No One Left to Lie To by Christopher Hitchens audiobook

No One Left to Lie To: The Triangulations of William Jefferson Clinton

By Christopher Hitchens
Foreword by Douglas Brinkley
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4.88 Hours Unabridged
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"Just as the necessary qualification for a good liar is a good memory, so the essential equipment of a would-be lie detector is a good timeline, and a decent archive." In the New York Times bestseller No One Left to Lie To, Christopher Hitchens casts an unflinching eye on the Clinton political machine and offers a searing indictment of a president who sought to hold power at any cost. With blistering wit and meticulous documentation, Hitchens masterfully deconstructs Clinton's abject propensity for pandering to the Left while delivering to the Right, and he argues that the president's personal transgressions were ultimately inseparable from his political corruption. Hitchens questions the president's refusals to deny accusations of rape by reputable women and lambasts, among numerous impostures, his insistence on playing the race card, the shortsightedness of his welfare bill, his ludicrous war on drugs, and his abandonment of homosexuals in the form of the Defense of Marriage Act. Opportunistic statecraft, crony capitalism, "divide and rule" identity politics, and populist manipulations, these are perhaps Clinton's greatest and most enduring legacies.

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A New York Times bestseller

A USA Today bestseller

"Just as the necessary qualification for a good liar is a good memory, so the essential equipment of a would-be lie detector is a good timeline, and a decent archive."

In the New York Times bestseller No One Left to Lie To, Christopher Hitchens casts an unflinching eye on the Clinton political machine and offers a searing indictment of a president who sought to hold power at any cost.

With blistering wit and meticulous documentation, Hitchens masterfully deconstructs Clinton's abject propensity for pandering to the Left while delivering to the Right, and he argues that the president's personal transgressions were ultimately inseparable from his political corruption.

Hitchens questions the president's refusals to deny accusations of rape by reputable women and lambasts, among numerous impostures, his insistence on playing the race card, the shortsightedness of his welfare bill, his ludicrous war on drugs, and his abandonment of homosexuals in the form of the Defense of Marriage Act.

Opportunistic statecraft, crony capitalism, "divide and rule" identity politics, and populist manipulations, these are perhaps Clinton's greatest and most enduring legacies.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

Christopher Hitchens is a remarkable commentator. He jousts with fraudulence of every stripe and always wins. I regret he has only one life, one mind, and one reputation to put at the service of my country. Joseph Heller
With a witty bluntness uncommon in today's political discourse, Hitchens boldly puts the pieces of the Clinton puzzle together-and isn't afraid to describe the result . . . Hitchens's brave willingness to show all the sordid scenarios in which our emperor has removed his clothes is beyond refreshing. Karen Lehrman, New York Times Book Review
By far the best of all the books on the Clinton era. Edward Said, Al-Ahram Weekly
“Christopher Hitchens is a remarkable commentator. He jousts with fraudulence of every stripe and always wins. I regret he has only one life, one mind, and one reputation to put at the service of my country.” Joseph Heller, New York Times bestselling author
You don't buy Christopher Hitchens's book because you want to find out whether Bill Clinton is really as terrible a liar as some people say he is. You buy it because you know he is a terrible liar, and the invitation to have a pungent fellow like Hitchens confirm every prejudice you ever had on the subject, plus a few you might not even have known you had, is an invitation you cannot resist. Louis Menand, New York Times Magazine
“With a witty bluntness uncommon in today’s political discourse, Hitchens boldly puts the pieces of the Clinton puzzle together—and isn’t afraid to describe the result…Hitchens’ brave willingness to show all the sordid scenarios in which our emperor has removed his clothes is beyond refreshing.” New York Times Book Review
“Admittedly, when Hitchens is in full flow, you hesitate before wishing him on the world’s worst state. But not for long.” Observer (London)
“You don’t buy Christopher Hitchens’ book because you want to find out whether Bill Clinton is really as terrible a liar as some people say he is. You buy it because you know he is a terrible liar, and the invitation to have a pungent fellow like Hitchens confirm every prejudice you ever had on the subject, plus a few you might not even have known you had, is an invitation you cannot resist.” New York Times Magazine
“No One Left to Lie To is a veritable bible of anti-anti-anti–Clintonism.” Weekly Standard
“The case against Clinton has been made repeatedly by many of my fellow right-wing crazies, but this is the first one by a left-wing crazy, and future generations will salute him for it.” Literary Review

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Author Bio: Christopher Hitchens

Author Bio: Christopher Hitchens

Christopher Hitchens (1949–2011) was the author of Letters to a Young Contrarian and the bestseller No One Left to Lie To: The Values of the Worst Family. A regular contributor to Vanity Fair, Atlantic Monthly, and Slate, he also wrote for the Weekly Standard, National Review, and Independent and appeared on The Daily Show, Charlie Rose, The Chris Matthew’s Show, Real Time with Bill Maher, and C-SPAN’s Washington Journal. He was named one of the world’s “Top 100 Public Intellectuals” by Foreign Policy and Britain’s Prospect.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Runtime: 4.88
Audience: Adult
Language: English