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    Can the American Mind Be Opened?

    “Can the American Mind be Opened?” was a panel of the Manhattan Institute/New Criterion conference held at the Princeton Club celebrating the twentieth anniversary of the release of Allan Bloom’s The…

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    Treatment of U.S. Held Detainees

    Ms. MacDonald and Mr. Edgar talked about the alleged abuse of detainees by American interrogators and what steps need to be taken to standardize interrogation techniques that do not violate…

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    Geneva Convention on Torture

    Ms. MacDonald spoke via uplink from Irvine, California about the use of torture on prisoners of war and the Geneva Convention as discussed at the previous day’s nomination hearing of Alberto Gonzales for Attorney…

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    Are Cops Racist?

    Ms. MacDonald talked about her book Are Cops Racist?: How the War Against the Police Harms Black Americans, published by Ivan R. Dee. Ms. MacDonald challenged the idea that police routinely…

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    Are Cops Racist?

    Heather MacDonald talked about her book Are Cops Racist?: How the War Against the Police Harms Black Americans, published by Ivan R. Dee. Ms. MacDonald challenged the idea that police…

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    Bad Ideas Have Bad Consequences

    Ms. MacDonald and Ms. Satel discussed their recent books about the real-world consequences of what they term bad ideas. Ms. MacDonald is the author of The Burden of Bad Ideas: How Modern Intellectuals Misshape Our…

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    The New Urban Paradigm

    Participants discussed new ideas for urban development. They talked about efforts to reduce crime in New York City by enforcing truancy laws and noise ordinances. They focused on the…

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