730May 3, 2013
Lincoln's Tragic Pragmatism
Brandeis University Professor John Burt talked about his book, Lincoln’s Tragic Pragmatism: Lincoln, Douglas, and Moral Conflict, about the Lincoln Douglas Debates. He was joined ...
512Oct 26, 2012
Presidents in World Affairs
Scholars talked about the differences in leadership styles between Presidents Franklin Roosevelt and Harry Truman, as well as President Dwight Eisenhower’s ideology, and how it guided his ...
185Oct 26, 2012
Presidents and Political Structure
Panelists talked about the public and political expectations of presidents dealing with disaster relief after hurricanes, floods, and terrorist attacks, as well as the president’s ...
577Oct 26, 2012
The State of the Presidential Studies Field
Presidential scholars and others talked about the intersection between popular and scholarly history, including the narrative approach of authors David McCullough and Doris Kearns Goodwin, and of ...
665Apr 6, 2011
Book Discussion on Reading Obama: Dreams, Hope, and the American Political Tradition
James Kloppenberg, chair of the history department at Harvard University, explores the philosophical, political, and historical studies of President Barack Obama. Mr. Kloppenberg examines ...
185Oct 28, 1997
Tocqueville, Religion and Civil Society
Leading scholars discussed the impact of Tocqueville’s writings on religion and society during the 1830s and the roles religion and other issues play in modern America. Dr. Thiemann ...
114Oct 24, 1997
Professor Kloppenberg appeared as a guest on the David Brunoy show. Kloppenberg talked about the implications and applications of Democracy in America and took audience calls.