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  • emBusted in New York and Other Essaysem
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    Busted in New York and Other Essays

    New York Review of Books contributor Darryl Pinckney talked about his book, Busted in New York and Other Essays, in which he reflected on the black experience in America.

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  • emThe Enigma of Clarence Thomasem
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    The Enigma of Clarence Thomas

    Political science Professor Corey Robin talked about his book, The Enigma of Clarence Thomas, in which he examined Supreme Court Associate Justice Clarence Thomas’s jurisprudence through…

    609 views
  • emThe Ice at the End of the Worldem
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    The Ice at the End of the World

    Science journalist Jon Gertner talked about his book, The Ice at the End of the World: An Epic Journey Into Greenland’s Buried Past and Our Perilous Future, in which he explored the history…

    616 views
  • emThe Lies That Bindem
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    The Lies That Bind

    New York Times ethicist columnist Kwame Appiah explored the role identity plays in society. He’s joined in conversation by historian Annette Gordon-Reed.

    658 views
  • emThe Improbable Wendell Willkieem
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    The Improbable Wendell Willkie

    Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer David Levering Lewis recalled the life of Wendell Willkie, a midwestern businessman turned politician, who unsuccessfully ran as the Republican nominee for…

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  • emReporterem
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    Reporter

    Investigative reporter Seymour Hersh talked about his life in journalism.

    1,469 views
  • emNot That Badem
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    Not That Bad

    Cultural critic and writer Roxane Gay addresses the issues of assault, harassment, and rape.

    650 views
  • emThe Age of Radianceem
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    The Age of Radiance

    Craig Nelson talked about his book, The Age of Radiance: The Epic Rise and Dramatic Fall of the Atomic Era, in which he chronicles the history of the Atomic Era, stretching from the…

    816 views
  • emThe New Educationem
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    The New Education

    Cathy Davidson talked about her book The New Education, in which she examines a new way of educating college students to be better prepared for the gig economy.

    900 views
  • emA World of Three Zerosem
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    A World of Three Zeros

    Muhammad Yunus talked about his book, A World of Three Zeros, about how to solve the problems of global poverty, unemployment, and climate change. He spoke with Jeffrey Sachs of Columbia…

    1,241 views
  • emGreater Gothamem
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    Greater Gotham

    Professor Mike Wallace talked about his book Greater Gotham, in which he provided a history of New York City from 1898 to 1919.

    675 views
  • emNasty Womenem
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    Nasty Women

    Kate Harding and Samhita Mukhopadhyay talked about their book Nasty Women, in which they examine the election of Donald Trump through a collection of essays from several feminist writers.…

    2,566 views
  • emScars of Independenceem
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    Scars of Independence

    Professor Holger Hoock talked about his book Scars of Independence: America’s Violent Birth, in which he argues that the Revolutionary War has been sanitized and is now devoid of the…

    1,063 views
  • Aging in Modern America
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    Aging in Modern America

    Lawrence Samuel talked about American views of aging over the last 50 years, including a cultural shift in the 1960s away from revering elders toward embracing the youth culture. He is the…

    598 views
  • emTalking Back Talking Blackem
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    Talking Back, Talking Black

    Professor John McWhorter talked about his book Talking Back, Talking Black: Truths About America’s Lingua Franca, in which he examines the controversies around and perceptions of “sounding…

    3,270 views
  • emLocked Inem
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    Locked In

    Professor John Pfaff talked about his book Locked In: The True Causes of Mass Incarceration-and How to Achieve Real Reform, in which he examines the impact of criminal justice reforms on…

    462 views
  • emThe First Tycoonem
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    The First Tycoon

    T.J. Stiles talked about his book The First Tycoon: The Epic Life of Cornelius Vanderbilt (Knopf; April 21, 2009). In his book Mr. Stiles recounts the life of Cornelius Vanderbilt, who was central in the…

    2,461 views
  • Religious Diversity in Flushing Queens
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    Religious Diversity in Flushing, Queens

    R. Scott Hanson talked about religious diversity, dating back to 1657, in the neighborhood of Flushing, Queens, located in New York City.

    371 views
  • John McWhorter Discusses emWords on the Moveem
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    Words on the Move

    Professor John McWhorter talked about his book Words on the Move: Why English Won’t - and Can’t - Sit Still (Like, Literally), in which he examines how language and word meanings change…

    2,255 views
  • emTrue Believerem
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    True Believer

    Kati Marton talked about her book True Believer: Stalin’s Last American Spy, in which she remembers the life of Noel Field, an Ivy League-educated employee of the U.S. State Department, who…

    1,159 views
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