Blood Feud: The Clintons vs. the Obamas by Edward Klein

By Edward Klein

N this hugely expected follow-up to his blockbuster long island instances bestseller The Amateur, former New York instances Magazine editor-in-chief Edward Klein delves into the rocky courting among the Obamas and the Clintons. An old-school reporter with extraordinary insider contacts, Klein unearths simply how deep the competition among the Obamas and the Clintons runs, with information on closed-door conferences buttressed by way of hundreds and hundreds of interviews.

Blood Feud is a gorgeous exposé of the animosity, jealousy, and festival among America’s strongest political undefined.

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The Originating Unity of Literature and Composition While it would be a mistake to think of English departments in America as ex nihilo creations, their significant establishment may be attributed to specific points in nineteenth-century educational history. I say "educational" history, but other conditions provided a parallel, but often difficult to connect, set of social circumstances at the founding of the "new university" and the formation of its ambivalent dispositions toward vernacular language.

It follows, of course, that publicly acceptable versions of the proper business of education will exclude—overlook and demean—questionable agendas within this unattractive pursuit. But in the schools themselves, as Altick goes on to document in grim detail, vernacular language can be taught by "reading and repetition," with all of the mindless punitive apparatus that can be brought into play without doing permanent harm (and sometimes with it) to the student's physical well-being. It also helps to make teaching these "elementary" subjects the province of what Altick calls "the acme of incompetence.

Despite and because of Protestantism, the English literacy 24 Where the Carnival Has Been rate was scarcely higher in 1780 than it had been during Elizabeth's reign. The Civil War virtually destroyed endowed primary schooling, and new versions of these places where the lowborn might learn to read and spell were slow to form because the restored monarchy wished to prevent another success on the part of commoners. As Richard Altick put it, "The upper class urgently needed to shore up its own position" (31).

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