10 Questions for Anne-Marie Slaughter

Former State Department hotshot Anne-Marie Slaughter on the Arab Spring, health care and having it all

Javier Sirvent for TIME

Anne-Marie Slaughter

You were director of policy planning in the State Department, and you gave it up to spend more time with your teenage sons. Are you sure you weren't fired?
I am quite certain. I think that says it all — that leaving to spend time with your children is a euphemism in Washington for getting fired.

What made you write about it for the Atlantic?
It was hard to do. Saying that women can't have it all felt like a betrayal. But if you look at the numbers, women enter the workforce in the same numbers as...

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