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    • Georgi Arbatov interview, 1992 September

    • Soviet Union - Politics and government - 1985-; Soviet Union - Officials and employees - Biography; Soviet Union - Politics and government - 1953-1985; Soviet Union - Foreign relations - 1975-1985; Soviet Union - Foreign relations - 1985-
    • Georgi Arbatov discusses his book, “The System: An Insider’s Life in Soviet Politics.” Arbatov talks about the rise of Nazism and Fascism in Germany. He discusses the breakthrough in relations with the United States and Mikhail Gorbachev’s role...
    • 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 several...
    • 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...
    • Bill Boyarsky interview, 2008

    • Unruh, Jesse, 1922-1987; Unruh, Jesse, 1922-1987 - Influence; California. Legislature. Assembly - Speakers - Biography; Politicians - California - Biography; Legislators - California - Biography; Center parties - United States - Case...
    • Bill Boyarsky discusses his biography, “Big Daddy.” He begins by talking about the early life of politician Jesse Unruh. He talks about Jesse’s college education through the G.I. Bill and his time serving in the Navy. He discusses how Unruh was...
    • 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...
    • Philip Dunne interview

    • Motion picture producers and directors - United States - Biography; Screenwriters - United States - Biography; Blacklisting of entertainers - United States
    • Philip Dunne discusses his book, “Take Two: A Life in Movies and Politics.” Connie Martinson begins by saying Dunne went from writing to producing and directing. He talks about the film, “Pinky,” and the possibility of two endings. Dunne says he...
    • Richard Goodwin interview, 1988 October

    • United States - Politics and government - 1963-1969; United States - Politics and government - 1961-1963; Goodwin, Richard N.; Johnson, Lyndon B. (Lyndon Baines), 1908-1973; Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzgerald), 1917-1963
    • Richard Goodwin discusses his book, “Remembering America.” Goodwin served as a speechwriter for both President John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson. He begins this interview by discussing the changing role of speechwriters from the Roosevelt...
    • George F. Will interview, 1986 December

    • Conservatism - United States; United States - Politics and government - 1981-1989
    • George F. Will discusses his book, “The Morning After.” He begins by explaining why he believes the printed word is the most important way of communicating knowledge and carrying ideas. The book is a collection of articles he has written on...
    • Jane Alexander interview, 2000

    • National Endowment for the Arts; Arts administrators - United States - Biography; Actresses - United States - Biography
    • Jane Alexander discusses her book, “Command Performance: An Actress in the Theater of Politics.” Alexander says she left the play, “The Sisters Rosensweig” in order to take over the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA). She talks about the time...
    • Carl Bernstein interview, 1996

    • John Paul II, Pope, 1920-2005; Catholic Church - History - 20th century; Popes - Biography; Catholic Church and world politics - History - 20th century; World politics - 1975-1985; World politics - 1985-1995
    • Carl Bernstein discusses the book he co-authored with Marco Politi entitled, “His Holiness.” Bernstein begins by talking about the legacy of Pope John Paul II and his universal values on a worldwide scale. He talks about the Pope’s use of...
    • Milton Viorst interview, 1998 June

    • Islam and world politics; Islam - 20th century; Islam and state - Islamic countries; Islam and politics - Islamic countries; Islam - Essence, genius, nature; Islamic countries - Politics and government;
    • Milton begins the interview discussing his views on the history of Arab cultures and Islam. For the majority of the interview, Milton and Connie discuss the Islamic, Arabic, and political structures that have “hamstrung” Islamic and Arabic society...
    • William Greider interview, 1988 January

    • Political participation - United States; Democracy - United States; Representative government and representation - United States; Pressure groups - United States; Political corruption - United States; United States - Politics and government -...
    • William begins the interview discussing that he wanted people to understand why they are angry about American politics and government. In a wide-ranging discussion, William highlights a number of failures in the modern American political system...
    • Milton Viorst interview, 2003

    • Jewish diaspora; Judaism - History; Jews - History; Judaism and politics - Israel; Jews - Israel - Identity; Ultra-Orthodox Jews - Israel; Reform Judaism - Israel; Orthodox Judaism - Israel
    • Milton Viorst discusses his book, “What Shall I Do With This People?” He begins by explaining how religious Zionists and different groups feel about the conflict between Israel and Palestine. He talks about the title of his book and that it is a...
    • Ann Louise Bardach interview, 2002 November 05

    • González, Elián, 1993-; Castro, Fidel, 1926-; Castro, Fidel, 1926- - Family; Castro, Fidel, 1926- - Friends and associates; Exiles - Political activity - Florida - Miami; Cuban Americans - Florida - Miami - Politics and government; Political...
    • Ann Louise Bardach discusses her book, “Cuba Confidential.” She begins by explaining that the book is both a history of Cuba and the story of Elian Gonzalez and why she felt the need to tell both stories. Bardach details Elain Gonzalez’ story in...
    • Hugh Downs interview, 1988 December

    • Television personalities - United States - Biography; Downs, Hugh
    • Hugh Downs discusses his autobiography, “On Camera.” He begins by explaining how he got his start in radio and then later moved to television. Downs discusses his early exposure to “The University of Chicago Roundtable.” He goes on to share his...
    • 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...
    • Judith Miller interview, 1996

    • Miller, Judith, 1948- - Travel - Middle East; Islam and politics - Middle East; Middle East - Politics and government - 1979-
    • Judith Miller talks about her autobiography, “God Has Ninety-Nine Names.” She begins by explaining that the title of her book was borrowed from a line in the Quran. She explains her position as the Bureau Chief for the New York Times, and...
    • Robert Scheer interview, 2006

    • Scheer, Robert; Presidents - United States - Interviews; United States - Politics and government - 1945-1989; United States - Politics and government - 1989-
    • Robert Scheer discusses his book, “Playing President: My Close Encounters with Nixon, Carter, Bush I, Reagan, and Clinton: and How They Did Not Prepare Me for George W. Bush.” He begins by explaining the differences between a political interview...
    • 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 Reagan,...
    • David Frum interview, 2004

    • War on Terrorism, 2001-; Terrorism - Prevention - Government policy - United States; World politics - 1995-2005; United States - Politics and government - 2001-; United States - Foreign relations - 21st century;
    • David Frum discusses his book, “An End to Evil: How to Win the War on Terror,” co-authored with Richard Perle. Frum talks about weapons of mass destruction and asks whether Saddam Hussein had the ability to create the weapons. He says Al-Qaeda...

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