Strange Justice: The Selling of Clarence Thomas

Strange Justice: The Selling of Clarence Thomas Review

An instant sensation and a National Book Award finalist on publication, Strange Justice: The Selling of Clarence Thomas reveals that there was in fact much to doubt about the character of Clarence Thomas and his denial of Anita Hill's accusations during the riveting and fractious Supreme Court confirmation hearings. Drawing on hundreds of interviews and scores of documents never seen before, Mayer and Abramson demonstrate that the political machinations that assured Thomas's ascension to the Court went far beyond what was revealed to the public: Several witnesses were prepared but not allowed to testify in support of Anita Hill's specific allegations about Thomas's pronounced interest in sexually explicit materials.; Republican Judiciary Committee members manipulated the FBI and misled the American public into believing that Hill was fabricating testimony during the televised hearings.; Clarence Thomas mythologized certain elements of his upbringing and career to draw attention away fr

Title:Strange Justice: The Selling of Clarence Thomas
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  • Trish

    This detailed account of the Clarence Thomas Supreme Court confirmation hearings in 1991 was written by two experienced reporters, Jane Mayer and Jill Abramson, then working for the Wall Street Journa...

  • Julie Ehlers

    Vividly I remember, in the fall of 1991, walking back to my college dorm room one afternoon and turning on my tiny dorm-room TV. There was certainly no cable in dorm rooms back then, at least not at m...

  • Anna

    Almost ten years ago, millions of Americans sat in front of their television sets watching the Senate Judiciary Hearings. At issue was whether or not to confirm Judge Clarence Thomas for a seat on the...

  • Ms.pegasus

    “Selling” is too benign a term for the 1991 confirmation process of Clarence Thomas to the Supreme Court. “Guerilla war to confirm” might be a more apt description. Revenge was the ruling pass...

  • Clif

    We've all seen the statue of justice blindfolded, eyes covered so that the accused cannot be seen.If only justice worked that way! What "Strange Justice" gives the reader is an account of how a proces...

  • Lobstergirl

    The fascinating story of how Clarence Thomas ended up on the Court, and how our new Vice President Joe Biden (then chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee) helped him get there....

  • Helen

    This was a thorough, well-researched account of how Clarence Thomas became a Supreme Court (SC) justice - the answer is he opportunistically became a thoroughly compromised conservative Republican in ...

  • Chuck

    Back in 1991, the televised Senate confirmation hearings on Clarence Thomas's candidacy for the Supreme Court were as gripping as they were bizarre. After all, how often do you get to hear senators so...

  • Monica

    I didn’t realize the depth of the evidence against Thomas or how poorly Hill was treated. Sadly, so many sentences in the book could have been applied to Kavanaugh/Ford. It’s depressing that nothi...

  • Mayre

    I cannot believe how much this book and its content, mirror what's happening now...