Books

A Newsman’s Style as Envoy in Africa

By Books June 15, 1998

When one thinks of how an ambassador’s career gets started, a rocky beach and seagulls don’t likely come to mind. But this is how Smith Hempstone, a former Editor-in-Chief of The Washington Times and 1965 Nieman Fellow, says he first … Read more

Scoop Artist Who Isn’t a Journalist

By Books June 15, 1998

“Born to see; meant to look.” That’s the personal motto taken from Goethe’s “Faust” that Peter Drucker, the legendary thinker and management expert, uses to describe his profession. An observer, not a participant. Almost like a … Read more

Questioning the Press’s Adversarial Tone

By Books June 15, 1998

The Argument Culture: Moving from Debate to DialogueDeborah Tannen Random House. 348 Pages. $25.“The Battle of the Sexes,” “Telecommunications Price Wars,” “Democrats Send Clinton into Battle for Second Term,” “A Classic Match-up: It’s only the opening bell, but the … Read more