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  • emAftermath World Trade Center Archiveem
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    Aftermath: World Trade Center Archive

    Joel Meyerowitz talked about his book, Aftermath: World Trade Center Archive, published by Phaidon. His book contains 450 of the more than 8,000 images in the archive of the destruction and…

  • emA Chance to Make Historyem
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    A Chance to Make History

    Wendy Kopp talked about her book A Chance to Make History: What Works and What Doesn’t in Providing an Excellent Education for All (PublicAffairs, 2011). In her book the founder of Teach for America…

  • emHuman Smokeem
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    Human Smoke

    Nicholson Baker talked about his book, Human Smoke: The Beginnings of World War II, the End of Civilization, which is a collection of previously published news items from the 1930s and…

  • emAndrew Carnegieem
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    Andrew Carnegie

    David Nasaw talked about his biography, Andrew Carnegie, published by Penguin Press. In his book Professor Nasaw, using new material, explained how Andrew Carnegie rose from poverty to become the…

  • Confronting the Worst  Writing and Catastrophe
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    Confronting the Worst: Writing and Catastrophe

    Moderated by Ms. Linfield, a group of writers discussed topics such as the writer’s role as documentarian, scourge to conscience and action, and moral witness. They also explored whether…

  • emViolenceem and emLeft in Dark Timesem
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    Violence and Left in Dark Times

    Slavoj Zizek, author of Violence: Six Sideways Reflections (Picador; July 22, 2008), and Bernard-Henri Levy, author of Left In Dark Times: A Stand Against the New Barbarism (Random House; September 16, 2008)…

  • emChasing the Flameem
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    Chasing the Flame

    Samantha Power talked about her book Chasing the Flame: Sergio Vieira de Mello and the Fight to Save the World. In the book she talks about the life and work of United Nations High…

  • Propaganda Around the World
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    Propaganda Around the World

    In the first panel, “Propaganda Then and Now: What Orwell Did and Didn’t Know,” the panelists discussed the history of propaganda and deceptive political speech. Andras Szanto edited What Orwell Didn’t Know. Masha…

  • Future of Journalism
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    Future of Journalism

    In the third panel discussion, “Solutions: The Future Political Landscape” The “There You Go Again: Orwell Comes to America” conference invited historians, linguists, cognitive experts, journalists,…

  • Language of Political Candidates
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    Language of Political Candidates

    In the second panel discussion, “Deceiving Images: The Science of Manipulation,” Frank Luntz and others talked about how political candidates use language. “There You Go Again: Orwell Comes to America”…

  • emLincolns Melancholy  How Depression Challenged a Presidentem
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    Lincoln\'s Melancholy: How Depression Challenged a President

    Mr. Shenk talked with former first lady Rosalynn Carter about his book Lincoln’s Melancholy: How Depression Challenged a President and Fueled His Greatness, published by Houghton Mifflin. The book looks at…

  • Gunter Grass and Norman Mailer Interview
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    Gunter Grass and Norman Mailer Interview

    Nobel Prize-winning novelist Gunter Grass and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Norman Mailer discussed their life and work with novelist Andrew O’Hagan on stage before an audience. Gunter Grass and then Norman…

  • emCultural Amnesiaem
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    Cultural Amnesia

    Clive James was interviewed about his book Cultural Amnesia: Necessary Memories from History and the Arts, published by W.W. Norton. The book contains over 100 essays about many of the…

  • emPoor Peopleem
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    Poor People

    William Vollmann talked about his book Poor People, published by HarperCollins. Mr. Vollman traveled all over the world, asking people why they are poor. In this book he records the…

  • New Media and  the Future of Journalism
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    New Media and the Future of Journalism

    Participants talked about the impact of the Internet and on-line technology on the news media at a forum celebrating the tenth anniversary of Slate. Veterans of on-line journalism and observers…

  • Iranian Culture and Society
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    Iranian Culture and Society

    LIVE from the NYPL hosted a discussion titled “Who’s Afraid of Iran?” about the different conceptions people hold about Iranians and to expose some myths and stereotypes. It featured the…