Reading List for Obama – your thoughts?

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

    Capitalism and Freedom by Milton Friedman

    Economic freedom as a precondition for political freedom.

  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. 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.

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