The performative presidency [electronic resource] : crisis and resurrection during the Clinton years
Jason L. Mast.
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Machine generated contents note: 1. Introduction; 2. Presidential leadership under the conditions of defusion; 3. Character formation: the rise of two Bill Clintons, 1992; 4. The profanation of a president, 1992-1994: presidential character, the 'climate of suspicion', and the culture of scandal; 5. The Conservative revolution as purification and its subsequent pollution: the rise and fall of Newt Gingrich, and the fall and rise of Bill Clinton; 6. Birth of a symbolic inversion: Clinton (re)fuses with the presidential character; 7. The second term: the Republicans' polluting scandal and Clinton's successful performance; 8. Conclusion.