I'm in year 12 and planning on applying to do PPE at Oxford. Naturally, I'm reading books like Marx's German Ideology and Communist Manifesto, a bit of Nietzsche, Mill, and general political theory. I also plan to read a bit into Economics and economic theory, as well as 'classic' philosophy (Descartes, Plato, Wittgenstein, Kant, etc.)
However, I can't help but think that this is what the 'examiners' will have seen over and over again - and won't make me 'stand out' enough to get an offer. Is it enough, at interview stage, to just 'know your stuff' about the relevant topics and be able to articulate your thoughts on these, or are you expected to 'go that bit further' and be read in 'obscure' topics (Turkish politics, for example)?
If such is the case, is there any reading or topics that one would recommend to show the examiners you've gone that bit further?