29 March 2016

Hillary Clinton's faux feminism

Al Jazeera English

Last year, while researching an essay for an upcoming collection titled False Choices: The Faux Feminism of Hillary Rodham Clinton, edited by Liza Featherstone, I discovered that Clinton had deleted a rather incriminating section from the paperback edition of her autobiography.
In the original version, she detailed the lengths to which she went as secretary of state under Barack Obama to ensure the success of the 2009 coup d'etat in Honduras against slightly left-leaning President Manuel Zelaya.
After the coup, Clinton explained, she and select regional counterparts "strategised on a plan to restore order in Honduras and ensure that free and fair elections could be held quickly and legitimately, which would render the question of Zelaya moot and give the Honduran people a chance to choose their own future".
Never mind that the Honduran people had already chosen Zelaya for the immediate future. In the United States' view, apparently, opting for anything less than totally right-wing in Latin America is also a "false choice". READ MORE AT AL JAZEERA ENGLISH.