Happy Days and Wonder Years, Ch. 7


Ch. 7

What expectations did many have of the Clinton presidency during its early days?

What did Clint Eastwood’s In the Line of Fire represent according to the author?

Why did Clinton’s Elvis and JFK imagery not work during his presidency?

How did the 50s and 60s figure into conservative Republican responses to the Clinton presidency?

How did conservative Republicans divide the 60s  and why?

How did conservatives frame the Clinton-Lewinsky scandal?

How did George W. Bush’s 200 election represent a shift in political uses of the historical past?

Why did conservatives view movies like Forest Gump and Saving Private Ryan so fondly?

How was Pleasantville’s view or portrayal of 1950s different?