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Political scandals : opposing viewpoints

Author: William Dudley
Publisher: San Diego, Calif. : Greenhaven Press, 2000.
Series: Opposing viewpoints series (Unnumbered)
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Discusses the problem of political scandals in the United States, the connection between personal morality and public leadership, President Clinton's impeachment, and reforms that might prevent political corruption.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William Dudley
ISBN: 0737705175 9780737705171 0737705183 9780737705188
OCLC Number: 43757491
Description: 175 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: Criminal scandals are a serious problem in U.S. politics / Martin L. Gross --
The criminalization of political differences is a serious problem in U.S. politics / Anthony Lewis --
Money has corrupted the American political system / Richard N. Goodwin --
Money has not corrupted the American political system / Michael Barone --
There is a direct connection between public leadership and private morality / Leslie Carbone --
There is no direct connection between public leadership and private morality / John B. Judis --
Greater public exposure of the private lives of politicians would benefit America / Gary L. Bauer --
Greater public exposure of the private lives of politicians would not benefit America / Patrick McCormick --
Voters should elect people who uphold their moral values / Armstrong Williams --
Voters should not use private moral values as a guide to electing officials / Michael Walzer --
President Clinton has committed impeachable offenses / House Judiciary Committee --
President Clinton has not committed impeachable offenses / Jerrold Nadler --
The Lewinsky scandal is not comparable to Watergate / Eric Pooley --
The Lewinsky scandal is comparable to Watergate / David Frum --
Clinton's numerous scandals show him unfit to be president / Robert H. Bork --
Clinton's scandals have been exaggerated by political opponents / Robert Parry --
Private campaign contributions should be more strictly regulated / Part 1: John B. Judis ; Part 2: Committee for Economic Development --
Private campaign contributions should not be more strictly regulated / John Doolittle --
Making campaign contributions anonymous can prevent political corruption / Jack Hitt --
Shrinking the size of the federal government can prevent political corruption / Doug Bandow --
The independent counsel law should be reformed / Joseph I. Lieberman --
The independent counsel act should be allowed to expire / Philip S. Anderson.
Series Title: Opposing viewpoints series (Unnumbered)
Responsibility: William Dudley, book editor.

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Discusses the problem of political scandals in the United States, the connection between personal morality and public leadership, President Clinton's impeachment, and reforms that might prevent political corruption.

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A nice addition to any library.

by AnchorageSchools (WorldCat user published 2009-08-01) Good Permalink

      Issues discussed in this Opposing Viewpoints book include: political scandals, private morality in public office, case study of the justification of President Clintons' impeachment, political reformation to prevent corruption, organizations to contact, and a bibliography...
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