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  • emThe Food of a Younger Landem
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    The Food of a Younger Land

    Mark Kurlansky talked about his book The Food of a Younger Land: A Portrait of American Food--Before the National Highway System, Before Chain Restaurants, and Before Frozen Food, When the Nation’s Food Was…

  • emDaring Young Menem
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    Daring Young Men

    Richard Reeves, presented a history of the Berlin Airlift (May 1948-June 1949). Utilizing previously unpublished documents and numerous interviews, he focused on the exploits of American airmen called…

  • Supreme Court and Popular Opinion
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    Supreme Court and Popular Opinion

    Panelists discussed the relationship between U.S. Supreme Court decisions and American popular opinion. They focused on Mr. Friedman’s thesis that the justices and the people are partners in a “marriage” that sidesteps the two…

  • Impeachment of President Andrew Johnson
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    Impeachment of President Andrew Johnson

    David O. Stewart talked about his book Impeached: The Trial of President Andrew Johnson and the Fight for Lincoln’s Legacy (Simon and Schuster; May 12, 2009). With the assassination of President…

  • emGeorge Washington on Leadershipem
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    George Washington on Leadership

    Richard Brookhiser talked about his book George Washington on Leadership, with Alvin Felzenbert, author of The Leaders We Deserved (and a Few We Didn’t): Rethinking the Presidential Rating Game.…

  • Aristocracy and the Founders
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    Aristocracy and the Founders

    Historian Gordon Wood talked about the Founding Fathers' attitudes and beliefs about aristocracy in America, where “titles of nobility” are prohibited by the Constitution, but where aristocratic elements of privilege…

  • emThe Sound of Freedomem
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    The Sound of Freedom

    Raymond Arsenault talked about his book The Sound of Freedom: Marian Anderson, the Lincoln Memorial, and the Concert That Awakened America (Bloomsbury Press; March 31, 2009). He talked on stage…

  • Obama Inaugural Speech Themes
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    Obama Inaugural Speech Themes

    Former presidential speechwriters talked about the ideas, themes, and values the American public wishes to hear included in President-Elect Barack Obama’s Inaugural Address. Robert…

  • Health Care Reform
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    Health Care Reform

    Former Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy Thompson, a four-term governor of Wisconsin, talked about health care from the constitutional perspective of choice or mandates. Former Senate Majority…

  • Updating the Constitution
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    Updating the Constitution

    Larry Sabato, Eric Lane, and Michael Oreskes talked about whether the United States Constitution needs updating or greater fidelity to its guiding principles. Mr. Sabato had twenty-three proposals to alter the…