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    Book Discussion on Lactivism

    Professor Courtney Jung talked about her book Lactivism: How Feminists and Fundamentalists, Hippies and Yuppies, and Physicians and Politicians Made Breastfeeding Big Business and Bad…

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    Book Discussion on We're Still Here Ya Bastards

    Roberta Brandes Gratz talked about her book We’re Still Here Ya Bastards: How the People of New Orleans Rebuilt Their City, in which she reports on New Orleans in the years following…

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    Book Discussion on Empire of Cotton

    Sven Beckert talked about his book, Empire of Cotton: A Global History, about the origins of the global cotton trade and its impact on the international economy.

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    Book Discussion on The Marquis

    Laura Auricchio talked about her book, The Marquis: Lafayette Reconsidered, in which she recalls the life of Marquis de Lafayette, a French-born military leader who fought in the American Revolution…

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    Book Discussion on This Changes Everything

    Naomi Klein talked about her book, This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. The Climate, in which she argues that climate change will never be addressed properly until we get rid of our…

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    Book Discussion on The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975

    Danny Glover, Kathleen Cleaver, and Brian Jones talked about the Black Power Movement and key participants like Stokley Carmichael, Angela Davis, Eldridge Cleaver, Bobby Seale, and Huey P.…

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    Book Discussion on Capitalism: A Ghost Story

    Arundhati Roy talked about her book, Capitalism: A Ghost Story, in which she discusses the impact of economic globalization on Third World countries. She argues that the exploitation of…

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    Book Discussion on The Speech

    Gary Younge talked about his book, The Speech: The Story Behind Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s Dream, in which he examines Martin Luther King Jr.'s “I Have a Dream Speech,” delivered during…

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    New School University Commencement Address

    Nate Silver gave the commencement address to the 2013 graduating class of New School University. His topics included global and national challenges the graduates face, older generations'…

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    Book Discussion on Knowing too Much

    Author Norman Finkelstein talked about his book, Knowing Too Much: Why the American Jewish Romance with Israel Is Coming to an End, in which he argues that the decades-long support for Israel by…

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    Book Discussion on Words and Money

    Andre Schiffrin, founder of The New Press, argues that media conglomeration has led to the death of serious reportage in the United States. The author presents his thoughts on the current…

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    2009 National Book Critics Circle Awards Ceremony

    Each year the National Book Critics Circle nominates authors of books from six categories: fiction, general non-fiction, autobiography, biography, criticism, and poetry. During this event,…

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    Eisenhower's Farewell Address

    The panel talked about the background and importance of President Eisenhower’s farewell address when he left office in 1960. They focused on his statements about the development of a…

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    Role of Women in Politics

    A panel of female political professionals talked about Senator Hillary Clinton’s unsuccessful Presidential campaign, the strides women have made in pursuit of leadership roles and the challenges they still…

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    Future of the U.S. Economy

    The panelists talked about the growth of the U.S. economy and employment, deficit reduction, globalization, tax cuts, Social Security, oil consumption, and public investments. After their…

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    Book Discussion on The Siege of Mecca

    Yaroslav Trofimov talked about his book The Siege of Mecca: The Forgotten Uprising in Islam’s Holiest Shrine and the Birth of Al Qaeda, published by Doubleday. The author talked about the 1979 seige of…

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    Role of Local Government in Democracy

    Newark Mayor Cory Booker talked about the role of local government as the foundation of a living, not just theoretical, democracy and the possibilities and limitations of local government in supporting…

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    25 Years of AIDS

    Panelists talked about the history and impact of the HIV/AIDS crisis. Among the issues they addressed were medical research into detection and prevention, education programs, public…

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    Book Discussion on Abraham Lincoln, The Writer

    Mr. Holzer discussed with 5th graders the book he compiled and edited for young people Abraham Lincoln, The Writer: A Treasury of His Greatest Speeches and Letters, published by Boyd Mills Press. This book…

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    Book Discussion on Act of Creation: The United Nations

    Mr. Schlesinger talked about his book, Act of Creation: The Founding of the United Nations, published by Westview Press. The original plan called for the United Nations to be based in San…

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