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    Book Discussion on The Marquis

    Laura Auricchio talked about her book, The Marquis: Lafayette Reconsidered, in which she recalls the life of Marquis de Lafayette, a French-born military leader who fought in the American…

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    Book Discussion on This Changes Everything

    Naomi Klein talked about her book, This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. The Climate, in which she argues that climate change will never be addressed properly until we get rid of our…

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    Book Discussion on The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975

    Danny Glover, Kathleen Cleaver, and Brian Jones talked about the Black Power Movement and key participants like Stokley Carmichael, Angela Davis, Eldridge Cleaver, Bobby Seale, and Huey P.…

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    Book Discussion on Capitalism: A Ghost Story

    Arundhati Roy talked about her book, Capitalism: A Ghost Story, in which she discusses the impact of economic globalization on Third World countries. She argues that the exploitation…

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    Book Discussion on The Speech

    Gary Younge talked about his book, The Speech: The Story Behind Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s Dream, in which he examines Martin Luther King Jr.'s “I Have a Dream Speech,”…

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    New School University Commencement Address

    Nate Silver gave the commencement address to the 2013 graduating class of New School University. His topics included global and national challenges the graduates face, older…

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    Book Discussion on Knowing too Much

    Author Norman Finkelstein talked about his book, Knowing Too Much: Why the American Jewish Romance with Israel Is Coming to an End, in which he argues that the decades-long support for…

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    Book Discussion on Words and Money

    Andre Schiffrin, founder of The New Press, argues that media conglomeration has led to the death of serious reportage in the United States. The author presents his thoughts on the…

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    2009 National Book Critics Circle Awards Ceremony

    Each year the National Book Critics Circle nominates authors of books from six categories: fiction, general non-fiction, autobiography, biography, criticism, and poetry.  During this…

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    Role of Women in Politics

    A panel of female political professionals talked about Senator Hillary Clinton’s br/ unsuccessful Presidential campaign, the strides women have made in pursuit of leadership roles and…

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    Future of the U.S. Economy

    The panelists talked about the growth of the U.S. economy and employment, deficit reduction, globalization, tax cuts, Social Security, oil consumption, and public investments. After…

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    Book Discussion on The Siege of Mecca

    Yaroslav Trofimov talked about his book The Siege of Mecca: The Forgotten Uprising in Islam’s Holiest Shrine and the Birth of Al Qaeda, published by Doubleday. The author talked…

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    Role of Local Government in Democracy

    Newark Mayor Cory Booker talked about the role of local government as the foundation of a living, not just theoretical, democracy and the possibilities and limitations of local government…

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    25 Years of AIDS

    Panelists talked about the history and impact of the HIV/AIDS crisis. Among the issues they addressed were medical research into detection and prevention, education programs, public…

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    Journalists Under Fire

    Two veteran editors talked about what it was like in the newsroom when the news was the kidnapping and murder of one of their own reporters. In 2002 Wall Street Journal correspondent…

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    Book Discussion on Inequality Matters: The Growing Economic Divide in America

    James Lardner talked about the book he co-edited Inequality Matters: The Growing Economic Divide in America and Its Poisonous Consequences, published by New Press. He was joined by…

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    Book Discussion on Life Out of Context

    Walter Mosley talked about his book Life Out of Context: Which Includes a Proposal for the Non-Violent Takeover of the House of Representatives, published by Nation…

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    Book Discussion on Pornified: How Pornography is Transforming Our Lives

    Pamela Paul talked about her book Pornified: How Pornography is Transforming Our Lives, Our Relationships, and Our Families, published by Times Books. In the book she argues that women…

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    Deciding What You Read

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    Book Discussion on Faith at War: A Journey on the Frontlines of Islam

    Yaroslav Trofimov discussed his book Faith at War: A Journey on the Frontlines of Islam, from Baghdad to Timbuktu, published by Henry Holt and Co. The book examines the effects of…

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