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    Operations at Abu Ghraib Prison

    General Karpinski talked about the events at Abu Ghraib prison in Baghdad. She was commander of military prisons in part of Iraq during the prisoner abuse scandal. She described Abu Ghraib…

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    In Depth with Harold Bloom

    Harold Bloom, Sterling Professor of Humanities at Yale University and Berg Professor of English at New York University was interviewed about his life and work. He has written more than twenty…

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    Snobbery: The American Version

    Author Joseph Epstein talked about his newest book, Snobbery: The American Version, published by Houghton Mifflin. In it, he argued that there are many subsets of snobbery in contemporary…

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    Speech Excerpt

    An excerpt from a talk by author Joseph Epstein was shown. Mr. Epstein talked about what makes a good subject to write about and read a definition of the term “snobbery” from his current…

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    The FBI and Homeland Security

    Director Mueller talked about the Bureau’s role in homeland security and the future challenges of U.S. efforts to combat terrorism. Among the topics he addressed were intelligence issues,…

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    Sister Carrie in the 21st Century

    As part of a three-day symposium on the 100th anniversary of the publication of Theodore Dreiser’s Sister Carrie, Joseph Epstein summarized and analyzed the novel and its author. He…

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    Science and Security Challenges for the 21st Century

    Mr. Browne spoke about security and the Los Alamos National Laboratory and about future challenges facing the lab. Among the topics he addressed were the levels of international research…

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    The Point of a College Education

    Former “The American Scholar ” Editor Joseph Epstein asked the question “What’s the point of a college education?” He discussed the past, present and future of higher education. Mr. Epstein…

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