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    End of the Century

    Tom Wolfe, who was working on his latest novel, A Man In Full, spoke about the intellectual environment in the United States since 1945. He emphasized that the two main influences on the…

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    Author's Perspective

    Author and literary theorist Umberto Eco talked about his writing, his interpreters and his readers. After his prepared remarks, he took questions from the audience. He has written The Name of…

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    Literature at the End of the 20th Century

    Several authors discussed the best and worst aspects of 20th-century literature and prospects for the future. They focused on several issues, including the impact of technologies such as…

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    Freedom to Write

    As part of an international conference on the freedom to write, participants talked about the dangers and importance of free expression of ideas around the world. They also shared personal…

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    Korea: The Coldest War

    As part of a commencement conference, Senator John Chafee (R-RI) spoke about the historical background and events of the Korean War. He outlined the events of the war with the use of…

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    Affirmative Action Issues

    Chancellor Tien spoke in favor of affirmative action in higher education. This position has put him at odds with the California state government, which has acted to repeal affirmative…

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    The Government and Families

    Panelists from academia and the judiciary discussed public policies that affected the family and the court’s role in family issues in an era of heightened focus on family values. They took…

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    All the News

    Russ Mitchell, political correspondent for CBS News, shared his experiences in television journalism with an audience of Brown University television journalism students. He also spoke about…

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    Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Government

    Tim Forbes spoke about the relationship between politics and economics, both historically and in the 1996 campaign. He used the example of his brother Steve’s 1996 presidential campaign to…

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