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  • emOutliers The Story of Successem
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    Outliers: The Story of Success

    Malcolm Gladwell talked about his book Outliers: The Story of Success (Little, Brown and Company; November 18, 2008). In the book Mr. Gladwell examines the underpinnings of success and…

  • emThe Common Goodem
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    The Common Good

    Former Clinton administration Labor Secretary Robert Reich talked about the economic and social cycles societies experience and their effect on the common good.

  • Noam Chomsky Discusses emRequiem for the American Dreamem
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    Requiem for the American Dream

    Noam Chomsky talked about his book Requiem for the American Dream: The 10 Principles of Concentration of Wealth and Power, in which he takes a critical look at income inequality and…

  • emThe Harvard Psychedelic Clubem
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    The Harvard Psychedelic Club

    Don Lattin recalls the creation of the Harvard Psilocybin Project (Harvard Psychedelic Club) in 1960-1961 by a group of four students interested in studying the effects of psychedelic…

  • emTwilight of the Elitesem
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    Twilight of the Elites

    Christopher Hayes contends that Americans distrust of once respected institutions is due to the failures of our leaders and their social and economic distance from the rest of the…

  • emA New Literary History of Americaem
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    A New Literary History of America

    Greil Marcus and Werner Sollors talked about the book they edited, A New Literary History of America (Belknap Press of Harvard University Press; September 23, 2009). With their collection of over two hundred…

  • emSigmund Freudem
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    Sigmund Freud

    Peter Kramer talked about his latest book, Sigmund Freud: Inventor of the Modern Mind, published by Eminent Lives. Dr. Kramer, psychiatrist and public radio host, talked about Sigmund Freud, the…

  • emA Consumers Republic The Politics of Mass Consumptionem
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    A Consumers' Republic: The Politics of Mass Consumption

    Ms. Cohen talked about her book A Consumers' Republic: The Politics of Mass Consumption in Postwar America, published by Knopf. In the book, the author writes that after World War II, most…