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    Truman's Presidency and World War II

    David McCullough talked about Harry S. Truman’s presidency and World War II. He said that President Truman’s humility and quiet courage, stemming from his working class upbringing in rural Missouri, helped him make the tough decisions that defined his presidency. 

    During his time in office, President Truman desegregated the military, led the U.S. into the Korean War, created the Marshall Plan to help rebuild post-World War II Europe, and made the decision to drop the atom bomb on the Japanese.

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    Conversation with Cornel West and Robert P. George

    Cornel West and Robert George talked about what they’ve learned from each other on some of the more divisive political issues of the day. While on opposite ends of the political spectrum, Professor West and Professor George teach classes together at Princeton University and have a healthy respect for each others' views.

    “The Culture Wars: A Workable Armistice?” was the season finale in the American Conversations series, hosted by the Hauenstein Center for Presidential Studies at Grand Valley State University.

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