Anne Applebaum actually managed to read the book. Money quote:
Hard Choices also cannot be called a work of political philosophy or political science. There is no overall argument in the book, no marshaling of evidence to make a particular case or to set forward a particular strategy or thesis. This is not an argument for “realism” or “idealism.” It is not an analysis of America’s priorities … [I]t is an argument about process, not about policy; about the means, not the ends. Most of the time Clinton prudently stays away from thorny debates about just what those core national interests should be.
Clinton’s developing a new formula for politics: stand for nothing but winning power. And the Democrats seem perfectly happy with it.