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A Political Education from the Nixon Years to the Age of Obama

Monday, June 16, 2014

Washington D.C. Capitol building in a cloudy sunrise with mirror reflection. (Orhan Cam/Shutterstock)

Gerald Felix Warburg recounts his four decades inside Washington politics—working to reform nuclear energy, strategic arms control, and foreign policy. He discusses the challenges of how to maintain principles while cutting deals, and how to balance public purpose with private interests. Warburg's memoir Dispatches from the Eastern Front: A Political Education from the Nixon Years to the Age of Obama is an insider's account of what goes on in the U.S. Capitol—from the inner circles of presidential campaigns to the firms where well-paid lobbyists use their expertise to advance the interests of corporations and NGOs. 

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Gerald Felix Warburg

Comments [5]

Amy from Manhattan

Adams might disagree about political dynasties....

Jun. 16 2014 01:55 PM

Thanks for filling us in that Professor Warburg is the cellist's grandson.

Jun. 16 2014 01:53 PM
Seth

"The legislature that legislates least legislates best!"

--In what misguided world is this true? Talk about repeating talking points like a sheep.

Jun. 16 2014 01:52 PM
jgarbuz from Queens

The legislature that legislates least legislates best! First do no harm!

Jun. 16 2014 01:35 PM

I love these "history/ context for today's political landscape" segments LL show, thanks so much/keep em coming!

Jun. 16 2014 12:56 PM

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