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  • emTower of Baselem
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    Tower of Basel

    Adam LeBor talked about his book, Tower of Basel: The Shadowy History of the Secret Bank that Runs the World, in which he discusses the Bank of International Settlements, whose 140 clients…

  • emHigher Educationem
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    Higher Education?

    Andrew Hacker, and Claudia Dreifus argue that America’s colleges and universities have lost sight of their top priority, to educate students. The authors contend that the nation’s higher…

  • emTwelve by Twelveem
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    Twelve by Twelve

    A senior fellow at the World Policy Institute and author of two books on environmental initiatives writes of his experiment living “off the grid” in a 12X12 cabin in North Carolina for months. Without…

  • emThe Siege of Meccaem
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    The Siege of Mecca

    Yaroslav Trofimov talked about his book The Siege of Mecca: The Forgotten Uprising in Islam’s Holiest Shrine and the Birth of Al Qaeda, published by Doubleday. The author talked about the 1979 seige of…

  • emFaith at War  A Journey on the Frontlines of Islamem
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    Faith at War: A Journey on the Frontlines of Islam

    Yaroslav Trofimov discussed his book Faith at War: A Journey on the Frontlines of Islam, from Baghdad to Timbuktu, published by Henry Holt and Co. The book examines the effects of American…

  • American Strategic Concerns
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    American Strategic Concerns

    Participants talked about U.S. foreign policy and military strategy in efforts to combat international terrorism. Among the topics they addressed were the potential impact of military…

  • National Strategic Defense Review
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    National Strategic Defense Review

    Defense experts talked about the Defense Department’s strategic defense review and potential reforms within the department. Among the topics they addressed were funding levels, post-Cold…