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and bestselling author Joseph Ellis looks at how the Founding Fathers
can provide wisdom for navigating today's society.
“The founders were brilliant and gifted, but they were
flawed. They succeeded triumphantly in many respects. ... Amidst
the triumphs, there are two enormous tragedies. One is the failure
to reach a just accommodation with the Native Americans and the
other is the failure to end slavery.”
Former Secretary of
State James Baker on
Leadership and His Career
Secretary of State James Baker talks about leadership and his career.
Mr. Baker served as secretary of state for President George
H.W. Bush, and as Ronald Reagan's White House chief of staff and
NEW FROM C-SPAN PODCASTS
📚 THIS WEEK ON BOOKNOTES+:
George Washington University professor David Shambaugh has written
nearly 30 books about Asia, most of which focus on China. In this new
episode of Booknotes+, he talks about his latest book,
Leaders, in which he profiles the five leaders of the
People's Republic of China since 1949 and provides an analysis of
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AMERICAN HISTORY TV IN PRIME TIME
Tune in to C-SPAN3 next week for five evenings of Lectures
in History. Below are some highlights from the
programs, which start each night at 8 pm ET:
— Preamble of the Declaration of Independence Tuesday
— Civil War Weaponry Wednesday
— Polio Epidemic in the United States Thursday
— Women During World War II Friday
— The Vietnam War, 1965-75
Discover the people and events that document the American story —
Saturdays on C-SPAN2. Come along with American History TV to
museums and historic sites. Watch archival speeches from former
presidents and other national leaders. Visit classrooms, lectures
and symposiums featuring professors and historians.