The American Spectator’s founder and editor in chief, R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr., joined C-SPAN on its Booknotes+ podcast to discuss his memoir, How Do We Get Out of Here?: Half a Century of Laughter and Mayhem at The American Spectator―From Bobby Kennedy to Donald J. Trump.
In the interview, Tyrrell discusses his close relationship with Ronald Reagan and why he chose to focus on his work at The American Spectator instead of working in government. “It’s been a very successful experience,” explains Tyrrell, “and I wouldn’t trade it for another.”
We learn also of Tyrrell’s interactions with Bill Clinton, his rivalry with Malcolm Muggeridge, and his insight into the impact of Reagan’s presidency. In addition, Tyrrell reflects on the state of conservatism today and the Left’s Kultursmog.
All of these stories and Tyrrell’s inside account of the early days of The American Spectator and its influence on American politics can be found in Tyrrell’s intimate and irreverent memoir.
Listen to the interview here, and purchase the book here.
Author: The Editors