Ron Suskind

(Ronald Steven "Ron" Suskind)

Ron Suskind
Ron Suskind
  • Born: November 20, 1959
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Journalist, Author

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Ronald Steven "Ron" Suskind is an American journalist and author. He was the senior national affairs writer for The Wall Street Journal from 1993 to 2000, where he won the 1995 Pulitzer Prize for Feature Writing for articles that became the starting point for his first book, A Hope in the Unseen. His other books include The Price of Loyalty, The One Percent Doctrine, The Way of the World, Confidence Men, and his memoir Life, Animated: A Story of Sidekicks, Heroes, and Autism. Suskind has written about the George W. Bush Administration, the Barack Obama Administration, and related issues of the United States' use of power.

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Human intelligence trumps electronic or signals intelligence every time. Science, Mathematics, Engineering & Technology
All of the leading terrorism experts are clear on one thing: that in terms of protecting America, we are almost never going to know a place or a time of an attack. Time
Al-Qaeda has a kind of loose, almost entrepreneurial structure with lots of cells in various countries that are semi-independent.
By virtue of some of the ways the game is played, in terms of message discipline, in terms of access for reporters, and especially in the way that sources and subjects, especially famous subjects, treat the media, almost by default there's more news that's falling into books. Fame
I absolutely reject that idea that the press is liberal and what it does is liberal. In my view, it's like accusing a doctor of malpractice or a lawyer of malfeasance.
I don't have to deal with the issues of the daily news cycle.
If you write something that gets a bad response, or someone commits candor or is off message, there are often consequences almost immediately when it appears in the paper or a magazine, that somebody gets called into the boss's office. And sometimes it can result in a loss of access for the reporter.
If you write something the White House doesn't like, they take you in and say, 'If you ever write something like you did today, nobody from the White House will ever talk to you again,'
I've been a reporter for 20 years, and I don't ever get things wrong. That's important in terms of my professional status.
Message matters. Message matters almost as much as actions.
The fact is that in a way, journalists become a kind of default in the system when you don't have substantive two-party back-and-forth inside of the government. Government
The fact is, I can vote for anybody; independents, Republicans, Democrats. But I'm a registered Democrat in the District of Columbia.
The fact is, most journalists I know are not particularly political. They move around a lot.
The informed, unmanaged question. That's the most dangerous thing at a press conference anywhere.
The media has become more forceful, has begun to recognize its traditional historic role and act on it, and truth is infectious. Truth
The substance of faith is a hope in the unseen. Hope ;Religion & God
To try to be authentic these days, to ask questions of the people in power - it's difficult. This administration has evolved new techniques to handle people like me. Their strategy, in a word, is simple: ignore them. Power
Wars tend to be very public things, they are visible. There are correspondents traveling with the troops and you get daily dispatches.
When you get people standing up saying, 'I'm going to just tell the truth; what do we have to fear?,' it encourages others, and it creates a counterresponse. Truth