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    Teaching American History

    Panelists discussed how U.S. history should be taught at the elementary, secondary and university levels. They discussed such issues as the role of multiculturalism and political…

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    Media Coverage and Presidential Campaigns

    In the last segment of a five-part series, journalists who have covered presidential campaigns discussed how television has changed the images of the candidates.

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    1962 Cuban Missile Crisis

    This conference, focusing on the so-called Cuban missile crisis of 1962, was the fifth in a series attended by former U.S. government officials, along with their Soviet and Cuban counterparts. It…

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    Four Freedoms Speech

    President Bush, congressional leaders, and academics spoke at a ceremony marking the 50th anniversary of Franklin Roosevelt’s “Four Freedoms” speech delivered January 6, 1941. Mr. Schlesinger spoke on the historical…

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    U.S. Persian Gulf Policy

    Policy experts testified about U.S. foreign and military policies in the Persian Gulf region, focusing on growing tensions between the U.S. and Iraq. Topics included the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait,…

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    Robert F. Kennedy Remembered

    Friends and associates of the late Robert F. Kennedy gathered at the Center for Politics, Ethics, and Public Policy at Loyola Marymount University to remember and pursue the political ideals for which…

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    The 1988 Robert F. Kennedy Book Awards

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    Liberalism & Conservatism in 1988

    A representative of the left, Schlesinger, and a representative of the right, Phillips, discuss the strengths and weaknesses of their respective ideologies. Interestingly, both favor the…

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    Evolution of the Nixon Legacy

    In the final session of the Richard Nixon Symposium hosted by Hofstra University, experts from academia and former White House aides all spoke to how the legacy of the Richard Nixon…

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