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    Religion in America

    Edward Widmer, director of the John W. Kluge Center, hosted a panel on the history of religion in America. Panelists discussed the disestablishment of the Anglican church in Virginia during…

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    Lesser-Known U.S. Presidents

    Historian Arthur Schlesinger, editor of Times Books' “American Presidents Series,” moderated a panel discussion of the lives of some of America’s lesser-known presidents. The panelists were…

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    American Speeches

    Ted Widmer talked about the book he edited American Speeches: Political Oratory from Abraham Lincoln to Bill Clinton, published by Library of America. The book is a two-volume compilation of some of the most notable speeches in…

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    Presidential Speechwriters

    Presidential speechwriters discussed the art of capturing the president’s voice, communicating his ideas, and inspiring the public. They shared memories of the presidents with whom they…

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    Assessment of the Clinton Presidency

    Historians and biographers participated in the concluding panel of the 11th Hofstra Presidential Conference, “William Jefferson Clinton: The "New Democrat” from Hope." They gave a historical…

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    Past Presidential Elections

    The guests discussed past presidential elections. They talked about which elections were close, which created controversy, and other historical data from past elections. Guests responded to…

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