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  • emPatriot Sage George Washingtonem
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    Patriot Sage: George Washington

    Mr. Spalding and Mr. Gregg talked about the book they co-edited, Patriot Sage: George Washington and the American Political Tradition, published by the Intercollegiate Studies Institute. The book is a…

  • emCompassionate Conservatismem
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    Compassionate Conservatism

    Mr. Olasky talked about his book Compassionate Conservatism: What It Is, What It Does, and How It Can Save America, published by the Free Press. He also responded to audience questions. In…

  • Elections and the Future of Political Parties
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    Elections and the Future of Political Parties

    Political commentators and intellectuals examined trends in the American political process. Mr. Barone expounded the thesis that, after decades of decline, the two major political parties…

  • George Washington Book Festival Part 2
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    George Washington Book Festival, Part 2

    Various authors and historians talked about the life of George Washington. Mr. Federer talked about his book America’s God and Country Encyclopedia of Quotations, which contains the quotes…

  • emJohn Adams and The Spirit of Libertyem
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    John Adams and The Spirit of Liberty

    Mr. Thompson talked about his book, John Adams and the Spirit of Liberty, published by the University Press of Kansas. The book is about John Adams’s political and constitutional thought,…

  • Newspaper Roundtable
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    Newspaper Roundtable

    In the newspaper roundtable, Mr. Spalding and Ms. Walking talked about current stories of interest to them, including NATO expansion, and took viewer calls.

  • Washingtons Farewell Address
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    Washington's Farewell Address

    Mr. Spalding, the co-author of George Washington’s Farewell Address and the American Character, talked about the historical importance of the address and its content.

  • Tax Policy and the Economy
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    Tax Policy and the Economy

    Mr. Shapiro, an economic adviser to President Clinton, and Professor Taylor, an economic adviser to Bob Dole, debated the relationship between tax policy and the state of the U.S. economy.…

  • Youth Vote in the 1996 Elections
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    Youth Vote in the 1996 Elections

    Three panelists, who were all between 18 and 34, discussed political and other attitudes of people in this age group and what this means for the future of U.S. politics. After individual…

  • Diversity on College Campuses
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    Diversity on College Campuses

    In a session entitled "Political Correctness and Multiculturalism on Campus: Is It Good for Higher Education?", Peter Thiel discussed his book, The Diversity Myth, and John Wilson discussed…

  • New Conservative Covenant
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    New Conservative Covenant

    Mr. North spoke about the need for a “New Conservative Covenant” between the federal government and citizens which would involve people more in the political process and fundamentally…

  • Primaries and the Press
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    Primaries and the Press

    Panelists discussed the relationship between the Republican primary and the media. They examined how the media influenced the campaign and whether it has a positive impact on the electoral…

  • New Politics of Affirmative Action
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    New Politics of Affirmative Action

    Mr. Eastland spoke about the history of affirmative action programs and the political debate over them in the past twenty-five years. He argued that Republican presidents created the…