Robert Draper

[audio:http://dissentradio.com/charles/aw2007-09-26draper.mp3]

Robert Draper, national correspondent for GQ magazine and author of Dead Certain: The Presidency of George W. Bush, discusses the access he was allowed to the White House while writing his book, the firing of Donald Rumsfeld, the president’s relationship with his father, certainty about everything he does and fear of ghosts.

MP3 here. (16:34)

Robert Draper has been a national correspondent for GQ magazine for the past decade, and prior to that was senior editor at Texas Monthly. He lives in Washington, D.C. He is author of a novel, Hadrian’s Walls (Knopf), and the biography Rolling Stone Magazine: The Uncensored History.