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  • emThe Green Berets in the Land of a Million Elephantsem
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    The Green Berets in the Land of a Million Elephants

    Retired U.S. Army Colonel Joseph Celeski talked about his book, The Green Berets in the Land of a Million Elephants, on the Army’s secret war in Laos from 1959 to 1974.

  • emSay Nothingem
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    Say Nothing

    Patrick Radden Keefe talked about the murder of a 38-year-old mother of ten in Belfast during the decades-long conflict in Northern Ireland known as the Troubles.

  • emThe Rise and Fall of Peace on Earthem
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    The Rise and Fall of Peace on Earth

    Michael Mandelbaum talked about his book, The Rise and Fall of Peace on Earth, in which he argued that the peace created around the world with the fall of the Soviet Union is being…

  • emWhat You Have Heard Is Trueem
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    What You Have Heard Is True

    Author and activist Carolyn Forche talked about her book, What You Have Heard Is True: A Memoir of Witness and Resistance, in which she recalled her time in El Salvador during the lead-up to that…

  • emThe Brilliant Disasterem
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    The Brilliant Disaster

    Jim Rasenberger presents a history of the Bay of Pigs crisis. The failed military invasion of Cuba in 1961 that was supported by the United States government resulted in the capture or death of…

  • emBytes Bombs and Spiesem
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    Bytes, Bombs and Spies

    Hoover Institution fellows Amy Zegart and Herb Lin talked about their book, Bytes, Bombs and Spies, on the use by the U.S. military of offensive cyber weapons. They were joined by George…

  • After Words with Angela Stent
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    After Words with Angela Stent

    Georgetown University Professor Angela Stent examined Russia’s foreign policy and international goals. She was interviewed by Representative Dina Titus (D-NV), a member of the Foreign…

  • emHow We Winem
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    How We Win

    Farah Pandith talked about her book, How We Win: How Cutting-Edge Entrepreneurs, Political Visionaries, Enlightened Business Leaders, and Social Media Mavens Can Defeat the Extremist…

  • emHow Safe Are Weem
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    How Safe Are We?

    Former Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano spoke about her book, How Safe Are We, in which she examined American security after September 11, 2001. She spoke Cliff Chanin from the…

  • emZero to Heroem
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    Zero to Hero

    Medal of Honor recipient Allen Lynch talked about his book, Zero to Hero: From Bullied Kid to Warrior, on growing up in Chicago and serving in the Vietnam War.

  • Author Discussion on Terrorism and History
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    Author Discussion on Terrorism and History

    Several authors took part in a discussion on the history of terrorism in the U.S. worldwide. The authors were Patrick Keefe, Say Nothing; Steven Ross, Hitler in Los Angeles;" Charles Lane,…

  • emThe Empire and the Five Kingsem
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    The Empire and the Five Kings

    Bernard-Henri Levy talked about his book, The Empire and the Five Kings. In it he argued that America’s retreat from the world stage has resulted in the rise of five new powers - Russia,…

  • emThe Back Channelem
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    The Back Channel

    Retired ambassador William Burns talked about his book, The Back Channel: A Memoir of American Diplomacy and the Case for Its Renewal, in which recalled his 33-year diplomatic career and…

  • Los Osos and Baywood Park Sewer Saga
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    Los Osos and Baywood Park Sewer Saga

    Local author Lynette Tornatzky told the story of Los Osos and Baywood Park’s sewer system that polluted San Luis Obispo County water for 40 years due to community indecision. C-SPAN’s Local Content…

  • Author Discussion on Immigration
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    Author Discussion on Immigration

    Greg Grandin, author of The End of the Myth: From the Frontier to the Border Wall in the Mind of America, talked about immigration. He spoke at the 2019 Annapolis Book Festival in Maryland.…

  • emMadame Fourcades Secret Warem
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    Madame Fourcade's Secret War

    Lynne Olson talked about her book, Madame Fourcade’s Secret War: The Daring Young Woman Who Led France’s Largest Spy Network Against Hitler, in which she recalled the life of Marie-Madeleine…

  • Discussion on Democracy
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    Discussion on Democracy

    Historian Anne Applebaum, biographer Jon Meacham, columnist Bret Stephens, and former world chess champion Garry Kasparov discussed the state of global democracy. They spoke at the Rancho…

  • emThe Third Pillarem
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    The Third Pillar

    Former IMF chief economist Raghuram Rajan talked about the negative impact of economic globalization on our communities and what should be done reverse the trend.

  • emLatin America in the PostChavez Eraem
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    Latin America in the Post-Chavez Era

    Luis Fleischman talked about his book, Latin America in the Post-Chavez Era: The Security Threat to the United States, in which he argues that Hugo Chavez laid the groundwork for the…

  • emThe Warrior Codeem
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    The Warrior Code

    Tee Marie Hanible, a retired Marine gunnery sergeant and veteran of the Iraq War, talked about her book, The Warrior Code: 11 Principles to Unleash the Badass Inside of You, on becoming a…

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