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    Career of Henry Kissinger

    Participants talked about an article written by Mr. Hitchens and published in Harper’s. The article characterized decisions by Secretary Kissinger and others during the Vietnam…

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    Russell Kirk Address

    In an address to the Heritage Foundation, Russell Kirk spoke about the state of conservative thought in the United States. Following his address, two speakers responded to his…

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    Political Satire in America

    A panel discussion was held on political satire in America. The panelists shared samples of their work and Lewis Lapham read an essay on the subject of American satire. Following…

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    Book Discussion on The Wish for Kings

    Mr. Lapham discussed the research behind his book, The Wish for Kings: Democracy at Bay, published by Grove Press, which examines the federal government in terms of the private…

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    International Media Political Coverage

    In a symposium on media coverage of politics, Mr. Lepine talked about political coverage in the Middle East and other countries. Professor Swanson discussed the coverage of the…

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    Mark Twain: Extracts from Adam's Diary

    Mr. Gray read an article, “Extracts from Adam’s Diary,” that Mark Twain wrote for Harper’s Magazine in 1901. Then Mr. Lapham talked about Mark Twain and…

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    Book Discussion on New American Ruling Class

    Mr. Lapham spoke about his new book, New American Ruling Class, which focuses on changes within the elites in U.S. society. He emphasized that this group now has little connection…

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    The Writings of Eugene McCarthy

    Harper’s Magazine at a Barnes and Noble in New York City. He discussed four of his books: 1968: War & Democracy, No-Fault Politics: Modern Presidents, the Press, and Reformers,…

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    Washington Friday Journal

    Current news events and political issues were examined through reviews of the morning newspapers; interviews with journalists, newsmakers and legislators; and viewer telephone calls, faxes…

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    On Politics and the Art of Acting

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    The Changing Face of the Publishing Industry

    The panel discussed how changes in the publishing industry have affected what America reads. Mr. Schiffrin is the author of The Business of Books: How the International…

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    Media Coverage of Whitewater

    Moderated by Mr. Lapham, the panelists discussed media coverage of the Whitewater investigation into President Clinton’s financial dealings while he was governor of…

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    Washington Monday Journal

    Current news events and political issues were examined through reviews of the morning newspapers; interviews with journalists, newsmakers and legislators; and viewer telephone calls, faxes…

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    Presidential Impeachment Proposals

    Harper’s Magazine hosted a forum titled “Is There a Case for Impeachment?” Panelists talked about the historical provision for and definition of impeachment in the U.S.…

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    DeVoto's Easy Chair

    Mr. Lapham talked about the column Mr. DeVoto wrote for Harper’s called the “Easy Chair,” which he writes today. He talked about DeVoto’s mastery of…

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    Presidential Impeachment

    Lewis Lapham talked about his cover story in Harper’s on why he believed that President Bush should be impeached for committing the crime of fraud on the people and the Congress of…

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    Book Discussion on Theater of War

    Mr. Lapham discussed his book, Theater of War, published by The New Press. The book is his response to the September 11 attacks. Mr. Lapham, a long-time opponent of war,…

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    The Past and Future of Democracy

    Historians and an editor discussed lessons from the past which can be
    used to help citizens be effective participants in U.S. democracy.
    They attempted to answer the question, “Why…

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    American News Media Coverage

    Mr. Lapham discussed the daily news headlines and the American news media. 

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    Media's Role in Society

    Mr. Lapham spoke briefly about the media’s changing role in society as categories like art, literature and journalism merge into each other as ddifferent forms of the same…

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