Book Excerpt! The Hillary Doctrine, by Valerie M. Hudson and Patricia Leidl (foreword and preface)

From now on, no debate about national or global policy can proceed without reading The Hillary Doctrine by Valerie Hudson and Patricia Leidl. It is the first book about high level efforts to create a foreign policy as if women mattered.

~Gloria Steinem

Our discussion about gender and the role it plays in international affairs continues today with a look at another work by Valerie M. Hudson. In the foreword and preface to The Hillary Doctrine: Sex and American Foreign Policy, co-written with Patricia Leidl, Hudson and Leidl blend history, fieldwork and policy analysis in their discussion of Hillary Rodham Clinton’s stance as the first Secretary of State to declare the subjugation of women worldwide a serious threat to U.S. national security. Read the foreword, by former Ambassador Swanee Hunt.


For more about this topic, read the posts about The First Political Order and this month’s Emma Watson book club selection Sex and World Peace, and remember to enter our book giveaway for a chance to win one of our featured books for Women’s History Month 2020.

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