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Garry Wills: Adventures of an Observer

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Pulitzer Prize–winning historian and journalist Garry Wills discusses his life, career, and how remaining an outsider has let him maintain contacts and friendships across the ideological spectrum. In his latest book, Outside Looking In: Adventures of an Observer, he writes frankly about deeply personal issues, including his devotion to his wife, his troubled relationship with his father, his strong Catholic faith, and gives descriptions and impressions of presidents and other important figures he has dealt with over five decades.

Guests:

Garry Wills

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Comments [9]

The Truth from Becky

Someone not afraid to say that southern and a lot of northerner have lost their decorum ever since the election of President Obama. Shameful, disrespectful idiots

Oct. 26 2010 01:55 PM
The Truth from Becky

Well there you have it the plain straightforward truth ...thank you Mr. Wells

Oct. 26 2010 01:53 PM
LL from UWS

PLEASE CLARIFY about Black President--if Obama were a Republican surely he would not be attacked by the Right, by the Tea Party.

Isn't the anti-Obama hysteria being underwritten by anti-Democratic, pro-Big Business people?

Koch Brothers, for example.

P.S. I am enjoying this interview enormously.

Oct. 26 2010 01:52 PM
LL from UWS

PLEASE CLARIFY about Black President--if Obama were a Republican surely he would not be attacked by the Right, by the Tea Party.

Isn't the anti-Obama hysteria being underwritten by anti-Democratic, pro-Big Business people?

Koch Brothers, for example.

P.S. I am enjoying this interview enormously.

Oct. 26 2010 01:51 PM
Dan from Brooklyn Heights.

Fantastic Interview.

Oct. 26 2010 01:50 PM
Mike from Triebca

Though I'm a post-lapsed Catholic and self-confessing "rank atheist," I always learn something from Mr. Wills' superbly written books. I particularly enjoy his "What Paul Meant," which upends many common misconceptions about that controversial figure.

Oct. 26 2010 01:38 PM
michael from manhattan

Please ask Mr. Wills what he considers to be the root cause of the deep ideological division -- esp politically -- in American society. My theory is that it stems from the systematic underfunding of public education over the past few decades -- and the result is the educated vs. those who aren't (and have deep disdain for intellectuals).

Oct. 26 2010 01:32 PM
Tim

Hopkins proffesor=Outsider? Bull Roast!

Oct. 26 2010 01:17 PM
LL from UWS

Can you politely and gently ask him how he participates in the Catholic Church and does he see any avenues for reforming the abuses?

And how does he take his Catholic faith into daily life, into political life--is it all about sex, sexual identity, and abortion--or is there anything more directly related to the more precise teachings of Jesus Christ?

Thank you.

Oct. 26 2010 01:04 PM

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