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  • emOn Two Wings Humble Faith and Common Senseem
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    On Two Wings: Humble Faith and Common Sense

    Michael Novak talked about his book, On Two Wings: Humble Faith and Common Sense at the American Founding, published by Encounter Books. On Two Wings argues that religious faith was of…

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  • emWriting from Left to Rightem
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    Writing from Left to Right

    Michael Novak talked about his book, Writing from Left to Right: My Journey From Liberal to Conservative, in which he recounts his study of and participation in politics and his ideological…

    489 views
  • emUnderstanding Americaem
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    Understanding America

    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…

    573 views
  • emNo One Sees Godem
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    No One Sees God

    Michae Novak talked about his book No One Sees God: The Dark Night of Atheists and Believers (Doubleday; August 5, 2008). He contends that atheists and the religious have the same…

    301 views
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    Gay Marriage

    Mr. Rauch discussed his book, Gay Marriage: Why It Is Good for Gays, Good for Straights, and Good for America, with several American Enterprise Institute scholars. In the book, published by…

    435 views
  • The Future of Religion in American Politics Part 1
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    The Future of Religion in American Politics, Part 1

    The topic of the 2007 Ronald Reagan Symposium was “The Future of Religion in American Politics.” Panelists discussed religion as both a dividing and uniting force in American politics.…

    181 views
  • emOn Two Wings Humble Faith and Common Senseem
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    On Two Wings: Humble Faith and Common Sense

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  • emWashingtons Godem
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    Washington's God

    Michael Novak and his daughter Jana Novak talked about their book Washington’s God: Religion, Liberty, and the Father of Our Country, published by Basic Books. They talked about the religious…

    370 views
  • Catholic Views of Intelligent Design Theory
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    Catholic Views of Intelligent Design Theory

    As part of a day-long conference on intelligent design, Father Coyne spoke about science, religion, and the Catholic Church’s views on the value of accepted science and teaching intelligent…

    232 views
  • After Words with Harvey Kaye
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    After Words with Harvey Kaye

    Harvey Kaye discussed his book Thomas Paine and the Promise of America, published by Hill and Wang. He discussed the life of Founding Father Thomas Paine and the influence of his political…

    307 views
  • Poetry Readings For Children
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    Poetry Readings For Children

    Selections from works by Ogden Nash, Alfred Tennyson, Rudyard Kipling, Shel Silverstein, Mattie Stepanek, Joseph Bottum, and others were read in front of an invited audience. Joseph Bottum…

    1,340 views
  • War with Iraq
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    War with Iraq

    Scholars talked about war in Iraq and the future of Iraq as coalition forces begun to supervise reconstruction of the country. Among the topics they addressed were operations during the…

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  • Corporate Accountability
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    Corporate Accountability

    In one of eight break-out (concurrent) sessions at an economic forum hosted by the White House, President Bush, business leaders, and others talked about the state of the U.S. economy,…

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  • Faiths Place in Government
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    Faith's Place in Government

    Mr. Novak discussed the religious background of the signers of the Declaration of Independence and Constitution, and the fundamental importance of religion as the foundation of the American…

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  • Rep Henry Hyde Tribute
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    Rep. Henry Hyde Tribute

    Rep. Henry Hyde was awarded the Lincoln Leadership Award for his many years of service in the U.S. House of Representatives. Participants honored him for his courage to stand up for his…

    58 views
  • Religion and the American Republic
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    Religion and the American Republic

    Panel members discussed republicanism and religion, and the role of women in religion in the early republic.

    379 views
  • World Civilization
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    World Civilization

    Academics, philosophers, authors, world leaders and others gathered to discuss the past and the future of world civilization. They discussed challenges in the next century, such as…

    54 views
  • Job Creation in a Global Economy
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    Job Creation in a Global Economy

    Mr. Novak was a speaker during a conference on downsizing and job creation. He focused on the global opportunities presented to U.S. citizens, the trend away from state welfare systems…

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  • Intellectual Property Rights
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    Intellectual Property Rights

    Mr. Novak spoke about his recently completed study on intellectual property rights. He examined how the patents clause in the U.S. Constitution has made ideas and creativity the most…

    51 views
  • Corporations and Management
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    Corporations and Management

    Mr. Novak discussed the dilemmas faced by management in today’s corporations, beginning with his definition of what a corporation is. He also talked about corporate compensation, the…

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  • Washington Tuesday Journal
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    Washington Tuesday Journal

    Current news events and political issues were examined through reviews of the morning newspapers; interviews with journalists, newsmakers and legislators; and viewer telephone calls, faxes…

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  • Religion and Politics
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    Religion and Politics

    The participants discussed organized religion in the U.S. and its effect on politics and public policy. They also answered telephone questions from high school students from around the…

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  • Traditionalists Libertarians and Economists
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    Traditionalists, Libertarians, and Economists

    Participants focused on conservative political coalitions.

    135 views
  • Pop Culture and Society
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    Pop Culture and Society

    Mr. Medved, Professor Dates and Mr. Novak discussed the impact of popular culture on society, from influencing buying decisions to influencing behavior. They also responded to questions…

    110 views
  • Conservative Political Issues
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    Conservative Political Issues

    A number of well-known Washington conservatives spoke in a news conference to announce the creation of a new conservative think tank entitled, Empower America. The organization’s goal is to…

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  • The Spread of Pop Culture and US Interests
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    The Spread of Pop Culture and U.S. Interests

    Journalists and scholars discussed U.S. popular culture in a forum entitled, “Does the Spread of American Popular Culture Advance American Interests?” during a symposium on global pop culture.…

    580 views
  • Values and the 1992 Presidential Election
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    Values and the 1992 Presidential Election

    The American Enterprise Institute held a forum on the “values” issue in the 1992 presidential campaign. Panel members discussed the use of “family values” as a campaign theme of the Republican party, the use of…

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  • Social Welfare Programs in America
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    Social Welfare Programs in America

    Two government policy scholars responded to telephone callers' questions on the nation’s social welfare programs and their role in contemporary society. Earlier in the week, White House…

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  • SelfReliance and Community Responsibility
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    Self-Reliance and Community Responsibility

    The Brookings Institution, a nonprofit, nonpartisan think tank on public policy, held its 75th anniversary conference on public policy with invited speakers on U.S. domestic and foreign…

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  • Blacks Women  Jews  the Constitution
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    Blacks, Women & Jews & the Constitution

    A panel discusses Robert Goldwin’s new book, Why Blacks, Women, and Jews Are Not Mentioned in the Constitution, and Other Unorthodox Views.

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  • Immigration Issues
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    Immigration Issues

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  • Rainbow Roundtable
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    Rainbow Roundtable

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  • Nexus Between Religion and Public Policy
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    Nexus Between Religion and Public Policy

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  • Glasnost  the Soviet Union
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    Glasnost & the Soviet Union

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  • Choices for Democrats
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    Choices for Democrats

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