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  • Influences in American Politics
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    Influences in American Politics

    Three authors debated what ethos predominates in America. Robert Kuttner argued that it is the power of wealth. Robert George argued that it is America’s traditional moral commitments. Susan Jacoby argued that it…

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  • After Words with Niall Ferguson
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    After Words with Niall Ferguson

    The economist and historian argues that western civilization came to dominate the world by developing and using six concepts: competition, science, the rule of law, modern medicine,…

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  • QA with Susan Jacoby
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    Q&A with Susan Jacoby

    Susan Jacoby talked about her book Alger Hiss and the Battle for History (Yale University Press; March 24, 2009). In her book she looks at the public fascination with the case of Whitaker…

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  • After Words with Susan Jacoby
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    After Words with Susan Jacoby

    Ms. Jacoby explores what she calls the age-related myths of the health industry and American culture. she says these myths attempt to convince people that longevity can be bought. Baby Boomers, she says,need…

    841 views
  • Panel Discussion on Books that Inspired Barack Obama
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    Panel Discussion on Books that Inspired Barack Obama

    A panel discussion was held on the books that influenced President Barack Obama. The list of books and authors includes Langston Hughes, The Invisible Man, the Bible, the children’s book Where the…

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  • emThe Age of American Unreasonem
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    The Age of American Unreason

    Susan Jacoby talked about her book The Age of American Unreason (Pantheon; February 12, 2008 and Old Street Publishing; revised paperback, May 12, 2009). In her book she claims that American culture has become…

    765 views
  • emThe Age of American Unreasonem
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    The Age of American Unreason

    Susan Jacoby talked about her book The Age of American Unreason, published by Pantheon. In her book she claims that American culture has become anti-intellectual and anti-rational. She…

    581 views
  • Checks and Balances
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    Checks and Balances

    The panelists talked about the concepts of checks and balances and balance of power. The federal government is designed in a manner that prevents one branch from overpowering the other two…

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  • After Words with Susan Jacoby
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    After Words with Susan Jacoby

    Susan Jacoby talked about her book The Age of American Unreason, published by Pantheon. In her book she offers a critique on American society and says that a the combination of anti-intellectualism and anti-rationalism in American culture is becoming a serious…

    954 views
  • emThe End of Faithem
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    The End of Faith

    Sam Harris, who is currently completing a doctorate in neuroscience to research the neural foundation for belief, talked about his first book The End of Faith: Religion, Terror, and the…

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