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    Book Discussion on Knowing too Much

    Author Norman Finkelstein talked about his book, Knowing Too Much: Why the American Jewish Romance with Israel Is Coming to an End, in which he argues that the decades-long support for…

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    Book Discussion on Words and Money

    Andre Schiffrin, founder of The New Press, argues that media conglomeration has led to the death of serious reportage in the United States. The author presents his thoughts on the…

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    Book Discussion on Pornified: How Pornography is Transforming Our Lives

    Pamela Paul talked about her book Pornified: How Pornography is Transforming Our Lives, Our Relationships, and Our Families, published by Times Books. In the book she argues that women…

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    Book Discussion on Capitalism: A Ghost Story

    Arundhati Roy talked about her book, Capitalism: A Ghost Story, in which she discusses the impact of economic globalization on Third World countries. She argues that the exploitation…

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    The Great Gay Debate

    The panelists will discuss the politics and changing public image within the gay rights movement. The panelists represented opposing viewpoints ---conservative and progressive--- of…

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    Book Discussion on The Speech

    Gary Younge talked about his book, The Speech: The Story Behind Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s Dream, in which he examines Martin Luther King Jr.'s “I Have a Dream Speech,”…

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    2009 National Book Critics Circle Awards Ceremony

    Each year the National Book Critics Circle nominates authors of books from six categories: fiction, general non-fiction, autobiography, biography, criticism, and poetry.  During this…

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    Book Discussion on The Siege of Mecca

    Yaroslav Trofimov talked about his book The Siege of Mecca: The Forgotten Uprising in Islam’s Holiest Shrine and the Birth of Al Qaeda, published by Doubleday. The author talked…

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    Book Discussion on Bowling Alone: Collapse of American Community

    Mr. Putnam talked about his book [Bowling Alone: The Collapse and Revival of American
    Community], published by Simon and Schuster. The book is based on an essay published in
    the…

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    Book Discussion on Abraham Lincoln, The Writer

    Mr. Holzer discussed with 5th graders the book he compiled and edited for young people Abraham Lincoln, The Writer: A Treasury of His Greatest Speeches and Letters, published by Boyd…

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    Book Discussion on Inequality Matters: The Growing Economic Divide in America

    James Lardner talked about the book he co-edited Inequality Matters: The Growing Economic Divide in America and Its Poisonous Consequences, published by New Press. He was joined by…

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    Book Discussion on I Thought My Father Was God

    Mr. Auster, editor of I Thought My Father Was God, and Jacki Lyden, of National Public Radio, hosted a reading of fifteen of the stories included in the book. The book is an…

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    Eisenhower's Farewell Address

    The panel talked about the background and importance of President Eisenhower’s farewell address when he left office in 1960. They focused on his statements about the development of a…

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    New School University Commencement Address

    Nate Silver gave the commencement address to the 2013 graduating class of New School University. His topics included global and national challenges the graduates face, older…

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    Book Discussion on Armageddon Averted

    The panelists discussed Mr. Kotkin’s book, Armageddon Averted: The Soviet Collapse, 1970-2000, published by Oxford University Press. Combining historical and geopolitical…

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    The Onion Political Humor

    The editor and staff writers from the satirical newspaper The Onion talked about political and media satire. The talked about their coverage of news events, including their satire…

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    Book Discussion on Life Out of Context

    Walter Mosley talked about his book Life Out of Context: Which Includes a Proposal for the Non-Violent Takeover of the House of Representatives, published by Nation…

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    Role of Local Government in Democracy

    Newark Mayor Cory Booker talked about the role of local government as the foundation of a living, not just theoretical, democracy and the possibilities and limitations of local government…

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    The U.S. at War in the Nuclear Age

    The Nation Institute and New School University presented a conversation on “The Deepening Shadow: The U.S. at War in the Nuclear Age” moderated by Chris Hedges. Among the…

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    The Campaign Strategy Game

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