarian with no dog in the political fight. Hitchens is a contrarian, he is a gifted writer who's fundamental beliefs are different than my own. He nailed it with this book. He details the corruption of the "clintonoids". I was amazed at how much the media and fellow democrats enable(d) these creeps. NBC withheld the rape story until after the election, and are obviously in the tank for Hillary now. They witheld the Donald audio so they could have an October surprise. They were complicit in minimizing Bernie! history repeating itself. We deserve a better choice. but i digress. . A few things that I was not fully aware of, Bill Clinton is most likely a rapist. Hitchens does insinuate that Bill's victims might have their day... which the buffoon Donald helped make happen the other night. He details how Clinton inc.. goes after and threatens their opponents and fellow democrats who don't fall in line. likewise their ability to prostitute themselves for money, and for a mere 25k to the Pakistanis. It's truly depressing that we are likely gojng to have 4 years of them again in the white house. At this moment the wh. staff are putting new locks on the Lincoln bedroom. The book is a great listen, it's not from a political hack like most "journalism " on the right and left today. I hate politics with a passion, i was afraid I'd be bummed out by hearing this, but i found myself enjoying this disturbing summation. Just get it, you'll enjoy
Good quotes from this book I found online you should definitely cut and paste some to any of your friends who would possibly vote for that side of the ticket this year 2016 the Hillary insights are salient and funny as hell
A very well thought out book. I thought that Clinton was the worst liar we ever had in the Oval Office, and this book darn near proves it. The current president takes the cake though.
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