For the first time the Clinton presidency is appearing in school text books. Due to the fact that less then 10 years has passed the text books dont
make a historical judgement about the Clinton presidency. The text books also avoid going into many details about president Clintons affair with
The impeachment of former President Clinton is in a gray area of history, too long ago to be a current event, too recent to be judged in
The impeachment is portrayed in the context of his two-term tenure, a milestone event, but not one that overshadows how Clinton handled the economy,
crime and health care.
Yet at all levels, the salacious details of the Lewinsky affair are nowhere to be found. Middle school texts describe it as "a personal relationship
between the president and a White House intern." In high school books, it is Clinton's "improper relationship with a young White House intern," or
Clinton "denied having sexual relations" with an intern.
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This is a very interesting article. History is yet to judge the Clinton presidency apart from the usual partisan politics.
How will the school text books judge Clinton in twenty five years?
My guess is that the the Clinton presidency will be judged the same way pre WW2 governments of England and the USA. Instead of ignoring NAZI
fascism Clinton ignored the threat of terrorism.
Im not sure if it is fair to judge the Clinton presidency the same way as pre WW2 governments in Europe and the USA.
Will history remember the 1990s as time of economic prosperity ?
Probaly not history will remember the dot.com boom and share market crash.
Only time will tell how the Clinton presidency is judged by history.
[edit on 30-12-2005 by xpert11]
[edit on 30-12-2005 by DontTreadOnMe]