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    Book Discussion on Uncertain Justice

    Laurence Tribe talked about his book, Uncertain Justice: The Roberts Court and the Constitution, in which he argues that the Supreme Court under Justice John Roberts was quietly rewriting…

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    Book Discussion on War! What is it Good For?

    Ian Morris talked about his book, War! What Is It Good For?: Conflict and the Progress of Civilization From Primates to Robots, in which he argues that 15,000 years of war has advanced…

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    Book Discussion on The Brothers

    Stephen Kinzer talked about his book The Brothers: John Foster Dulles, Allen Dulles, and Their Secret World War, a dual-biography of brothers John Foster Dulles, former secretary of state,…

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    Book Discussion on Saul Bellow's Heart

    Greg Bellow talked about his book, Saul Bellow’s Heart: A Son’s Memoir, in which he recounts the life of his late father, author Saul Bellow (1915-2005). Greg Bellow said that…

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    Book Discussion on Foodopoly

    Wenonah Hauter, organic farm owner and executive director of Food and Water Watch, talked about her book, Foodopoly: The Battle Over the Future of Food an Farming in America, in which she…

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    Book Discussion on Round About the Earth

    Harvard University Professor Joyce Chaplin talked about her book, Round About the Earth: Circumnavigation from Magellan to Orbit, in which she presents the history of the circumnavigation…

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    Book Discussion on God Believes in Love

    Gene Robinson, the bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of New Hampshire and the first openly-gay person elected to the episcopate, talked about his book, God Believes in Love: Straight Talk…

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    Book Discussion on Twilight of the Elites

    Christopher Hayes contends that Americans distrust of once respected institutions is due to the failures of our leaders and their social and economic distance from the rest of the…

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    Book Discussion on White House Burning

    Simon Johnson and James Kwak talked about the history of U.S. debt and the impact it would have on future generations. They also argued that the debt problems could be solved without…

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    Book Discussion on Power and Constraint

    Jack Goldsmith argues that while it is commonly held that the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, resulted in the executive branch obtaining unprecedented and unaccountable power, the…

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    Book Discussion on The End of Money

    David Wolman talked about his book The End of Money: Counterfeiters, Preachers, Techies, Dreamers--and the Coming Cashless Society. Mr. Wolman considered the pros and cons of the…

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    Book Discussion on With Liberty and Justice for Some

    Former constitutional rights lawyer Glenn Greenwald contends that the United States has a two-tiered judicial system, one for the “haves” and one for the…

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    Book Discussion on Don't Shoot

    David Kennedy, director of the Center for Crime Prevention and Control, recounts the development and execution of his plan to curb inner-city violence in Boston in the 1990s.…

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    Book Discussion on Confidence Men

    Ron Suskind takes a look at the inner workings of the Obama administration and its handling of the economic crisis. Mr. Suskind responded to questions from members of the audience…

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    Book Discussion on The Googlization of Everything (And Why We Should Worry)

    Siva Vaidhyanathan talked about his book The Googlization of Everything: (And Why We Should Worry) (University of California Press, 2011). In his book Professor Vaidhyanathan contends that…

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    Book Discussion on Liberty's Exiles: American Loyalists in the Revolutionary World

    Maya Jasanoff presents a history of Americans loyal to the British Empire following the Revolutionary War. The author recounts that 60,000 or 1 in 40 Americans were loyalists and…

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    Book Discussion on The Honor Code

    Kwame Anthony Appiah, philosophy professor at Princeton University, argues that “moral revolutions,” from the demise of duels to solve personal arguments in Britain to the end…

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    Book Discussion on Whistling Vivaldi

    The provost of Columbia University presents his study of the effects of stereotypes on learning and testing and the state of education in the U.S. He discovers that telling a group what a…

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    Book Discussion on Drawing the Map of Life

    Victor McElheny looks at the history and impact of the Human Genome Project, which began twenty years ago. The goal of the project was to determine and map the chemical sequence found…

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    Book Discussion on Tocqueville's Discovery of America

    Leo Damrosch, the Ernest Bernbaum Professor of Literature at Harvard University, recalls Alexis De Tocquville’s nine-month travels throughout the United States from 1831-1832. De…

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