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    Wendell Willkie, Presidential Contender

    Amity Shlaes, James Madison, and David Willkie talked about the life and career of 1940 Republican presidential nominee Wendell Willkie (1882-1944) from the Rush County Historical…

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    First Lady Grace Coolidge

    Amity Shlaes and Cyndy Bittinger talked about the life and influence of first lady Grace Coolidge and responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Topics included role…

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    Book Discussion on After the Fall

    Nicole Gelinas talked about her book After the Fall: Saving Capitalism from Wall Street - and Washington (Encounter Books; November 24, 2009). She argues that government interference in the…

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    Current Economic Situation

    Amity Shlaes and Dean Baker talked by remote link from the New York City studio about the current economic situation. They reacted to a video clip of President Obama commenting that…

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    Q & A with Amity Shlaes

    Bloomberg correspondent and author Amity Shlaes talked about her biography of the 30th President of the United States, Coolidge, in which she traces the life of Calvin Coolidge from his…

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    After Words with George Nash

    George Nash, editor of The Crusade Years 1933-1955: Herbert Hoover’s Lost Memoir of the New Deal Era and Its Aftermath, talked about what is referred to as “the missing…

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    First Ladies Through American History

    Scholars and historians considered the role and influence of American first ladies throughout history. Moderator Cokie Roberts posed the question, “Why do we study first…

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    After Words with Amity Shlaes

    Amity Shlaes was interviewed about her book, The Forgotten Man: A New History of the Great Depression, published by HarperCollins. In her book the author re-examines the financial…

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    Book Discussion on The Greedy Hand

    Ms. Shlaes talked about her book, The Greedy Hand: How Taxes Drive Americans Crazy and What to Do About It, published by Random House. The book is an examination of the ways taxes…

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    Death in the White House

    Panelists talked about Presidents Franklin Pierce, Calvin Coolidge, Abraham Lincoln and John Kennedy, who all lost sons during their time in office. This panel was part of the event…

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    After Words with John Fleming

    John Fleming talked about his book The Anti-Communist Manifestos: Four Books That Shaped the Cold War (W.W. Norton & Co.; August 17, 2009). In his book he talks about four books that…

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    Role of Government

    Panelists spoke about the future of limited government, the results of recent elections, as well as the Calvin Coolidge presidency.
    This was part of the conference “The Wisdom of the…

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    Ronald Reagan 2014 Symposium, Part 1

    Panelists assessed the influence of Ronald Reagan’s “A Time for Choosing” speech on the Republican Party and Reagan’s political career. The speech, delivered…

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    Book Discussion on The Forgotten Man

    Amity Shlaes talked about themes laid out in The Forgotten Man: A New History of the Great Depression (Harper Perennial; May 27, 2008), her book relating to the economic policies of…

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    The Founders and Limited Government

    Panelists spoke about the vision of the country’s founders, the future of limited government, the results of recent elections, and potential political struggles in the 112th…

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    Roaring Twenties to the Crash of 1929

    Panelists, including financial editor James Grant and author Amity Shlaes, talked about the the decade following World War I. Throughout the 1920s, the U.S. stock market experienced a…

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    After Words with Scott Rasmussen and Doug Schoen

    Political pollster Scott Rasmussen and strategist Doug Schoen detail the rise of the tea party movement and argue that it is changing politics in America by introducing what may be the…

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    Tax History and Economic Growth

    Karl Rove moderated a discussion on the history of 20th century tax policy and its impact on economic growth. Panelists focused on conservative ideas. Al Hubbard said that tax…

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    The Character of Calvin Coolidge

    A panel discussion was held on the morals, religious grounding, and character of President Calvin Coolidge. The panelists also responded to questions submitted by members of the…

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    Women and Affirmative Action

    Ms. Shlaes moderated this discussion titled, “Sex, Lies and Affirmative Action.” They examined women’s social and economic progress over the past 25 years since…

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