Strange Justice by Jane Mayer
The Selling of Clarence Thomas

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An instant sensation and a National Book Award finalist on publication, Strange Justice: The Selling of Clarence Thomas reveals that there was in fact much to doubt about the character of Clarence Thomas and his denial of Anita Hill's accusations during the riveting and fractious Supreme Court confirmation hearings. Drawing on hundreds of interviews and scores of documents never seen before, Mayer and Abramson demonstrate that the political machinations that assured Thomas's ascension to the Court went far beyond what was revealed to the public: Several witnesses were prepared but not allowed to testify in support of Anita Hill's specific allegations about Thomas's pronounced interest in sexually explicit materials.; Republican Judiciary Committee members manipulated the FBI and misled the American public into believing that Hill was fabricating testimony during the televised hearings.; Clarence Thomas mythologized certain elements of his upbringing and career to draw attention away fr
 

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Published November 3, 1994 by Houghton Mifflin. 406 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences, Law & Philosophy, Business & Economics. Non-fiction

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New Yorker writer Mayer's and Wall Street Journal reporter Abramson's account of the distortions and manipulations surrounding Clarence Thomas's confirmation to the Surpreme Court and the accompanying

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New Yorker writer Mayer's and Wall Street Journal reporter Abramson's account of the distortions and manipulations surrounding Clarence Thomas's confirmation to the Surpreme Court and the accompanying smear campaign against Anita Hill was nominated for both the NBCC and the NBA.

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Entertainment Weekly

Jane Mayer and Jill Abramson, investigative reporters at The Wall Street Journal, build a powerful case for the conclusion that during his Supreme Court confirmation hearings, Clarence Thomas may have lied under oath about his behavior toward Anita Hill when she worked with him at the Department ...

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For example, in a chapter called “Talking Wild,” they report on Miss Hill’s upbringing: “Propriety to the point of repression was a family trait.” “Sex was a taboo subject.” Miss Hill was “prickly and brittle,” was “petulant,” possessed “rigid mores,” was “uptight or even prissy,” “sent mixed sig...

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