Peggy Noonan, former speechwriter for Ronald Reagan, has just won a Pulitzer Prize for commentary. In the aftermath of the space shuttle Challenger explosion in 1986, Ms. Noonan helped craft the speech President Reagan delivered. “Noonan included a passage from ‘High Flight,’ a poem by an American killed in a mid-air collision in 1941 — a decision that vaulted the speech into prominence.”
As the WSJ notes about Ms. Noonan, “she foresaw Trump’s rise and his appeal to Americans who were frustrated by the leaders of both major political parties. Ms. Noonan didn’t shrink from addressing Trump’s many flaws as a candidate, but she always showed great respect for the intelligence of voters and explained the currents of American life and politics that catapulted Trump to the White House.”
In the Arena Speakers: Peggy Noonan
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