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Hillary’s Book

After a whirl of book promo, including several signings in DC area stores, I have seen many stacks of Mrs. Clinton’s latest. A friend of mine in publishing told me he thought it was supremely dull. Note it well. Dull was how she became Senator from New York–plodding through upstate, saying wonkish earnest things. Dullness makes conservative critics look rabid (it helps that many of us are), and soothes the inattentive middle. Be very afraid. The former First Lady knows what she is doing, and does it very well.

Richard Brookhiser — Historian Richard Brookhiser is a senior editor of National Review and a senior fellow at the National Review Institute.

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