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The truth of power : intellectual affairs in the Clinton White House

Author: Benjamin R Barber
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton, ©2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"President Clinton had a romance with big ideas. He intently cultivated intellectuals, seducing them with his characteristic charm and with the promise of real influence on the political stage. Yet most often he disappointed the big thinkers whose advice he sought."
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Genre/Form: Biography
Case studies
History
Named Person: Bill Clinton; Bill Clinton; Bill Clinton; Bill Clinton; Bill Clinton; Bill Clinton
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Benjamin R Barber
ISBN: 0393020142 9780393020144
OCLC Number: 46359321
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 320 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Preface: My Affair with Clinton --
The Road to Camp David --
Don't Stop Thinking about Tomorrow --
Arguments at Laurel Lodge --
The Art of Speechwriting --
A Blizzard in D.C. --
The Community Service President --
Chairman of the NEH (Not!) --
Hollywood East--A Dinner at the White House --
A Guest from the Harding Era --
Clinton vs. Jihad vs. McWorld --
Hillary Takes Over --
The End of the Affair and the Legacy Question.
Responsibility: by Benjamin R. Barber.

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Drawing on his six years of experience as an informal adviser to President Clinton, Benjamin R. Barber reflects on the relationship between power and ideals, visionary leadership and pragmatic  Read more...

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