3,975Dec 7, 2009
Aristocracy and the Founders
Historian Gordon Wood talked about the Founding Fathers' attitudes and beliefs about aristocracy in America, where “titles of nobility” are prohibited by the Constitution, but where ...
1,617Jan 13, 2010
Book Discussion on Daring Young Men
Richard Reeves, presented a history of the Berlin Airlift (May 1948-June 1949). Utilizing previously unpublished documents and numerous interviews, he focused on the exploits of American airmen ...
981May 11, 2009
Impeachment of President Andrew Johnson
David O. Stewart talked about his book Impeached: The Trial of President Andrew Johnson and the Fight for Lincoln’s Legacy (Simon and Schuster; May 12, 2009). With the assassination of ...
882Jan 29, 2010
Supreme Court and Popular Opinion
Panelists discussed the relationship between U.S. Supreme Court decisions and American popular opinion. They focused on Mr. Friedman’s thesis that the justices and the people are ...
367May 14, 2009
Book Discussion on The Food of a Younger Land
Mark Kurlansky talked about his book The Food of a Younger Land: A Portrait of American Food--Before the National Highway System, Before Chain Restaurants, and Before Frozen Food, When the ...
244Dec 8, 2008
Obama Inaugural Speech Themes
Former presidential speechwriters talked about the ideas, themes, and values the American public wishes to hear included in President-Elect Barack Obama’s Inaugural Address. Robert ...
182Oct 1, 2007
Updating the Constitution
Larry Sabato, Eric Lane, and Michael Oreskes talked about whether the United States Constitution needs updating or greater fidelity to its guiding principles. Mr. Sabato had twenty-three ...
171Apr 8, 2009
Book Discussion on The Sound of Freedom
Raymond Arsenault talked about his book The Sound of Freedom: Marian Anderson, the Lincoln Memorial, and the Concert That Awakened America (Bloomsbury Press; March 31, 2009). He talked on ...
153Jun 23, 2008
Book Discussion on George Washington on Leadership
Richard Brookhiser talked about his book George Washington on Leadership, with Alvin Felzenbert, author of The Leaders We Deserved (and a Few We Didn’t): Rethinking the Presidential ...
126Jun 17, 2008
Health Care Reform
Former Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy Thompson, a four-term governor of Wisconsin, talked about health care from the constitutional perspective of choice or mandates. Former Senate ...