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    Martha Bayles on Through a Screen Darkly

    Martha Bayles talked by remote video from Boston about her book, Through a Screen Darkly: Popular Culture, Public Diplomacy, and America’s Image Abroad, in which she argues that the ideas of freedom…

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    Understanding America

    Peter Schuck and James Wilson talked about the book they edited, Understanding America: The Anatomy of an Exceptional Nation, published by PublicAffairs. The boook is a collection of essays…

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    The Weekly Standard: A Reader, 1995-2005

    Weekly Standard editors and contributors talked about the magazine’s influence since its founding in 1995. They also commented on topics such as the war in Iraq, the political fallout from Hurricane Katrina, and the…

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    The Ugly Americans

    Martha Bayles talked about her book, The Ugly Americans: How Not to Lose the Global Culture War, soon to be published by Yale University Press. She argued that people abroad now assume that…

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    American Popular Culture

    Martha Bayles talked about the role of censorship and politics in American society. She is the author of Hole in Our Souls: The Loss of Beauty and Meaning in American Popular Music. Ms.…

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    Television and Violence

    Author and professor James Wilson talked about the correlation between television and violence in our culture. He wrote several books relating to the subject and asserted that large…

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