Ted Widmer


Ted Widmer, author of the "Better Angels" conversation on this site, is the Director of the John Carter Brown Library at Brown University. He is a former speech writer for President Clinton and has served as Director of the C.V. Starr Institute for the Study of the American Experience.

Stories by this author

  • President Obama Speech
    | September 1st, 2010
    President Obama's speech last night was supposed to be a victory lap, but it was a rather laborious one, searching for reasons to celebrate when they can be hard to find.  The end of combat operations is truly important, and all Americans...
  • President Obama, Oval Office Address
    | June 16th, 2010
    President Obama’s first Oval Office address marked an important moment in the ever-churning news cycle – the president’s most public response to the spill, and an opening salvo in what will likely be a long hot summer of politics, culminating in the...