Oct 12 2012

Looking Back At The Scandals Of The Clinton Era

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Is the softening of American culture ruining our politics?

THE House votes on whether to impeach the President, and the nation yawns. According to the polls, the American people are sick unto death of the Lewinsky scandal. They would much rather talk about the important issues.

But the American people are lying. Sure, the scandal turns them off. But they were disengaged from politics long before they had heard of Monica Lewinsky. It was clear in 1997 that public attention was turning from the political to the cultural. The top stories of 1997 were Princess Diana’s death and the trial of Timothy McVeigh; of political stories, only campaign- finance and military