After Words with John Patrick Diggins
John Patrick Diggins was interviewed about his book, Ronald Reagan: Fate, Freedom, and the Making of History, published by W.W.… read more
John Patrick Diggins was interviewed about his book, Ronald Reagan: Fate, Freedom, and the Making of History, published by W.W. Norton. He contended that Ronald Reagan was one of the greatest presidents in U.S. history, arguing that President Reagan’s beliefs were derived from his study of both conservatism as well as liberalism. He cited the president’s reading and his use of quotations from authors like Thomas Paine and Ralph Waldo Emerson. The guest interviewer was George Will.
Professor Diggins is the author of several books on history as well as biographies on John Adams and Max Weber.
George Will is the author of a syndicated column that appears in more than 475 newspapers as well as a contributing editor for Newsweek magazine in which he writes a column. Mr. Will is the author of numerous books on politics and baseball. close
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