The Destruction of Hillary Clinton

  • by Susan Bordo
  • Narrated by Hillary Huber
  • 5 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

A play-by-play of the political forces and media culture that vilified and ultimately brought down Hillary Clinton during her 2016 Presidential campaign. The Destruction of Hillary Clinton is an answer to the question many have been asking: how did an extraordinarily well-qualified, experienced, and admired candidate - whose victory would have been as historic as Barack Obama's - come to be seen as a tool of the establishment, a chronic liar, and a talentless politician?
In this masterful narrative of the 2016 campaign year and the events that led up to it, Susan Bordo unpacks the right's assault on Clinton and her reputation, the way the left provoked suspicion and indifference among the youth vote, and the media's unprecedented influence.
Urgent, insightful, and engrossing, The Destruction of Hillary Clinton is an essential guide to understanding the most controversial presidential election in American history.

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Well done and worth reading

If you could sum up The Destruction of Hillary Clinton in three words, what would they be?

Painful, Accurate, Timely


What other book might you compare The Destruction of Hillary Clinton to and why?

The Handmaid's Tale is a good comparable read because it is the future, past and present for many women living in the United States and the "destruction" that we saw has far reaching implications for those who don't fit into one societal norm of gendered behavior. .


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This was a great listen, although very difficult to re-visit. I appreciated Bordo's careful analysis and Huber's mispronunciation of "Sarandon." It is not an easy book because it reaffirms that many of us do not have any hope and that in my lifetime, we will not see any progressive president elected by the US. I hope one day Sanders' supporters will try to understand that you cannot just promise free tuition and it will happen; that Sanders' invoked old leftists tactics to divide women from "real progressive issues" and to imply white women are the establishment (without recognizing that these women are also battered, killed, subjected to violence and harassment, and no recourse in the courts if raped. The book is sad and sobering and also terrifying.

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- Herman D

And then there was Hilary!

This was a clear and concise explanation of what happened, when it happened and why did it happen. We all expected a fair and untethered election....it was neither. It was an illegitimate election of a very poor businessman, but a conman, running for the highest office in the world with the help of Russia and our US Press and of course, the FBI (who refused to comment on the ongoing Russia investigation of the president but who did not mind commenting on the ongoing investigation of Hillary).
I never thought I would live to see the day when our Congress would let the Russians decide who would be our president. Yes, Hillary made a few mistakes....but the truth is stranger than fiction. If we survive this administration we can never let this happen again!

I wish Hillary had someone else read it to us, who anger was both a distraction and annoyance, although I can fully understand all of her emotions.
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- Lorry Sorgman

Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-04-2017
  • Publisher: Gildan Media, LLC