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The Nine Lives of Marion Barry

D.C mayor Marion Barry died over the weekend. If you want to get a sense of the man, beyond the colorful quotes, the corruption, and what we already know, I recommend watching the 2009 HBO documentary called “The Nine Lives Of Marian Barry.”

You’ll get a sense that he was a really bright man who could have done great stuff — and instead made a ton of bad decisions that resulted in a life full of missed opportunities and scandals, and yet still some pretty amazing accomplishments. 

Here’s the trailer:

Veronique de Rugy — Veronique de Rugy is a senior research fellow at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University.

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