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    Book Discussion on 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.…

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    Book Discussion on 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.

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    Book Discussion on 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…

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    Book Discussion on 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…

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    Book Discussion on 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…

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    Book Discussion on 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,…

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    Book Discussion on 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…

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    Book Discussion on 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…

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    Book Discussion on 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…

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    Book Discussion on 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…

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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…

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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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    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

    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

    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 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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    Women and Militarization

    Clark University Professor Cynthia Enloe talked about the role women play in military conflicts and argued more needs to be done to get them involved in preventing and resolving those…

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    Book Discussion on Stephen Hawking: An Unfettered Mind

    Kitty Ferguson talked about physicist Stephen Hawking’s life and work and the process of writing his biography. She responded to questions from members of the audience at Princeton…

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    Politics and Women's Health

    Cecile Richards talked about health care and birth control. In her speech she said that the U.S. is one of the “most backward Western developed countries” for reproductive health care…

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    Book Discussion on The Chinese in America: A Narrative History

    Ms. Chang discussed her latest book The Chinese in America: A Narrative History, published by Viking. The book, a chronicle that spans 150 years and continues to the present day, covers the entire history of the Chinese…

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