Once upon a time, Washington spawned towering works of political fiction. What about now?
“Liberty can have nothing to fear from the judiciary alone, but would have everything to fear from its union with the other departments.” -Alexander Hamilton
The novel was my escape from the world of real news, a chance to lose myself in my imagination. But the real world was now encroaching on my make-believe Washington. And it was eerie.
Tom Rosenstiel — head of the American Press Institute — has written a novel about a political fixer who gets the biggest job of his career: Sanitizing a controversial Supreme Court nominee. Interview on Weekend Edition Saturday.
Anthony Franze talks to Tom Rosenstiel over email about the Supreme Court, modern politics and journalism, and his gripping debut novel.