What Happened: Part 9

Here Clinton discusses the balancing act that she has needed to play in her political career. During the 2016 election, especially during the primary, she was seen as the candidate that represented the status quo. For people that want change, that means that she was the antithesis of what she

What Happened: Part 8

Turning back to politics, Clinton talks about some of the more divisive issues facing Americans: gun violence and police misconduct. In 2015, Clinton met with the mothers of victims of gun violence, and specifically racially motivated violence. This is an incredibly difficult topic to write about. For one thing, I

What Happened: Part 7

In What Happened, Hillary Clinton alternates between discussing her political and personal life. The more personal chapters are the ones that I find the most touching and interesting. Regardless of her politics, if you just boil Clinton down to a human being with a life and a family and wants

Dragon Teeth: Chapter 4

Now that Johnson has learned photography and purchased a scary number of firearms that Professor Marsh required, he has to complete the most terrifying preparation of all: telling his family what he’s going to be doing. He travels to Philadelphia (a city that Professor Marsh hates for reasons still unknown)

What Happened: Part 6

In this chapter, Clinton moves from the personal to the political sphere. Clinton discusses the importance of the personal narrative in a political campaign. Clinton’s narrative is probably defined by her proximity to the American Feminist movement. She embraced the movement as she grew up, and wanted to work to

What Happened: Part 5

In the fifth part of What Happened, Clinton describes the day to day process of running for office. She describes the struggle of finding a balance between keeping up with the pace that campaigning requires while still staying safe from burning out completely. This chapter is dedicated to anyone that

What Happened: Part 4

The fourth chapter of Clinton’s account of the 2016 election is called, ironically, “getting started.” And Clinton tells the story of the very beginning of her campaign in 2014. I don’t think I can put it any better than she did: “I think it started with something a lot more

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