Garry Wills: "Outside Looking In"

Garry Wills: "Outside Looking In"

Garry Wills, journalist, classicist and historian, says he’s always been an outsider looking in, but his perch has been remarkable. In a new collection of essays he describes some of the more unlikely places he’s been and the insights...

Garry Wills, journalist, classicist and historian, says he’s always been an outsider looking in, but his perch has been remarkable. In a new collection of essays he describes some of the more unlikely places he’s been and the insights he’s gleaned about many of the major figures on our modern era: Richard Nixon, Beverly Sills, Dr Spock, Hillary Clinton, Bill Buckley, and John Waters to name a few. He’s covered anti-war protests, presidential campaigns, and investigated the life and death of the man who murdered Lee Harvey Oswald. Garry Wills joins us in the studio to talk about life as he’s seen it and the benefits of being an observer.

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Garry Wills

professor emeritus of history at Northwestern University and author of numerous books, including the Pulitzer-Prize winning "Lincoln at Gettysburg," "Saint Augustine" and "Why I Am a Catholic."

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