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    U.S. Economy and the 2016 Election

    Two economic advisers for Donald Trump’s presidential campaign took part in a forum on the economy. They focused on immigration, tax and housing policies, and the 2016 presidential…

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    Presidents Coolidge and Reagan

    Historians and former legislators talk about which president, Calvin Coolidge or Ronald Reagan, is the better model for contemporary Republican candidates. They spoke about the foreign policy legacy of…

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    The Forgotten Man

    Amity Shlaes talked about her book, The Forgotten Man: A New History of the Great Depression, in which she examines the financial history of the Great Depression and critiques the New Deal.…

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    First Lady Grace Coolidge

    Amity Shlaes and Cyndy Bittinger talked about the life and influence of first lady Grace Coolidge and responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Topics included role as a style icon, her…

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    Death in the White House

    Panelists talked about Presidents Franklin Pierce, Calvin Coolidge, Abraham Lincoln and John Kennedy, who all lost sons during their time in office. This panel was part of the event “When Life Strikes…

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    Roaring Twenties to the Crash of 1929

    Panelists, including financial editor James Grant and author Amity Shlaes, talked about the the decade following World War I. Throughout the 1920s, the U.S. stock market experienced a…

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    After Words with George Nash

    George Nash, editor of The Crusade Years 1933-1955: Herbert Hoover’s Lost Memoir of the New Deal Era and Its Aftermath, talked about what is referred to as “the missing link” in the the…

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    Ronald Reagan 2014 Symposium, Part 1

    Panelists assessed the influence of Ronald Reagan’s “A Time for Choosing” speech on the Republican Party and Reagan’s political career. The speech, delivered October 27, 1964, on behalf of Republican presidential candidate Senator Barry Goldwater, has been…