Academic journal article et Cetera

Books -- Strange Justice: The Selling of Clarence Thomas by Jane Mayer and Jill Abramson

Academic journal article et Cetera

Books -- Strange Justice: The Selling of Clarence Thomas by Jane Mayer and Jill Abramson

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Jane Mayer and Jill Abramson. Strange Justice: The Selling of Clarence Thomas. New York: Houghton Mifflin, 1994

After three years of intensive research and hundreds of interviews, Anita Hill included, Mayer and Abramson present a seamless narrative of the Clarence Thomas' ten-year campaign to achieve his ambition of becoming a justice on the United States Supreme Court. Anita Hill almost toppled his efforts when she consented to reveal their inexplicable and highly irregular exchanges in the workplace. Hill's testimony and Thomas rebuttal had many Americans virtually glued to their television sets. Mayer and Abramson's "logical" conclusion that if Hill was telling the truth, then Thomas was lying does not hold up when one considers their in-depth biographies of Hill and Thomas. Hill grew up in a rural setting and was taught to be unfailingly polite and non-controversial. Her family did not discuss sex openly. To attain the scholarships she needed, Hill spent most of her time studying, thereby bypassing the dating scene. Thomas also received scholarships. But he relaxed by reading and viewing pornography and sought to win the acceptance of his peers by sexual braggadocio. …

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