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  • Identity Politics
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    Identity Politics

    Authors and political scholars talked about on the rise of identity politics. The panelists discussed why they believe the increased focus on interests and perspectives of social groups is…

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  • Discussion on US Involvement in the Vietnam Wa
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    U.S. Involvement in the Vietnam War

    Panelists talked about whether U.S. involvement in Vietnam was justified, as well as the historical, political, and theological considerations of the issue. “Was the War Just?” was a panel discussion…

    706 views
  • Washington Journal The Civil Rights Act and the Equal Opportunity Act
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    LBJ's Great Society and War on Poverty

    Robert Woodson and Michael Lind talked about President Lyndon Johnson’s goal of promoting equality and ending poverty with the Civil Rights Act and the Economic Opportunity Act. Topics included…

    656 views
  • Foreign Policy and American Nationalism
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    Foreign Policy and American Nationalism

    Michael Lind talked about foreign policy, immigration, trade, and military policy. Mr. Lind had recently written a National Interest cover story arguing the case for a new approach to U.S.…

    609 views
  • Abusing Lincolns Legacy
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    Abusing Lincoln's Legacy

    Panelists talked about the use, and abuse, of Lincoln’s legacy in today’s Washington. This event was co-sponsored by Ford’s Theatre and was part of the “Understanding Lincoln” online course…

    716 views
  • Social Programs and Budget Cuts
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    Social Programs and Budget Cuts

    Economists and political scholars talked about social programs such as Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid as part of a possible agreement on avoiding the “fiscal cliff,” the impending tax…

    224 views
  • Social Economic and Political Division
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    Social, Economic, and Political Division

    Authors, political scientists, and sociologists talked about the issues that divide and separate Americans. Topics debated include immigration, poverty, and race. Former Supreme Court Justice…

    898 views
  • Federal Reserve for the 21st Century
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    Federal Reserve for the 21st Century

    Participants talked about the future of the Federal Reserve and its role in shaping the U.S. economy. The event included panel discussions on the Federal Reserve’s role in promoting…

    446 views
  • Could the Civil War Have Been Avoided
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    Could the Civil War Have Been Avoided?

    One hundred and fifty years after the outbreak of the Civil War, a panel of historians debated whether or not the war could have been avoided. They also responded to questions from members of the audience. Frank…

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  • Comprehensive Reform is Overrated
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    "Comprehensive Reform is Overrated"

    Michael Lind from talked about his Washington Post op-ed on comprehensive versus small reform. He argues that comprehensive reform is not a good strategy and instead lawmakers should “think…

    82 views
  • USCuba Relations
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    U.S.-Cuba Relations

    Panelists discussed US-Latin American relations, with an emphasis on President Obama’s decision to ease travel restrictions to Cuba. They also talked about the Summit of the Americas. The…

    192 views
  • emWhat Lincoln Believedem
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    What Lincoln Believed

    Michael Lind talked about his book What Lincoln Believed: The Values and Convictions of America’s Greatest President, published by Doubleday. In the book he examined Lincoln’s political…

    119 views
  • emThe American Way of Strategyem
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    The American Way of Strategy

    Michael Lind talked about his book, The American Way of Strategy: U.S. Foreign Policy and the American Way of Life, published by Oxford University Press. He proposed a post-Iraq foreign…

    101 views
  • Future of US Foreign Policy
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    Future of U.S. Foreign Policy

    Michael Lind talked about U.S. foreign policy after President Bush leaves office. Topics included Iraq, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Iran’s nuclear program, China, and other issues. He…

    60 views
  • The Real State of US Foreign Policy
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    The Real State of U.S. Foreign Policy

    Mr. Clemons moderated a half-day forum on the future of U.S. foreign policy. Participants talked about successes and failures in building post-Cold War strategies, assessing and meeting emerging threats to global security, and…

    68 views
  • Political Dimensions of Terrorism
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    Political Dimensions of Terrorism

    A two-day policy-making forum called “Terrorism, Security and America’s Purpose: Towards a More Comprehensive Strategy” was held to mark the fourth anniversary of the September 11 attack. Robert Kuttner moderated…

    215 views
  • emThe Radical Center The Future of American Politicsem
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    The Radical Center: The Future of American Politics

    The co-authors talked about their book, The Radical Center: The Future of American Politics, published by Doubleday. They argued that the two-party system has run its course in U.S.…

    62 views
  • Remembering the Alamo
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    Remembering the Alamo

    The panelists talked about the battle of the Alamo. They also responded to questions from the audience. Mr. Lind moderated the panel. Mr. Groneman wrote Eyewitness to the Alamo, published…

    342 views
  • The Real State of the Union Election Issues
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    The Real State of the Union: Election Issues

    After opening remarks by Mr. Fox and Mr. Halstead, the panelists talked about the new challenges at stake in the 2004 election and said the Bush administration was not solving problems such as…

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  • emMade in Texas  George W Bush em
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    Made in Texas: George W. Bush

    Mr. Lind talks about his book Made in Texas: George W. Bush and the Southern Takeover of American Politics, published by Basic Books. The book chronicles the history of Texas politics and…

    119 views
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