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    • Sonia Nazario interview

    • United States - Emigration and immigration - Case studies; Honduras - Emigration and immigration - Case studies; Illegal aliens - United States - Social conditions - Case studies; Immigrant children - United States - Social conditions - Case...
    • Sonia Nazario discusses her book, “Enrique’s Journey.” She begins by explaining that the book is the true story of a young boy named Enrique who travels from Honduras to the United States to find his mother. Nazario explains that when Enrique...
    • Greg Critser interview

    • Population Groups - psychology - United States - Popular Works; Health Policy - United States - Popular Works; Health Behavior - United States - Popular Works; Drug Industry - economics - United States - Popular Works; Drug Industry - economics -...
    • Greg Critser discusses his book, “Generation Rx.” He begins by distinguishing between chronic diseases and their prevention and treatments versus acute infectious diseases. He explains that for infectious diseases, such as Polio there is an...
    • Ted Van Dyk interview

    • Van Dyk, Ted, 1934-; Democratic Party (U.S.) - Biography; Political consultants - United States - Biography; Political activists - United States - Biography; Political culture - United States - History - 20th century; Presidents - United States -...
    • Ted Van Dyk discusses his book, “Heroes, Hacks, and Fools.” He begins by sharing his memories of Jean Monnet, then head of the European Commission, who discouraged him from working in politics. He discusses his role working for Hubert Humphrey...
    • Haynes Johnson, interview, 2005 October

    • McCarthy, Joseph, 1908-1957; United States. Congress. Senate - Biography; Legislators - United States - Biography; Anti-communist movements - United States - History - 20th century; Terrorism - Government policy - United States; Presidents - United...
    • During the mid-1950s, the anti-Communist crusade had a significant impact on American politics and culture, with Senator McCarthy being the representative figure. Johnson spends the majority of the interview discussing this monumental story of a...
    • Maureen Dowd interview, 2005 December 31

    • United States - Social conditions - 21st century; Popular culture - United States; Men - United States; Women - United States; Feminism - United States; Man-woman relationships - United States; Sex role - United States
    • Maureen Dowd discusses her book, “Are Men Necessary?: When Sexes Collide.” The book is a compilation of nine essays. In each essay, Dowd examines the current state of feminism from a different angle. She explains that the book covers a plethora...
    • Norman Solomon interview, 2005 September 15

    • United States - Foreign relations - 20th century; Government and the press - United States; Press and politics - United States; War - Press coverage - United States
    • Norman Solomon discusses his book, “War Made Easy.” He begins by explaining that the book examines the pro-war propaganda generated by the United States government during military interventions. He emphasizes the influence of the media on...
    • Alex Abella interview

    • Rand Corporation - History; Rand Corporation - Influence; Research institutes - United States - History - 20th century; Military research - United States - History - 20th century; United States - Intellectual life - 20th century; United States -...
    • Alex Abella discusses his book, “Soldiers of Reason.” He begins by the mission of the Rand Corporation and the history of how they were founded. He talks about how they were initially funded to make new weapons for the United States. Abella...
    • James Fraser interview

    • United States - Biography - Anecdotes; United States - History - Anecdotes; Social movements - United States - History - Anecdotes; National characteristics, American - Anecdotes; Social reformers - United States - Biography - Anecdotes; Political...
    • James Fraser discusses his book, “A History of Hope.” He begins by explaining the premise of the book, which is that the United States was founded on hope for the future and has been powered by it throughout its history. From there he tells of...
    • Eyal Press interview

    • Press, Shalom, 1940-; Abortion - United States; Physicians - United States - Attitudes; Abortion services - New York (State) - Buffalo; Pro-life movement - United States; Pro-choice movement - United States; Political violence - New York (State) -...
    • Eyal Press discusses his book, “Absolute Convictions.” He begins by sharing that the book is the story of his father who was an obstetrician who performed abortions in Buffalo, New York and the constant danger that this placed both he and his...
    • Jane Sherrod Singer interview, 2005

    • Political violence - Confederate States of America - History; Political violence - United States - History - 19th century; Subversive activities - Confederate States of America - History; Subversive activities - United States - History - 19th...
    • Jane Sherrod Singer discusses her book, “The Confederate Dirty War.” She begins by explaining that Canada and England secretly supported the Confederacy during The Civil War. She talks about Confederate plans for biological warfare,...
    • Swanee Hunt interview, 2006

    • Hunt, Swanee; Hunt, Swanee - Family; Ambassadors - United States - Biography; Women ambassadors - United States - Biography; Political activists - United States - Biography; Women - Political activity - United States; United States - Foreign...
    • Swanee Hunt discusses her autobiography, “Half-Life of a Zealot.” She begins by explaining that she was the United States ambassador to Austria under the presidency of Bill Clinton. She talks about growing up in Texas and her relationship...
    • Douglas Rushkoff interview

    • Children - United States - Social conditions; Adjustment (Psychology) in children - United States; Adjustment (Psychology) - United States; Popular culture - United States; Life skills - United States; United States - Social life and customs - 1971-
    • Douglas Rushkoff discusses his book, “Playing the Future: How Kids’ Culture Can Teach Us to Thrive in the Age of Chaos.” He begins by explaining that his book discusses the connection between DNA, evolution, culture, and technology. He...
    • Pat Buchanan interview

    • Europe - Emigration and immigration - Social aspects; United States - Emigration and immigration - Social aspects; Europe - Population - Forecasting; United States - Population - Forecasting; Europe - Social conditions - Forecasting; United States...
    • Pat Buchanan discusses his book, “The Death of the West." Buchanan explains that the book is an examination of the increasing decline in Western culture and power. He argues that the West is dying. He points to declining birthrates in the United...
    • James Carroll interview, 2006

    • Pentagon (Va.); United States. Dept. of Defense; Militarism - United States - History - 20th century; Militarism - United States - History - 21st century; Arms race - United States - History - 20th century; Arms race - United States - History -...
    • James Carroll discusses his book, “House of War: The Pentagon and the Disastrous Rise of American Power.” Carroll says the groundbreaking of the Pentagon began on September 11, 1941 and talks about the planning process. He shares that the...
    • Victor Navasky interview, 1991

    • United States - Politics and government - 1865-1900; United States - Politics and government - 20th century; United States - Civilization - 1865-1918; United States - Civilization - 20th century; Progressivism (United States politics)
    • Victor Navasky discusses the book, “The Nation, 1865-1990.” He begins by explaining that the book is composed of selections from the independent magazine “The Nation.” Although the book is compiled of separate pieces, Navasky points to...
    • Barbara Ferraro and Patricia Hussey interview, 1984 August

    • Ferraro, Barbara; Hussey, Patricia, 1949-; Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur - United States - History - 20th century; Catholic Church - United States - History - 1965-; Catholic Church - Doctrines; Ex-nuns - United States - Biography; Abortion -...
    • Barbara Ferraro and Patricia Hussey discuss their book, “No Turning Back.” They begin by explaining that they are both former nuns in the Catholic Church. Ferraro talks about the Church’s taking away of individuality, spirit, femininity,...
    • Alan Dershowitz interview, 1991 May

    • Jews - United States - Biography; Lawyers - United States - Biography; Jews - United States - Politics and government; Jews - Politics and government - 1948-; Jews - Identity; Antisemitism - United States; United States - Ethnic relations
    • Alan Dershowitz discusses his book, “Chutzpah.” Dershowitz talks about Yale Law School and the difficulty finding employment at Wall Street law firms because of antisemitism. He also talks about Supreme Court justices, Elie Wiesel, Ronald...
    • Richard Reeves interview

    • United States - Foreign relations - 1981-1989; United States - Politics and government - 981-1989 - Decision making; United States - Politics and government - 1981-1989; Presidents - United States - Biography; Reagan, Ronald
    • Richard Reeves discusses his book, “President Reagan: The Triumph of Imagination.” Reeves begins the interview by explaining that the book is a literary portrait of President Ronald Reagan. To research Reagan and his presidency, Reeves utilized...
    • Henry Morgenthau interview, 1994 November

    • Morgenthau family; Morgenthau, Lazarus, 1815-1897; Morgenthau, Henry, 1856-1946; Morgenthau, Henry, 1891-1967; Capitalists and financiers - United States - Biography; Jews - United States - Biography; Jews in public life - United States; United...
    • Henry Morgenthau III discusses his family autobiography, “Mostly Morgenthaus.” He begins by discussing the life of his great-grandfather Lazarus Morgenthau, a poor salesman in Bavaria who wanted his family to become financially successful in...
    • Jim Wright interview

    • United States - Politics and government - 1989; United States - Politics and government - 1945-1989; Presidents - United States - History - 20th century; United States. Congress - History - 20th century
    • Jim Wright discusses his book, “Balance of Power.” He begins by explaining how his experience in government has spanned nine presidents, from Dwight D. Eisenhower to Bill Clinton. He shares the impact of living through the depression and how it...

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