International Journalist of Ideas
I grew up watching the late John Callaway on TV. He hosted Chicago Tonight for years, and was a legend of Chicago journalism. So when I was invited to appear on his show Front & Center with John Callaway, I was naturally thrilled -- and daunted. Here's the video of the program, on which I appeared along with Ahmad Sadri of Lake Forest College and Richard Williamson, former U.S. Assistant Secretary of State and Republican foreign policy hand. I wish my parents had lived to see this -- they loved Callaway. Among the highlights for me is when he says my book Reading Legitimation Crisis in Tehran has the worst title in the history of publishing! He says nice things about the book itself, though.