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Davos diary: day three

Bill Clinton remains a huge draw at Davos—unlike me

By Gideon Rachman   February 2006

Friday 26th January

The final night’s party at Davos had a slightly dream-like quality—as an almost random selection of celebrities drifted about the place. At various times I spotted Michael Douglas propping up the bar, George Soros queuing for Indian food and Shimon Peres engaged in earnest conversation in the corner. Rubbing shoulders with the rich, famous and powerful is in many ways a heady experience. Over the course of four days in Davos I was in the same room at various times as Bill Gates, Bill Clinton, Kofi Annan—and even Muhammad Ali, who was there to pick…

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