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  • 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…

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  • 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.…

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  • 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…

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  • 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…

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  • Philosophy and Politics of emRoe v Wadeem
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    Philosophy and Politics of Roe v. Wade

    Panelists talked about the 1973 landmark Supreme Court decision, Roe v. Wade. They critiqued the Court’s opinion and considered the politics surrounding the case. Princeton University’s…

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  • Competing Philosophies of Presidents Madison and Wilson
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    Competing Philosophies of Presidents Madison and Wilson

    George Will (Princeton class of 1968) compared the progressive politics championed by President Woodrow Wilson (Princeton class of 1879) to the freedom-oriented politics of James Madison (Princeton…

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  • American Foreign Policy and the Modern Conservative Movement
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    American Foreign Policy and the Modern Conservative Movement

    Mr. Kersch moderated a panel discussion titled “American Foreign Policy and the Modern Conservative Movement.” Among the topics they discussed was opposition to communist totalitarianism, current…

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  • American Economic Policy and the Modern Conservative Movement
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    American Economic Policy and the Modern Conservative Movement

    Ms. Canes-Wrone moderated a panel discussion titled “American Economic Policy and the Modern Conservative Movement.” Among the topics addressed were conservative economic policies in the 1980s, tax…

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  • Religion Culture and the Modern Conservative Movement
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    Religion, Culture and the Modern Conservative Movement

    Robert George moderated a panel discussion titled “Religion, Culture, and the Modern Conservative Movement.” The panelists discussed the moral and social dimensions of the Conservative movement,…

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