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    Health Care Reform

    Betsy McCaughey talked about health care reform. She argued that the options advocated by Democrats in Congress would reduce the quality of health care for everyone. She said that…

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    Book Discussion on The Secret Knowledge

    Playwright David Mamet, author of The Secret Knowledge: On the Dismantling of American Culture, delivered the Manhattan Institute’s 2012 Wriston Lecture. He emphasized the…

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    Book Discussion on After the Fall

    Nicole Gelinas talked about her book After the Fall: Saving Capitalism from Wall Street - and Washington (Encounter Books; November 24, 2009). She argues that government interference in the…

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    Book Discussion on Power Hungry

    Thw author of Gusher of Lies attempts to debunk information about the fuels and power sources intended to replace use of oil. He explains why he believes ethanol will never replace…

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    Book Discussion on The Quest for Cosmic Justice

    Mr. Sowell talked about his book The Quest for Cosmic Justice, published by Free Press. He focused on the concept of social justice and if total equality can be obtained in…

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    Book Discussion on Manning Up

    Kay Hymowitz argues that 20 and 30-something males today prefer to put off adulthood (career, marriage, kids) while women, partially driven by their biological clocks, are as driven as…

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    Book Discussion on The New School

    Glenn Reynolds talked about his book, The New School: How the Information Age Will Save American Education from Itself, in which he argues that Americans need to start looking for…

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    U.S. Constitution and Role of Government

    Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas spoke about the U.S. Constitution and the role of government. In his remarks he spoke about his first interests in government and policy,…

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    Book Discussion on The Storm of War

    Historian Andrew Roberts presented a history of World War II. The author examined how Axis strategy evolved during the entire expanse of the war and whether, with a different…

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    Book Discussion on The Making of Americans

    E.D. Hirsch, Jr., talked about his book The Making of Americans: Democracy and Our Schools (Yale University Press; September 15, 2009). In his book he argues that rejection of academic…

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    Book Discussion on Triumph of the City

    Edward Glaeser argues that the city is humanity’s greatest invention and our salvation for the future. Mr. Glaeser says that the 2/3 of Americans who live in cities (which…

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    William F. Buckley's The Reagan I Knew

    National Review editors Richard Brookhiser and Richard Lowry and Media Research Center founder Brent Bozell participated in a panel discussion on the publication of William F.…

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    Book Discussion on The Death of Liberalism

    R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr., founder of The American Spectator, contends that modern liberalism is a flawed movement and void of answers to the day’s current political issues. In…

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    New York Times Debate

    In his book Gray Lady Down: What the Decline and Fall of the New York Times Means for America, William McGowan argues that The New York Times has adopted a liberal ideological agenda under…

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    Book Discussion on Deadly Choices

    Paul Offit takes a broad look at the anti-vaccine movement in the United States and its consequences for children and adults. Dr. Offit spoke at the Harvard Club in New York City…

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    Book Discussion on A Capitalism for the People

    Italian-born economist Luigi Zingales warns that the U.S. economy is becoming a system of crony capitalism in which government support for big business has overwhelmed the support for a…

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    Future of Conservatism

    Authors, columnists, and journalists talked about the future of conservatism and the Republican Party. They also responded to questions from the audience. Topics included the U.S.…

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    Book Discussion on Design for Liberty

    Richard Epstein argues for a return to a smaller, more accountable federal government that operates on clear rules and limits itself in domestic affairs to enforcing laws governing private…

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    Book Discussion on How Capitalism Will Save Us

    Steve Forbes argued that while the current economic crisis has left many Americans questioning the value of capitalism, it’s still the best system to get us out of it and lead us to…

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    Book Discussion on No They Can't: Why Government Fails - But Individuals Succeed

    John Stossel contends that the government and politicians, regardless of political affiliation, are incapable of addressing the political and social issues facing the United…

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