By Patrick J. Maney

Of the unique Gilded Age, historian Richard Hofstadter wrote: “There isn't any different interval within the nation’s heritage while politics turns out so thoroughly dwarfed by means of fiscal alterations, none within which the lifetime of the rustic rests so thoroughly within the arms of the commercial 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 commercial age to an information-technology age, from the chilly struggle to an international society.” How invoice Clinton met the demanding situations of this new Gilded Age is the topic of Patrick J. Maney’s publication: an in-depth standpoint 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 overseas affairs in a post-Cold warfare international. yet at its middle is invoice Clinton in all his guises: the 1st child boomer to arrive the White condominium; the “natural”—the so much talented flesh presser 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 on the grounds that Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt.

Maney’s publication is, in sum, the main succinct and updated examine of the Clinton presidency, helpful now not in simple terms for knowing a transformative period in American historical past, yet presidential, nationwide, and worldwide politics today.

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