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How to Get Ahead
in Suck-Up City

Politico, by Charles Murray

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Posted By:Judy W., 4/14/2014 1:12:25 PM

I just published a book called “The Curmudgeon’s Guide to Getting Ahead” for people making the transition from college to the real world. It consists of tips that I originally wrote for the interns and research assistants at the American Enterprise Institute, where I work. But let’s face it: Some of my advice doesn’t seem to apply if you’re in the political part of Washington. I’m thinking especially of tip No. 1, “Don’t suck up.” How can I say that with a straight face to someone working on the Hill? There’s a reason Mark Leibovich called Washington “Suck-Up City” in

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It´s good advice for all young people everywhere.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: varkdriver, 4/14/2014 1:49:34 PM     (No. 9810371)

Oh great, NOW you tell me!

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