Ten years ago one of America's most important public figures, First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton, chronicled her quest both deeply personal and, in the truest sense, public to help make our society into the kind of village that enables children to become able, caring resilient adults. IT TAKES A VILLAGE is a textbook for caring, filled with truths that are worth a read, and a reread. In her substantial new introduction, Senator Clinton reflects on how our village has changed over the last decade, from the internet to education, and on how her own understanding of children has deepened as she has watched Chelsea grow up and take on challenges new to her generation, from a first job to living through a terrorist attack. She discusses how the work she is doing in the Senate is helping children and looks at where America has been successful, improvements in the foster care system and support for adoption, and where there is still work to be done, providing pre-school programmes and universal health care to all our children. This new edition elucidates how the choices we make about how we raise our children, and how we support families, will determine how all nations will face the challenges of this century.
Hillary Rodham Clinton, geboren 1947 in Chicago, gehörte zu den einflußreichsten Anwälten der USA. Seit 1975 mit Bill Clinton verheiratet, gestaltete sie dessen Werdegang bis zum US-Präsidenten maßgeblich mit. Nach ihrem Auszug aus dem Weißen Haus konzentrierte sie sich auf ihre eigenen politischen Ambitionen. Seit 2000 vertritt sie den Staat New York als demokratische Senatorin in Washington.