1. Condimocracy

    Condoleezza Rice Writing New Book

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    With the start of the Iraq War 10 years behind her, former secretary of State Condoleezza Rice can begin a new chapter. She is writing a new book on democracy at home and abroad, publisher Henry Holt and Company said Tuesday. The yet-to-be titled work is scheduled to be published in 2015. "The book will discuss the never-ending process of building democracy as citizens—and their governments—strive to attain and secure the ideals of self-rule," the news release said. "Rice will draw upon stories from her career and personal life to shed light on the essential questions of contemporary democracy, including the centrality of education, immigration, free enterprise and civic responsibility." Rice was the first female African-American secretary of State, from 2005 to 2009, and served as President George W. Bush's national security adviser from 2001 to 2004, when she championed the war in Iraq. She is currently the Denning Professor in Global Business and the Economy at Stanford’s Graduate School of Business.

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