ABSTRACT

Now in paperback, this perceptive psychological portrait of Clinton and his presidency investigates whether Clinton has demonstrated the necessary qualities of judgment, vision, character and skill, as well as his ambition and extreme self-confidence. Renshon traces the development of Clinton's character from his early family experiences to his adolescence and long political career, including the controversy surrounding Clinton's draft-dodging and marriage.

chapter |16 pages

Introduction

part |2 pages

PART I. PRESIDENTS, PSYCHOLOGY, AND THE PUBLIC

chapter 1|16 pages

Public Psychology: The Legacy of History

part |2 pages

PART II. THE CHARACTER OF BILL CLINTON

chapter 2|14 pages

Character and the Presidency

chapter 3|18 pages

Ambition

chapter 4|24 pages

Character Integrity

chapter 5|26 pages

Relatedness

chapter 6|24 pages

Character and Presidential Psychology

part |2 pages

PART III. GROWING UP, COMING OF AGE

chapter 7|21 pages

His Mother's Son

chapter 10|16 pages

Vietnam and the Draft

chapter 11|27 pages

A Life's Choice: Hillary Rodham Clinton

part |2 pages

PART IV. THE POLITICAL CONSEQUENCES OF CHARACTER

chapter 13|24 pages

Clinton’s Presidency

part |2 pages

PART V. CONCLUSION