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It Takes a Village by Hillary Rodham Clinton
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Mar 09, 2007

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Read in February, 2007

Have to say, I am an unabashed Hillary fan. But that said, I was a bit disappointed that this 10th anniversary edition of her groundbreaking book was not updated for 2007 audiences. The data and statistics are all woefully out of date (early nineties), and therefore do not provide any sort of meaningful trend analysis. Also, in a post September 11th world, I would have liked to hear Sen. Clinton's perspectives on raising children in a climate of terrorism, xenophobia and war. Overall, I would have thought that she could have hired an intern or assistant to do the extra research to bring this book into the millenium, and was surprised that she did not. However, Clinton's book is remarkable as it provides an overview of the types of policy analysis that needs to occur in order to build a better quality of life for the next generation. It also serves as a reminder that America, under Clinton/Gore, was on the verge of accomplishing so much more... Its absolutely pathetic that the issues she raises remain unaddressed by the current administration. Okay. 'nuff of my diatribe.
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message 1: by Jen (new) - rated it 4 stars

Jen i thought the exact same thing about the missing updates when i was reading this book for a class. it wasn't until i finished the book that, i noticed that all of the updates are in the back. i wish that updates could have been added in to the sections where they pertained to. makes for a much easier read...

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