In his best-selling The Russians, Hedrick Smith took millions of readers inside the Soviet Union. In The Power Game, he took us inside Washington’s corridors of power. Now Smith takes us across America to show how seismic changes, sparked by a sequence of landmark political and economic decisions, have transformed America. As only a veteran reporter can, Smith fits the puzzle together, starting with Lewis Powell’s provocative memo that triggered a political rebellion that dramatically altered the landscape of power from then until today.
"He ties it all together"
Five decades of reporting have taught me that whenever a president starts screeching about the media, it’s a sure sign he’s in hot water and fearing revelations about some policy disaster, damaging mendacity or political villainy.
"So, What Is Trump Hiding?" is from the March 17, 2017 Opinion section of The New York Times. It was written by Hedrick Smith and narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright.
"Can the States Save American Democracy?" is from the August 21, 2016 Opinion section of The New York Times. It was written by Hedrick Smith and narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright.