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    The Hour of Fate

    Bloomberg News investigative reporter Susan Berfield recounted the fight between President Theodore Roosevelt and financier J.P. Morgan over the size of corporations and government…

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    Author Discussion on War and the Military

    Elliott Ackerman and Clay Risen talked about the U.S. military and its rise as a global power. Mr. Risen is the author of The Crowded Hour, and Mr. Ackerman wrote Places and Names: On War,…

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    The Crowded Hour

    Clay Risen talked about his book, The Crowded Hour: Theodore Roosevelt, the Rough Riders, and the Dawn of the American Century, his history of the Rough Riders, a volunteer cavalry led by…

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    October 1967 March on the Pentagon

    On October 21, 1967, an estimated 100,000 Vietnam War protesters rallied in Washington, DC. More than 35,000 demonstrators marched to the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia, and many remained…

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    Panel Discussion on Legislating Equality in Sports and Society

    Andrew Maraniss, author of Strong Inside: Perry Wallace and the Collision of Race and Sports in the South and Clay Risen, author of The Bill of the Century: The Epic Battle for the Civil Rights Act,…

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    The Bill of the Century

    Clay Risen talked about his book, The Bill of the Century: The Epic Battle for the Civil Rights Act, in which he recounts the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. In his book, the…

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    Agent Orange

    Panelists talked about the lingering effects of the use of Agent Orange by the U.S. during the Vietnam War. The discussion was based on an article in the Washington Monthly January/February 2010 issue,…