538Nov 5, 2012
Book Discussion on Just Plain Dick
Kevin Matson, contemporary history professor at Ohio University, talked about his book, Just Plain Dick: Richard Nixon’s Checkers Speech and the ‘Rocking, Shocking’ Election of ...
327May 24, 2012
Book Discussion on Selecting a President
Eleanor Clift, contributing editor for Newsweek, explains the way the president of the United States is elected and reports that, although campaigns have modernized, the electoral system has ...
411Jul 26, 2011
Book Discussion on A New Voice for Israel
Jeremy Ben-Ami argued that Jewish Americans are not single-issue voters and are not represented by groups like The American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC). He says that a broader discussion ...
1,115Jul 14, 2011
Book Discussion on Clarence Darrow: Attorney for The Damned
John Farrell recounted the life and career of attorney Clarence Darrow (1857-1938). The author examined the defense attorney’s many noted cases, including his representation of Tennessee ...
5,000Apr 25, 2011
Book Discussion on The Origins of Political Order
Francis Fukuyama explores the origins and history of government. In the first of a two-part history the author ranges from the development of tribal societies to the earliest modern states in ...
314Nov 21, 2010
Memorial for Carla Cohen
A memorial service was held for Carla Cohen, founder and co-owner of Washington DC’s Politics and Prose Bookstore, who died Monday, October 11, 2010, at the age of 74. Ms. Cohen started ...
47Jul 30, 2008
Book Discussion on Know Your Power
Representative Nancy Pelosi talked about her book, Know Your Power, published by Thorndike Press. In her book, Speaker Pelosi recounts her history as a daughter of a representative up ...
513Jun 8, 2007
Book Discussion on Very Strange Bedfellows
Jules Witcover talked about his book Very Strange Bedfellows: The Short and Unhappy Marriage of Richard Nixon and Spiro Agnew, published by PublicAffairs. In his book Mr. Witcover ...
254Oct 30, 2005
Book Discussion on America\'s Constitution: A Biography
140Jul 30, 2005
Book Discussion on Witness to the Promised Land
John Stewart talked about his book Witness to the Promised Land: Observations on Congress and the Presidency from the Pages of "Christianity and Crisis", published by Seven Locks ...
99Jan 29, 2005
Book Discussion on A Court Divided: The Rehnquist Court
Mr. Tushnet talked about his book A Court Divided: The Rehnquist Court and the Future of Constitutional Law, published by W. W. Norton and Company. Justice Rehnquist has served on ...
11Dec 29, 2004
Mr. Cohen spoke to students about lobbying strategies and developing messages based on global concerns. Among the issues he addressed were issues of civil, social and economic rights, ...
58Jun 14, 1998
Book Discussion on Cardozo
Mr. Kaufman discussed his new biography of Judge Benjamin Cardozo, who was chief judge of the New York Court of Appeals for many years and was an associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court ...
5Dec 30, 1996
Public Interest Advocacy
During the first day of the Lobbying Institute’s two-week course, Mr. Cohen spoke about lobbying in the public interest. He spoke about the work of the Advocacy Institute to aid ...
24Dec 30, 1993
The Public Interest Movement in the 1990s
Mr. Cohen spoke about the public interest and how it is represented in government and lobbying.
14Dec 16, 1988
6Oct 31, 1988
Role of Public Interest in Pres. Transition
8Oct 17, 1988
Presidential Candidates Plan for Transition