Mark Landler

Alter Egos: Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, and the twilight struggle over American Power
Jun 21, 2016  -  Vondelkerk, Amsterdam

landlerThe deeply reported story of two supremely ambitious figures, Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton—archrivals who became partners for a time, trailblazers who share a common sense of their historic destiny but hold very different beliefs about how to project American power.

In Alter Egos, New York Times White House correspondent Mark Landler takes us inside the complex and profoundly important relationship between Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton – a relationship that has framed the nation’s great debates over war and peace for the past eight years. As Barack Obama prepares to relinquish the presidency, and Hillary Clinton makes perhaps her last bid for it, how both regard American power is a central question of our time.

According to the Washington Post, it is “an outstanding book on U.S. foreign policy over the past seven years, a work that is granular when it must be and overarching when it can, revealing how foreign relations are conducted and deliberated, and packed with fly-on-the-wall anecdotes … for a single work encompassing the Obama administration’s engagement with the world, it is hard to imagine one better.”

Moderator: Tom Kleijn

In collaboration with: Hollands Diep