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  • Agnes Scott College Commencement Address
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    Agnes Scott College Commencement Address

    Author Kurt Vonnegut delivered the commencement address at Agnes Scott College. He talked about the complexities of modern day society and interpersonal relationships.

  • Battle of the Bulge and VE Day
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    Battle of the Bulge and V-E Day

    Mr. Heller and Mr. Vonnegut, both of whom actively participated in World War II, reminisced about their experiences during the war. Mr. Heller was a bombardier during the war and Mr. Vonnegut was an…

  • Political Satire in America
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    Political Satire in America

    A panel discussion was held on political satire in America. The panelists shared samples of their work and Lewis Lapham read an essay on the subject of American satire. Following their…

  • War and Racism in American Culture
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    War and Racism in American Culture

    Mr. Styron discussed war and racism in American literature and culture. Following his remarks, Mr. Heller and Mr. Vonnegut who are also veterans of World War II, answered questions from…

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    Grand Central Winter

    Lee Stringer discussed his book, Grand Central Winter, published by Seven Stories Press. The book is about Mr. Stringer’s life as a homeless crack addict living in New York City’s Grand…

  • Bureaucracy and War
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    Bureaucracy and War

    Several authors who were also World War II veterans and faculty members discussed the bureaucratic role in war. They also reflected on their personal experiences during the war. Mr.…

  • Vonnegut Books
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    Vonnegut Books

    Mr. Vonnegut talked to fans and signed copies of some of his works at an appearance to announce that his book, Mother Night, will be made into a motion picture.

  • Retreat from Equality
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    Retreat from Equality

    In this session of the Sag Harbor Initiative, panelists discussed the issue of minority rights. The premise of the hearing “Retreat from Equality” is that over the course of the Reagan…