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    Aristocracy and the Founders

    Historian Gordon Wood talked about the Founding Fathers' attitudes and beliefs about aristocracy in America, where “titles of nobility” are prohibited by the Constitution, but…

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    Book Discussion on Duty: Memoirs of a Secretary at War

    Former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates spoke about his memoir, Duty: Memoirs of a Secretary at War. In the book, Mr. Gates, who served as secretary of defense under Presidents George…

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    Constitutional Conversation

    At an evening event titled “Constitutional Conversation” moderated by Tim Russert, justices talked about the role and operation of the Supreme Court, the state of civics…

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    Justice Ginsburg on Supreme Court Rulings and Political Activism

    U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg talked about some of the past rulings of the Court involving health care, affirmative action, voting rights, and gender…

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    Book Discussion on Known and Unknown: A Memoir

    Former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld discussed his memoir, Known and Unknown (Sentinel, 2011), with historian Michael Beschloss. He also responded to questions from members of…

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    Book Discussion on 1861: The Civil War Awakening

    Adam Goodheart, a Civil War columnist for The New York Times, recounts the first year of the Civil War in 1861. The author examines the revolutionary fervor that ran through the nation…

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    Book Discussion on Daring Young Men

    Richard Reeves, presented a history of the Berlin Airlift (May 1948-June 1949). Utilizing previously unpublished documents and numerous interviews, he focused on the exploits of American…

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    Book Discussion on A Journey: My Political Life

    Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair recounts his time in office. Mr. Blair recalls his election to the prime minister’s office in 1997, his many political decisions,…

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    Book Discussion on Plain, Honest Men

    Richard Beeman talked about his book Plain, Honest Men: The Making of the American Constitution (Random House; March 17, 2009). His book has a day-by-day account of the Constitutional…

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    Pennsylvania Democratic Presidential Candidates Debate

    Senators Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama, the candidates for the Democratic presidential nomination, participated in a televised debate at the National Constitution Center. The debate…

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    Book Discussion on Our Lives, Our Fortunes and Our Sacred Honor

    Richard Beeman talked about his book, Our Lives, Our Fortunes and Our Sacred Honor, in which he explores the political and social landscape of the United States between the meeting of the…

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    Book Discussion on I Know Who You Are and I Saw What You Did

    Lori Andrews contends that personal privacy rights are being eroded by social networks. The author examines the ways that users are surveyed by a host of parties that range from…

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    Book Discussion on The Great Dissent

    Thomas Healy, former Supreme Court correspondent for The Baltimore Sun, talked about his book, The Great Dissent: How Oliver Wendell Holmes Changed His Mind - and Changed the History of…

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    Hillary Clinton Receives 2013 Liberty Medal

    Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton received the the National Constitution Center’s 2013 Liberty Medal. In her remarks she commented on recent developments in Syria and the…

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    Book Discussion on Camelot's Court

    Historian Robert Dallek talked about his book, Camelot’s Court: Inside the Kennedy White House, in which he profiles President Kennedy’s team of advisors, which included his…

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    Impeachment of President Andrew Johnson

    David O. Stewart talked about his book Impeached: The Trial of President Andrew Johnson and the Fight for Lincoln’s Legacy (Simon and Schuster; May 12, 2009). With the assassination…

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    Life & Times of Benjamin Franklin

    Three of the most prominent recent biographers of Benjamin Franklin participated in a discussion at the National Constitution Center. Jim Lehrer, who wrote The Franklin Affair: A…

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    Book Discussion on Dragnet Nation

    Julia Angwin talked about her book, Dragnet Nation: A Quest for Privacy, Security, and Freedom in a World of Relentless Surveillance, in which she looks at the ways that government, private…

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    Panel on the American Presidency

    A panel discussion on the American presidency was held featuring Gary May, author of John Tyler; William Leuchtenburg, author of Herbert Hoover; and Timothy Naftali, author of George H.W.…

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    Book Discussion on Me the People

    Kevin Blyer, a writer for “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart,” presents his thoughts on the U.S. Constitution. The author contends that the Constitution is in need of an…

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