Charlie Rose with William Kristol & Stuart Stevens; Richard Darman; David Denby (September 5, 1996)
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First, William Kristol, of The Standard, and political consultant for Governor Weld and Bob Dole, Stuart Stevens, discuss the resignation of two of Bob Dole's top media strategists and the potential effects of this staff change on Dole's presidential campaign. Then, Richard Darman, who has been involved in five presidential administrations, including as deputy secretary of treasury under President Reagan, draws on his experience to share his opinions on defining the role of government. Darman also speaks about his new book on the same topic, Who's In Control. Then David Denby, of New York magazine, talks about returning to his alma mater, Columbia University, to sit in on two courses he had taken 30 years earlier on Literature and Contemporary Civilization and writing Great Books, a compilation of his notes from these classes which details his favorite rediscovered books.
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In the Rose interview he is not as insightful about the great books as I hoped he would be. He says 'Lear' helped him understand the struggle of middle - aged children to care for their elderly parents. He speaks about the way 'Job' influenced him. He compares his own way of reading to that of the yung people who read much less, especially difficut literary texts.All in all he appears to be a knowledgable and decent person.
But he does not have the brilliance required to truly give a feeling of the spirit of some of the great books he has been talking about.