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  • emBunkem
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    Kevin Young, director of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, talked about his book, Bunk: The Rise of Hoaxes, Humbug, Plagiarists, Post-Facts, and Fake News. He was interviewed at…

  • emThe Knowledge Illusionem
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    The Knowledge Illusion

    Steven Sloman, co-author of The Knowledge Illusion: Why We Never Think Alone, talked about how he applies his theories on communal intelligence and ‘group think’ to help better understand…

  • emTrying Homeem
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    Trying Home

    Justin Wadland talked about his book Trying Home: The Rise and Fall of an Anarchist Utopia on Puget Sound, in which he tells the story of Home, Washington, through the stories of the people who lived there.…

  • emSting Like a Beeem
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    Sting Like a Bee

    Leigh Montville talked about his book Sting Like a Bee: Muhammad Ali vs. the United States of America, 1966-1971, in which he explores Muhammad Ali’s refusal to serve in the military and…

  • emHuman Programmingem
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    Human Programming

    Scott Selisker, assistant professor of English at the University of Arizona, talked about his book, Human Programming: Brainwashing, Automatons, and American Unfreedom. This interview, conducted…

  • emNot the Cleaver Familyem
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    Not the Cleaver Family

    Maria Olsen talked about her book, Not the Cleaver Family: The New Normal in Modern American Families. She spoke from the James Michener Pavilion at the 2017 Gaithersburg Book Festival,…

  • After Words with Senator Ben Sasse
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    After Words with Senator Ben Sasse

    Senator Ben Sasse (R-NE) talked about his book The Vanishing American Adult: Our Coming-of-Age Crisis--and How to Rebuild a Culture of Self-Reliance, in which he looks at how to engage…

  • emThe Fuzzy and the Techieem
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    The Fuzzy and the Techie

    Scott Hartley talked about his book The Fuzzy and the Techie: Why the Liberal Arts Will Rule the Digital World, in which he looks at the cultural divide in the tech industry. In his book,…

  • emTalking Back Talking Blackem
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    Talking Back, Talking Black

    Professor John McWhorter talked about his book Talking Back, Talking Black: Truths About America’s Lingua Franca, in which he examines the controversies around and perceptions of “sounding…

  • Panel Discussion on the English Language
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    Panel Discussion on the English Language

    Allan Metcalf, author of From Skedaddle to Selfie: Words of the Generation, and Robert Alden Rubin, author of Going to Hell in a Hen Basket: An Illustrated Dictionary of Modern Malapropisms talked…

  • emBlack Gothamem
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    Black Gotham

    Carla Peterson recounts the lives of black elites in New York City in the 19th century. Professor Peterson examines a community of black New Yorkers, which included her ancestors, prior to the…

  • Tom Nichols Discusses emThe Death of Expertiseem
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    The Death of Expertise

    Professor Tom Nichols talked about his book The Death of Expertise: The Campaign Against Established Knowledge and Why it Matters, in which he argues that due to the spread of the internet…

  • emRebel Motherem
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    Rebel Mother

    Professor Peter Andreas talked about his book Rebel Mother: My Childhood Chasing the Revolution, in which he recalls his mother’s transformation from a Kansas housewife in the 1950s to a…

  • Noam Chomsky Discusses emRequiem for the American Dreamem
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    Requiem for the American Dream

    Noam Chomsky talked about his book Requiem for the American Dream: The 10 Principles of Concentration of Wealth and Power, in which he takes a critical look at income inequality and…

  • emSex and the Constitutionem
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    Sex and the Constitution

    Professor Geoffrey Stone talked about his book, Sex and the Constitution: Sex, Religion, and Law from America’s Origins to the Twenty-First Century. This event was part of the Chicago…

  • Ken Kesey Collection
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    Ken Kesey Collection

    The Ken Kesey Collection at the University of Oregon’s Library Archives and Special Collections was profiled. The collection explores the life of American novelist and counterculture figure Ken Kesey.…

  • Jeff Guinn Discusses emThe Road to Jonestownem
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    The Road to Jonestown

    Jeff Guinn talked about his book, The Road to Jonestown: Jim Jones and the Peoples Temple. He spoke at the 5th annual San Antonio Book Festival.

  • Geoffrey Stone Discusses emSex and the Constitutionem
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    Sex and the Constitution

    Professor Geoffrey Stone talked about his book Sex and the Constitution: Sex, Religion, and Law from America’s Origins to the Twenty-First Century, in which he provides a history of sex and the…

  • emAge of Angerem
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    Age of Anger

    Pankaj Mishra talked about his book Age of Anger: A History of the Present, in which he examines the catalysts in society, past and present, that give rise to nationalist groups and hate…

  • Mugambi Jouet Discusses emExceptional Americaem
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    Open Phones with Mugambi Jouet

    Mugambi Jouet, author of Exceptional America: What Divides Americans from the World and from Each Other, talked about his book and responded to viewer comments on partisanship. He was…

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