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  • Charlotte Jacobs on emJonas Salkem
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    Jonas Salk

    Charlotte Jacobs talked about her book, Jonas Salk: A Life, about the life and career of the creator of the polio vaccine.

  • emThe Politics of Disasterem
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    The Politics of Disaster

    Marvin Olasky talked about his book The Politics of Disaster: Katrina, Big Government, and a New Strategy for Future Crises, published by W Publishing Group. He argued that politicians use…

  • emThe Economic Naturalists Field Guideem
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    The Economic Naturalist's Field Guide

    Robert Frank talked about his book The Economic Naturalist’s Field Guide: Common Sense Principles for Troubled Times (Basic Books; May 25, 2009). In this collection of his columns from the New…

  • emFreedoms Power The True Force of Liberalismem
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    Freedom's Power: The True Force of Liberalism

    Paul Starr talked about his book Freedom’s Power: The True Force of Liberalism, published by Perseus Books Group. In his book Professor Starr, a sociology and public affairs professor at…

  • Abu Ghraib Prison
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    Abu Ghraib Prison

    Major General Taguba (Ret.) talked about the aftermath of the scandal of mistreatment of prisoners at Abu Ghraib in Iraq. He was the principal military investigator. Topics included the effects…

  • Energy Security
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    Energy Security

    David O’Reilly talked about the challenges to the global energy industry to meet a rising demand for reliable, affordable, and environmentally responsible energy supplies. He focused on…

  • Health Care Reform
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    Health Care Reform

    George Halvorson spoke on the topic, “Health Care Reform Now.” He presented a Kaiser Foundation plan intended to improve the quality of care and patient safety, while correcting…

  • emA Nation Among Nations  Americas Place in World Historyem
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    A Nation Among Nations: America's Place in World History

    Thomas Bender talked about his book, A Nation Among Nations: America’s Place in World History, published by Hill and Wang. He criticized Americans for ignoring the historical contributions of other countries…