RaveAir mail... [an] important new book ... Wittes and Hennessey...treat us to a wide-ranging and fascinating collection of contextual history. Each chapter is a smorgasbord ... historical support for the book’s conclusions makes for an entertaining and enlightening read. There are many good tidbits ... In an important way, this book is not only historical analysis but also an erudite, though not especially legal, brief advocating against a second Trump term. It is a worthy read from two fine and relevant minds.
David E McCraw
PositiveThe New York Times Book Review\"David E. McCraw thoughtfully (and entertainingly) addresses this state of affairs as he takes us behind the scenes of the venerable (or failing, depending on your perspective) New York Times. A self-professed \'raving moderate,\' McCraw is in prime position to provide this backstage view as he draws equally on his experience as a writer and a lawyer. He excels at both, explaining legal issues in lay terms and unspooling the stories that propel the book ... McCraw is rightly proud of his role in defending The Times in so many controversies. But there is also a whiff of helplessness in his telling about the degradation of truth and of people’s trust in the press, neither of which is really a matter of law or legal policy ... occasional and understandable bouts of pessimism aside, Truth in Our Times is not dire. It is spirited and hopeful and even, at times, lighthearted. It is, in a way, a love letter to the First Amendment. McCraw captures the mood best in one early sentence: \'It was a hell of a time to be a lawyer for The New York Times.\' It sure was.\