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  • emThe History of White Peopleem
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    The History of White People

    Nell Irvin Painter, American history professor emerita at Princeton University, presents a history of white race theory, an 18th century notion created by Northern Europeans that assigned the ideal of beauty…

    2,902 views
  • emKnocking on Heavens Doorem
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    Knocking on Heaven's Door

    Lisa Randall looked at the contributions that physics and scientific thinking have made to our understanding of the universe. She used slides as she focused on the concept of scale and its…

    2,307 views
  • emTropic of Chaosem
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    Tropic of Chaos

    Christian Parenti reported on several countries where environmental change is fueling violence and war. He responded to questions from members of the audience at Politics and Prose…

    705 views
  • emPinchedem
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    Pinched

    Don Peck talked about the long-term social and cultural impact of the current economic recession, arguing that although the peak of the financial crisis has passed, its effects will be many…

    844 views
  • emWashington Burningem
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    Washington Burning

    Les Standiford talked about his book Washington Burning: How a Frenchman’s Vision for Our Nation’s Capital Survived Congress, the Founding Fathers, and the Invading British Army (Crown, May 6, 2008). The book details the design of…

    317 views
  • emTears in the Darknessem
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    Tears in the Darkness

    Elizabeth and Michael Norman talked about their book Tears in the Darkness: The Story of the Bataan Death March and Its Aftermath (Farrar, Straus and Giroux; June 9, 2009). In the book the husband and…

    615 views
  • emWhite House Ghostsem
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    White House Ghosts

    Robert Schlesinger, former Washington correspondent for the Boston Globe, talked about his book, White House Ghosts, in which he profiled presidential speechwriters from the FDR…

    214 views
  • emLaw and the Long Warem
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    Law and the Long War

    Benjamin Wittes talked about his book Law and the Long War: The Future of Justice in the Age of Terror (Penguin Press, June 19, 2008). In his book he argues that the Bush administration is…

    51 views
  • emThe Logic of Lifeem
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    The Logic of Life

    Tim Harford talked about his book The Logic of Life: The Rational Economics of an Irrational World, published by Random House. In his book Mr. Harford uses economic research and principles…

    296 views
  • emMerchant of Deathem
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    Merchant of Death

    Authors Stephen Braun and Douglas Farah talked about their book, Merchant of Death: Money, Guns, Planes, and the Man Who Makes War Possible. They described the life of Viktor Bout, one of the…

    216 views