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  • Lincolns Tragic Pragmatism
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    Lincoln's Tragic Pragmatism

    Brandeis University Professor John Burt talked about his book, Lincoln’s Tragic Pragmatism: Lincoln, Douglas, and Moral Conflict, about the Lincoln Douglas Debates. He was joined by other…

  • Presidents in World Affairs
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    Presidents in World Affairs

    Scholars talked about the differences in leadership styles between Presidents Franklin Roosevelt and Harry Truman, as well as President Dwight Eisenhower’s ideology, and how it guided his decision-making during the Cold…

  • The State of the Presidential Studies Field
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    The State of the Presidential Studies Field

    Presidential scholars and others talked about the intersection between popular and scholarly history, including the narrative approach of authors David McCullough and Doris Kearns Goodwin,…

  • Presidents and Political Structure
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    Presidents and Political Structure

    Panelists talked about the public and political expectations of presidents dealing with disaster relief after hurricanes, floods, and terrorist attacks, as well as the president’s…

  • emReading Obama Dreams Hope and the American Political Traditionem
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    Reading Obama: Dreams, Hope, and the American Political Tradition

    James Kloppenberg, chair of the history department at Harvard University, explores the philosophical, political, and historical studies of President Barack Obama. Mr. Kloppenberg examines how President…

  • Tocqueville Discussion
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    Tocqueville Discussion

    Professor Kloppenberg appeared as a guest on the David Brunoy show. Kloppenberg talked about the implications and applications of Democracy in America and took audience calls.

  • Tocqueville Religion and Civil Society
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    Tocqueville, Religion and Civil Society

    Leading scholars discussed the impact of Tocqueville’s writings on religion and society during the 1830s and the roles religion and other issues play in modern America. Dr. Thiemann moderated the…