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    • Dr. Ravi Batra interview, 1988 October

    • Investments - United States; Finance, Personal - United States; Business cycles - United States
    • Connie begins the discussion with a quote from Dr. Batra’s book: “No country can cut taxes and increase defense spending and not expect to have deficit problems.” Dr. Batra uses this statement to discuss the factors that he predicts will...
    • Robert Dallek interview, 2003 July

    • Presidents - United States - Biography; Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzgerald), 1917-1963
    • Robert Dallek discusses his biography, “An Unfinished Life." Dallek begins by sharing thoughts on John F. Kennedy the man and the president. He discusses the continuities of Kennedy’s life and career. One such continuity that Dallek mentions is...
    • John Dean interview

    • United States - Politics and government - 2001-; Conservatism - United States; Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- )
    • John Dean discusses his book, “Conservatives Without Conscience." Dean explains that his book examines how radical elements are damaging the Republican Party and the foundations of American democracy. He points to specific GOP policies that he...
    • Jared Diamond interview

    • Culture diffusion; Human beings - Effect of environment on; Ethnology; Civilization - History; Social evolution
    • Jared Diamond discusses his book, “Guns, Germs, and Steel." Diamond explains that his book argues that geographical and environmental factors shaped the modern world. He elaborates by explaining that societies that historically had a head start...
    • Elinor Lenz interview

    • Feminism - United States; United States - Social conditions - 1980 -
    • Elinor Lenz discusses her book, The Feminization of America, which explores the impact of women's values and feminism on American's lives, both in the public and private spheres. Lenz begins the interview revealing how birth control leads to a...
    • Susan Littwin interview

    • Young adults - United States - Psychology.; Adult children - United States; College graduates - United States; United States - Social conditions - 1980-‬
    • Susan Littwin discusses her book, ‪The Postponed Generation‬, which explores how and why American youth are growing up later in their development than previous generations. Littwin argues that young adults are growing up later because they have...
    • Stewart Udall interview, 1987 October

    • Coronado, Francisco Vásquez de, 1510–1554; Spaniards – Southwest, New – History – Pictorial works; America – Discovery and exploration – Spanish; Southwest, New – Pictorial works;
    • Stewart Udall in To the Inland Empire retraces the trails of Spanish explorer Francisco Vásquez de Coronado and other Spanish explorers in North America. For the majority of the interview, Udall discusses a number of the stories, from the...
    • Samuel Marx and Joyce Vanderveen interview, 1990 October

    • Harlow, Jean, 1911-1937; Bern, Paul, 1889-1932; Motion picture actors and actresses - United States - Biography; Motion picture producers and directors - United States - Biography
    • Samuel Marx and Joyce Vanderveen discuss their book, “Deadly Illusions.” Marx begins by explaining that the book began when he started asking questions about the apparent suicide of his friend Paul Bern. At the time of his death Bern was...
    • William Rusher interview, 1984 June

    • Conservatism - United States - History - 20th century; United States - Politics and government - 1945-1989
    • William Rusher begins the interview describing how he became a conservative and then goes on to define modern American conservative thought. He argues that a proper understanding, a conservative understanding, of man’s nature, generally, requires...
    • Debora Silverman interview, 2001 January

    • Art, Modern - 19th century - Exhibitions; Gogh, Vincent van, 1853-1890 - Travel - England - London; Gogh, Vincent van, 1853-1890 - Exhibitions
    • Debora Silverman discusses her book, “Van Gogh and Gauguin: the Search for Sacred Art.” Silverman explains that the book analyzes the lives and works of the painters, Vincent Van Gogh and Paul Gauguin. She argues that the relationship between...
    • Garry Wills interview

    • Catholic Church - Apologetic works; Papacy
    • Garry Wills discusses his book, “Why I am a Catholic.” Wills shares the importance of Catholicism in his own life and his experiences with faith both as a child and as a Jesuit seminarian. He expounds on the history of the Catholic church...
    • 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...
    • Julia B. Kessler interview, 1980 October

    • Older people - United States - Social conditions; Older people - Political activity - United States; Old age - United States
    • Connie begins with the basic question Julia raises in her book, “How do you get even with getting old?” Julia argues that getting even with getting older, at the most basic level, requires acceptance and not denial that one is aging. Julia...
    • Alvin Toffler interview

    • Military art and science - Economic aspects
    • Alvin Toffler discusses his book, “War and Anti-War.” He begins by explaining that the book deals with the topics of war and peace. He argues that the way humans go about obtaining wealth often leads to war. He points to the relation between...
    • Mortimer J. Adler interview, 1990 March

    • Intellect; Philosophy of mind; Mind and body
    • Mortimer J. Adler discusses his book, “Intellect: Mind Over Matter.” Adler talks about the difference between intelligence and intellect and that intellect is immaterial and not observable. He argues that humans are the only animals with...
    • Brad Geagley interview

    • Government investigators - Egypt - Fiction; Egyptians - Iraq - Fiction; Iraq - History - To 634 - Fiction; Babylon (Extinct city) - Fiction
    • Brad Geagley discusses his novel, “Day of the False King.” He begins by talking about the history of ancient Egypt and Ramses IV’s health conditions and concerns. He gives background information about how Babylonian people preserved their...
    • Peter Biskind interview, 1998 April

    • Motion picture producers and directors - United States - Biography; Motion pictures - United States - History
    • Peter and Connie begin the interview talking about how Peter “captured the opening of the gates” that would become the “New Hollywood” in the 1970s and early 1980s, as the pioneers gave way to a new guard more in tune with the era, “Easy...
    • 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...

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