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    Acts of Faith

    Eboo Patel was interviewed by Ms. Lee before an audience about his book, Acts of Faith: The Story of an American Muslim, the Struggle for the Soul of a Generation. As a young man Eboo…

  • Rise and Fall of Corporate Life
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    Rise and Fall of Corporate Life

    Mr. Sampson talked about his book Company Man: The Rise and Fall of Corporate Life. He took part in the Chicago Humanities Festival which focused on work and workers. Mr. Sampson said the relationship…

  • How Leaders Define Themselves
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    How Leaders Define Themselves

    Panelists discussed the humble backgrounds of political leaders and how this contributed to their careers. They analyzed how various presidents, especially Eisenhower, Nixon, Truman and…

  • Rise of the Inhumanities
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    Rise of the Inhumanities

    Mr. Albee, who has won three Pulitzer prizes for his plays, spoke at the seventh annual Chicago Humanities Festival on the theme, “Birth and Death.” After remarks about his personal…

  • Crime and Morality in the 1990s
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    Crime and Morality in the 1990s

    Mr. Wolfe discussed crime and morality in the 1990s, focusing on the differences between this decade and the last.