JFK, Nixon, Oliver Stone and Me: An Idealist's Journey From by Eric Hamburg

By Eric Hamburg

"JFK, Nixon, Oliver Stone and Me is the humorous, considerate memoir of an comprehensive former Congressional staffer who left D.C. for Hollywood and a task with Oliver Stone, hoping to aid make politically"

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By Eric Hamburg

"JFK, Nixon, Oliver Stone and Me is the humorous, considerate memoir of an comprehensive former Congressional staffer who left D.C. for Hollywood and a task with Oliver Stone, hoping to aid make politically"

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All in all, it was a very friendly dinner. I realized afterward that this had been my job interview. Though I was nervous beforehand, I relaxed when we started talking and actually found it very stimulating. Oliver Stone is a very intelligent person and has a strong interest in history. At times I felt my mind racing to keep up with his ideas, and I liked the idea of being challenged in a way that I hadn’t been recently in Washington. He wasn’t afraid to question the conventional wisdom, and I liked that.

I felt I had proven myself to Lee Hamilton and to his staff, and that I was now in a stronger, more secure 01--JFK, Nixon, Stone Pages 31 8/1/02 12:38 PM Page 31 / JFK, Nixon, Oliver Stone and Me position. And though I still thought it was a long shot to pass a bill opening the JFK files, I had come up with a new idea. It occurred to me one day, while waiting for the subway on the underground platform of the Washington Metro system, that the best way to ease into this subject was by taking one small step to get started in the right direction.

At the time, though, I just shrugged it off. All in all, it was a very friendly dinner. I realized afterward that this had been my job interview. Though I was nervous beforehand, I relaxed when we started talking and actually found it very stimulating. Oliver Stone is a very intelligent person and has a strong interest in history. At times I felt my mind racing to keep up with his ideas, and I liked the idea of being challenged in a way that I hadn’t been recently in Washington. He wasn’t afraid to question the conventional wisdom, and I liked that.

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