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    Book Discussion on Why Priests?: A Failed Tradition

    Garry Wills talked about his book, Why Priests?: A Failed Tradition, in which he questions whether Christianity would be stronger without the priesthood, as it was at its outset. He…

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    After Words with Garry Wills

    Pulitzer Prize-winning author and historian Garry Wills discussed his latest book, Bomb Power, which looks at how the creation of the atomic bomb increased the power of the president and…

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    Book Discussion on What the Gospels Meant

    Garry Wills talked about his book What the Gospels Meant, for which he br/ translated the Bible from Greek in order to gain a better understanding of what the Gospels mean. In the book…

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    Book Discussion on Head and Heart: American Christianities

    Garry Wills talked about his book Head and Heart: American Christianities, published by Penguin Press. In his book he explores Christianity’s place in American life across the…

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    Book Discussion on Henry Adams and the Making of America

    Garry Wills talked about his book Henry Adams and the Making of America, published by Houghton Mifflin. He spoke about the life of Henry Adams, the grandson of John Quincy Adams,…

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    Book Discussion on Henry Adams and the Making of America

    Garry Wills talked about his book Henry Adams and the Making of America, published by Houghton Mifflin. He discussed Henry Adams ambitions to write a great work of history rather than…

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    In Depth with Garry Wills

    Garry Wills, an adjunct professor of history at Northwestern University, talked about his life and work and responded to telephone calls, faxes, and electronic mail from viewers. br/…

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    Book Discussion on "Negro President": Jefferson and the Slave Power

    Mr. Wills was interviewed about his book, "Negro President": Jefferson and the Slave Power, published by Houghton Mifflin Company. In the book, the author examines the influence…

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    Book Discussion on Negro President: Jefferson and the Slave Power

    Mr. Wills talked about his book, "Negro President": Jefferson and the Slave Power, published by Houghton Mifflin Company. In the book, the author examines the influence of slavery…

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    Gilder Lehrman Institute Lecture

    Mr. Wills discussed his upcoming book Negro President, scheduled to be published in November 2003. It is about the role played by slavery in the election and presidency of Thomas…

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    The Death Penalty

    Mr. Wills talked about the history and use of the death penalty, Western culture, and religious authority. Following his remarks he answered questions from the audience.

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    The Catholic Church

    Mr. Wills will discuss his new book, Why I Am A Catholic, as well as issues now confronting the Catholic church. He will respond to audience telephone calls, faxes and electronic…

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    The Imperial White House

    In a forum marking the 200th anniversary of the White House a panel looked at the White House in the early 20th Century. Professor Wills spoke of the stagecraft of…

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    Book Discussion on A Necessary Evil

    Mr. Wills talks about his book, A Necessary Evil: A History of American Distrust in Government, published by Simon and Schuster. The book examines American attitudes about…

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    The Future of the United States

    Mr. Wills talked about the future of American culture, saying assessing future changes required an understanding of the past. He examined the impacts of population growth,…

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    The Tenth Amendment

    Mr. Wills talked about the Tenth Amendment and the 4th of July.

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    Popular Culture: John Wayne's America?

    Panelists talked about the myth and legend of the late actor John Wayne and the hold he has on his many fans. Mr. Wills wrote the book John Wayne’s America: The Politics of…

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    Washington Journal: Wednesday

    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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    Gettysburg Address

    Mr. Wills, author of Lincoln at Gettysburg: The Words that Remade America, talked about the the Gettysburg address, which President Lincoln delivered on November 19, 1863. He spoke at…

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    U.S. Foreign Policy Since World War II

    The Institute for Policy Studies celebrated its 30th anniversary by holding a conference featuring discussions about a wide range of public policy issues. The panelists discussed a…

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