Oct 19, 2014

Fwd: Why Republicans Impeached Clinton

Weekend Reader

The 113th Congress may be one of the least effective in history, but its extreme partisanship is nothing new. The unvarying political divide between the Republican and Democratic party has lead to deadlock and crisis for decades.

In his new book The Republicans: A History of the Grand Old Party American History Professor Lewis L. Gould explains exactly how the GOP came to view itself as the defender of democracy from the Democrats – and how that mindset has led to years of dysfunction, culminating in the impeachment of President Bill Clinton.

Click here to read an exclusive excerpt of his story.

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