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    Book Discussion on How to Clone a Mammoth

    Professor Beth Shapiro talked about her book How to Clone a Mammoth: The Science of De-Extinction, in which she reports that current scientific breakthroughs would allow for extinct species…

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    Book Discussion on Climate Shock

    Gernot Wagner and Martin Weitzman talked about their book, Climate Shock: The Economic Consequences of a Hotter Planet, about the costs that would be incurred if climate change is left…

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    Book Discussion on The Wilderness of Ruin

    Roseanne Montillo talked about her book The Wilderness of Ruin: A Tale of Madness, Fire, and the Hunt for America’s Youngest Serial Killer, in which she recounts the search for the…

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    Book Discussion on The Half Has Never Been Told

    Edward Baptist talked about his book, The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism, in which he contends that slavery drove the United States' transformation…

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    Book Discussion on Nature's God

    Matthew Stewart talked about his book, Nature’s God: The Heretical Origins of the American Republic, in which he looks at America’s founders and their philosophical…

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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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