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    Personal Crises and Public Responsibilities

    Panelists discussed the personal crises of Presidents John Tyler, Ronald Reagan, and Bill Clinton, and the impacts of these crises on national politics. This panel was part of the event “When Life…

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    Bill and Hillary

    Author William Chafe, history professor at Duke University, discussed his book, Bill and Hillary: The Politics of the Personal, in which he examines how Bill and Hillary Clinton’s personal relationship…

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    Never Stop Running: Allard Lowenstein

    Professor Chafe discussed his book Never Stop Running: Allard Lowenstein and the Struggle to Save American Liberalism, published by Basic Books, and the process he went through to get the…

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    Reflections on War with Iraq

    Historians spoke about war with Iraq, the potential impact of the war on the U.S. role in the world, the war in relation to prior conflicts, and the traditional goals of U.S. foreign…

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    President Truman Biographies

    The participants discussed three recent biographies of President Truman by McCullough, Hamby and Ferrell. Four historians reviewed the books and two of the biographers responded to these critiques. They also…