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    Book Discussion on Dog Whistle Politics

    Ian Haney-Lopez, a senior fellow at Demos, talked about his book, Dog Whistle Politics: How Coded Racial Appeals Have Reinvented Racism and Wrecked the Middle Class, in which he argues that…

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    Book Discussion on To the End of June

    Cris Beam talked about her book, To the End of June: The Intimate Life of American Foster Care, in which she examines the foster care system in the United States. The author, a foster mother herself,…

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    Book Discussion on Dust to Dust: A Memoir

    Benjamin Busch talked about his book, Dust to Dust: A Memoir, in which he reflects on mortality. He recounted how he returned from a brutal tour of war and his young daughter did not…

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    Book Discussion on Black Tuesday

    Nomi Prins talked about the current economic problems and her book, Black Tuesday, a historical novel about the 1929 economic crash. Now a journalist, she had experience working for Goldman…

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    Book Discussion on Quite Enough of Calvin Trillin: Forty Years of Funny Stuff

    Calvin Trillin, staff writer for the New Yorker and the Nation’s “deadline poet,” presented a collection of his essays from the past forty years that range from the economy to politics and…

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    Book Discussion on The Cult of the Amateur

    Andrew Keen talked about his book The Cult of the Amateur: How Today’s Internet is Killing Our Culture (Crown Business, 2007). He debated with Lev Grossman of Time magazine the value of the…

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    Book Discussion on Detroit Disassembled

    Photographer Andrew Moore presents a collection of photographs of Detroit that depict parts of the city in decay. Mr.Moore’s photographs focus on portions of Detroit that have been deserted…

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    Book Discussion on Wingnuts: How the Lunatic Fringe is Hijacking America

    According to Mr. Avlon, both ends of the politics spectrum are up-ending American politics by feeding a climate of hyper-partisanship. Taking each party back from its “wingnuts” is the…

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    Book Discussion on The Genius of the Beast

    Howard Bloom argues that by reinventing capitalism to meet the creative drive inherent in human beings, we can turn our economic problems around and head into a new age of prosperity. This…

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    Joseph Pulitzer and Rupert Murdoch

    James McGrath Morris and Michael Wolff discussed the professional and private lives of Joseph Pulitzer and Rupert Murdoch. The authors examined the differences and similarities between the…

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    Book Discussion on Fordlandia

    Greg Grandin talked about his book Fordlandia: The Rise and Fall of Henry Ford’s Forgotten Jungle City (Metropolitan Books; June 9, 2009). He recounts Henry Ford’s creation of a factory…

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    Book Discussion on The Uncrowned King

    Author Kenneth Whyte discussed his book The Uncrowned King: The Sensational Rise of William Randolph Hearst (Counterpoint; January 1, 2009) with Alan Farnham, contributing editor at Forbes Magazine. Mr. Whyte…

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    President Abraham Lincoln

    Two authors talked about different views of President Abraham Lincoln and his use of new technology during the civil war from books they wrote. Harold Holzer talked about a speech Lincoln gave in New York and discusses…

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    Book Discussion on How We Decide

    Jonah Lehrer talked about his book, How We Decide (Houghton Mifflin; February 9, 2009), with Robert Krulwich of NPR’s Radio Lab. The author describes how the brain makes decisions that combine reason…

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    Book Discussion on Heads In The Sand

    Matthew Yglesias talked about his book, Heads in the Sand: How the Republicans Screw Up Foreign Policy and Foreign Policy Screws Up the Democrats, published by Wiley. In his book Mr.…

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    Book Discussion on Microtrends

    Mark Penn talked about his book Microtrends: The Small Forces Behind Tomorrow’s Big Changes, published by Twelve. Mr. Penn discussed his theory that special interest groups that contain a…

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    Book Discussion on Cracking the Code

    Air America radio host Thom Hartmann talked about his book, Cracking the Code: How to Win Hearts, Change Minds, and Restore America’s Original Vision. He presented a plan for how liberals…

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    Book Discussion on Mellon: An American Life

    David Cannadine talked about his biography, Mellon: An American Life, published by Knopf. The interview was recorded at the Strand Book Store in New York City by the BookTV Bus.

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    Book Discussion on Arabic for Dummies

    Amine Bouchentouf talked about his book, Arabic For Dummies, published by For Dummies. He argued that private citizens and government employees would increase their understanding of Middle…

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    Book Discussion on Bully Boy

    Jim Powell talked about his book, Bully Boy: The Truth about Theodore Roosevelt’s Legacy, published by Crown Forum. He criticized President Roosevelt because of the consequences of his…

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