Colin Wilson and Damon Wilson have compiled a fascinating collection of scandals and intrigues. Scandal! is fully up to date and includes the facts on recent events that those in public life both in Europe and the USA would much rather were private. The book includes occasions when the 'spin' of Britain's New Labour government has spun out of control - not that the Conservatives are spared either, of course - and chronicles how those named in allegations surrounding the death of Robert Maxwell have retained influence and political power. Hollywood and the unreal world of celebrity provide fertile ground for gossip, much of it - such as the way that film director Roman Polanski's past has come back to haunt him - hush hush and strictly on the QT. And while we understand more than ever that being economical with the truth is a basic political skill, scandals involving eminent political players - from Richard Nixon to Bill Clinton and from Jeffrey Archer to Jonathan Aitken - have shown that politicians can still surprise us with their fallibility and humanity. Scandal! also takes a look at what ingredients make for a good scandal in our jaded age. From erring priests who are thrown to the lions, to family members who embarrass their Presidential clans, Scandal! has it all. Book jacket.
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