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  • emGun Control in the Third Reichem
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    Gun Control in the Third Reich

    Stephen Halbrook talked about his book, Gun Control in the Third Reich: Disarming the Jews and "Enemies of the State", in which he argues that the Nazi regime used gun control to disarm and…

    1,082 views
  • Panel on Civil Liberties and Security in the Age of Terrorism
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    Panel on Civil Liberties and Security in the Age of Terrorism

    Robert Higgs, author of Delusions of Power: New Explorations of the State, War, and Economy, and Anthony Gregory, author of The Power of Habeas Corpus in America: From the King’s…

    282 views
  • emThe New Holy Warsem
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    The New Holy Wars

    Robert Nelson argues that environmentalism and economics are the leading secular religions in the U.S. today. He says that this becomes obvious when one looks at the debate over global…

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  • emDay of Deceit The Truth About FDR and Pearl Harborem
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    Day of Deceit: The Truth About FDR and Pearl Harbor

    Mr. Stinnett talked about his book Day of Deceit: The Truth About FDR and Pearl Harbor, published by Free Press. The author argues in the book that President Franklin D. Roosevelt was eager…

    1,051 views
  • Panel on Withdrawing from Iraq and Afghanistan
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    Panel on Withdrawing from Iraq and Afghanistan

    A panel discussion was held on the merits of withdrawing from Iraq and Afghanistan. The panelists also talked about what did and did not work in Iraq and President Obama’s plans for Afghanistan. They…

    64 views
  • emRecarving Rushmoreem
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    Recarving Rushmore

    Ivan Eland talked about his book, Recarving Rushmore: Ranking the Presidents on Peace, Prosperity, and Liberty (Independent Institute; January 9, 2009). The book ranks the presidents on the merits of…

    821 views
  • emTwilight War The Folly of US Space Dominanceem
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    Twilight War: The Folly of U.S. Space Dominance

    Mike Moore talked about his book, Twilight War: The Folly of U.S. Space Dominance, published by the Independent Institute. His book takes a critical look at U.S. outer space policy since the…

    118 views
  • emMaking Poor Nations Richem
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    Making Poor Nations Rich

    Benjamin Powell talked about the book he edited, Making Poor Nations Rich: Entrepreneurship and the Process of Economic Development, published by Stanford Economics and Finance. He was…

    267 views
  • emLosing the Race SelfSabotage in Black Americaem
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    Losing the Race: Self-Sabotage in Black America

    Mr. McWhorter discussed some of the themes of his book Losing the Race: Self-Sabotage in Black America, published by The Free Press. In his book Mr. McWhorter argues that the black…

    690 views
  • emAbuse of Power How the Government Misuses Eminent Domainem
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    Abuse of Power: How the Government Misuses Eminent Domain

    Mr. Greenhut talked about his book Abuse Of Power: How The Government Misuses Eminent Domain, published by Seven Locks Press. In June 2004, his book documented this growing use of local…

    145 views
  • Innovative Solutions for Iraq
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    Innovative Solutions for Iraq

    The panelists discussed solutions to the current problems of U.S. involvement in Iraq that despite recent elections in Iraq include a constitutional crisis, continued terrorism, a Sunni…

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  • emBody of Secretsem
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    Body of Secrets

    Mr. Bamford talked about the results of his research into the inner workings of the National Security Agency. His book is Body of Secrets: Anatomy of the Ultra-Secret National Security Agency,…

    135 views
  • The Legacy of the American Revolution
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    The Legacy of the American Revolution

    Mr. Eicholz and Ms. Appleby talked about their books on the American Revolution. Mr. Eicholz’s book is Harmonizing Sentiments: The Declaration of Independence and the Jeffersonian Idea of…

    251 views
  • emAgainst Leviathan  Government Power and a Free Societyem
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    Against Leviathan: Government Power and a Free Society

    Mr. Higgs talks about his book Against Leviathan: Government Power and a Free Society, published by The Independent Institute. The author described his views of the mismanagement of the…

    233 views
  • emReflections on a Ravaged Centuryem
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    Reflections on a Ravaged Century

    Mr. Conquest talked about his book Reflections on a Ravaged Century, published W.W. Norton and Company. He described the rise and fall of the Soviet Union to evince the “power of…

    270 views
  • emThe Joy of Freedom An Economists Odysseyem
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    The Joy of Freedom: An Economist's Odyssey

    Professor Henderson, the author of The Joy of Freedom: An Economist’s Odyssey, published by Prentice Hall, talked about the virtues of economic and social libertarian theory. He criticized many of the current…

    163 views
  • Liberty and the Failures of Government
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    Liberty and the Failures of Government

    Mr. Williams talked about individual liberty and the role of government in society. Among the issues he addressed were the role of the Constitution, race relations, and the education…

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  • Affordability v Bureaucracy
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    Affordability v. Bureaucracy

    The panel discussed health care reform. Following prepared remarks by each panelist, the audience participated in an open discussion with them. Mr. Stossel moderated.

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