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    Conservatism and Liberalism in the 1960s

    Upon the re-publication of Barry Goldwater’s The Conscience of a Conservative and John Kenneth Galbraith’s The New Industrial State, a panel of political and historical observers discussed the conservatism and liberalism of…

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    Tocqueville and Liberalism

    Professors from the United States and western Europe discussed the impact of the writings of Alexis de Tocqueville as they relate to liberalism. They debated whether Tocqueville was a…

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    Tocqueville and Conservatism

    Tocqueville scholars discussed the conservative ideas in Democracy in America. They examined how Tocqueville’s ideas compare with late 20th century U.S. and European conservatism and the…

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    Tocqueville and Socialism

    The panel talked about the philosophy of Alexis de Tocqueville. They compared his writings to those of Rousseau and Marx, along with other contemporary thinkers. They focused on the conflict between…

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    On Hallowed Ground: Abraham Lincoln

    Mr. Diggins spoke about his book On Hallowed Ground: Abraham Lincoln and the Foundations of American History, published by Yale University Press. Professor Diggins answered questions from…

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    After Words with John Patrick Diggins

    John Patrick Diggins was interviewed about his book, Ronald Reagan: Fate, Freedom, and the Making of History, published by W.W. Norton. He contended that Ronald Reagan was one of the greatest…

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    American Presidents Panel

    The panel discussion featured four historians, all of whom contributed biographies to the American Presidents Series, published by Times Books. Panelists talked about their writing experiences,…

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    Tocqueville in Yonkers

    In this Washington Journal segment, experts and historians spoke about Alexis de Tocqueville and Gustave de Beaumont’s visit to Yonkers, New York, in June 1831. Participants also took…

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    Tocqueville and Aristocracy

    Political scientists and historians from the U.S. and Europe talked about the philosophies of Alexis de Tocqueville, questioning how much of a democrat he was and how much the philosopher Aristotle…

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    Great Books of Politics

    Panelists discussed significant works on politics from Greeks to the president. They examined about some of the most influential philosophers, including Aristotle, Locke and Marx, and…

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