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    The Art of Biography Panel

    Michael Korda spoke with authors Christopher Hitchens and Francine Prose about biographical writing at the Smithsonian Castle in Washington, D.C. All three authors were writing books for the…

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    Thomas Jefferson: Author of America

    Christopher Hitchens talked about his book Thomas Jefferson: Author of America, published by HarperCollins in the Eminent Lives series. The author described both the public and private lives of Thomas…

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    The Trial of Henry Kissinger

    Mr. Hitchens talked about his book, The Trial of Henry Kissinger, published by Verso Books. In the book, Mr. Hitchens asserts that former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger should face charges…

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    The Iraq War Reader: History, Documents, Opinions

    The Iraq War Reader: History, Documents, Opinions, published by Touchstone, is a compilation of essays, articles, and opinions on the history and future of Iraq and the Middle East. The two…

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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…

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    Iraqi Elections

    Mr. Hitchens and others, speaking at the National Geographic Studio in Washington, D.C., talked about the elections in Iraq with journalists in Iraq. Among the issues they addressed were…

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    Iraq Elections

    Mr. Warren and Mr. Hitchens discussed Iraq elections issues, security in Iraq, and Bush administration policies. They also responded to viewer comments and questions.

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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…

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    Career of Henry Kissinger

    Participants talked about an article written by Mr. Hitchens and published in Harper’s. The article characterized decisions by Secretary Kissinger and others during the Vietnam War as war crimes. It also…

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    News Review

    The guests talked about reconstruction in Iraq and other issues in the news. Ms. Geyer talked about her recent trip to Kosovo, and Mr. Hitchens talked about his recent trip to Iraq. They…

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    American Power and the War in Iraq Panel

    Mr. Wassesrman was interviewed before the panel began about the history of the festival and the members of the panel. Mr. Wasserman moderated the discussion panel on American Power and the…

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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…

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    Points of View

    Mr. Hitchens and Mr. Rieff each talked about his book, with an emphasis on the use of language, euphemisms, definitions of words, and in reference to Iraq and North Korea. After their…

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    News Review

    Mr. Hitchens and Mr. Sullivan spoke about current issues including Iraq and the 2002 elections. They also responded to questions and comments from telephone callers. Chancellor Ritchie and…

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    Author Interview

    Mr. Hitchens talked about his book, Letters to a Young Contrarian.

    915 views
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    News Review

    Mr. Hitchens and Mr. Sullivan talked about news of the day and current events. They also responded to viewer comments and questions.

    6,868 views
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    Reparations for Slavery

    As part of an annual debate program, participants debated whether the U.S should pay reparations for slavery. Among the issues they addressed were the current state of race relations, the…

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    Letters to a Young Contrarian

    Mr. Hitchens talked about his new book, Letters to a Young Contrarian. He talked about his recent visit to Pakistan and also responded to audience telephone calls, faxes and electronic…

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    Discussion of Homer's Odyssey

    Professor Lombardo and other panelists discussed his latest translation of Homer’s Odyssey and talked about the enduring importance of the work. During the course of the discussion Mr. Lombardo…

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    News Review

    Mr. Hitchens talked about headline news stories and about his recent Harper’s article, "The Case Against Henry Kissinger". He also responded to audience telephone calls, faxes, and electronic mail.…

    1,054 views
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