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    20th Century Presidential Leadership

    Harvard Kennedy School Professor Joseph Nye talks about the foreign policies of 20th century American presidents and assesses the effectiveness and ethics of their choices. Professor…

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    Book Discussion on Deng Xiaoping and the Transformation of China

    Ezra Vogel talked about his biography of transformational Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping. He responded to questions from members of the audience at the Cambridge Forum held at the First…

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    Book Discussion on The Missing Class: Portraits of the Near Poor in America

    Kathrine Newman and Victor Chen talked about their co-authored book, The Missing Class: Portraits of the Near Poor in America, published by Beacon Press. In their book Katherine Newman…

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    Book Discussion on The Trouble with Diversity

    Walter Benn Michaels talked about his book, The Trouble with Diversity: How We Learned to Love Identity and Ignore Inequality, published by Metropolitan Books. He said that…

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    Book Discussion on The Narnian: The Life and Imagination of C. S. Lewis

    Professor Jacobs talked about his biography The Narnian: The Life and Imagination of C. S. Lewis, published by HarperSanFrancisco. He outlined Oxford scholar and religious writer…

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    Book Discussion on Divided Minds

    Ms. Polsgrove discussed her book Divided Minds: Intellectuals and the Civil Rights Movement, published by W.W. Norton & Company. Ms. Polsgrove examines some of the writings…

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    Book Discussion on Database Nation

    Mr. Garfinkel talked about his book Database Nation: The Death of Privacy in the 21st Century, published by O’Reilly and Associates. The book marks the advances in…

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    Book Discussion on Sleeping With Extraterrestrials

    Ms. Kaminer talks about her book Sleeping With Extra-Terrestrials: The Rise of Irrationalism and the Perils of Piety, published by Pantheon Books. The author examines faith-based…

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    Book Discussion on Everything for Sale

    Mr. Kuttner, the co-founder of The American Prospect, talked about his new book, Everything for Sale: The Virtues and Limits of Markets. He analyzed the three separate notions that…

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    Book Discussion on Democracy's Discontent

    Mr. Sandel talked about his book, Democracy’s Discontent: America in Search of a Public Philosophy in which he says that community is the starting point for revitalizing…

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    Reflections of a Public Man

    Senator Simpson, who retired last year after representing Wyoming for 18 years, talked about his career in politics with many humorous turns of phrase. He also talked about his…

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    Racial Justice

    Professors hooks and West talked about their perspectives on the notion of “beloved community,” which Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. used to describe a world free of…

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    Book Discussion on Lost Gospel of the Earth

    Mr. Hayden spoke about his new book, The Lost Gospel of the Earth: A Call for Renewing Nature, Spirit, and Politics. It focuses on the relationship between religion, the environment…

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    Defining Feminism

    Ms. Kaminer spoke on the topic, “Will Class Trump Gender,” the subject of her article in the November-December issue of The American Prospect. The article focuses on how…

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    Book Discussion on The Good Society

    Dr. Galbraith talked about his recent book, The Good Society: The Humane Agenda, published by Houghton Mifflin. He discussed the standards for judging a “good”…

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    Book Discussion on Not Out of Africa

    Professor Lefkowitz spoke about multiculturalism in the ancient world. Her recent book, Not Out of Africa: How Afrocentrism Became an Excuse to Teach Myth as History, deals with the…

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    Cyberidentity

    Ms. Turkle talked about the identities people create for themselves on the Internet and its impact on our culture. She is the author of Life on the Screen: Identity in the Age of…

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    Morality and War

    Professor Hehir discussed morality and war, including issues such as the justifiability of the use of force. He emphasized the moral questions of the nuclear age.

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    Politics of Economic Distress in 1996

    Panelists discussed how economic distress will affect the 1996 congressional and presidential campaign. They also examined how the media and corporate interests de-emphasize this…

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    New American Politics

    Mr. Dugger spoke about how U.S. society is dominated by big business and its partner, big government. He urged citizens to form new populist alliances to reassert their influence…

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