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  • emHow Patriotic is the Patriot Actem
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    How Patriotic is the Patriot Act?

    Mr. Etzioni moderated a discussion on the pros and cons of the Patriot Act. Joining Professor Etzioni for the discussion is former U.S. assistant attorney general Dinh who is currently a…

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  • Social Security Reform
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    Social Security Reform

    Mr. Etzioni talk about the Social Security reform debate from the viewpoint of the communitarian movement. He disputed President Bush’s notion that the Social Security system is in crisis.…

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  • National Identification Cards
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    National Identification Cards

    Participants talked about the benefits and liabilities of instating a national identification card system. Among the issues they addressed were civil liberties and privacy concerns, ways in…

    161 views
  • emMy Brothers Keeper  A Memoir and a Messageem
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    My Brother's Keeper: A Memoir and a Message

    Amitai Etzioni discussed his memoir My Brother’s Keeper: A Memoir and a Message, published by Rowman and Littlefield. He talked about his life as an activist, an Israeli soldier, and as a…

    98 views
  • The US Values Crisis
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    The U.S. Values Crisis

    Senator Lieberman spoke about the existence of a values crisis in the United States. He outlined various responses by individuals to this, including his and others' efforts to cause the…

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  • Character Building Exploiting Possibilities
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    Character Building: Exploiting Possibilities

    Senator Simpson talked about the importance of character through personal experiences. He emphasized that discipline and taking responsibility are the most important evidences of good…

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  • Conference on Building Character
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    Conference on Building Character

    Senator Simon spoke about the need to make television more educational and what both citizens and Congress can do to achieve this goal.

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  • Character Building and Federal Leadership
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    Character Building and Federal Leadership

    Senator Kassebaum spoke about the importance of community-oriented actions to deal with a variety of social issues. She stressed that people need to continue to link themselves to their…

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  • US Ethnic Diversity
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    U.S. Ethnic Diversity

    Panelists discussed the future of racial and ethnic diversity in the U.S. They speculated about melting pot theories and the preservation of ethnic cultures and whether either should be…

    84 views
  • American Sociological Association Meeting
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    American Sociological Association Meeting

    The president of American Sociological Association Etzioni briefed reporters on topics which the ASA will cover in its annual meeting this week. The theme is “Community of Communities: Shaping…

    30 views
  • Building Character
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    Building Character

    At a two-day White House Conference on Character Building, Mr. Etzioni talked about the broadening of the communitarian movement to create a democratic society through strict character and…

    24 views
  • Building Character
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    Building Character

    In a two-day White House Conference on Character Building, Mr. Bennett talked about how society can teach character and morality through communities and schools. He also talked about his…

    46 views
  • Character Building for a Civil Society
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    Character Building for a Civil Society

    At a two-day White House Conference on Character Building, President Clinton addressed communitarian leaders on the importance of their three concepts: opportunity, responsibility and…

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  • Building Character
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    Building Character

    At a two-day White House Conference on Character Building, Secretary Riley talked about how public education can build character without infringing on the students' constitutional rights.…

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