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Heroes, Hacks, and Fools: Behind the Scenes in the Other Washington

Steve Scher
12/04/2007 at 9:00 a.m.

You've seen the press conferences, but what really goes on behind the scenes in Washington D.C.? Today's guest, Ted Van Dyk, has the insider's scoop. His new memoir offers insight into the bright moments and dark realities of American politics dating back to the early 1960s. How has the political culture changed over the years in both Washingtons? What lessons from the Vietnam era are relevant today? Who are the heroes, hacks and fools? Call in with your stories and questions.

Ted Van Dyk is an institution in both Washingtons. He's worn a lot of hats over the years: from Pentagon Intelligence Analyst to Democratic Political Advisor. He's also written for publications from the New York Times to the Seattle Post–Intelligencer. His new book is Heroes, Hacks, and Fools: Memoirs from the Political Inside.

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