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  • emReporterem
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    Reporter

    Investigative reporter Seymour Hersh talked about his life in journalism.

    1,454 views
  • emNot That Badem
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    Not That Bad

    Cultural critic and writer Roxane Gay addresses the issues of assault, harassment, and rape.

    639 views
  • emA World of Three Zerosem
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    A World of Three Zeros

    Muhammad Yunus talked about his book, A World of Three Zeros, about how to solve the problems of global poverty, unemployment, and climate change. He spoke with Jeffrey Sachs of Columbia…

    1,228 views
  • Sister Helen Prejean and Bryan Stevenson on the Death Penalty
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    Death Penalty and Criminal Justice

    Bryan Stevenson talked about the death penalty and the U.S. criminal justice system. Mr. Stevenson, the author of the book Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption, spoke with Sister Helen…

    1,926 views
  • emThe Time of Our Livesem
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    The Time of Our Lives

    Tom Brokaw, former managing editor and anchor for “NBC Nightly News with Tom Brokaw,” presented his thoughts on the current state of American society and politics in his book The Time of Our Lives: A…

    590 views
  • emAftermath World Trade Center Archiveem
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    Aftermath: World Trade Center Archive

    Joel Meyerowitz talked about his book, Aftermath: World Trade Center Archive, published by Phaidon. His book contains 450 of the more than 8,000 images in the archive of the destruction and…

    259 views
  • emOnly the SuperRich Can Save Usem
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    Only the Super-Rich Can Save Us!

    In his novel Ralph Nader imagines placing seventeen billionaires in one room to solve the country’s problems, from the redevelopment of New Orleans to a reassessment of corporate citizenry and a plan…

    2,031 views
  • emA Chance to Make Historyem
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    A Chance to Make History

    Wendy Kopp talked about her book A Chance to Make History: What Works and What Doesn’t in Providing an Excellent Education for All (PublicAffairs, 2011). In her book the founder of Teach for America…

    837 views
  • emHuman Smokeem
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    Human Smoke

    Nicholson Baker talked about his book, Human Smoke: The Beginnings of World War II, the End of Civilization, which is a collection of previously published news items from the 1930s and…

    834 views
  • emAndrew Carnegieem
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    Andrew Carnegie

    David Nasaw talked about his biography, Andrew Carnegie, published by Penguin Press. In his book Professor Nasaw, using new material, explained how Andrew Carnegie rose from poverty to become the…

    811 views
  • emViolenceem and emLeft in Dark Timesem
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    Violence and Left in Dark Times

    Slavoj Zizek, author of Violence: Six Sideways Reflections (Picador; July 22, 2008), and Bernard-Henri Levy, author of Left In Dark Times: A Stand Against the New Barbarism (Random House; September 16, 2008)…

    920 views
  • Propaganda Around the World
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    Propaganda Around the World

    In the first panel, “Propaganda Then and Now: What Orwell Did and Didn’t Know,” the panelists discussed the history of propaganda and deceptive political speech. Andras Szanto edited What Orwell Didn’t Know. Masha…

    491 views
  • Future of Journalism
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    Future of Journalism

    In the third panel discussion, “Solutions: The Future Political Landscape” The “There You Go Again: Orwell Comes to America” conference invited historians, linguists, cognitive experts, journalists,…

    145 views
  • Gunter Grass and Norman Mailer Interview
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    Gunter Grass and Norman Mailer Interview

    Nobel Prize-winning novelist Gunter Grass and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Norman Mailer discussed their life and work with novelist Andrew O’Hagan on stage before an audience. Gunter Grass and then Norman…

    943 views
  • emThe Feminine Mistakeem
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    The Feminine Mistake

    Leslie Bennetts talked about her book The Feminine Mistake: Are We Giving Up Too Much?, published by Voice. Elissa Schappell debated Leslie Bennetts' assertion that women cannot afford to quit…

    314 views
  • emCultural Amnesiaem
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    Cultural Amnesia

    Clive James was interviewed about his book Cultural Amnesia: Necessary Memories from History and the Arts, published by W.W. Norton. The book contains over 100 essays about many of the…

    507 views
  • New Media and  the Future of Journalism
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    New Media and the Future of Journalism

    Participants talked about the impact of the Internet and on-line technology on the news media at a forum celebrating the tenth anniversary of Slate. Veterans of on-line journalism and observers…

    155 views
  • Iranian Culture and Society
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    Iranian Culture and Society

    LIVE from the NYPL hosted a discussion titled “Who’s Afraid of Iran?” about the different conceptions people hold about Iranians and to expose some myths and stereotypes. It featured the…

    515 views