Past Event On February 22, 2020
Declarations On Washington
“We must try again to be alive to what the people of our country really long for in our national life: forgiveness and grace, maturity and wisdom.”Peggy Noonan
Declarations On Washington
Program Date: February 22, 2020
Peggy Noonan is a Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist for The Wall Street Journal and bestselling author of nine books on American politics, history, and culture. Her column, “Declarations,” has run each week since 2000 and has been hailed by Forbes as “principled, perceptive, persuasive, and patriotic.”
In the run-up to the 2020 U.S. presidential election, Peggy Noonan brought her unique and thoughtful analysis, political insights, and trademark humor and warmth to the Forum stage.
“In an entertaining manner, Peggy Noonan informed us from her point of view of the strengths and weaknesses of the characters of each of our Presidents from Jimmy Carter through Donald Trump. Aome of my own judgments were reinforced, and others were enlightened.”– Subscriber Comment
About PEGGY NOONAN
Peggy Noonan is a Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist for The Wall Street Journal, where her weekly column, “Declarations,” has run since 2000. She is also the bestselling author of nine books on American politics, history, and culture, including the bestsellers What I Saw at the Revolution and When Character Was King. She is one of ten historians and writers who contributed essays on the American presidency for the book Character Above All. In her most recent release, The Time of Our Lives, Noonan chronicles her career in journalism, the Reagan White House, and the political arena.
In 2017, when she was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Political Commentary for her coverage of the 2016 presidential election, the prize committee cited her for “rising to the moment with beautifully rendered columns that connected readers to the shared virtues of Americans during one of the nation’s most divisive political campaigns.”
In 2008, the National Journal dubbed Noonan’s political column indispensable to an understanding of the presidential year, and Forbes called her column “principled, perceptive, persuasive, and patriotic.” Noonan’s essays have appeared in TIME, Newsweek, The Washington Post and other publications, and she provides frequent political commentary on television. She has also been a fellow at Harvard University’s Institute of Politics and has taught in the history department at Yale University.
Noonan served as a Special Assistant and speechwriter to President Ronald Reagan. In the White House, she worked alongside the President on speeches that spanned the 40th anniversary of D-Day, the Challenger disaster, and his Farewell Address.
Before entering the Reagan White House, Noonan was a producer and writer at CBS News in New York and an adjunct professor of Journalism at New York University.
She was born in Brooklyn, New York, and grew up there; as well as in Massapequa Park, Long Island; and in Rutherford, New Jersey. She is a graduate of Fairleigh Dickinson University in Rutherford. She lives in New York City.