Larry Flynt on Sex Scandals that Changed American History

The Takeaway

In recent decades, the public has been inundated with headlines of political sex scandals from former senator Larry Craig’s bathroom antics to president Bill Clinton’s numerous  liaisons. While we’re encouraged to believe that sex scandals in politics are the exception, not the rule, a new book says that, in fact, great leadership and great promiscuity regularly go hand-in-hand. In “One Nation Under Sex: How the Private Lives of Presidents, First Ladies and Their Lovers Changed the Course of American History,” authors Larry Flynt, publisher of Hustler  and legendary free speech advocate, and historian  David Eisenbach from Columbia University  examine the sex lives of those at the heights of American power.

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