Clinton's America and the Millennium
Lecture no. 83 from the course: A History of the United States, 2nd Edition
Taught by Professor Gary W. Gallagher and 2 others | 32 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online History Courses
Bill Clinton's eight-year administration was a period of economic growth, but his failure to create a national healthcare system underlined the difference between America and other Western nations that had created cradle-to-grave social welfare states. Continued turbulence in the Middle East made America a devil-nation to the Arab world. This judgment confronted America in the starkest possible way in September 2001 with the al Qaeda attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon.