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Brief encounter: Anne-Marie Slaughter

"I have succeeded best when I have let myself get out of step and found my own way"

By Prospect Team   June 2017

©Denise Applewhite

First news/historical event you can recall?

The assassination of John F Kennedy. It was a Friday afternoon about 3pm—I was five years old. I was playing in the yard and our maid came out crying.

The book you are most embarrassed you never read?

There are so many! The one most on my mind these days is Alexis de Tocqueville; I read the obligatory excerpts in high school, and that’s all. But one of the great pleasures of getting older is that you realise a real liberal…

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