ORDINARY OR EXTRAORDINARY?
Political critics had a heyday with Ronald Reagan's presidency, describing the actor-turned-president as an "amiable dunce." But in his new book, "Ronald Reagan: How an Ordinary Man Became and Extraordinary Leader," Dinesh D'Souza argues that Reagan was, in fact, was one of the most influential presidents of all time.
Recent Authors' Corner Guests
10//23/97 -- Cyberspace Stories Janet H. Murray explores what happens when stories go online.
9//17/97 -- Extraordinary Minds Howard Garder probes the makings of real geniuses.
9//4/97 -- The Whole Shebang Timothy Ferris provides a state of the universe report.
8/31/97 -- The Time Bind Sociologist Arlie Russell Hochschild's revealing look at the flip-flop between the workplace and the home.
6/16/97 -- The Universe Below Discovering the Secrets of the Deep Sea Join Pulitzer Prize winning author William Broad in exploring the Earth's utmost depths.
5/16/97 -- Life Itself: Exploring the Realm of the Living Cell Explore the world of the cell with Washington Post science writer Boyce Rensberger.
4/24/97 -- Memories of Summer Considered the best baseball writer in the business, author Roger Kahn reflects on Jackie Robinson and other baseball greats.
4/3/97 -- Organizing Genius Warren Bennis discussed creative collaboration and what makes a Great Group.
3/25/97 -- Human Identity in Cyberspace In this forum, MIT professor Turkle looks at how the Internet and e-mail alters the realities of human lives.
3/18/97 -- Norton Anthology: African American Literature General Editor Nellie McKay took your questions on the importance and place of African American literature in the U.S.
3/17/97 -- Daring Diplomacy: Clinton's Secret Search for Peace in Ireland The Irish Times Washington bureau chief, looks at the groundbreaking involvement of the White House in Irish peace talks
3/13/97 -- A Tale for All Ages: The Odyssey A discussion with Prof. Robert Fagles on an ancient journey of departure and return.
2/28/97 -- Basic Humanity Author of "The Moral Intelligence of Children," Robert Coles, a Harvard professor and noted child psychiatrist, on teaching children morals.