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Jul 30, 2014 0

Show 1159 Book- Clouds of Glory  Robert E. Lee

Dennis Prager does a History Hour with renowned biographer Michael Korda. His new book is Clouds of Glory  The Life and Legend of Robert E. Lee.

 

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Jul 25, 2014 0

Show 1157 Alan Dershowitz talks about the Current Israeli Gaza conflict

 

Michael Medved talks to Alan Dershowitz about the Current Israeli Gaza conflict

 

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Jul 25, 2014 0

Show 1158 The Case for Israel- Democracy's Outpost  Documentary

The Case for Israel is a documentary that presents a vigorous case for Israel’s  right to exist, to protect its citizens from terrorism, and to defend its borders from hostile enemies-in a highly accessible multimedia format. Alan Dershowitz plays a central role in this documentary.  Through incisive conversations with key judicial, political and academic leaders, Dershowitz refutes deeply entrenched misperceptions about Israel's history, Jewish claims to a homeland, individual rights under Israel's democratic system of government, the security fence, and military conduct in the face of terrorist attacks.

 

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Jul 23, 2014 0

Show 1156 Dr. Burton W. Folsom, Jr. New Deal Progressivism, the Jeffersonian Revival, and the Agrarian Tradition

Conservative Intellectual Tradition in America - Session 5

Hosted at The Citadel. 
Topic: New Deal Progressivism, the Jeffersonian Revival, and the Agrarian Tradition
Introduction: Professor Mallory Factor
Guest Lecturer: Dr. Burton W. Folsom, Jr.

More information on this session can be found at:http://home.isi.org/course/cita/session5

 

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This Series is highly recommended by ACU to all of our Alumni. 

Jul 21, 2014 0

Show 1155 Newt Gingrich - Conservative Intellectual Tradition in America - Session 3

 

Hosted at The Citadel.

Topic- The Conservative Tradition and the American Experiment

Introduction- Professor Mallory Factor

Guest Lecturer-Newt Gingrich

 

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This Series is highly recommended by ACU to all of our Alumni. 

Jul 18, 2014 0

Show 1154 Alfred S. Regnery Introduction to the Conservative Intellectual Tradition

 

Conservative Intellectual Tradition in America - Session 1

Hosted at The Citadel.

Topic- Introduction to the Conservative Intellectual Tradition

Introduction- Professor Mallory Factor

Guest Lecturer- Alfred S. Regnery, Chairman of the Board, Intercollegiate Studies Institute

 

More information on this session can be found at: http://home.isi.org/course/cita/session1

 

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Sessions 1-13

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Jul 16, 2014 0

Show 1153 Peter Thiel and George Gilder debate on The Prospects for Technology and Economic Growth

 

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EducatingForLiberty

 

Published on Mar 14, 2012

 

Topic- Accelerating or Decelerating? The Prospects for Technology and Economic Growth

Peter Thiel, Co-founder of PayPal, Technology Entrepreneur, Investor, and Philanthropist
VS.
George Gilder, Chairman, George Gilder Fund Management, and Senior Fellow, Discovery Institute

Peter Thiel's thesis that technological progress is decelerating has been featured prominently as of late in a number of opinion journals and popular magazines, while George Gilder holds to the supremely optimistic premise of his famous 'Microcosm: The Quantum Revolution in Economics and Technology'.

Moderator: William Davidow, High-technology Executive, Venture Investor, and Author of 'Overconnected: The Promise and Threat of the Internet'

CHAPTERS
Introduction by ISI President Chris Long
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XRrLyc...

Introductions by Moderator William Davidow
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XRrLyc...

Peter Thiel Arguments
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XRrLyc...

George Gilder Arguments
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XRrLyc...

Rebuttals
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XRrLyc...

Questions and Answers
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XRrLyc...

Debate held at Stanford University

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The Intercollegiate Studies Institute

THE JOHN M. OLIN ONLINE LECTURE LIBRARY

625 lectures available at-

 

http://www.isi.org/lectures/lectures.aspx?SM=&SBy=browse&SSub=speaker&SFor=&SS=date&SC=0

 

or

 

 

http://goo.gl/QTyJ4O

Jul 13, 2014 0

Show 1152 The Light of Freedom with Dinesh D Souza.

Lee Habeeb guest hosts for Dennis Prager and discusses Dinesh D’Souza’s new movie America: Imagine The World Without Her. Lee and Dinesh discuss the main reason why immigrants come to America, sharing their stories. Lee tells the story of Sicilian immigrant Frank Capra, who’s proudest moment wasn’t winning an Oscar, but becoming a U.S. citizen in 1920. When Dinesh debates Liberals he explains why it’s important to meet them on a moral level. Lee tells the story of Mario Andretti, a true patriot and racecar driver with an amazing immigration story.

