Bill Moyers is the former host of NOW with Bill Moyers
on PBS. He was one of the organizers of the Peace Corps, spokesperson for President Lyndon Johnson,
publisher of Newsday, senior correspondent for CBS News, and producer of many of public
television’s groundbreaking series. He is the winner of more than thirty Emmy Awards, and
the author of the best-selling books Listening to America, A World of Ideas, and Healing
and the Mind. He lives in New York.
There are times when what we journalists see and intend to write about dispassionately sends a shiver down the spine, shaking us from our neutrality. This has been happening to me frequently of late as one story after another drives home the fact that the delusional is no longer marginal …