In the Here and Now

November 24, 2008   Danielle Beurteaux


Seth Klarman, co-founder of Boston-based Baupost Group, a $12 billion hedge fund firm, puts a lot of time (and part of his wealth) into avidly supporting an educational group called Facing History.

When hedge fund manager Seth Klarman thinks back to his days studying history as a kid in Baltimore, his eyes don't exactly light up.

"It was rote memorization of dates, wars and facts, and it didn't come alive," says Klarman, 51, co-founder of Boston-based Baupost Group, a $12 billion hedge fund firm. "You couldn't visualize the people or even the events and why they mattered so much."


But history is a subject so near and dear to Klarman that he now puts a lot of time (and part of his wealth) into avidly supporting an educational group called Facing History and Ourselves, whose mission is to train middle school...

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