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What I Saw at the Revolution

Featuring Raphael Bostic, Lisa Schweitzer, Donnajean Ward, Matthew Young

In this edition of the Bedrosian Book Club Podcast, we’re taking a look to the past. We read Peggy Noonan’s 1990 memoir, What I Saw at the Revolution. This is a political memoir for those who don’t usually read political memoirs. This book is a testimony to the power of language in politics. Noonan was a speechwriter for President Reagan, in both of his terms. This is a portrait of life in Washington, D.C. as well as both the Reagan and Bush administrations. She has a critical eye for the mechanisms of political speech writing. She describes the pull between the policy wonks, the writers, and the politicians. Join us for a conversation on the power of language in politics and for a look at how our Federal government works.