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    Book Discussion on Henry Kissinger and the American Century

    Jeremi Suri talked about his book, Henry Kissinger and the American Century. He recounted events in Henry Kissinger’s life that shaped his thinking on foreign policy as National…

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    Book Discussion on The War Lovers

    Evan Thomas, assistant managing editor of Newsweek, recounts the lead-up to the Spanish-American War and profiles six men who he asserts were responsible for America’s involvement,…

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    Book Discussion on Herblock

    Haynes Johnson recalls the life of Washington Post editorial cartoonist Herbert Block.  The artist’s career spanned seventy years, and included three Pulitzer Prizes for…

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    Book Discussion on Without Fidel

    Ann Louise Bardach talked about Fidel Castro’s health problems, his role in the Cuban government today, and his decades long battle with the United States.  She also discussed…

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    ¡Obamanos!

    Hendrik Hertzberg talked about his book ¡Obamanos!: The Rise of a New Political Era (Penguin Press; October 29, 2009). The book, a collection of his “Talk of the Town” columns…

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    Book Discussion on The Hawk and the Dove

    Nicholas Thompson talked about his book The Hawk and the Dove: Paul Nitze, George Kennan, and the History of the Cold War (Henry Holt and Co.; September 15, 2009). In his book he details…

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    Book Discussion on The Kennedy Legacy

    Vincent Bzdek talked about his book The Kennedy Legacy: Jack, Bobby and Ted and a Family Dream Fulfilled (Palgrave Macmillan; April 28, 2009). In his book he recounts the political careers…

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    Summer Reading: Carla Cohen

    Carla Cohen, co-owner of Politics and Prose Bookstore answered the question “What are you reading this summer?” Her reading was concentrated on immigration and South…

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    Book Discussion on How Does It Feel To Be A Problem

    Moustafa Bayoumi talked about How Does It Feel To Be A Problem?: Being Young and Arab in America (Penguin Press; August 14, 2008). In the book, a 2008 American Book Award winner, he …

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    Book Discussion on The American Idea

    Contributors to the Atlantic Monthly celebrated the 150th anniversary of the magazine with selected readings from an edited anthology, The American Idea: The Best of The Atlantic Monthly,…

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    Book Discussion on Prisoners

    Jeffrey Goldberg talked about his book, Prisoners: A Muslim and a Jew Across the Middle East Divide, published by Knopf. The author, an American-born Jew, became a Zionist as a teen…

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    Book Discussion on The Clash Within

    Professor Nussbaum talked about her book, The Clash Within: Democracy, Religious Violence, and India’s Future. She described the rise of Hindu fundamentalism in India and the threat…

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    Book Discussion on Are We Rome?

    Cullen Murphy talked about his book Are We Rome?: The Fall of an Empire and the Fate of America, published by Houghton Mifflin. He talked about the similarities between the two nations…

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    Book Discussion on The Assault on Reason

    Former Vice President Al Gore talked about his book The Assault on Reason: How the Politics of Fear, Secrecy, and Blind Faith Subvert Wise Decision Making, Degrade Our Democracy, and Put…

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    Book Discussion on The Fire: The Bombing of Germany, 1940-1945

    Jorg Friedrich talked about his book, The Fire: The Bombing of Germany, 1940-1945, published by Columbia University Press. The Allied bombing of Germany during World War II resulted in…

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    Book Discussion on In Spite of the Gods

    Edward Luce talked about his book, In Spite of the Gods: The Strange Rise of Modern India, published by Doubleday. In this book Mr. Luce analyzed the social and economic climate…

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    Book Discussion on The Iron Cage

    Rashid Khalidi talked about his book The Iron Cage: The Story of the Palestinian Struggle for Statehood, published by Beacon Press. He discussed the reasons that Palestinians have so…

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    Voting Technology

    Mr. Saltman and Mr. Rubin spoke about electronic voting technology, efforts to improve election procedures, past problems with voting machines and registration programs, and their…

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    Book Discussion on The Arab Americans: A History

    Gregory Orfalea talked about his book The Arab Americans: A History, published by Olive Branch Press. He described the history of Arab-Americans and the impact of U.S. Middle East…

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    Book Discussion on The Disposable American: Layoffs and Their Consequences

    Louis Uchitelle talked about his book, The Disposable American: Layoffs and Their Consequences, published by Knopf. He described the economic and psychological effects of layoffs on…

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