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By Patrick J. Maney

Of the unique Gilded Age, historian Richard Hofstadter wrote: “There is not any different interval within the nation’s heritage whilst politics turns out so thoroughly dwarfed by way of monetary adjustments, none during which the lifetime of the rustic rests so thoroughly within the palms 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 conflict to a world society.” How invoice Clinton met the demanding situations of this new Gilded Age is the topic of Patrick J. Maney’s e-book: an in-depth point of view 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 check the serious problems with the day: fiscal and monetary coverage, company and fiscal deregulation, healthcare and welfare reform, and international affairs in a post-Cold struggle global. yet at its center is invoice Clinton in all his guises: the 1st child boomer to arrive the White apartment; the “natural”—the such a lot proficient baby-kisser of his new release, yet one with an inexplicably careless and self-destructive streak; the “Comeback Kid,” time and again overcoming lengthy odds; the survivor, usually down yet by no means out; and, with Hillary Rodham Clinton, a part of the main arguable First Couple considering the fact that Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt.

Maney’s publication is, in sum, the main succinct and updated examine of the Clinton presidency, necessary no longer basically for figuring out a transformative period in American background, yet presidential, nationwide, and international politics today.

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