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    President Obama on Ferguson Grand Jury Decision

    President Obama delivered a statement from the White House after a grand jury in St. Louis decided not to press criminal charges against Darren Wilson, the Ferguson, Missouri, police…

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    Political Correctness in Higher Education

    Anne Neal talked about academic freedom and freedom of speech at colleges and universities. She talked about what she called “commencement dis-invitation season,” after…

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    President Obama on Defense Secretary Resignation

    President Obama spoke about Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel’s decision to resign. Secretary Hagel agreed to continue his duties until a successor was nominated by the president and…

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    Magna Carta Legacy

    Chief Justice Roberts and Lord Igor Judge, the former lord chief justice of England and Wales, talked about the significance of the Magna Carta on its 800th anniversary. They spoke at…

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    Theodore Roosevelt and Poetry

    Paul Ferlazzo talked about President Theodore Roosevelt’s love of poetry. Professor Ferlazzo said President Roosevelt’s interest in poetry developed during his time as a…

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    Book Discussion on Behind the Gates of Gomorrah

    Stephen Seager, a psychiatrist who spent a year working at the Napa State Hospital for the criminally insane, talked about his book, Behind the Gates of Gomorrah: A Year with the Criminally…

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    Book Discussion on Civil Rights and the Making of the Modern American State

    Megan Ming Francis talked about her book, Civil Rights and the Making of the Modern American State, in which she examines how the civil rights movement and specifically the NAACP affected…

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    Book Discussion on By the Book

    Pamela Paul, Nicholson Baker, Walter Mosley, Ann Patchett, and Francine Prose talked about Ms. Paul’s anthology, By the Book: Writers on Literature and the Literary Life from The…

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    Book Discussion on The Pity Party

    William Voegeli talked about his book, The Pity Party: A Mean-Spirited Diatribe Against Liberal Compassion, in which he takes a critical look at liberal compassion. In his book, he…

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    Taverns of Pre-Revolutionary New York City

    Benjamin Carp talked about the link between alcohol and politics in Pre-Revolutionary New York City. Professor Carp said that as central meeting places, taverns stimulated discussions…

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    Book Discussion on The Sense of Style

    Steven Pinker talked about his book, The Sense of Style: The Thinking Person’s Guide to Writing in the 21st Century, in which he questions why so much of our writing today is…

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    Sexual Freedom in the 1950s

    John Bodnar talks about the idea of “sexual freedom” in the 1950s and the beginning of dissent against Cold War-era moral values. Professor Bodnar talked about how American…

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    Book Discussion on Crapitalism

    Jason Mattera talked about his book, Crapitalism: Liberals Who Make Millions Swiping Your Tax Dollars, in which he argues that wealthy liberals such as George Soros, Al Gore, Harry Reid,…

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    Public Relations and the Ku Klux Klan

    Dale Laackman, author of For the Kingdom and the Power: The Big Money Swindle that Spread Hate Across America, talked about Bessie Tyler and Edward Clarke, the Public Relations experts who…

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    Book Discussion on An Appetite for Wonder

    Richard Dawkins talked about his book, An Appetite for Wonder: The Making of a Scientist. br/ He spoke at the 2014 Miami Book Fair International, held on the campus of Miami Dade College on…

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    Book Discussion on The Resilience Dividend

    Judith Rodin talked about her book, The Resilience Dividend: Being Strong in a World Where Things Go Wrong. br/ She spoke at the 2014 Miami Book Festival International, held on the campus…

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    Book Discussion on Even This I Get to Experience

    Norman Lear talked about his book, Even This I get to Experience. br/ He spoke at the 2014 Miami Book Fair International, held on the campus of Miami Dade College on November 22-23.…

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    Book Discussion on Black Prophetic Fire

    Cornel West talked about his book, Black Prophetic Fire. He spoke at the 2014 Miami Book Fair International, held on the campus of Miami Dade College on November 22-23.

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    Book Discussion on The Innovators

    Walter Isaacson talked about his book, The Innovators: How a Group of Hackers, Geniuses, and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution. br/ He spoke at the 2014 Miami Book Fair International,…

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    President Obama Remarks in Nevada on Immigration

    President Obama talked about his decision to issue an executive order regarding the nation’s immigration laws. He spoke at Del Sol high School in Las Vegas, Nevada. Nevada had…

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