Electoral courage

William Ian Miller, author of "The Mystery of Courage," talks about why John McCain's bravery ruined his presidential bid.

By Interview by Laura Miller

Published October 26, 2000 8:00AM (EDT)

Salon's books editor speaks with author William Ian Miller about courage in presidential candidates, what voters are looking for and how bravery has affected the campaigns of John McCain, Al Gore and George W. Bush.

Laura Miller is New York editorial director for Salon.com. Her criticism and book reviews have appeared in the New York Times Book Review, the Washington Post Book World, the Village Voice, the San Francisco Examiner and the New York Observer.

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