Clinton/Gore pp 159-163 | Cite as


  • Jeffrey J. Volle
Part of the The Evolving American Presidency Series book series (EAP)


President Clinton wrote in his book Giving the following passage, which may capture the feelings of many not only in the Democratic Party but also in those who want to help the less fortunate in our society. These people do not perform an altruistic act for glory or profit; they are individuals who are kind because it is the right attitude to embrace:

The modern world, for all its blessings, is unequal, unstable, and unsustainable. And so the great mission of the early twenty-first century is to move our neighborhoods, our nation, and the world toward integrated communities of shared opportunities, shared responsibilities, and a shared sense of genuine belonging, based on the essence of every successful community: that our common humanity is more important than our interesting differences.1


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  1. 1.
    Bill Clinton, Giving (How Each of Us Can Change the World) (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2007), 4.Google Scholar

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