During the height of the Vietnam War, Bill Moyers was President Lyndon Johnson’s press secretary. It was his responsibility to explain to the press and the world what was happening and why the U.S. was doing what it was doing. He was also present as the Johnson administration declared war on poverty, launched its Great Society programs and signed civil rights legislation. Moyers is now one of the most respected journalists and political analysts in the land. His is a voice of reason and common sense, one that I have learned to trust over the years.
He also understands the religious situation and the ideological divide in our nation. Moyers believes that the Vietnam War and the current military action in Iraq are among the “great blunders in our history.” So it is remarkable that he was invited to deliver a lecture on “The Meaning of Freedom” at the United States Military Academy at West Point last fall.