What they said about
SHADOWS OF HOPE
by Sam Smith. . .
The first book to raise
serious questions about Bill Clinton
"[Compared to The
Agenda] Smith's book is by far the wiser and more useful and
certainly the more entertaining of the two. . . [Bob Woodward's]
judgments, when he works up the energy to make any, are purely
mundane. Smith, on the other hand, is turned on by politics.
. .His saucy judgments remind one of the way H. L. Mencken handled
presidential campaigns." -- Robert Sherrill, The Texas
"Smith offers [a]
community based, participatory politics that's neither left nor
right wing but the whole bird. . . . His work is not different
from what quality journalism ought to be: truth-seeking, independent,
fair-minded and debunking." -- Colman McCarthy, Washington
critics will appreciate his role as an unaligned skeptic. In
an age of sound bites and increasing political homogenization,
"Shadows of Hope" is an encouraging sign that independent
analysis is still alive." -- Michael Rust., Washingon
"Smith's book really
shines in the final chapter, in which he offers nothing less
than a blueprint for citizen recapture of government." --
Tom McNichols, Washington City Paper
"So acute an observer
of Clinton is Smith that I had to be forcibly restrained from
quoting several yards of his book." -- Edith Efron, Reason
"If you want an understanding
of how all ideas in Washington DC are eventually trivialized
and mulched by the chipper-shredder of media politics, it is
Smith's book rather than Woodward's that provides the insight.
. . As freely as [Woodward's] sources spoke, The Agenda is, oddly
enough, not filled with memorable quotes. Fortunately, Shadows
has an abundance of them. " -- James J. McCusker, Everett,
In the style and tradition
of I. F. Stone -- Eugene McCarthy
Lively, astute and powerful
critique of the Clinton approach to our national crises. It raises
profound questions about our two-party system as a corruption
of the democratic ideal -- Historian and author Howard Zinn
Unlike most studies of
sitting presidents, Sam Smith's common sense portrayal of the
multiple identities and goals of the postmodern Clinton administration
could easily become the abiding themes of later interpretations.
. .A clarion warning about the increasingly meaningless and undemocratic
nature of sound-byte American politics -- Historian and author
Published 1994 by Indiana
THE CLINTON STAT BOARD: The best numbers involved
in the biggest political scandal of our lifetime.
ARKANSAS SUDDEN DEATH SYNDROME Some deaths that required
further investigation. Just be glad you're not a friend of Bill's
THE CHINA CONNECTION: The Review's coverage of the Clinton-China conection
from our 1996 "Lippo Suction" article to the latest
CHUNG'S AWFUL ADVENTURES Johnny Chung just wanted to make some
money. He ended up with a Chinese general, a president, and lost
of FBI agents.
CHINAGATE LAWSUIT: Judicial Watch's racketeering
lawsuit against the Clinton machine, including a good description
of the what Chinagate is about.
HILLARY CLINTON'S GREATEST HITS: You've seen heard on
TV, read her book-like substance, now discover the real Hillary
THE CLINTON LEGACY A summary of what went wrong.
WHAT YOU WON'T FIND IN THE CLINTON MUSEUM
ARKANSAS CONNECTIONS: A time-line listing over
150 little known facts about Arkansas and the Clinton machine.
INSIDE THE VAST RIGHT WING CONSPIRACY:
which the author finds himself in some curious company.
HOW WE GOT INTO
from Shadows of Hope, the first book to deconstruct the
Clinton myth. Published in 1994 by Indiana University Press,
this book by Sam Smith revealed the character flaws, false ideology,
and post-modern underpinnings of Clinton and his administration.
POSTMODERNISM & THE CLINTON ADMINISTRATION
CLINTON STILL AT LARGE
& THE SCANDALS
In 1992, several months before
Clinton's nomination, The Progressive Review became the first
publication to assemble the pieces of a jigsaw puzzle that would
come to be known as the Clinton scandals. The Review identified
a score of questionable individuals and institutions central
to the story -- including Webster Hubbell, Dan Lasater and Mochtar
In 1994, Shadows of Hope,
by Review editor Sam Smith, was published by Indiana University
Press. It was the first book to challenge the media-driven Clinton
myth. Shadows of Hope examined Clinton's post-modern contempt
for candor, consistency and character, and discussed the problems
this might cause the nation.
In October 1996, the Review reported
that "there seems to be adequate grounds for impeachment,"
based on the suborning of witnesses, obstruction of justice,
and abuse of FBI files.
In June 1997, the Review published a draft presidential impeachment
resolution. The resolution was identical to one used in a prior
instance except that the name Richard Nixon had been replaced
with the name William Jefferson Clinton.
To this day, the Review remains
one of the few publications in America that recognizes that the
Clinton story is not about sex but about mob politics -- the
intertwining of corrupt politicians with drug trafficking, other
organized crime, rogue intelligence operations, and international
& THE KILLER BLOOD: How tainted blood from prisons run by
member of the Clinton machine poisoned Canadians and othes abroad.
WHAT HAPPENED AT FT . MARCY PARK THE
DAY VINCE FOSTER DIED?
Knowlton's lawsuit outlines a disturbing story that the mainstream
media has chosen to ignore.
VINCE FOSTER'S POST-MORTEM DIET AND DEPRESSION
strange reporting about Foster's weight and mental condition.
CLINTON & THE MEDIA Why did the media so
misread Clinton? In Shadows of Hope, Review editor Sam
Smith took on the question early in Clinton's administration.
THE LONELIEST MILE IN TOWN Your editor's adventures
in apostasy -- drinking upstream from the Clinton herd
ACCESSORY AFTER THE FACTS: Even before the 1992 election, the
major media were covering up for Clinton as this 1996 Review
IMPEACHABLE DEFENSES How the media helped
Clinton get away with it.
RATING THE CLINTON MEDIA The best and the worst of the scandal
BILLY BEAR BOTTOMS: Sam Smith's on-line conversation with
a highly controversial figure in the Arkansas saga and former
pilot for one of America's most notorious drug traffickers.
HAPPENED AT MENA: The vivid sworn account of a key IRS investigator
who was there.
ARKANSAS AND DRUGS
KEY WACO STORIES
PAULA JONES LAW SUIT