In a special program presented at the ‘21’ Club, historian Arthur Herman discusses how two extraordinary businessmen propelled the Allies to victory in World War II by transforming America’s army into a global force and laying the foundation for a new industrial America.
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Three experts discuss the history of the Gold Standard and weigh the potential benefits and drawbacks that would come with its reinstatement.
Jonathan Sarna discusses one of the most blatant incidents of officially sanctioned anti-Semitism in American history: General Ulysses S. Grant’s General Order Number 11 that expelled all Jews from his military districts.
Daniel J. Sharfstein, in conversation with Brent Staples, unravels the stories of three families who represent the complexity of race in America and force us to rethink our basic assumptions about who we are.
Adam Gopnik takes the audience on a beguiling journey that begins in eighteenth-century France — the birthplace of our modern tastes and, by no coincidence, the restaurant — telling the story of French gastronome Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin.