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  • Machiavellis emThe Princeem
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    Machiavelli's The Prince

    Panelists Michael Ignatieff, James Johnson, and Edward Muir talked about the immediate and long-term impact of The Prince, written by Italian diplomat and philosopher, Niccolo Machiavelli,…

  • Canadian Party Leaders Debate
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    Canadian Party Leaders' Debate

    Conservative Party Leader Stephen Harper, who had served as Prime Minister since 2006, debated the three other major party leaders in the first debate of the Parliamentary election…

  • Canadian Question Period
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    Canadian Question Period

    Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper and members of his cabinet took questions from members of the Canadian House of Commons. This was the first Question Time of the year.

  • emMao  The Unknown Storyem
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    Mao: The Unknown Story

    Jung Chang and Jon Halliday talked about their book Mao: The Unknown Story, published by Knopf. Their biography attempted to dispel myths about Mao Tse-tung perpetuated by the Communist Party The…

  • emThe Lesser Evilem
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    The Lesser Evil

    By video link from New York City, Professor Ignatieff spoke about his book The Lesser Evil: Political Ethics in an Age of Terror, published by Princeton University Press. The book discusses…

  • US and Iraq One Year Later
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    U.S. and Iraq One Year Later

    A panel titled “U.S. and Iraq One Year Later: Right to Get In? Wrong to Get Out?” was held in Royce Hall on the UCLA campus. The panelists each in turn stated differing views about the war in…

  • Manufacturing Fear  American Culture Today
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    Manufacturing Fear: American Culture Today

    Panel members talked about fear in U.S. culture, including conspiracy theories, cults, cabals, medicine, and politically manufactured fear. After their presentations, the authors answered…

  • American Power and the Crisis Over Iraq
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    American Power and the Crisis Over Iraq

    Mr. Wasserman moderated a debate on the use of American power and policy toward Iraq. Among the topics they addressed were the wisdom of potential military action in Iraq, the role of the…

  • Role of Intellectuals in Public Life
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    Role of Intellectuals in Public Life

    The panelists discussed the place of the public intellectual in American society. They talked about the influence of intellectuals in political life and the involvement of intellectuals in…

  • emVirtual Warem
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    Virtual War

    Mr. Ignatieff spoke about his book Virtual War: Kosovo and Beyond, published by Metropolitan Books. The book explores the ethical, moral, and philosophical questions raised by the war in…

  • emIsaiah Berlin A Lifeem
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    Isaiah Berlin: A Life

    Mr. Ignatieff talked about his book, Isaiah Berlin: A Life, published by Metropolitan Books. The book describes Berlin’s childhood during the Russian Revolution, his friendships with writers such…