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    Classical Liberal Constitution

    Law professor Richard Epstein talked about his book, The Classical Liberal Constitution: The Uncertain Quest for Limited Government, with law professor Theodore Ruger. They discussed a constitutional interpretation which supports a more limited American federal government. 

    This program was hosted by the National Constitution Center and was moderated by its president, Jeffrey Rosen.

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    Panel Discussion on Big Government

    Authors P.J. O’Rourke, Charles Murray, and John Allison, talked about the growth of the federal government.

    “Who Will Save Us from Big Government” was a panel at FreedomFest, an annual libertarian conference held July 9-12, 2014, at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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    American Exceptionalism

    Charles Murray spoke by phone about American exceptionalism, a topic he discussed in his 2013 booklet American Exceptionalism: an Experiment in History.

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    Panel Discussion on Room to Grow

    Authors of YG Network’s book, Room to Grow: Conservative Reforms for a Limited Government and a Thriving Middle Class talked about the book and ideas for solving America’s problems. Topics included health care costs, education, changing the tax code, and creating jobs.

    This was a panel of a forum on the conservative domestic agenda at 50th anniversary of “the Great Society.” "Solutions for the Middle Class: The New Conservative Policy Thinking" was held at the American Enterprise Institute and co-sponsored by the YG Network and National Affairs.

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    To the Fair!

    This 1964 film was commissioned by the New York World’s Fair Corporation, and follows a variety of people as they experience the fair’s exhibits in Queens, New York. The film was co-directed by Czech-American filmmaker Alexander Hammid, who directed films for the U.S. Office of War Information during World War II.

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    Future of Conservatism

    Authors, columnists, and journalists talked about the future of conservatism and the Republican Party. They also responded to questions from the audience. Topics included the U.S. economy, social policy, capitalism, foreign policy, and health care.

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    Election and Voting Reform, Panel 2

    Panelists talked about reforming the election system. The discussion included issues raised by the national bipartisan poll on American attitudes toward elections and election reform released that day by the commission and USA Today. A video was shown with poll results. Topics included early voting, voter fraud, access to polls, universal voter identification, campaign finance reform, and dysfunction within the federal government. They responded to questions from the audiences.

    This discussion at The Ohio State University was the third event in the Bipartisan Policy Center’s Commission on Political Reform series of forums held in various cities around the country.

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    Life Expectancy Rate and Retirement

    Retirement and financial planning professionals talked about the implications of increased life expectancy on the workplace and financial planning. Topics included Social Security and Medicare, and personal financial planning, and the economy. 

    This program was part of a New America Foundation, Slate Magazine, and Arizona State University forum on how living longer affect society and public policy.

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    Impact of the 1960s Cultural Revolution

    Panelists talked about the impact of the 1960s Cultural Revolution on American society. They argued that the 1960s brought a decline of confidence in institutions and authority, the growth of political cynicism, and transformation of popular culture and values. Princeton University’s James Madison Program in America Ideals and Institutions, and the Association for the Study of Free Institutions co-hosted this event.

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    Book Discussion on Coming Apart: The State of White America, 1960-2010

    Charles Murray talked about his book, Coming Apart: The State of White America, 1960-2010. He discussed the cultural problems of the white working class versus the white upper-middle class. He said that since 1960 they had becoming more separated than ever before in history and that the upper class was losing touch with mainstream America.
    “Political Delusions and the American Character” was part of the annual Western Conservative Summit held by the Colorado Christian University Centennial Institute at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Denver.