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    Book Discussion on How We Got to Now

    Steven Johnson talked about his book, How We Got to Now: Six Innovations That Made the Modern World, about the impact of six innovations - refrigeration, clocks, lenses, water purification,…

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    Book Discussion on Inventing Freedom

    Daniel Hannan, British Conservative Party member of the European Parliament, talked about his book, Inventing Freedom: How the English-Speaking Peoples Made the Modern World, in which he…

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    Book Discussion on World Order

    Henry Kissinger talked about his book, World Order, in which he explores the possibility of achieving world order, something which he says has never been achieved…

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    Book Discussion on Thirteen Days in September

    Lawrence Wright talked about his book, Thirteen Days in September: Cater, Begin, and Sadat at Camp David, in which he recounts the 1978 Camp David Accords, during which President Jimmy…

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    Magna Carta 800th Anniversary

    Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts talked about the Magna Carta on its 800th anniversary. He spoke about why there was a need for the Magna Carta, how it helped to shape a young…

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    Book Discussion on The Amazons

    Adrienne Mayor talked about her book The Amazons: Lives and Legends of Warrior Women Across the Ancient World, in which she combines classical myth and art, nomad traditions, and scientific…

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    Book Discussion on 1177 B.C.

    Eric Cline talked about his book, 1177 B.C.: The Year Civilization Collapsed. br/ He spoke in the Science Pavilion of the 2014 National Book Festival, which was held August 30 by the…

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    Book Discussion on Shores of Knowledge

    Joyce Appleby talked about her book, Shores of Knowledge: New World Discoveries and the Scientific Imagination, in which she looks at the impact of explorers during the Age of Discovery on…

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    Sunni-Shiite Conflict in Iraq

    Shibley Telhami talked about the history of Islamic sects in Iraq. Topics included the differences between Sunnis, Shias, and the Kurds. He also discussed the history of Sharia…

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    Book Discussion on Churchill's First War

    Con Coughlin, defense editor of the Daily Telegraph, talked about his book, Churchill’s First War: Young Winston at War with the Afghans, in which he recounts Winston…

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    Leon Aron on Ancient Times to the Modern Olympic Games

    American Enterprise Institute Russian Studies Director, Leon Aron, talked about the intersection of politics and the Olympics games from ancient times to the modern Olympic Games. He…

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    Imperial Presidencies

    Journalist and historian David Andelman talked about the history of the “imperial” presidency and the changes in power for democratic leaders around the world. He responded…

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    Book Discussion on Heretics and Heroes

    Thomas Cahill talked about his book, Heretics and Heroes: How Renaissance Artists and Reformation Priests Created Our World, in which he discusses the developments in Western thought…

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    The Pauline Epistles

    Curator Peggy Daub talked about one of Michigan’s most famous papyri, a 3rd century codex, written in Greek and found in Egypt, containing the Letters of St. Paul. Known to…

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    Waldseemuller's Map of America

    Panelists talked about a map made in 1507 by German mapmaker Martin Waldseemuller. It is considered one of the world’s rarest maps and believed to be the first map to name…

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    Book Discussion on Children of the Days

    Eduardo Galeano talked about his book on world history, Children of the Days: A Calendar of Human History, in which he writes about different historical events that happened on each day of…

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    After Words with Christian Caryl

    Christian Caryl talked about his book, Strange Rebels: 1979 and the Birth of the 21st Century, in which he argues that a secular, left-leaning consensus developed across the western world…

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    Book Discussion on The Measure of Civilization

    Ian Morris looks at the development of civilizations over the past 15,000 years and uses current measures for human development to explain why the center of advancement moved from the East…

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    Q&A with Michael Hill

    Michael Hill talked about his book Elihu Washburne: The Diary and Letters of America’s Minister to France During the Siege and Commune of Paris. The private diary entries and…

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    Book Discussion on The Virgin Warrior

    Author Larissa J. Taylor talked about her book The Virgin Warrior: The Life and Death of Joan of Arc. C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2012 LCV Cities…

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