Lee Habeeb and Dinesh D’Souza finish with the story of Louis Zamperini. A truly great American… an Olympian who went on to join the military and ended up surviving a plane crash during WWII that led to surviving 47 days on a raft. They also talk about America: Imagine The World Without Her.

 

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Jul 11, 2014 0

Show 1151 Burt Folsom on Myth of the Robber Barons

Burt Folsom spoke to conservative students about the role of government, the free market economy, and the history of business and industrial regulation. He also responded to questions from the audience.

 

Mr. Folsom is the author of Myth of the Robber Barons: Entrepreneurs vs. the State.

 

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Jul 9, 2014 0

Show 1150 Stossel- The Good New Days

Bad stories always lead the news, but what about all the good things happening around the world? Stossel and guests highlight the tremendous progress society has made

 

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Jul 7, 2014 0

Show 1149 Obama’s Enforcer  Eric Holder’s Justice Department.

From The Janet Mefferd Show

Hans von Spakovsky from the Heritage Foundation discusses his book “Obama’s Enforcer: Eric Holder’s Justice Department.”

 

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Jul 3, 2014 0

Show 1148 Four Segments- Faithless Execution- Obamas Enforcer- The People vs Barack Obama- Revolt Against the Masses

 

Segment 1- Hugh Hewitt: Hour 2 Hugh is joined in-studio by Andrew C. McCarthy, author of Faithless Execution: Building the Political Case for Obama’s Impeachment. 15 minutes

 

Segment 2- Dennis Prager talks to John Fund, national affairs columnist for National Review. His new book is Obama’s Enforcer: Eric Holder’s Justice Department. 12 min

 

Segment 3- Hugh Hewitt talks to Ben Shapiro, author of The People vs. Barack Obama 5 min

 

Segment 4- Dennis Prager talks to Fred Siegel, senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute. His new book is The Revolt against the Masses: How Liberalism Has Undermined the Middle Class. 17 min.

 

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Show 1147  Michael Medved talks about  America’s Undeclared Wars

 

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Jun 30, 2014 0

Show 1146 A Time to Attack – The Looming Iranian Nuclear Threat

 

Michael Medved talks to the author of A Time to Attack – The Looming Iranian Nuclear Threat

 

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Jun 27, 2014 0

Show 1145 Dennis Prager talks to Camille Pagilia, renowned social critic

 

Show Dennis Prager talks to Camille Pagilia, renowned social critic and Professor of Humanities & Media Studies at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. A Best of Prager Hour. Originally broadcast on January 9, 2014

 

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Jun 25, 2014 0

Show 1144 Return to Normandy: 70 years later from Pritzker Military Library.org

Return to Normandy: 70 years later, take a look back at D-Day and the invasion that led to the end of World War II

Codenamed Operation Neptune, the Allied invasion of Normandy, France on June 6, 1944—known as D-Day—is among the most important and memorable campaigns in modern military history. As part of Operation Overlord, D-Day saw the largest amphibious invasion ever and began the successful invasion of German-occupied western Europe that led to the end of the war.

 

This special anthology is presented in honor of the 70th anniversary of D-Day and dedicated to the memory of Medal of Honor recipient Walter D. Ehlers. It features selected excerpts from lectures and interviews by a wide range of Museum & Library guests, including historians, scholars, journalists, authors, and veterans. Through their works and stories of service, each of the featured speakers contributes a piece of the story of Normandy.

 

Featured Speakers:

 

- Rick Atkinson is the 2010 recipient of the Museum & Library's Literature Award for Lifetime Achievement in Military Writing and is a renowned journalist and author of the Liberation Trilogy—a narrative history of the U.S. military’s role in the liberation of Europe in World War II. Atkinson is also the recipient of three Pulitzer Prizes, the George Polk Award for national reporting, and the Gerald R. Ford Award for Distinguished Reporting on National Defense.

 

- Carlo D-Este, a retired lieutenant colonel of the United States Army, is a renowned military historian and 2011 winner of the Pritzker Literature Award. He has authored a number of incredible books, including Decision in Normandy and Warlord: A Life of Winston Churchill at War, 1874-1945.

 

- Colin Beavan is author of Fingerprints: The Murder Case That Launched Forensic Science and Operation Jedburgh: D-Day and America’s First Shadow War. His writing has appeared in Esquire, The Atlantic, and The New York Times.

