Clinton: My Life

December 5, 2008

I’ve been reading Bill Clinton’s My Life recently. I’m at the point of his congressional loss in 1974.

I was hoping for one thing, though. I was interested to hear his philosophical attraction to his political ideology — how did he come to believe what he does? He explains many of his thoughts on inter-personal relationships, interestingly — but his political association seems to be assumed. He expresses some admiration for John F. Kennedy and mentions working on Democratic campaigns and on Capitol Hill, yet there is hardly any precurse to explain why this is.

I could go on about why I think these are important; perhaps I will some other time.

Also in the perhaps category: something along these lines may come up later in the book.

Also reading: Kerouac: Big Sur