The Great Degeneration

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Niall Ferguson
Wed, 06/19/2013 - 18:30
Wed, June 19th, 2013 | 6:30 pm

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Slowing growth, crushing debts, aging populations, anti-social behavior — what exactly is amiss with Western civilization? The answer, Niall Ferguson argues, is that our institutions are degenerating and that to slow the degeneration of the West’s once dominant civilization will take heroic leadership and radical reform.

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Niall Ferguson is a professor of history at Harvard University and the author of many books, including The Great Degeneration.

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Foreign Policy Begins at Home: The Case for Putting America’s House in Order

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Richard N. Haass
Roger Hertog (moderator)
Tue, 06/04/2013 - 18:30
Tue, June 4th, 2013 | 6:30 pm

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In the twenty-first century, the world seems in constant crisis. In his new book, Richard N. Haass argues that only by getting its own house in order can the United States reclaim its role as the primary director of global events and maintain that role in a world of unprecedented chaos.

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The Roberts Court

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Marcia Coyle
Linda Greenhouse (moderator)
Tue, 05/14/2013 - 18:30
Tue, May 14th, 2013 | 6:30 pm

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The Roberts Court sits at the center of a constitutional maelstrom. Two of the most prestigious Supreme Court experts discuss its direction under Chief Justice Roberts and trace the paths of recent landmark decisions on race, guns, immigration, campaign finance, and health care.

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WWII & NYC

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The Thirteenth Amendment

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Making Our Democracy Work: A Judge's View

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Stephen Breyer
Tue, 05/31/2011 - 18:30
Tue, May 31st, 2011 | 7:30 pm

How does the Constitution, an 18th-century document, relate to and dictate the laws of a 21st-century society? Through the analysis of past cases, including those concerning slavery, the Cherokee Indians, and detainees at Guantánamo Bay, Justice Stephen Breyer examines the Court’s arduous—and often turbulent—journey to establish its legitimacy as guardian of the Constitution. Having earned the public’s confidence, he expounds how the Court can continue promoting a workable democracy going forward.
 

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Post Elections: The Great Divide

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Beverly Gage
Akhil Reed Amar
Jonathan Alter
Christopher Caldwell
Lesley Stahl
Thu, 04/28/2011 - 18:30
Thu, April 28th, 2011 | 7:30 pm

When Barack Obama was elected President, people across the globe anticipated the coming of a new age of American liberalism and bipartisanship. Yet two years after his inauguration, the nation is experiencing a conservative resurgence of dramatic proportions. With Republicans consistently opposing the president’s main platforms and Democrats accusing the president of being too conceding, political disharmony is crippling the legislative process.

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