 

- Ed Ruggero, a West Point graduate and former infantry officer, is the author of Combat Jump: The Young Men who Led the Assault into Fortress Europe, July 1943 and Duty First: A Year in the Life of West Point and the Making of American Leaders.

 

- Patrick O’Donnell is the author of Dog Company: The Boys of Pointe du Hoc—The Rangers Who Accomplished D-Day’s Toughest Mission and Led the Way across Europe. His previous books include Beyond Valor, winner of the prestigious William E. Colby Award, and a highly acclaimed account of the Battle of Fallujah, We Were One.

 

- Walter D. Ehlers was a veteran of World War II and the Normandy invasion, and was awarded the Medal of Honor his heroic actions on June 9-10, 1945. Ehlers twice visited the Museum & Library to share his story of service on Omaha Beach, where he served as a squad leader in charge of 12 soldiers with the U.S. Army's 1st Infantry Division—known as the Big Red One.

 

- Sir Max Hastings is the 2012 Pritzker Literature Award winner and has been hailed as an accomplished journalist, writer, historian and editor. He is the author of 23 books, including Inferno: The World at War, 1939-1945, Finest Years: Churchill as Warlord 1940-45, Armageddon: The Battle for Germany 1944-45 and Nemesis: The Battle for Japan 1944-45. Hastings has reported on 11 conflicts, including Vietnam and the 1982 South Atlantic war.

 

- Antony Beevor was made a Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the French government in 1997 and in 2008 was awarded the Order of the Cross of Terra Mariana by the President of Estonia. He served as a regular officer in the 11th Hussars in Germany. He is the author of Crete: The Battle and the Resistance, Paris After the Liberation, 1944-1949 (written with his wife Artemis Cooper); Stalingrad, Berlin: The Downfall, The Mystery of Olga Chekhova; and most recently, the bestseller D-Day: The Battle for Normandy.

 

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Jun 23, 2014 0

Show 1143 Dear Reader -The Unauthorized Autobiography of Kim Jong Il" by Michael Malice

 

About the Program

Michael Malice talks about the life and lasting influence of North Korea's Dear Leader, Kim Jong Il.  The book is based works by and about Kim that Malice found while visiting North Korea.  During this event hosted by Housing Works Bookstore Cafe in New York City, Michael Malice is in conversation with author and media consultant, Cole Stryker.        

 

About the Authors

Michael Malice

Michael Malice is the co-author, with D.L. Hughley, of "I Want You to Shut the F#ck Up," and, with UFC Champion Matt Hughes, of "Made in America."  He is also the subject of Harvey Pekar's book, "Ego & Hubris."  For more, visit: michaelmalice.com

Jun 20, 2014 0

Show  BOOK – Got Religion

Michael Medved talks to the author of the book.

 

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Jun 18, 2014 0

Show 1141 Stossel- You Can't Say That

Show  Stossel and guests look at recent examples of free speech being squelched.

 

"It is the duty of every man, as far as his ability extends, to detect and expose delusion and error." - Thomas Paine

 

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Jun 16, 2014 0

Show 1140 Dennis Prager gave a “commencement” address for Prager University – five lessons for graduates. He plays it and comments.

 

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Jun 13, 2014 0

Show 1139 Michael Medved talks toPhilip K. Howard  the author of The Rule of Nobody: Saving America from Dead Laws and Broken Government

 

 

Book Description

The secret to good government is a question no one in Washington is asking: “What’s the right thing to do?”

What’s wrong in Washington is deeper than you think.

Yes, there’s gridlock, polarization, and self-dealing. But hidden underneath is something bigger and more destructive. It’s a broken governing system. From that comes wasteful government, rising debt, failing schools, expensive health care, and economic hardship.

Rules have replaced leadership in America. Bureaucracy, regulation, and outmoded law tie our hands and confine policy choices. Nobody asks, “What’s the right thing to do here?” Instead, they wonder, “What does the rule book say?”

There’s a fatal flaw in America’s governing system—trying to decree correctness through rigid laws will never work. Public paralysis is the inevitable result of the steady accretion of detailed rules. America is now run by dead people—by political leaders from the past who enacted mandatory programs that churn ahead regardless of waste, irrelevance, or new priorities.

America needs to radically simplify its operating system and give people—officials and citizens alike—the freedom to be practical. Rules can’t accomplish our goals. Only humans can get things done.

 

In The Rule of Nobody Philip K. Howard argues for a return to the framers’ vision of public law—setting goals and boundaries, not dictating daily choices. This incendiary book explains how America went wrong and offers a guide for how to liberate human ingenuity to meet the challenges of this century.

 

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Jun 11, 2014 0

Show Audiobook The Lion's Gate   On the Front Lines of the Six Day War by Steven Pressfield

 

Audiobook segment 2 of 2. The Sinai Ground War. 67 minutes

 

Overview of the Book

“A brilliant look into the psyche of combat. Where he once took us into the Spartan line of battle at Thermopylae, Steven Pressfield now takes us into the sands of the Sinai, the alleys of Old Jerusalem, and into the hearts and souls of soldiers winning a spectacularly improbable victory against daunting odds.”

—General Stanley McChrystal, U.S. Army, ret.; author of My Share of the Task

 

June 5, 1967. The nineteen-year-old state of Israel is surrounded by enemies who want nothing less than her utter extinction. The Soviet-equipped Egyptian Army has massed a thousand tanks on the nation’s southern border. Syrian heavy guns are shelling her from the north. To the east, Jordan and Iraq are moving mechanized brigades and fighter squadrons into position to attack. Egypt’s President Nasser has declared that the Arab force’s objective is “the destruction of Israel.” The rest of the world turns a blind eye to the new nation’s desperate peril.

 

June 10, 1967. The Arab armies have been routed, ground divisions wiped out, air forces totally destroyed. Israel’s citizen-soldiers have seized the Gaza Strip and the Sinai Peninsula from Egypt, the Golan Heights from Syria, East Jerusalem and the West Bank from Jordan. The land under Israeli control has tripled. Her charismatic defense minister, Moshe Dayan, has entered the Lion’s Gate of the Old City of Jerusalem to stand with the paratroopers who have liberated Judaism’s holiest site—the Western Wall, part of the ruins of Solomon’s temple, which has not been in Jewish hands for nineteen hundred years.

 

It is one of the most unlikely and astonishing military victories in history.

 

Drawing on hundreds of hours of interviews with veterans of the war—fighter and helicopter pilots, tank commanders and Recon soldiers, paratroopers, as well as women soldiers, wives, and others—bestselling author Steven Pressfield tells the story of the Six Day War as you’ve never experienced it before: in the voices of the young men and women who battled not only for their lives but for the survival of a Jewish state, and for the dreams of their ancestors.

By turns inspiring, thrilling, and heartbreaking, The Lion’s Gate is both a true tale of military courage under fire and a journey into the heart of what it means to fight for one’s people.

This is a small segment of the audio book. Please buy the book.  

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This book is highly recommended by ACU. 

Jun 9, 2014 0

Show 1137 1 of 2.  The Lion's Gate   On the Front Lines of the Six Day War by Steven Pressfield

 

Audiobook segment 1. The Start of the Airwar. 1 hr 15 min.

 

Overview of the Book

“A brilliant look into the psyche of combat. Where he once took us into the Spartan line of battle at Thermopylae, Steven Pressfield now takes us into the sands of the Sinai, the alleys of Old Jerusalem, and into the hearts and souls of soldiers winning a spectacularly improbable victory against daunting odds.”

—General Stanley McChrystal, U.S. Army, ret.; author of My Share of the Task

 

June 5, 1967. The nineteen-year-old state of Israel is surrounded by enemies who want nothing less than her utter extinction. The Soviet-equipped Egyptian Army has massed a thousand tanks on the nation’s southern border. Syrian heavy guns are shelling her from the north. To the east, Jordan and Iraq are moving mechanized brigades and fighter squadrons into position to attack. Egypt’s President Nasser has declared that the Arab force’s objective is “the destruction of Israel.” The rest of the world turns a blind eye to the new nation’s desperate peril.

 

June 10, 1967. The Arab armies have been routed, ground divisions wiped out, air forces totally destroyed. Israel’s citizen-soldiers have seized the Gaza Strip and the Sinai Peninsula from Egypt, the Golan Heights from Syria, East Jerusalem and the West Bank from Jordan. The land under Israeli control has tripled. Her charismatic defense minister, Moshe Dayan, has entered the Lion’s Gate of the Old City of Jerusalem to stand with the paratroopers who have liberated Judaism’s holiest site—the Western Wall, part of the ruins of Solomon’s temple, which has not been in Jewish hands for nineteen hundred years.

 

It is one of the most unlikely and astonishing military victories in history.

 

Drawing on hundreds of hours of interviews with veterans of the war—fighter and helicopter pilots, tank commanders and Recon soldiers, paratroopers, as well as women soldiers, wives, and others—bestselling author Steven Pressfield tells the story of the Six Day War as you’ve never experienced it before: in the voices of the young men and women who battled not only for their lives but for the survival of a Jewish state, and for the dreams of their ancestors.

By turns inspiring, thrilling, and heartbreaking, The Lion’s Gate is both a true tale of military courage under fire and a journey into the heart of what it means to fight for one’s people.

 This is a small segment from the book. 

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This book is highly recommended by ACU. 

Jun 6, 2014 0

Show 1136 Hugh Hewitt interview- Hugh HewittHugh Hewitt

 

Hugh Hewitt talks to Steven Pressfield the author of the book The Lion's Gate   On the Front Lines of the Six Day War.

This ACU show is 1hr and 46 minutes.

 

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Overview of the Book

“A brilliant look into the psyche of combat. Where he once took us into the Spartan line of battle at Thermopylae, Steven Pressfield now takes us into the sands of the Sinai, the alleys of Old Jerusalem, and into the hearts and souls of soldiers winning a spectacularly improbable victory against daunting odds.”

—General Stanley McChrystal, U.S. Army, ret.; author of My Share of the Task

 

June 5, 1967. The nineteen-year-old state of Israel is surrounded by enemies who want nothing less than her utter extinction. The Soviet-equipped Egyptian Army has massed a thousand tanks on the nation’s southern border. Syrian heavy guns are shelling her from the north. To the east, Jordan and Iraq are moving mechanized brigades and fighter squadrons into position to attack. Egypt’s President Nasser has declared that the Arab force’s objective is “the destruction of Israel.” The rest of the world turns a blind eye to the new nation’s desperate peril.

 

June 10, 1967. The Arab armies have been routed, ground divisions wiped out, air forces totally destroyed. Israel’s citizen-soldiers have seized the Gaza Strip and the Sinai Peninsula from Egypt, the Golan Heights from Syria, East Jerusalem and the West Bank from Jordan. The land under Israeli control has tripled. Her charismatic defense minister, Moshe Dayan, has entered the Lion’s Gate of the Old City of Jerusalem to stand with the paratroopers who have liberated Judaism’s holiest site—the Western Wall, part of the ruins of Solomon’s temple, which has not been in Jewish hands for nineteen hundred years.

 

It is one of the most unlikely and astonishing military victories in history.

 

Drawing on hundreds of hours of interviews with veterans of the war—fighter and helicopter pilots, tank commanders and Recon soldiers, paratroopers, as well as women soldiers, wives, and others—bestselling author Steven Pressfield tells the story of the Six Day War as you’ve never experienced it before: in the voices of the young men and women who battled not only for their lives but for the survival of a Jewish state, and for the dreams of their ancestors.

By turns inspiring, thrilling, and heartbreaking, The Lion’s Gate is both a true tale of military courage under fire and a journey into the heart of what it means to fight for one’s people.

 

 

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Jun 4, 2014 0

Show 1135 Maximalist – America in the World from Truman to Obama

Michael Medved talks to the author of  Maximalist: America in the World from Truman to Obama by Stephen Sestanovich

From the publisher- From a writer with long and high-level experience in the U.S. government, a startling and provocative assessment of America’s global dominance. Maximalist puts the history of our foreign policy in an unexpected new light, while drawing fresh, compelling lessons for the present and future.

When the United States has succeeded in the world, Stephen Sestanovich argues, it has done so not by staying the course but by having to change it—usually amid deep controversy and uncertainty. For decades, the United States has been a power like no other. Yet presidents and policy makers worry that they—and, even more, their predecessors—haven’t gotten things right. Other nations, they say to themselves, contribute little to meeting common challenges. International institutions work badly. An effective foreign policy costs too much. Public support is shaky. Even the greatest successes often didn’t feel that way at the time.     

 Sestanovich explores the dramatic results of American global primacy built on these anxious foundations, recounting cycles of overcommitment and underperformance, highs of achievement and confidence followed by lows of doubt. We may think there was a time when America’s international role reflected bipartisan unity, policy continuity, and a unique ability to work with others, but Maximalist tells a different story—one of divided administrations and divisive decision making, of clashes with friends and allies, of regular attempts to set a new direction. Doing too much has always been followed by doing too little, and vice versa.

Maximalist unearths the backroom stories and personalities that bring American foreign policy to life. Who knew how hard Lyndon Johnson fought to stay out of the war in Vietnam—or how often Henry Kissinger ridiculed the idea of visiting China? Who remembers that George Bush Sr. found Ronald Reagan’s diplomacy too passive—or that Bush Jr. considered Bill Clinton’s too active? Leaders and scoundrels alike emerge from this retelling in sharper focus than ever before. Sestanovich finds lessons in the past that anticipate and clarify our chaotic present.

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