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    Culture as a Weapon

    Nato Thompson talked about his book Culture as Weapon: The Art of Influence in Everyday Life, in which examines how business and government use art to influence. He spoke with art critic…

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    A Lowcountry Heart

    Cassandra King, widow of author Pat Conroy, talked about her husband’s book, A Lowcountry Heart: Reflections on a Writing Life. She spoke at the 10th annual Savannah Book Festival.

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    Open Phones with John Tamny

    John Tamny talked about his book, Who Needs the Fed?: What Taylor Swift, Uber, and Robots Tell Us About Money, Credit, and Why We Should Abolish America’s Central Bank. He also responded to…

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    Tough as They Come

    Travis Mills talked about his book, Tough as They Come. He spoke at the 2017 Rancho Mirage Writers Festival in Rancho Mirage, California.

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    Dupes

    Paul Kengor, political science professor at Grove City College, contends that numerous progressives have assisted America’s adversaries. The author examines connections to the Communist Party and…

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    What Washington Gets Wrong

    Jennifer Bachner and Benjamin Ginsberg, co-authors of What Washington Gets Wrong: The Unelected Officials Who Actually Run the Government and Their Misconceptions about the American People,…

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    Pill City

    Kevin Deutsch talked about his book Pill City: How Two Honor Roll Students Foiled the Feds and Built a Drug Empire, in which he chronicles how two Baltimore teens built a narcotics business…

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    Vatican Spies During World War II

    Mark Riebling talked about Pope Pius the Twelfth and the Catholic Church’s secret actions against the Nazis. He argued that, contrary to previous scholarship, the pope was involved in efforts to change the German…

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    Virginia Capitol Building

    Mark Greenough gave a tour of Virginia’s capitol building, home to the oldest elected legislative body in the Western Hemisphere. The state’s capitol moved to Richmond in 1785, and Thomas Jefferson is credited…

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    Freedmen During Reconstruction

    Historians talked about what life was like for Freedmen after the Civil War and the overall successes and failures of Reconstruction. They spoke about educational opportunities, land…

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    Sovereign Duty

    KrisAnne Hall talked about her book Sovereign Duty, in which she outlines what citizens can do to ensure that their constitutional rights are protected. She argued that the federal…

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    Abraham Lincoln and Immigration

    Harold Holzer talked about Abraham Lincoln’s views on immigration policy and immigrant groups in America. He described Lincoln’s efforts to court the German-American vote early in his…

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    Panel Discussion on America's Hospitals

    Dr. David Agus, author of The Lucky Years: How to Thrive in the Brave New World of Health, and Aubrey Serfling, CEO and president of the Eisenhower Medical Center, talked about the state of…

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    Question Time

    British Prime Minister Theresa May answered questions from parliamentary colleagues, including Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn. Topics include changes to the U.K.'s National Health Service,…

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    If This Be Treason

    Jeremy Duda talked about his book If This Be Treason: The American Rogues and Rebels Who Walked the Line Between Dissent and Betrayal, in which he provides a history of the act of treason…

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    Thirteen Days in September

    Lawrence Wright talked about his book, Thirteen Days in September: The Dramatic Story of the Struggle for Peace. He spoke at the 2017 Rancho Mirage Writers Festival in Rancho Mirage,…

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    Authors on Writing History

    Biographer Robert Caro and historian Brenda Wineapple talked about writing history. They spoke at the 35th annual Key West Literary Seminar.

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    Conversation With Historian Joseph Ellis

    Joseph Ellis spoke about what inspired him to study the Founding Fathers, and what he likes most about each individual. This event was part of a series on the Founders hosted by the Society…

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    Humanizing the Founding Fathers

    Joseph Ellis talked about the Founding Fathers and argued for humanizing them, saying they were flawed men who are too often placed on a pedestal, stripping us of our ability to relate to…

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    The Glass Universe

    Dava Sobel talked about her book, The Glass Universe: How the Ladies of the Harvard Observatory Took the Measure of the Stars, about women who worked for the Harvard College Observatory, studying…

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