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    Calvin College Commencement Address

    President Bush spoke at the commencement for graduates of Calvin College. He spoke about his vision of America and how the graduates could make a difference in making that vision more of a…

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    Is America Crazy?

    Mr. Leo talks about the state of American culture. Among the issues he addressed were the influences of academia, religion, and popular entertainment media on the overall culture. He also…

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    When Father Disappears...

    Author Barbara Dafoe Whitehead talked about the implications for men, women and children in the absence of a father from the home. She said that fatherless children stood five times more likely to be…

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    America's Future Based on Its Past

    Mr. Kaplan theorized that constructive pessimists who planned for the worst-case scenarios founded the United States. He said that Americans overemphasized the role of character in their…

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    Feminism

    Professor Elizabeth Fox-Genovese, Emory University, spoke about her book, “Feminism is Not the Story of My Life.” She said that the feminist movement does not speak for all women and called…

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    Technology and Society

    Professor Neil Postman talked about the impact of technology on our political, social and spiritual lives. He is the author of several books including Amusing Ourselves to Death and Technopoly.…

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    Race Relations in America

    Author and Professor, Michael Eric Dyson, gave a speech at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, MI. Mr. Dyson talked about the dynamics of race relations within the United States.

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    From Marxism to Christianity

    Eugene Genovese talked about his conversion from Marxism to Christianity and the future of Marxist thought in the wake of the fall of the Soviet Union. He is the author of the book Roll…

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