At the age of 25, Mr. Robinson became Chief Speechwriter on the White House staff of Vice President Bush. A year-and-a-half later he became a speechwriter to President Reagan. Mr. Robinson served President Reagan for nearly five years, rising to become a Special Assistant to the President. Mr. Robinson’s more than 200 speeches for President Reagan include the world-famous Berlin Wall Address, in which President Reagan issued the challenge, “Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this Wall!”
Mr. Robinson graduated summa cum laude from Dartmouth College, then earned an M.A. from Oxford University. After leaving the White House he attended Stanford Business School. Mr. Robinson’s book about business school, Snapshots From Hell: The Making of an MBA, became a business best-seller. Published by Warner Books, Snapshots is now available in paperback. In addition, Mr. Robinson is the author of It’s My Party: A Republican’s Messy Love Affair With the GOP, and How Ronald Reagan Changed My Life.
Mr. Robinson has served at Fox television as a producer and assistant to Rupert Murdoch and at the Securities and Exchange Commission as the director of the Office of Public Affairs and Policy Evaluation. Now a fellow at the Hoover Institution, Mr. Robinson is editor of the quarterly magazine, The Hoover Digest, and host of Uncommon Knowledge, which for 11 years ran as a public television show and now appears as a Hoover webcast interview program. He lives in Northern California with his wife and five children.