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The Resource A coup attempt in Washington? : a European mirror on the 1998-1999 constitutional crisis, by Peter H. Merkl

A coup attempt in Washington? : a European mirror on the 1998-1999 constitutional crisis, by Peter H. Merkl

Label
A coup attempt in Washington? : a European mirror on the 1998-1999 constitutional crisis
Title
A coup attempt in Washington?
Title remainder
a European mirror on the 1998-1999 constitutional crisis
Statement of responsibility
by Peter H. Merkl
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Was the 1998-1999 Republican effort to impeach and remove President Clinton, with its glaring violations of the constitution and of due process of law, an attempted coup d'etat against our democratic system? This is an investigation, with hundreds of revealing quotes from French, British, German, Italian, and other newspapers, of how differently European journalists interpreted our attempt to impeach and remove our twice-elected president. It is not an effort to defend President Clinton
  • Contrary to the opinions of the U.S. media, Europeans did not just snicker about U.S. attitudes toward sex scandals - they did little of that - but they critically and knowledgeably examined the obvious abuses of American legal procedures and concepts (for example, perjury) and relevant constitutional clauses. They saw the Republican effort as a five-year vendetta culminating in a quasi-constitutional coup attempt, not just the pursuit of a scandal, and believed an important part of the U.S. media was involved in the "vast rightwing conspiracy" to overthrow Clinton
  • Finally, and again unlike the U.S. media, they thought that this action damaged our reputation abroad and had a major impact on the U.S. constitutional system - and would have destroyed it had the coup succeeded."--Jacket
  • "Was the 1998-1999 Republican effort to impeach and remove President Clinton, with its glaring violations of the constitution and of due process of law, an attempted coup d'etat against our democratic system? This is an investigation, with hundreds of revealing quotes from French, British, German, Italian, and other newspapers, of how differently European journalists interpreted our attempt to impeach and remove our twice-elected president. It is not an effort to defend President Clinton. Contrary to the opinions of the U.S. media, Europeans did not just snicker about U.S. attitudes toward sex scandals - they did little of that - but they critically and knowledgeably examined the obvious abuses of American legal procedures and concepts (for example, perjury) and relevant constitutional clauses. They saw the Republican effort as a five-year vendetta culminating in a quasi-constitutional coup attempt, not just the pursuit of a scandal, and believed an important part of the U.S. media was involved in the "vast rightwing conspiracy" to overthrow Clinton. Finally, and again unlike the U.S. media, they thought that this action damaged our reputation abroad and had a major impact on the U.S. constitutional system - and would have destroyed it had the coup succeeded."--BOOK JACKET
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Merkl, Peter H
Dewey number
973.929/092
Index
index present
LC call number
E886.2
LC item number
.M474 2001
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Public opinion
  • Press and politics
  • Political corruption
  • Clinton, Bill
  • Clinton, Bill
  • United States
Label
A coup attempt in Washington? : a European mirror on the 1998-1999 constitutional crisis, by Peter H. Merkl
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [353]-357) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • A Fable
  • The Prelude, 1994-1997
  • A Coup Attempt in Washington?
  • Europeans on Sex, Lies, and Audiotapes
  • Democracy and the Media Conspiracy
  • Damage to the Constitution?
Control code
44669524
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st Palgrave ed.
Extent
370 pages
Isbn
9780312238315
Lccn
00059150
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
A coup attempt in Washington? : a European mirror on the 1998-1999 constitutional crisis, by Peter H. Merkl
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [353]-357) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • A Fable
  • The Prelude, 1994-1997
  • A Coup Attempt in Washington?
  • Europeans on Sex, Lies, and Audiotapes
  • Democracy and the Media Conspiracy
  • Damage to the Constitution?
Control code
44669524
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st Palgrave ed.
Extent
370 pages
Isbn
9780312238315
Lccn
00059150
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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