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  • Bioethics and Transhumanism
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    Bioethics and Transhumanism

    Academics talked about bioethics and the potential for technology to advance the physical and mental capabilities of human beings. They also spoke about technology’s potential for both…

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  • Liberal Arts Education
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    Liberal Arts Education

    Scholars and authors talked about liberal arts education and freedom of speech on college campuses. Speakers included an Indiana University professor who invited conservative author Charles Murray to…

    362 views
  • Alvin Felzenberg Discusses emA Man and His Presidentsem
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    A Man and His Presidents

    Alvin Felzenberg talked about his book A Man and His Presidents: The Political Odyssey of William F. Buckley Jr., in which he recalls William F. Buckley’s relationship with presidential…

    1,091 views
  • American Patriotism
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    American Patriotism

    Bill Kristol moderated a group of scholars who talked about the concepts and demands of American patriotism in a free society. the discussion. The event was part of a Princeton University two-day…

    305 views
  • Nationalism Liberalism and Democracy
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    Nationalism, Liberalism, and Democracy

    Sohrab Ahmari delivered remarks on illiberalism, or the erosion of the liberal order in politics. Mr. Ahmari shared his views on how nationalism, global insecurity, and identity politics…

    335 views
  • Alan Blinder on emAfter the Music Stoppedem
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    After the Music Stopped

    Professor Alan Blinder talked about his book, After the Music Stopped: The Financial Crisis, the Response, and the Work Ahead, about the 2008 financial crisis and what was done to address it.…

    832 views
  • Tracy K Smith on emOrdinary Lightem
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    Ordinary Light

    Tracy K. Smith talked about her memoir, Ordinary Light. This interview, recorded at Princeton University, where Professor Smith teaches, is part of Book TV’s College Series.

    1,227 views
  • emHouse of Debtem
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    House of Debt

    Professor Atif Mian talked about his book House of Debt: How They (and You) Caused the Great Recession, and How We Can Prevent It from Happening Again, in which he looks at the role that debt…

    724 views
  • Sir David Cannadine on emThe Undivided Pastem
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    The Undivided Past

    Sir David Cannadine talked about his book The Undivided Past: Humanity Beyond Our Differences, in which he argues that history is made up of far more than just conflict and should be written as…

    962 views
  • Patricia FernandezKelly on emThe Heros Fightem
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    The Hero's Fight

    Patricia Fernandez-Kelly talked about her book The Hero’s Fight: African Americans in West Baltimore and the Shadow of the State, in which she looks at the way the urban poor in Baltimore are…

    1,376 views
  • emConscience and Its Enemiesem
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    Conscience and Its Enemies

    Princeton University professor Robert George talked about his book Conscience and Its Enemies: Confronting the Dogmas of Liberal Secularism, a collection of his essays on topics such as abortion,…

    3,294 views
  • emOf Empires and Citizensem
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    Of Empires and Citizens

    Amaney Jamal talked about her book, Of Empires and Citizens. In her book, Professor Jamal discusses why the spread of democracy has been slow in the Arab world and suggests the U.S. has played a…

    1,151 views
  • emOne Nation Under Godem
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    One Nation Under God

    Professor Kevin Kruse talked about his book One Nation Under God: How Corporate America Invented Christian America, in which he argues that the idea that America is fundamentally a Christian…

    985 views
  • Keith Wailoo on emPainem
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    Pain

    Professor Keith Wailoo talked about his book, Pain: A Political History, about the politicization of treating pain in the U.S. since the 1950s. This interview is part of Book TV’s College…

    1,192 views
  • emThe Birth of Politicsem
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    The Birth of Politics

    Professor Melissa Lane talked about her book, The Birth of Politics: Eight Greek and Roman Political Ideas and Why They Matter, in which she looks at the contributions of the Greeks and Romans to…

    690 views
  • Discussion with Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan
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    Inside the Supreme Court

    Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan talked about her career, her approach to law, and her experiences serving on the Supreme Court. She spoke about diversity and collegiality in the high…

    1,158 views
  • History of Dissent Against Totalitarianism
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    History of Dissent Against Totalitarianism

    Scholars specializing in Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union talked about dissension against 20th century totalitarian and communist regimes. This session was part of a conference hosted by…

    184 views
  • US Foreign Policy and Totalitarianism
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    U.S. Foreign Policy and Totalitarianism

    Panelists talked about U.S. foreign policy toward totalitarian and communist governments since the 1930s. They focused on World War II, the Cold War, and America’s involvement in the Middle East.…

    616 views
  • Impact of the 1960s Cultural Revolution
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    Impact of the 1960s Cultural Revolution

    Panelists talked about the impact of the 1960s Cultural Revolution on American society. They argued that the 1960s brought a decline of confidence in institutions and authority, the growth of…

    1,025 views
  • Preserving the Constitution
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    Preserving the Constitution

    Panelists talked about whether the U.S. Constitution was archaic and inefficient, and whether it should remain the basis for the American system of government. The Constitution’s supporters…

    442 views
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