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    James Baldwin Speech

    In this 1979 speech Mr. Baldwin talked about being a black writer, about the civil rights movement, and other topics.

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    The Life and Times of Russell Kirk

    The participants focused on Russell Kirk’s life and influences and how he developed post-World War II American conservatism. Dr. Kirk’s widow also spoke.

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    Russell Kirk Writings

    In an excerpt from the American Writers program, “Writings of Kirk and Buckley,” the guests at the Russell Kirk Center talked about the history of modern conservative political…

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    Russell Kirk and The Roots of American Order

    Mr. Whitney talked about Russell Kirk’s book, The Roots of American Order, about the history of American laws and social norms. After his presentation he answered audience…

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    Writings of Kirk and Buckley

    Set in Dutch Barn Library at Russell Kirk Center, the guests talked about the history of the modern conservative political movement in the U.S. through the life and writings of Russell Kirk…

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    William F. Buckley, Jr. Interview

    In an excerpt from the American Writers program, “Writings of Kirk and Buckley,” William F. Buckley, Jr. was interviewed at his home in Stamford, Connecticut. He…

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    Book Discussion on Happy Days Were Here Again

    Author and commentator William F. Buckley, Jr. talked about his compendium titled Happy Days Were Here Again, published by Random House. The book is a collection of more than 120…

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    Writings of Betty Friedan

    From the grounds of Smith College in Northampton, MA, guests talked about the history of the women’s rights movement in the 1960s and 1970s through the life and writings of Betty…

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    Writings of James Baldwin

    From the library of DeWitt Clinton High School, guests examined racism in America and the rise of the civil rights movement through the life and writings of social critic James…

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    Class Discussion of The Fire Next Time

    At the high school where James Baldwin attended, a class of students discusses Baldwin and his book The Fire Next Time.

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    Memories of James Baldwin

    Mr. Stein was a close friend of James Baldwin and talked about his experiences. They both attended DeWitt Clinton High School.

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    Jim Irsay Interview

    Mr. Irsay is the new owner of Jack Kerouac’s original On the Road “scroll.”

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    Jack Kerouac Writers in Orlando

    Mr. Kealing talked about the Kerouac Writers-in-Residence Project that is housed in the Orlando apartment where Jack Kerouac lived with his mother before the publication of On the…

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    Writings of Jack Kerouac

    From the Jack Kerouac Commemorative Park on Bridge Street in Lowell, MA, guests talked about the history of United States from the late 1940s through the early 1960s through the life and…

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    Rep. Meehan on Kerouac

    Rep. Meehan talked about the influence of Jack Kerouac and his writings on Lowell, Massachusetts. Rep. Meehan also grew up in Lowell.

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    Discussion of Jack Kerouac

    As a part of “Lowell Celebrates Kerouac,” students at Lowell High School, where Kerouac went to school, discussed Kerouac’s writings. Winners of last fall’s…

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    Interview with Jack Kerouac's Agent

    Mr. Lord talked about his experiences as Jack Kerouac’s agent.

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    Writings of Walter Lippmann

    From the Metropolitan Club on H Street the guests will discuss the early years of the Cold War, world politics, and presidents from Woodrow Wilson to Richard Nixon through the life and…

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    Whittaker Chambers and Alger Hiss

    Mr. Hiss talked about his father, Alger Hiss, and the impact of the Chambers-Hiss perjury trial. Historical photographs were shown. He was interviewed in New York City on May 21,…

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    Writings of Whittaker Chambers

    From the Chambers Farm in Maryland and from the Cannon House Office Building in Washington, DC, the guests talked about the early period of the Cold War and the attraction Soviet Communism…

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