Bestselling author and columnist David Maraniss is the author of the New York Times bestseller The Big Lie, a memoir about the Vietnam War.
He is also the host of the nationally syndicated radio show “Maraniss Talks,” and the host and executive producer of “The Maranissy Show,” a podcast about America’s political landscape.
Maranis latest book, titled “The Big Lie: How the American Public is Being Lied to and Tricked,” tells the story of how President Donald Trump used his personal brand of truth-telling and deception to undermine his political opponents and win elections in 2020.
In this exclusive interview with Politico, Maranis discusses how he used Trump as a tool to attack Hillary Clinton, his upcoming book and his current political situation.
How did you get involved in politics?
What did you think about Hillary Clinton’s candidacy and the 2016 election?
The primary challenge to me as a writer was a big challenge.
I think there is something profoundly immoral about the way we’re using public resources for politics.
I don’t think that that is ethical, and that is something that needs to be challenged, and I think that is a legitimate concern that I have.
But the most important thing that I had was to challenge my own view of what it means to be a political writer.
What does it mean to be writing about issues?
What is it that it means for a writer to write about issues and how do they affect a story?
That’s the challenge that I’ve had.
So I was interested in politics because I was a writer.
How would you define your work as a political reporter?
I write for a living, but it was never my intention to become a political journalist.
I’m not a political scientist, but I’m a journalist and that’s the most rewarding thing.
The hardest thing to do as a journalist is to be honest about what you’re doing.
I’ve never been particularly good at it, but you have to be, because you’re trying to tell a story.
I didn’t want to be that kind of journalist.
I don’t know that that’s a fair question.
I do have a lot of experience in writing about politics, which I think is a valuable skill.
It was a good thing to be able to do.
What kind of issues do you want to explore?
My interest in politics has been shaped by my experience as a student at the University of Michigan, where I got into the Black Lives Matter movement.
My undergraduate thesis was called, “The Politics of Racial Justice,” which was a book that looked at the ways in which racial politics have been used to justify police violence.
I had a great deal of interest in the civil rights movement, especially in the 1960s and 1970s.
I became very interested in the Vietnam war, because I had an undergraduate degree in history and I was the only black student there, and so that was an interesting experience.
I was deeply involved in the Black Panther Party, and we were involved in a lot more activism and organizing that was very much an anti-imperialist struggle.
I did a lot in my undergraduate degree to explore the civil liberties movement, which was really a fight for women’s rights, but also against racism.
I think that the Black Panthers, the Black Liberation Army, were the beginning of the movement that has been around for decades, and then the Black Youth Movement.
I also think that we have to look at the role that women’s politics have played in our politics, and the role of women in the women’s movement.
I also started writing about the intersection of race and gender.
I wrote about how the war on drugs had been a war on black people.
And I also wrote about the role women’s suffrage played in women’s liberation, and how it was a fight that was largely driven by women, and black women, to fight back against the racist system that had been built on the backs of women.
So the politics of race, and women’s issues, and other issues that I write about were things that I felt were really important to people, and particularly women, in the United States.
How do you deal with the fact that you’ve been called out on your views?
Well, I think it’s a little bit unfortunate.
I really do feel like I’m one of the only white people on the planet.
And it’s really hard for me to talk about it, because the fact is that I’m in a profession that is dominated by men.
And there is no way to reconcile the fact of my being a white man.
And that’s why I think, well, that’s not my style.
That’s not how I’m supposed to write.
I feel like that’s something that has to be addressed, but that is not my place.
The book that I did was a very long one, and it’s kind of an overview of the issues that