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  • emOn Two Wings Humble Faith and Common Senseem
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    On Two Wings: Humble Faith and Common Sense

    Michael Novak talked about his book, On Two Wings: Humble Faith and Common Sense at the American Founding, published by Encounter Books. On Two Wings argues that religious faith was of…

  • emWriting from Left to Rightem
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    Writing from Left to Right

    Michael Novak talked about his book, Writing from Left to Right: My Journey From Liberal to Conservative, in which he recounts his study of and participation in politics and his ideological…

  • emUnderstanding Americaem
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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…

  • emNo One Sees Godem
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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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    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…

  • The Future of Religion in American Politics Part 1
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    The Future of Religion in American Politics, Part 1

    The topic of the 2007 Ronald Reagan Symposium was “The Future of Religion in American Politics.” Panelists discussed religion as both a dividing and uniting force in American politics.…

  • emOn Two Wings Humble Faith and Common Senseem
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    On Two Wings: Humble Faith and Common Sense

  • emWashingtons Godem
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    Washington's God

    Michael Novak and his daughter Jana Novak talked about their book Washington’s God: Religion, Liberty, and the Father of Our Country, published by Basic Books. They talked about the religious…

  • Catholic Views of Intelligent Design Theory
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    Catholic Views of Intelligent Design Theory

    As part of a day-long conference on intelligent design, Father Coyne spoke about science, religion, and the Catholic Church’s views on the value of accepted science and teaching intelligent…

  • After Words with Harvey Kaye
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    After Words with Harvey Kaye

    Harvey Kaye discussed his book Thomas Paine and the Promise of America, published by Hill and Wang. He discussed the life of Founding Father Thomas Paine and the influence of his political…

  • Poetry Readings For Children
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    Poetry Readings For Children

    Selections from works by Ogden Nash, Alfred Tennyson, Rudyard Kipling, Shel Silverstein, Mattie Stepanek, Joseph Bottum, and others were read in front of an invited audience. Joseph Bottum…

  • War with Iraq
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    War with Iraq

    Scholars talked about war in Iraq and the future of Iraq as coalition forces begun to supervise reconstruction of the country. Among the topics they addressed were operations during the…

  • Corporate Accountability
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    Corporate Accountability

    In one of eight break-out (concurrent) sessions at an economic forum hosted by the White House, President Bush, business leaders, and others talked about the state of the U.S. economy,…

  • Faiths Place in Government
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    Faith's Place in Government

    Mr. Novak discussed the religious background of the signers of the Declaration of Independence and Constitution, and the fundamental importance of religion as the foundation of the American…

  • Rep Henry Hyde Tribute
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    Rep. Henry Hyde Tribute

    Rep. Henry Hyde was awarded the Lincoln Leadership Award for his many years of service in the U.S. House of Representatives. Participants honored him for his courage to stand up for his…

  • Religion and the American Republic
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    Religion and the American Republic

    Panel members discussed republicanism and religion, and the role of women in religion in the early republic.

  • World Civilization
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    World Civilization

    Academics, philosophers, authors, world leaders and others gathered to discuss the past and the future of world civilization. They discussed challenges in the next century, such as…

  • Job Creation in a Global Economy
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    Job Creation in a Global Economy

    Mr. Novak was a speaker during a conference on downsizing and job creation. He focused on the global opportunities presented to U.S. citizens, the trend away from state welfare systems…

  • Intellectual Property Rights
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    Intellectual Property Rights

    Mr. Novak spoke about his recently completed study on intellectual property rights. He examined how the patents clause in the U.S. Constitution has made ideas and creativity the most…

  • Corporations and Management
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    Corporations and Management

    Mr. Novak discussed the dilemmas faced by management in today’s corporations, beginning with his definition of what a corporation is. He also talked about corporate compensation, the…

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