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    Book Discussion on Negotiating the Nonnegotiable

    Daniel Shapiro talked about his book, Negotiating the Nonnegotiable: How to Resolve Your Most Emotionally Charged Conflicts, about how to resolve contentious battles between governments and…

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    Measuring Presidential Failure

    Richard Norton Smith talked about traditional rankings of former commanders in chief and the challenges of measuring presidential failure. He looked at three former presidents often…

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    Book Discussion on Most Blessed of the Patriarchs

    Annette Gordon-Reed and Peter Onuf talked about their book Most Blessed of the Patriarchs: Thomas Jefferson and the Empire of the Imagination, in which they examine the intellectual…

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    Book Discussion on Lafayette in the Somewhat United States

    Sarah Vowell talked about her book, Lafayette in the Somewhat United States, in which she looks at the American Revolution via the French-born Marquis de Lafayette, who served as a general…

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    Book Discussion on The Theft of Memory

    Jonathan Kozol talked about his book The Theft of Memory, in which he remembers the life of his father, Harry Kozol, a neuropsychiatrist who self-diagnosed his Alzheimer’s…

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    Book Discussion on BiblioTech

    John Palfrey talked about his book BiblioTech: Why Libraries Matter More Than Ever in the Age of Google, in which he argues that the nation’s library system is more important now than…

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    Book Discussion on Dreams of Earth and Sky

    Freeman Dyson talked about his book of essays Dreams of Earth and Sky, in which he writes about such topics as global warming and biotechnology. He spoke with David Goldberg, professor…

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    Book Discussion on Bad Faith

    Dr. Paul Offit, director of the Vaccine Education Center at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, talked about his book, Bad Faith: When Religious Belief Undermines Modern…

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    Book Discussion on The Meaning of Human Existence

    Edward O. Wilson talked about his book, The Meaning of Human Existence, about what makes up human existence and makes human beings different from other species. He spoke at the Free…

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    Book Discussion on The Invisible Bridge

    Rick Perlstein talked about his book, The Invisible Bridge: The Fall of Nixon and the Rise of Reagan, in which he recounts America’s political and social landscape of the mid-1970s,…

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    Book Discussion on World Order

    Henry Kissinger talked about his book, World Order, in which he explores the possibility of achieving world order, something which he says has never been achieved…

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    Book Discussion on The Harlem Hellfighters

    Max Brooks talked about his book, The Harlem Hellfighters, in which he used historical research to write an account of the first African-American regiment to fight in World War I, the 369th…

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    Book Discussion on The Story of the Jews

    Historian Simon Schama talked about his book, The Story of the Jews: Finding the Words 1000 BC-1492 AD, in which he presents a 3000 year history of the Jewish people. Mr. Schama…

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    Book Discussion on The Burglary

    Betty Medsger talked about her book, The Burglary: The Discovery of J. Edgar Hoover’s Secret FBI, in which she tells the story of the March 1971 break-in at FBI offices in Media,…

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    Book Discussion on Civilian Warriors

    Erik Prince, founder of Blackwater, talked about his book, Civilian Warriors: The Inside Story of Blackwater and the Unsung Heroes of the War on Terror, in which he discusses the successes…

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    Book Discussion on David and Goliath

    Malcolm Gladwell talked about his book, David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants, in which he discusses the power of underdogs and why they often…

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    Book Discussion on Book of Ages

    Jill Lepore talked about her book, Book of Ages: The Life and Opinions of Jane Franklin, in which she recalls the life of Benjamin Franklin’s youngest sister, Jane Franklin. The…

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    Book Discussion on Reign of Error

    Diane Ravitch talked about her book, Reign of Error: The Hoax of the Privatization Movement and the Danger to America’s Public Schools, in which she argues that the education crisis…

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    Book Discussion on Dirty Wars

    Jeremy Scahill talked about his book, Dirty Wars: The World is a Battlefield, in which he explores the secret war against terrorism being fought around the world by elite soldiers serving…

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    Book Discussion on The Cushion in the Road

    Alice Walker talked about her book, The Cushion in the Road: Meditation and Wandering as the Whole World Awakens to Being in Harm’s Way, a collection of personal and political essays,…

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