The Destruction of Hillary Clinton:
Untangling the Political Forces, Media Culture, and Assault on Fact that Decided the 2016 Election
Published 2017, Melville House
Available in Paperback
How did an extraordinarily well-qualified, experienced, and admired candidate come to be seen as a tool of the establishment and an untrustworthy and untalented politician? How could she possibly have lost the election to the likes of Donald Trump? Susan Bordo unpacks the Right’s assault on Clinton, how the Left provoked suspicion and indifference among young voters, James Comey’s interference, questions about Russian influence, and media malpractice in covering the candidate.
The work of a scholar who carefully buttresses her argument with dates and facts. Refreshing for the personal passion it exudes.
Perceptive, thoroughly readable…Enlightening to [those] trying to make sense of a contentious election.
Essential to Understanding the 2016 presidential election
Nell Irwin Painter,
A definitive, disarmingly analytical take on Hillary Clinton’s slow downfall. Bordo captures the disturbing intersection of gender and politics in the media’s coverage of the 2016 election, offering a different kind of commentary that resonates far beyond the confines of the Trump-Clinton battle.
If you want to understand not only what happened in 2016, but what’s going to happen tomorrow, this book is essential reading. Susan Bordo brings a scholar’s rigor and a lioness’ heart to this important work.
Paul Begala, CNN Columnist