Rawhide Down

April 7th, 2011

There are certain events that are seared in the collective memory of the nation. D Day, Pearl Harbor, certainly November 22, 1963 was such a moment. And for many of us, March 30 1981, was also such a day. The near assassination of Ronald Reagan did change history. Thinking about these events and the way they altered history, makes them like triggers of thought that somehow short circuit time and make yesterday’s events today's reality. This is what Washington Post journalist Del Quentin Wilber has done with his book Rawhide Down: The Near Assassination of Ronald Reagan. Regardless of your political views about Reagan, it was a seminal historical moment. My conversation with Del Quentin Wilber: