Politics

George McGovern: "The Essential America" (Simon & Schuster)

July 22, 2004

The Democratic Party's 1972 presidential nominee talks about the meaning of the word 'liberal," and the history of liberalism in the United States.

Anonymous: "Imperial Hubris" (Brassey's)

July 22, 2004

A veteran CIA analyst offers an insider's view on the achievements and failures of the war on terrorism, the ongoing scrutiny of pre-war intelligence, and other issues.

Medicare Bill Update

July 19, 2004

A conversation about prescription drug coverage, the new possibility of Medicare coverage for treatment of obesity, and other developments in health care policy.

Joe Trippi: "The Revolution Will Not Be Televised" (Regan Books)

July 13, 2004

The former manager for Governor Howard Dean's 2004 presidential campaign explains how the Internet can be used to shake up politics and power in America. He reveals how techology can harness that power for your business, institution, or...

Global AIDS Epidemic

July 13, 2004

The AIDS epidemic has killed more than 20 million people since 1981. An estimated 38 million are living with HIV infection today. A panel talks about the latest research findings and policy debates emerging from this week's 15th...

Religion in the Presidential Campaigns

July 12, 2004

The Bush-Cheney campaign is encouraging its volunteers to be politically active in their churches, and the Kerry-Edwards campaign has hired a director of religious outreach. A panel talks about the role religion is playing in the...

Patrick O'Donnell: "Operatives, Spies and Saboteurs" (Free Press)

July 9, 2004

World War II tales abound. But Patrick O’Donnell tells a new one. He describes a shadow war—one of espionage, intrigue, and sabotage—fought deep within enemy lines. He chronicles the birth of the Office of Strategic...

NATO's Role in Iraq and Afghanistan

July 8, 2004

The Bush administration wants help in Iraq from its NATO allies, but the breach created by differences over Iraq has not completely healed over. A panel talks about how the U.S. is working with NATO, with a look at NATO-U.S. cooperation...

James Surowiecki: "The Wisdom Of Crowds" (Doubleday)

July 7, 2004

Some people equate crowds with mindless mobs. But financial journalist James Surowiecki says large groups of people are often smarter than an elite few. He explains how collective wisdom shapes business, economies, societies, and nations.

Kerry Picks A Running Mate

July 7, 2004

Diane talks with two political analysts about Sen. John Kerry's selection of Sen. John Edwards as a running mate. They'll discuss the two men's similarities and differences in policy views, personalities and campaign styles, and what...

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