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    Civic Involvement and Education

    Panelists talked about civic involvement and civic education. Among the specific issues addressed were the definition of a good citizen, voter turnout, volunteerism, and the teaching…

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    Human Cloning Report

    Participants talked about a report issued by the President’s Council on Bioethics. Among the topics they addressed were the ethics of human cloning, uses of cloning for…

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    Perils of Preemptive War

    Mr. Galston talked about his article on the peril of preemptive war and his reason for disagreeing with President Bush’s doctrine. He also responded to audience telephone…

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    Book Discussion on Sacred Places, Civic Purposes

    Mr. Dionne moderated a discussion on the role of faith-based institutions in America. Recently, Mr. Dionne co-edited a book on the topic titled Sacred Places, Civic Purposes,…

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    Higher Education and Democracy

    In a forum titled “Higher Education and Democracy in Peace and War: Is Higher Education Compatible with Patriotism?,” participants talked about the state of higher education and…

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    Families and the New Administration: Child Welfare

    Mr. Galston and Mr. Rector spoke about the politics of forwarding welfare legislation. Among the topics they addressed were the state of families living in poverty, programs…

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    Democratic Platform Preparation, Afternoon Session

    Democratic leaders proposed planks for the party platform and discussed the merits of these propositions. Issues included gun control, crime, and a variety of other matters.

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    Democratic Platform Preparation, Morning Session

    Democratic leaders proposed planks for the party platform and discussed the merits of these suggestions. Topics included education, the economy, and a variety of other matters.

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    Book Discussion on Tocqueville on American Character

    Panel members discussed Mr. Ledeen’s book Tocqueville on American Character, published by St. Martin’s Press. The book examines Alexis de Tocqueville’s…

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    Gore Education Plans

    Mr. Galston talked about Vice President Gore’s education platform for the 2000 presidential election. He also responded to viewer telephone calls, faxes, and electronic mail.

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    Encouraging Civic Participation

    Mr. Bennett and former Senator Nunn talked about the importance of civic participation in government and renewal and ways in which to encourage participation amongst…

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    DLC Conversation Meeting

    DNC members talked about the future of the Democratic Party.

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    Social and Economic Policy Challenges

    Panelists discussed British leadership of the European Union, especially concerning the differences between social and economic policies and standards in the United Kingdom and continental…

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    Tocqueville on Liberty and Equality

    Professor Galston talked about Tocqueville’s ideas on liberty and equality in volume two of Democracy in America. He emphasized that Tocqueville believed that the desire for equality…

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