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  • emOccupy Nationem
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    Occupy Nation

    Todd Gitlin talked about his book, Occupy Nation: The Roots, the Spirit, and the Promise of Occupy Wall Street. The interview, part of Book TV’s college series, was recorded in the King’s College…

  • National Security and the Democratic Party
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    National Security and the Democratic Party

    Authors Peter Beinart and Todd Gitlin discussed their new books and the Democratic Party’s need to provide a credible alternative to the administration’s policies on national security. This…

  • emThe Intellectuals and the Flagem
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    The Intellectuals and the Flag

    Professor Gitlin talked about his book The Intellectuals and the Flag, published by Columbia University Press. The book is a collection of essays encouraging the political Left in America to change the…

  • Book TV  Promoting Citizens Literacy
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    Book TV: Promoting Citizens' Literacy

    Panelists discussed the impact of BookTV on the literacy movement. They spoke about a recent report from the National Endowment for the Arts that claimed that reading in the U.S. is in decline. They spoke about…

  • Free Expression and Public Safety
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    Free Expression and Public Safety

    Participants talked about free speech issues, the role of mass citizen protests, a scheduled march to protest Bush administration policies during the Republican National Convention, and the…

  • emLetters to a Young Activistem
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    Letters to a Young Activist

    Professor Todd Gitlin discussed his book Letters to a Young Activist: The Art of Mentoring, published by Basic Books. Writing in the form of a personal letter, Professor Gitlin looks back on his…

  • Foreign Policy
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    Foreign Policy

    Mr. Gitlin talked about his article in Mother Jones magazine on President Bush’s foreign policy doctrine and its impact on the world community. He also responded to audience telephone…

  • Higher Education and Democracy
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    Higher Education and Democracy

    In a forum titled “Higher Education and Democracy in Peace and War: Is Higher Education Compatible with Patriotism?,” participants talked about the state of higher education and the…

  • emMedia Unlimitedem
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    Media Unlimited

    Mr. Gitlin discusses his book Media Unlimited: How the Torrent of Images and Sounds Overwhelms Our Lives. His book outlines the media-saturated society we live in, from video games and…

  • Tribute to C Wright Mills
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    Tribute to C. Wright Mills

    Friends and colleagues read from the book, C. Wright Mills: Letters and Autobiographical Writings, published by the University of California Press. They also talked about their connections…

  • 1968 Lessons and Legacy
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    1968 Lessons and Legacy

    The panelists discussed the highlights of 1968, including the Vietnam War, the demonstrations, the culture, and the election of President Nixon.

  • Multicultural Controversy
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    Multicultural Controversy

    Mr. Crouch spoke about the historical and political controversy over multiculturalism, especially in education. This was part of a conference honoring Arthur Schlesinger, Jr., who has written a book on…

  • Media and Society
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    Media and Society

    Professor Miller talked about the negative influence of media mergers on citizens' resources for both entertainment and information. He took questions from the audience.

  • Elections Impact on US Culture
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    Elections Impact on U.S. Culture

    Panelists discussed the impact of 1996 election on U.S. cultural conflict. Professor Gitlin spoke on the topic, then each of the other panelists commented on his remarks. Then there was a…

  • Class Politics and the Labor Movement
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    Class, Politics and the Labor Movement

    During a symposium on U.S. labor movement political strategies, participants discussed how it can promote a progressive agenda against the dominance of corporate interests. They examined issues…

  • The Spread of Pop Culture and US Interests
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    The Spread of Pop Culture and U.S. Interests

    Journalists and scholars discussed U.S. popular culture in a forum entitled, “Does the Spread of American Popular Culture Advance American Interests?” during a symposium on global pop culture.…