Former leading New Zealand publisher and bookseller, and widely experienced judge of both the Commonwealth Writers Prize and the Montana New Zealand Book Awards, talks about what he is currently reading, what impresses him and what doesn't, along with chat about the international English language book scene, and links to sites of interest to booklovers.
Thursday, April 06, 2017
The Destruction of Hillary Clinton
The essential analysis of how and why Hillary
Clinton lost the 2016 election by acclaimed cultural critic and historian Susan
Susan Bordo offers an insightful blow-by-blow analysis of the political forces on both the left and right that destroyed Hillary Clinton and brought about her opponent’s catastrophic rise to power.She unravels the media scandal-mongering, generational divides, racism, sexism and misogyny that secured the demise ofHillary Clinton.
Bordo is a respected feminist scholar, historian and philosopher, author of the seminal Pulitzer prize-nominated Unbearable Weight: Feminism, Western Culture and the Body, and known for her persuasive but accessible writing style. In her most recent book, The Creation of Anne Boleyn, Bordo unpacks how Anne Boelyn has been depicted in popular culture as a scheming, overly ambitious and untrustworthy figure. Now, Bordo applies the same analysis to Hillary Clinton.
The result is an urgent and vital guide to understanding the most controversial presidential election in American history