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Peter Benchley
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Key Questions

Q Clearance can be used as the basis of discussions on humor in American politics and on the nature of humor generally. What makes a given work a comedy? There has to be more to American politics than laughable antics from those elected to serve their constituents. Does the political process still attract those who believe that democracy is more than mere rhetoric?

It can be argued that Lyndon Johnson, whatever his weaknesses, was genuinely concerned with the problems of poverty and education. Few presidents were more successful than he in getting bills passed that addressed these issues.

1. From what you know of Johnson's years in the White House, does Benchley give an accurate account of his personality?

2. Some reviewers complained that Benchley gives the impression that he is working too hard to produce comic effects in this novel. Do you agree?

3. Is Mario Epstein a character you...

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