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    Book Discussion on What Jefferson Read, Ike Watched, and Obama Tweeted

    Tevi Troy talked about his book, What Jefferson Read, Ike Watched, and Obama Tweeted: 200 Years of Popular Culture in the White House, in which he examines the popular culture that American…

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    History of Obituaries

    Panelists talked about the history of obituaries, including how obituaries are constructed, who gets an obituary, and what obituaries tell us about our society and our history.

    This panel…

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    David Brooks at the Washington Ideas Forum

    New York Times columnist David Brooks spoke at the Washington Ideas Forum about the character challenges of living in a “culture of achievement.”

    The Washington Ideas Forum was…

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    Book Discussion on American Mirror

    Deborah Solomon talked about her book, American Mirror: The Life and Art of Norman Rockwell, in which she recounts the life of artist Norman Rockwell, best known for his portraits of…

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    Book Discussion on Shooting Straight

    CNN host Piers Morgan talked about his book, Shooting Straight, in which he discusses his career in journalism and provides his views on topics such as gun control, gay marriage, and…

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    Q&A with Jack Doyle

    Jack Doyle, founder of the Web site PopHistoryDig.com, talked about some of the stories he has written about popular culture and history. He describes the site as a collection of…

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    Book Discussion on Culture Wars?

    Morris Fiorina, co-author of the book Culture War? The Myth of a Polarized America, argued that Americans are far less polarized than the public is led to believe by the media and…

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    Living with the Atomic Bomb

    Michael Scheibach, a specialist in the Atomic age, talked about how Americans from 1940-1960 dealt with the threat of nuclear annihilation, including the impact of civil defense drills,…

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    Book Discussion on That Used to Be Us

    Thomas Friedman and Michael Mandelbaum talked about their book, That Used to Be Us: How America Fell Behind in the World It Invented and How We Can Come Back. They responded to telephone…

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    Book Discussion on Kill the Messenger

    Maria Armoudian, author of Kill the Messenger, talked about the positive and negative role that the media plays in global events. Examples she gave of how crises were fomented by the…

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    Book Discussion on The 'Good War' in American Memory

    John Bodnar talked about his book, The “Good War” in American Memory. He responded to questions from members of the audience.
    The ninth annual Roosevelt Reading Festival was held…

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    Book Discussion on The New Leviathan

    David Horowitz argues that the Left has used their finances to promote a progressive agenda that has transformed the political landscape. The author contends that tax-exempt…

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    The Impact of Popular Culture on Politics in Literature

    Panelists discussed the impact of popular culture on literature. Obery Hendricks moderated. They also responded to questions submitted by members of the audience. 
    “The…

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    Book Discussion on Sexual Sabotage

    Judith Reisman talked about her book, Sexual Sabotage: How One Mad Scientist Unleashed a Plague of Corruption and Contagion on America, which takes a critical look at the work of biologist…

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    Book Discussion on The Information Diet: A Case for Conscious Consumption

    Clay Johnson, whose company managed President Obama’s 2008 online campaign, outlines ways for people to “consume information in a healthy way.” He used PowerPoint during…

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    Henry Luce and Publishing in the 20th Century

    Alan Brinkley talked about his book, The Publisher: Henry Luce and His American Century. Then he was joined in a discussion on journalism and history moderated by Professor Kaplan. The…

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    After Words with Ronald Bishop

    Using a myriad of examples from popular American culture, Ronald Bishop presented the many ways in which media attempts to persuade the public that more is not only better, it is necessary…

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    Book Discussion on Primetime Propaganda

    Ben Shapiro argued that over the past sixty years, Hollywood executives, producers, writers, and actors have used the television airways to promote their liberal…

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    Book Discussion on Bill Moyers Journal: The Conversation Continues

    Bill Moyers talked with Garrison Keillor about his latest book of interviews drawn from his PBS series, “Bill Moyers Journal.” He also responded to questions from members of the…

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    Immigration and American Identity

    Panelists talked about American identity, focusing on an 1894 speech by Theodore Roosevelt on the subject and its relation to contemporary culture.
    This was part of the 2011 Bradley…

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