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    Value Voters Summit, Morning Session

    Conservative leaders and Republican presidential candidates spoke at the Values Voter Summit. During this portion of the summit, House Speaker John Boehner pledged to uphold the…

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    Book Discussion on I am the Change

    Conservative scholar Charles Kesler spoke about his thoughts on the Obama presidency and what he deemed were the “fatal contradictions” of liberalism. He talked about the…

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    Values Voter Summit, Morning Session

    Senator Jim Demint, Former Governor Mitt Romney, Congresswoman Michele Bachmann, Congressman Mike Pence, and others spoke at the morning session of the fifth annual Values Voter…

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    Book Discussion on Liberal Fascism

    Jonah Goldberg talked about his book Liberal Fascism: The Secret History of the American Left, From Mussolini to the Politics of Meaning, published by Doubleday. In his book he…

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    Book Discussion on We Still Hold These Truths

    Matthew Spalding talked about his book We Still Hold These Truths: Rediscovering Our Principles, Reclaiming Our Future (Intercollegiate Studies Institute; October 15, 2009). A…

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    Religious Liberty and the Founding of America

    Mark David Hall explored the meanings of the relationship between church and state issues based on his assessment of founding-era documents. Topics included the various meanings given…

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    Book Discussion on We Still Hold These Truths

    Matt Spalding talked about his book We Still Hold These Truths: Rediscovering Our Principles, Reclaiming Our Future (Intercollegiate Studies Institute; October 15, 2009).
    He was interviewed…

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    Book Discussion on A New Birth of Freedom

    Professor Jaffa discussed his book A New Birth of Freedom: Abraham Lincoln and the Coming of the Civil War, published by Rowman & Littlefield. The book is a sequel to Professor…

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    Progressive Politics of Theodore Roosevelt and Barack Obama

    Panelists compared and contrasted the political philosophies of Presidents Theodore Roosevelt and Barack Obama. In 1910, Theodore Roosevelt delivered his “New Nationalism”…

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    112th Congress and the Constitution

    Legal scholars talked about the 112th Congress and setting constitutional limits on the federal government’s size and authority. Topics included spending earmarks, the new health…

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    2010 Midterm Elections

    Political scientists spoke about the 2010 midterm elections. Among the topics they addressed were the chance of Republican gains in the elections, the prospect for divided government,…

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    George Washington Book Festival, Part 2

    Various authors and historians talked about the life of George Washington. Mr. Federer talked about his book America’s God and Country Encyclopedia of Quotations, which…

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    Book Discussion on In Defense of the Bush Doctrine

    Robert Kaufman talked about his book, In Defense of the Bush Doctrine, published by University Press of Kentucky. Mr. Holmes commented on the book. Professor Kaufman talked…

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    Book Discussion on Washington\'s God

    Michael Novak and his daughter Jana Novak talked about their book Washington’s God: Religion, Liberty, and the Father of Our Country, published by Basic Books. They talked about…

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    Washington's Farewell Address

    Mr. Spalding, the co-author of George Washington’s Farewell Address and the American Character, talked about the historical importance of the address and its content.

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    Diversity on College Campuses

    In a session entitled "Political Correctness and Multiculturalism on Campus: Is It Good for Higher Education?", Mr. Thiel discussed his book, The Diversity Myth, and Mr. Wilson…

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    Conservative Political Action Conference, Social Conservatives and Libertarians Panel

    Panelists talked about the politics and differences between social conservatives and Libertarians. They discussed issues such as abortion and same-sex marriage. Speakers included…

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    Historical Perspectives on Immigration

    Panelists spoke on the topic “What Makes an American? Historical Perspectives on Immigration.” They addressed issues such as repeating patterns of immigration to the U.S.,…

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    State of Conservatism

    Panelists talked about the state of the conservative movement at a symposium on the U.S. Constitution. Among the topics they addressed were the goals and record of the conservative…

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    Book Discussion on John Adams and The Spirit of Liberty

    Mr. Thompson talked about his book, John Adams and the Spirit of Liberty, published by the University Press of Kansas. The book is about John Adams’s political and…

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