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The Resource The truth of power : intellectual affairs in the Clinton White House, Benjamin R. Barber

The truth of power : intellectual affairs in the Clinton White House, Benjamin R. Barber

Label
The truth of power : intellectual affairs in the Clinton White House
Title
The truth of power
Title remainder
intellectual affairs in the Clinton White House
Statement of responsibility
Benjamin R. Barber
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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." "Benjamin Barber was first invited to Camp David in 1994, along with other prominent members of the academic community, to participate in a "seminar" with President Clinton on the future of Democratic ideas and ideals. Afterwards, he became a steady informal adviser to the White House. For a politically committed professor like Barber, the opportunity was exhilarating - here was a chance to put ideas into action, to link ideas to power. The result was enlightening, if unexpected. The most unpredictable factor was the president himself: a man of astonishing intellectual gifts, a consummate listener and synthesizer of ideas, who nonetheless failed to present a stirring vision that could endure beyond his term in office." "Barber provides a meditation on truth and power - and the truth of power, which is the responsibility of the elected not to an idea but to the electorate. He identifies the fault lines that future progressive candidates must straddle if they are to win - and the gift they must have, if they are to be great, of calling forth the best in their fellow citizens. In the end, Barber gives us a unique portrait of our compelling and maddening ex-president, and the hopes and disillusionments he represents."--BOOK JACKET
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1939-2017
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Barber, Benjamin R.
Dewey number
973.929/092
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E886.2
LC item number
.B37 2001
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Presidents
  • Intellectuals
  • Executive power
  • Presidents
  • Clinton, Bill
  • Clinton, Bill
  • United States
Label
The truth of power : intellectual affairs in the Clinton White House, Benjamin R. Barber
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 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
  • 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!)
Control code
46359321
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
320 pages
Isbn
9780393020144
Lccn
2001030338
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
The truth of power : intellectual affairs in the Clinton White House, Benjamin R. Barber
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 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
  • 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!)
Control code
46359321
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
320 pages
Isbn
9780393020144
Lccn
2001030338
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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