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    Uprooted

    Journalist Grace Olmstead talked about the consequences of the abandonment of farm towns in the United States, and her own decision to leave the farm town she grew up in. This virtual event…

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    Generosity Unbound

    Calire Gaudiani looks at the history of philanthropy in the U.S. and argues that Americans would benefit more if there was less government regulation of private foundations. She discussed…

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    The Trial of Lizzie Borden

    Legal scholar Cara Robertson examined the murder trial of Lizzie Borden in 1893. The case received international attention as Ms. Borden was tried for the murder of her father and…

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    Dress Codes

    Stanford University law Professor Richard Thompson Ford looked at how dress codes have been used to maintain social and political hierarchies throughout history. This was a virtual event…

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    We're Not Here to Entertain

    Ohio University American history professor Kevin Mattson looked at the Reagan administration through the critical lens of the punk rock movement of the 1980s. This was a virtual event…

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    Now What?

    Wellstone Books publisher Steve Kettmann and contributors Cynthia Tucker and Anthony Scaramucci shared their thoughts about the aftermath of the 2020 presidential election and the direction…

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    Boomers

    American Conservative senior editor Helen Andrews looked at six Baby Boomers and their impact on society. This virtual program was sponsored by the American Enterprise Institute in…

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    America's Founders and Greek and Roman Philosophy

    Authors Thomas Ricks (First Principles), Carl Richard (The Founders and the Classics), and Caroline Winterer (The Culture of Classicism), discussed the impact that Greek and Roman philosophers…

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    Why Culture Matters Most

    Economics Professor David Rose argued that moral beliefs and culture are essential to a thriving civil society. This virtual program was hosted by the Heritage Foundation in Washington, D.C.

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    The Knowledge Machine

    New York University Philosophy Professor Michael Strevens discussed the evolution of scientific thought and how it is applied to modern issues, including COVID-19 and climate change. This…

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    Author Discussion on Appalachia

    Authors Sarah Smarsh, Thomas Burton, and Wayne Winkler reflected on life in Appalachia. This was a virtual event hosted by the Southern Festival of Books in Nashville.

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    I Am Not Your Enemy

    Writer Michael McRay spoke about his travels to divided parts of the world to learn how activists, clergy, former combatants, and peace-builders were working to resolve conflicts in their…

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    Drinking in America

    Susan Cheever talked about her book Drinking in America: Our Secret History, in which she provides a history of alcohol consumption in America. In her book, she describes the Pilgrims who imbibed…

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    Author Discussion on the American Dream

    Authors talked about the “American dream.” The panelists were Eula Biss, author of Having and Being Had; Imani Perry, author of Breathe; Ada Calhoun, author of Why We Can’t Sleep; and Stephanie…

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    The Force of Nonviolence

    University of California, Berkeley professor Judith Butler discussed nonviolence and its power to affect political and social change. This virtual event was hosted by the Bay Area Book…

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    Undercurrents

    Steve Davis, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation senior strategy adviser and China country office interim director, shared his thoughts on how leaders and citizens can bring about change…

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    His Truth is Marching On

    Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer Jon Meacham discussed the life of the late U.S. representative and civil rights activist John Lewis. This program was part of the 20th annual National Book…

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    A Cry from the Far Middle

    P.J. O’Rourke talked about his collection of essays on American history, economics, and culture. This virtual event was hosted by the Cato Institute.

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    Union

    Jordan Blashek, a veteran and Republican, and Christopher Haugh, a Democrat and former State Department speechwriter, spoke about their road trip across America to find commonality. This virtual…

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    Call-In with Jon Meacham

    Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer Jon Meacham discussed the life of the late representative and civil rights activist John Lewis and took viewer phone calls as part of Book TV’s coverage of…

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