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Sebastian Junger, who was embedded for months in Afghanistan with American troops, discussed his new book, War, and the documentary based on the book, Restrepo, with New York Times columnist Bob Herbert.
Robert S. Ford began serving a recess appointment as the U.S. Ambassador to Syria in January 2011; his appointment was confirmed by the U.S. Senate in October 2011. He is the first American ambassador posted to Damascus since 2005, when the U.S. withdrew its diplomatic presence amid tensions over the Iraq war, human rights complaints, and the ...
Peace Beyond the Cold War
Leading with Diversity
Retired Massachusetts Supreme Court Justice Margaret Marshall shares memories of her childhood in South Africa, her immigration to the United States and her most memorable court cases with Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times reporter Linda Greenhouse.
On April 3, 2009, the Iowa Supreme Court made history by unanimously striking down a statute barring same-sex marriage, making Iowa the third state in the U.S. and the first state outside of New England to allow same-sex marriage. Massachusetts and Connecticut already allowed same-sex marriage at the time; California had done so before the passa...
Justices Sandra Day O’Connor and David Souter explain the importance of civic education to a democratic society with Linda Greenhouse, a Pulitzer-Prize winning New York Times reporter and a Senior Fellow at Yale Law School
PEN New England today announced that Joshua Ferris has won the 2008 Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award for a distinguished first book of fiction for Then We Came to the End (Little, Brown and Company). Patrick Hemingway, the son of Nobel Prize-winning writer Ernest Hemingway, will present the prestigious literary award to Ferris on Sunday, March 30, at...
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Entry into the Civil Rights Movement
Sound recording of President John F. Kennedy’s remarks at the United States Embassy in Ott...
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