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Obama After Dark: The Precious Hours Alone

Obama’s style of presidency has been the focus of many, many articles over the years. This piece by the New York Times does an exceptional job revealing just how important it is for him to have time set aside for himself: unlike other presidents who often relied on human contact to keep them energized it seems that President Obama needs to retreat and just be let alone to work or relax. And it’s a credit to the people he keeps close to him that this time is carved out, while also showcasing that even when you’re the most powerful person in the world it is possible to have a work tempo fit to your style, as opposed to one that is driven purely by the work itself.