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  • emThe Poorer Nationsem
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    The Poorer Nations

    Vijay Prashad talked about his book, The Poorer Nations: A Possible History of the Global South, in which he explores the protest against neo-liberal economic policies by people from the…

  • Panel on Bradley Manning and WikiLeaks
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    Panel on Bradley Manning and WikiLeaks

    Chase Madar and Kevin Gosztola had each authored a book about Bradley Manning, accused of passing classified material to the Website WikiLeaks. They talked about PFC Manning’s upcoming court-martial and the…

  • emBy Any Means Necessary Malcolm X  Real Not Reinventedem
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    By Any Means Necessary: Malcolm X -- Real, Not Reinvented

    Herb Boyd delivers a response to the late Manning Marable’s biography of Malcolm X, Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention, which was published in 2011 and nominated for the National Book Award in…

  • emTo End All Warsem
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    To End All Wars

    Adam Hochschild talked about his history of World War One as it was experienced by the British. He spoke about the topic, also subject of his latest book, at the Brecht Forum in New York…

  • emThe Obama Syndromeem
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    The Obama Syndrome

    Tariq Ali takes a critical look at Barack Obama’s presidency. He argues that President Obama has continued, without much change, George W. Bush’s war on terrorism and has repeatedly capitulated…

  • emHarlem vs Columbia Universityem
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    Harlem vs. Columbia University

    Stefan Bradley, history and African American studies professor at Saint Louis University, recalls the efforts by African-American students and the residents of Harlem to stop Columbia University from…

  • emAmerican Power and the New Mandarinsem 40th Anniversary
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    American Power and the New Mandarins 40th Anniversary

    At a celebration of the 40th anniversary of the publication in 1969 of his first political book, American Power and the New Mandarins, Noam Chomsky spoke about current events around the world. He was…

  • History of the Death Penalty
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    History of the Death Penalty

    Mr. Meeropol, son of Ethel and Julius Rosenberg, spoke about the history and brutality of the death penalty from the execution of his parents to current cases on death row. Following his…

  • Illegal Chinese Workers in the US
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    Illegal Chinese Workers in the U.S.

    Mr. Kwong talked about the problems associated with illegal Chinese immigrants who are working in the United States. His book focuses on these problems and what the federal government can…

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    Wall Street

    Mr. Henwood talked about several financial theories and their relations to modern day fiscal policy. He is the author of a recent book entitled Wall Street and he reiterated points that he…

  • Consumerism and Corporate America
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    Consumerism and Corporate America

    Mr. Frank spoke about the variety of “faux populisms” in the United States. He focused particularly on how advertising fools people into thinking they have more choices than ever when in…

  • Economic Issues Beyond the 1996 Campaign
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    Economic Issues Beyond the 1996 Campaign

    Professor Guttman provided his perspectives on the focus of fiscal and economic policies in the near future, including tax policy, balancing the budget and restructuring entitlement…