Magazine September 12, 2016, Issue

Her Wish Is Her Command

(Roman Genn)
Hillary Clinton’s vacuous philosophy is a recipe for coercion

‘Hillary, Eleanor Roosevelt would love you.” Thus, in 2000, did retiring New York senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan introduce Hillary Clinton as the candidate anointed to be his successor.

While many first ladies exert influence behind the scenes, Eleanor Roosevelt and Hillary Clinton had high public profiles, speaking and writing extensively on the issues of the day, making allies and enemies. One question raised repeatedly during the 1930s was whether Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt shared the same philosophy of government or held significantly different worldviews.

Sixty years later, political observers were asking whether there were fundamental differences between Hillary’s approach to governance and

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