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    American Founding and Crisis of the House Divided

    Professor Hadley Arkes taught a class on the intellectual origins of the American system of laws and government. He described the influence of Aristotle and Enlightenment thinkers on the…

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    John and Abigail Adams During the American Revolution, Part 2

    Joseph Ellis talked about the early years of the Revolutionary War through the letters of John and Abigail Adams. This was the second of a two part lecture.

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    John and Abigail Adams During the American Revolution, Part 1

    Joseph Ellis talked about the early years of the Revolutionary War through the letters of John and Abigail Adams. This was the first of a two part lecture.

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    Special Prosecutor Speech

    Patrick Fitzgerald spoke to students, families and guests about the importance of public service, describing many of his experiences as a prosecutor and U.S. attorney. He also talked about his life and…

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    Political Authors Debate

    Ms. Coulter and Mr. Beinart discussed the campaigns for president of John Kerry and George W. Bush and debated many of the same issues that the candidates have in their recent debates. They…

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    America in the World: Hard vs. Soft Power

    Mr. Kristol and Mr. Nye discussed “America in the World: Hard vs. Soft Power,” in a public lecture in the Cole Assembly Room at Converse Hall at Amherst College. Hard power is the idea that a country’s power comes from…

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