Real Anita Hill

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Simon and Schuster, Mar 7, 1994 - History - 472 pages
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More than a year and a half after the dramatic confrontation between Clarence Thomas and Anita Hill, opinions remain sharply divided on which one was telling the truth, and on the episode's significance and meaning for American society. Opinion polls conducted on the first anniversary of the hearings showed that public sentiment in Thomas' favor had weakened, while Anita Hill has become a national celebrity, a heroine credited with putting sexual harassment on the national agenda and thus a symbol of the feminist and civil rights movements who is said to have inspired a political "year of the woman."
 

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This book is pure slander, flung at Hill during the very dirty battle to discredit her and her charges. David Brock later admitted the sleazy nature of his work, admitted to intimidating another witness from testifying, and apologized to Hill for having written the book (I wouldn't trust Brock alone, but his efforts to intimidate others has been confirmed by those whom he intimidated and lied against).
Anyone reading this should read it only as part of that battle--not as "the definitive rebuttal of Hill's charges." Hill has been vindicated, decades too late, and after much suffering in her life, while Thomas and friends manipulated his way to the U.S. Supreme Court justice seat. How disgusting.
 

Contents

The Shadow Senate
25
The Borking of Clarence Thomas
61
The Tempting of Anita Hill
107
Trial by Leak
141
In Her Own Words
165
Judge Hoerchners Amnesia
205
The Myth of the Typical Case
239
The Search for a Motive
287
The Real Anita Hill
335
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David Brock was born in 1962 in Washington, D. C. The University of California, Berkeley is his alma mater. He is a widely published author, journalist, and Democratic activist. In 2004, Brock founded Media Matters, the nation's premier media watchdog. Following the 2010 elections, Brock founded the Democratic SuperPAC American Bridge, which is one of the largest modern campaign war rooms ever assembled using research, tracking, and rapid response to defeat Republicans. He is the author of five books, including his 2002 best-selling memoir, Blinded by the Right: The Conscience of an Ex-Conservative. Killing the Messenger, published in (2015, is his current bestseller. His writing appears in USA Today, CNN.com, the Huffington Post, the Daily Beast and Salon. He lives in Washington, D. C.

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