Condoleezza Rice writing a book about democracy

Holly Bailey
National Correspondent
The Ticket

Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice is working on a book focusing on “democracy at home and abroad," according to her publisher. The book, currently untitled, will be released in 2015, a move likely to reignite rumors about Rice’s political ambitions ahead of the 2016 presidential election.

The publishing house, Henry Holt and Co., announced Tuesday that the book “will discuss the never-ending process of building democracies as citizens—and their governments—strive to attain and secure the ideals of self-rule.” The book will include stories from Rice’s career and personal life to address issues including education, immigration and free enterprise.

Rice, a longtime foreign policy adviser to former President George W. Bush, has written several policy books, two memoirs about her family and a 2011 book about her time in the Bush administration.

During the 2012 presidential campaign, Rice was repeatedly mentioned as a possible candidate. Later, she became a key surrogate for GOP nominee Mitt Romney.

Rice has repeatedly insisted she’s not interested in running for public office—saying her dream job would be to serve as the commissioner of the National Football League. But a rousing speech at last summer’s Republican National Convention again stoked rumors of Rice’s political ambitions.

She’s currently working as a political science professor at Stanford University, where she’s taught on and off since the early 1980s.

In a statement, Rice said she looked forward to “exploring the ideals” of democracy in her new book.

“My travels both at home and abroad have underscored the promise and the challenges of democracy,” she said. “The task of building it is never done.”