Reading List for Obama – your thoughts?

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Scott McLemee, who pens the Intellectual Affairs column for Inside Higher Ed, asked a few of us for a suggested reading list for the president-elect.

I discovered that one contributor, Daniel Drezner, is a fellow Williams alum, who blogged about the column here. Other contributors were James Marcus, the editor-at-large for the Columbia Journalism Review; Claire Potter, a professor of history and American studies at Wesleyan University; and James Mustich, editor of The Barnes & Noble Review.

And Christopher Hayes, who blogs for The Nation, picked up this thread for his Capitolism column.
Feel free to elaborate in the comments section, below.

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3 Responses to Reading List for Obama – your thoughts?

  1. Hansa H. Topiwala November 21, 2008 at 1:19 am #

    “Our Daily Meds” I forget the author’s name. This book explains why Americans consume more drugs than all of South America, most of Europe, China and India put together. I believe this is very important for President elect Obama and his healthcare policy personnel to try and understand — to try and think of ways to reduce the cost of drugs we Americans consume. Yet our health statistics are not better than many other countries.

  2. Peter December 20, 2008 at 9:40 am #

    I would ask that he read the works of the poet Hölderlin. All I want is a president who thinks. Hölderlin will get him thinking.

  3. John Jones March 18, 2013 at 1:10 pm #

    Capitalism and Freedom by Milton Friedman

    Economic freedom as a precondition for political freedom.

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