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The Bill Clinton we knew at Oxford: Apart from smoking dope (and not inhaling), what else did he learn over here? College friends share their memories with Matthew Hoffman

The Bill Clinton we knew at Oxford: Apart from smoking dope (and not inhaling), what else did he learn over here? College friends share their memories with Matthew Hoffman | Bill Clinton | Scoop.it
In a recent campaign speech, President George Bush told his audience: 'You know, Governor Clinton is already talking about pulling together the best and the brightest, all the lobbyists, economists, lawyers, all those guys, liberal guys that were ...
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Insight into young Bill Clinton, an American at Oxford in the most turbulent period of US post-war history. 

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What did Bill Clinton read?

Set an perhaps unattainable goal to read everything the Mr President Bill Clinto has read in hopes that I acquire the same prodigious memory for characters, situations in punchlines. It seems I add 5 books a day and cross off one a week. 

He read 300 books the year of 1982 (age 36).

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These books have no particular order, curate from a variety of sources that are not necessarily accurate.

 

- Steven Johnson, Future Perfect; The Ghost Map; Invention of Air; Where Good Ideas Come From

- Nate Silver, The Singal and the Noise: Why Most Predictions Fail - But Some Don't

- “Jerusalem”  by Simon Sebag Montefiore
- “Lincoln” by David Herbert Donald
-“Meditations” by Marcus Aurelius
-“The Way of the World: From the Dawn of Civilizations to the Eve of the Twenty-First Century” by David Fromkin
- “The Cure at Troy: A Version of Sophocles' Philoctetes” by Seamus Heaney

-“One Hundred Years of Solitude” by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
-“King Leopold's Ghost: A Story of Greed, Terror and Heroism in Colonial Africa” by Adam Hochschild
- “Nonzero: The Logic of Human Destiny” by Robert Wright

- "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings," Maya Angelou.
- "Meditations," Marcus Aurelius.
- "The Denial of Death," Ernest Becker.
- "Parting the Waters: America in the King Years 1954-1963," Taylor Branch.
- "Living History," Hillary Rodham Clinton.
- "The Four Quartets," T.S. Eliot.
- "Invisible Man," Ralph Ellison
- "The Imitation of Christ," Thomas a Kempis.
- "Homage to Catalonia," George Orwell.
-"The Evolution of Civilizations: An Introduction to Historical Analysis," Carroll Quigley.
-"Moral Man and Immoral Society: A Study in Ethics and Politics," Reinhold Niebuhr.
- "The Confessions of Nat Turner," William Styron.

-"Politics as a Vocation," Max Weber.
- "You Can't Go Home Again," Thomas Wolfe.
- "The Collected Poems of W.B. Yeats," William Butler Yeats."

- "Meditations" Marcus Aurelius

- "Macbeth" William Shakespeare

- "The Invisible Man" Ralph Emerson

- "The Denial of Death" Ernest Becker

- "The Imitation of Christ" Thomas Kempis

- "War Chief of the Seminoles" May McNeer

- "Joseph, Chief of the Nez Perce" Dean Pollock

-  "The Evolution of Civilizations" Carroll Quigley

- "The Vocation Lectures" Max Weber

- "Thoughts of a Stoic Last Summer" Dee Dee Myers

- "Megatrends: Ten New Directions Transforming Our Lives", John Naisbitt

- "Head to Head" Lester Thurow

- "Parting the Waters: America in the King Years 1954-1963," Taylor Branch

- "Moral Man and Immoral Society: A Study in Ethics and Politics," Reinhold Niebuhr.

- "The Confessions of Nat Turner" William Styron

- "Politics as a Vocation" Max Weber

- "You Can't Go Home Again" Thomas Wolfe

- E.J. Dionne Why Americans Hate Politics; Our Divided Political Heart: The Battle for the American Idea in an Age of Discontent

- "For Her Own Good: Two Centuries of the Experts Advice to Women" by Barbara Ehrenreich

- "Ingrid: Ingrid Bergman, A Personal Biography" by Charlotte Chandler

- "Who Are We: The Challenges to America's National Identity" by Samuel P. Huntington

- "Water for Elephants" by Sara Gruen

- "The Eternal Frontier: An Ecological History of North America and Its Peoples."

- Faulkner "Absalom, Absalom" , "Light in August"; "The Sound and the Fury"

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Books, Books and More Books: Clinton an Omnivorous Reader - New York Times

If there is still considerable uncertainty about the changes President-elect Bill Clinton intends to make after his inauguration on Jan. 20, at least one is now virtually carved in mahogany: there
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Mr. Clinton has a prodigious memory for characters, actors, directors, situations and punclines in books and movies that can be accredited to his insatiable craving to read and talk to people, to gain new knowledge.  

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Bill Clinton On "Creative Networks of Collaboration"

Bill Clinton On "Creative Networks of Collaboration" | Bill Clinton | Scoop.it
Yesterday marked the opening day of the Clinton Foundation's “Health Matters” conference in Palm Springs. I had heard a bit of advance word about the conference from a friend who was headed down there, and I had armed ...
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We are moving into an era, for example, where the only way you can create enough jobs for people, and to generate enough wealth to have decently rising wages is to have creative networks of cooperation.

 

Cooperation is most succesful when the group is diverse in its perspectives and intellectual background. Diversity expands the consensus, and increases the groups ability to solve problems. - The Diversity trumps Ability Theory (Scott E. Page). 

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