Opinion: Ticket video chat: Matt Welch on ‘McCain: Myth of a Maverick’ -- IV


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In this episode, Part IV of our conversation with former Times writer Matt Welch on his new book on Sen. John McCain, we asked Matt what was the biggest surprise he came across in the course of his lengthy book research on the presumptive Republican nominee for president.

Hint: His answer had something to do with McCain’s Vietnam War experiences or, rather, getting past them and helping some countrymen do the same.


Part I of our video chat is available here. Part II is available here. And Part III is available here. To read some of Matt’s previous written work for The Times, click here.

The remaining four videotaped episodes of our Welch conversation will be published in coming days exclusively here on The Ticket.

-- Andrew Malcolm