In today’s Washington Post, David Rothkopf offers a must-read column on how Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is revolutionizing American foreign policy despite the daily onslaught of sexism and misogyny issuing from our dangerously immature and ill-informed media.
Rothkopf points out:
Clinton is not the first celebrity to become the nation's top diplomat -- that honor goes to her most distant predecessor, Thomas Jefferson, who by the time he took office was one of the most famous and gossiped-about men in America -- but she may be the biggest. And during her first seven months in office, the former first lady, erstwhile presidential candidate and eternal lightning rod has drawn more attention for her moods, looks, outtakes and (of course) relationship with her husband than for, well, her work revamping the nation's foreign policy.
Note: Rothkopf is a visiting scholar at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and author of "Superclass: The Global Power Elite and the World They Are Making" and "Running the World: The Inside Story of the NSC and the Architects of American Power.”