No One Left to Lie To: The Triangulations of William Jefferson Clinton

No One Left to Lie To: The Triangulations of William Jefferson Clinton


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"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 bestseller, 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781455522996
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Publication date: 04/10/2012
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 290,326
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Christopher Hitchens was a contributing editor to Vanity Fair, Slate, and the Atlantic, and the author of numerous books, including works on Thomas Jefferson, Thomas Paine, and George Orwell. He also wrote the international bestsellers god Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything, Hitch-22: A Memoir, and Arguably. He died in December 2011.

Table of Contents

Foreword to the Twelve Edition ix

Acknowledgments xxi

Preface xxiii

1 Triangulation 1

2 Chameleon in Black and White 20

3 The Policy Coup 46

4 A Question of Character 79

5 Clinton's War Crimes 95

6 Is There a Rapist in the Oval Office? 120

7 The Shadow of the Con Man 142

Afterword 169

Index 185

What People are Saying About This

Joseph Heller

Christopher Hitchens is a remarkable commentator. He jousts with fraudulence of every stripe and always wins. I regret he has only one life, one mind, and one reputation to put at the service of my country.

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