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    George H.W. Bush

    Timothy Naftali profiled the presidency of George H.W. Bush in the monthly Bradley Lecture at the American Enterprise Institute, titled “The Reluctant Realism of George H. W. Bush.” Mr.…

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    Mellon: An American Life

    David Cannadine talked about his biography, Mellon: An American Life, published by Knopf. Financial pioneer Andrew Mellon became a financier and industrialist in the 1930s. He served as Secretary of the…

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    Understanding America

    Peter Schuck and James Wilson talked about the book they edited, Understanding America: The Anatomy of an Exceptional Nation, published by PublicAffairs. The boook is a collection of essays…

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    Job Creation and the New Deal

    Ms. Shlaes talked about job creation programs under the New Deal and about the powers of the federal government. She used a case involving chicken sales in Brooklyn to elaborate on her…

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    Edmund Burke's Reflections on the Revolution in France

    Gertrude Himmelfarb spoke about her book, Reflections on Edmund Burke’s “Reflections on the Revolution in France.” In the book she talks about influence of the Irish political philosopher…

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    President Bush on Domestic Policy Record

    President George W. Bush spoke about domestic policy during his administration with Christopher DeMuth. In the conversation he reflected on a number of topics including immigration reform, energy…

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    No One Sees God

    Michae Novak talked about his book No One Sees God: The Dark Night of Atheists and Believers (Doubleday; August 5, 2008). He contends that atheists and the religious have the same…

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    State of Fear

    Michael Crichton spoke about science policy development. His book State of Fear, published by HarperColllins, was a fictional account of the politics behind global warming studies. Mr.…

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    U.S.-Japan Relations

    Ambassador Fujisaki spoke about relations between the U.S. and Japan. Among the topics he addressed were the global economy, military cooperation, negotiations with North Korea and other…

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    National Security Legal Issues

    Attorney General Michael Mukasey talked about national security and efforts to combat terrorism. In his remarks he focused on detainee treatment and access to the U.S. legal system for…

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    Global Food Shortage, Part 1

    After introductory remarks by Christopher DeMuth, Senator Richard Lugar delivered the keynote address of a forum titled “Was Malthus Right? Was Today’s Global Food Crisis Inevitable?”…

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    Gay Marriage

    Mr. Rauch discussed his book, Gay Marriage: Why It Is Good for Gays, Good for Straights, and Good for America, with several American Enterprise Institute scholars. In the book, published by…

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    One Nation Under Therapy

    Sally Satel and Christina Hoff Sommers talked about their book One Nation Under Therapy: How the Helping Culture is Eroding Self-Reliance, published by St. Martin’s Press. They talked about…

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    Scientific Literacy and Public Policy

    Lawrence Krauss delivered a lecture titled, “Science and Anti-Science.” He addressed scientific illiteracy among the public and among elected officials. He expressed concern about the…

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    The Future of Conservatism

    Sam Tanenhaus delivered the November Bradley Lecture on the topic, “George W. Bush and the Future of Conservatism.” Topics included the history of conservatism, an analysis of the Franklin…

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    Russia's Revolution

    Leon Aron talked about his book, Russia’s Revolution: 1989-2006, published by AEI Press. The book is a collection of twenty-one essays by Russian-born Aron on his observations of the last great…

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    U.S. Policy Toward Iraq

    Frederick Kagan and General Keane released the updated, final version of phase one of the Iraq Planning Group’s study, “Choosing Victory: A Plan for Success in Iraq” that calls for a…

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    Historical Perspectives on Election Politics

    Ms. Shlaes compared campaign politics during the election of 1936 to contemporary election politics. Among the topics she addressed were the role of the private sector in meeting social…

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    Judicial Process

    Attorney General Alberto Gonzales spoke about the role of the federal judiciary and its operation as an independent branch of government. In his remarks he focused on the problems…

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    Ideology and Morality of the Poverty Issue

    Lawrence Mead delivered a lecture “The Poverty Issue at the End of History.” He argued that the end of deep ideological differences over capitalism and race in the 1960s helped to make…

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