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On November 15, 2004 in Washington, D.C., David Weinberger, former senior internet adviser to the Howard Dean presidential campaign, discussed how weblogs work & their value in gathering knowledge. He is now at Harvard University's Berkman Center for Internet & Society, where he is working on a book about how the digital age is changing the way information is organized & classified. First in a series.
What I enjoyed most about Senator Obama's speech is that he not only hit on the key points of what he plans to do if elected, but he also stated what he expects from the American people and the role we can have in solving the issues.
this was indeed a great debate, which focused on health care and taxes. i highly recommend downloading or streaming this debate.
The third presidential debate between Republican incumbent President George W. Bush and Democratic challenger Senator John Kerry took place at Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona, on October 13, 2004. The focus of this debate was homeland security and CBS's Bob Schieffer moderated.
"The Last Presidential Debate 04"
Taking Charge brings you into the room with an American political legend, still hated and revered a quarter century after his death. We hear Lyndon Johnson as he schemes and blusters, rewards and punishes, and reveals a bedrock core of unshakable political beliefs.
"Great as an audiobook"
CatoAudio puts you right in the middle of the important policy debates going on in Washington. This 60-minute audio magazine features inspiring discussions from well-known intellectuals, pundits, political leaders and Cato scholars. Previous recordings have included Milton Friedman, Hernando de Soto, Anne Applebaum, Alan Greenspan, P. J. O'Rourke, and Steve Forbes. From a libertarian view of limited government, free markets, and civil society, CatoAudio is your window to the ideas of freedom.
"Great If You're a Libertarian"
Join Professor Bernard Lewis at this visit to New York's 92nd Street Y as he shares his thoughts on Iraq and the Middle Eastern power balance.
In his new book, Moyers on Democracy, veteran journalist Bill Moyers asserts America's need to reconnect with its constitutional ideals and history of reform in preparation for the 2008 presidential race. Moyers has won more than 30 Emmy awards and is the author of the best-selling books Listening to America: A Traveler Rediscovers His Country, Healing and the Mind, and Moyers on America: A Journalist and His Times.
The editor of Newsweek International since 2001, Fareed Zakaria oversees the magazine's eight editions in Asia, Latin America, Europe, Australia and the Middle East. His column, on subjects ranging from terrorism, national security and America's role in the world to the global economy and the rise of China and India, appears in Newsweek, Newsweek International and The Washington Post.
In this visit to New York's 92nd Street Y, Bernard Lewis discusses the Islamic doctrine of Holy War and its manipulation by modern extremists. Lewis turns to history to answer the most critical question we face today: is this a clash of civilization, an intractable ideological face-off like the Cold War? These are topics that came out of his work on his book Crisis of Islam: Holy War and Unholy Terror.
This month's feature: MSNBC's Tucker Carlson on the decline and fall of the Republican Party. Also, Tom Palmer on his recent visit to Iraq; Chris Edwards on waste and fraud in federal spending; Sen. Jim DeMint on improving Americans' health through private choice; economist correspondent Robert Guest on international trade barriers as a form of corruption; and Kenneth Langone on Eliot Spitzer's abuse of government power.
Roger Pilon and William Niskanen on what it means to promote the "general welfare"; Christopher Preble on the UN's contradictory rules about military force; IMF managing director Rodrigo Rato on creating better institutions to spur economic growth; Sen. John Cornyn on how the Kelo decision imperils ordinary citizens; Tom Palmer on using rhetoric to advance globalization; and former federal election commissioner Bradley Smith on the absurdity of campaign finance politics.
Stephen Colbert, host of Comedy Central's The Colbert Report, speaks at the White House Correspondents' Dinner on April 29, 2006.
In this visit to New York's 92nd Street Y, Irshad Manji and Ayaan Hirsi Ali discuss the trouble with Islam. Irshad Manji is the best-selling author of The Trouble with Islam Today: A Muslim's Call for Reform in Her Faith. Manji has been called by The New York Times, "Osama bin Laden's worst nightmare." The winner of Oprah Winfrey's first annual 'Chutzpah Award,' Manji is currently a visiting fellow at Yale University and is producing a feature film about what there is to love within Islam.
"Hope for Islam"
George Soros made billions of dollars anticipating seismic changes in the financial markets and used that money to try to change the world. He discusses what he believes were the fatal flaws of the Bush administration - his antagonism toward which is well documented - and the wider American view of the world. Soros heads Soros Fund Management and is the founder of a global network of foundations.
New Yorker essayist Adam Gopnik and sociologist Malcolm Gladwell revisit their debates about healthcare, education, media, and a variety of other subjects. The event, introduced by Daniel Sullivan, general consul of Canada, and Simon Center director Henry Timms is followed by an extensive Q&A.
In the wake of events that raise new hopes for peace in the Middle East, Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz and former Israeli Minister Natan Sharansky discuss the possibilities and pitfalls that lie ahead. Dershowitz is the author of The Case for Peace, the sequel to his best selling The Case for Israel. Sharansky is a former Soviet dissident and political prisoner who was awarded the Congressional Medal of Freedom for his struggle against tyranny.
This event from New York's 92nd Street Y offers a behind the scenes look at the West Wing and an insider's account of how the White House press corps gathers and reports the news.
In October 2009, George Soros delivered a series of lectures at the Central European University in Budapest that provided a broad overview of his thoughts on economics and politics. Soros has achieved great and consistent success in the world of finance but has also contributed to the broader world of philosophy and human rights through the work of his Open Society Institute, an international network of foundations.