Monday, August 16, 2010

a day in the life

As a professor, I keep looking for things that can capture and convey to my students the flavor of real life in Washington, in Congress and the Executive Branch. For that period before the 1980s or so, I love the novels of Ward Just and memoirs like Harry McPherson's. The insider tales of Bob Woodward do the same thing. And today, I learned of a long article in a magazine I rarely see, Vanity Fair, that details a day in the life of President Obama and adds comments about his political struggles and problems with the Congress. I'll probably assign it next term, but I'm happy to share it now.

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