Book Discussion on Understanding America

Peter Schuck and James Wilson talked about the book they edited, Understanding America: The Anatomy of an Exceptional Nation, published by… read more

Peter Schuck and James Wilson talked about the book they edited, Understanding America: The Anatomy of an Exceptional Nation, published by PublicAffairs. The boook is a collection of essays from social science experts that use international comparisons to help assemble the diverse nature of American cultures, institutions and challenges. The editors gave an overview of the book and then Martha Bayles, Orlando Patterson, and Linda Waite spoke about the chapters they contributed. They were then were joined in discussion of the current and future state of American institution and policies by Michael Novak. close

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  • Michael Novak Scholar American Enterprise Institute->Religion, Philosophy, and Public Policy
  • Orlando Patterson Professor Harvard University->Sociology
  • Peter H. Schuck Professor Yale University->Law School
  • Linda J. Waite Director University of Chicago->Center on the Demography and Economics of Aging
  • James Q. Wilson Professor Pepperdine University->School of Public Policy
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Book Discussion on Understanding America

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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
May 3, 2008
Last Aired:
Mar 30, 2009

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  • May 03, 2008 | 12:16pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
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