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Arms sales: A useful foreign policy tool? — with Joe Biden (1981) | ARCHIVES Arms sales: A useful foreign policy tool? — with Joe Biden (1981) | ARCHIVES

Announcer: From the nation’s capital! The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research presents Public Policy Forums. A series of programs featuring the nation’s top authorities presenting their differing views on the vital issues which confront us. Today’s topic arm sales, a useful foreign policy tool? John Charles Daly: An examination of arms sales or…

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Bosnia: What’s in it for us? (1995) | THINK TANK Bosnia: What’s in it for us? (1995) | THINK TANK

Ben Wattenberg: Hello, I’m Ben Wattenberg. The German Chancellor Bismarck once said, “If there is another war in Europe, it will come out of some damn silly thing in the Balkans.” He was right. In 1914, a Serbian nationalist killed Austrian Archduke Franz Ferdinand, sparking World War I. And now in 1995, war is ravaging…

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Is the relationship with Britain still special? (1995) | THINK TANK Is the relationship with Britain still special? (1995) | THINK TANK

Ben Wattenberg: Hello, I’m Ben Wattenberg with “Think Tank” in London. For a very long time, America and Britain had what diplomats call “a special relationship.” It was built on a common heritage of language, law, and culture. And so in this century, we stood together through two world wars and the Cold War. But…

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Google Memo: Beyond the culture war | FACTUAL FEMINIST Google Memo: Beyond the culture war | FACTUAL FEMINIST

I am going to address the Google controversy — and I know what you’re thinking. “Just what the internet needs — another hot take on the Google memo.”  Well, I have to admit, when the story first broke, I started to write an incendiary piece about how Silicon Valley is becoming a safe-space, Oberlin-esque, trigger…

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How to survive the wacky gender politics on campus | FACTUAL FEMINIST How to survive the wacky gender politics on campus | FACTUAL FEMINIST

If you’re headed for college for the first time this fall, you need to be aware of some strange new developments. Don’t be alarmed by what I am about to say. Most of you are going to be very happy at college and will thrive there. But you need to know what to expect. Coming…

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How much defense spending is enough? (1976) | ARCHIVES How much defense spending is enough? (1976) | ARCHIVES

Announcer: From the nation’s capital, the American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research presents, “Public Policy Forums,” a series of programs featuring the nation’s top authorities presenting their differing views on the vital issues which confront us. Today’s topic, “How much defense spending is enough?” Peter: Defense spending, like taxes, appears to be something that…

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Can the CIA be fixed? (1995) | THINK TANK Can the CIA be fixed? (1995) | THINK TANK

Ben: Hello, I’m Ben Wattenberg. The Central Intelligence Agency is under heavy fire. A traitor at CIA headquarters betrayed spies in the field, sold secrets to the Soviets, and now it is charged that the agency knowingly gave tainted information to the president. Can the CIA be fixed or has it outlived its usefulness? Joining…

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The state of the unions (1995) | THINK TANK The state of the unions (1995) | THINK TANK

Ben Wattenberg: Hello, I’m Ben Wattenberg. The recent AFL-CIO election brought new leaders to America’s labor movement. What happens next? Joining us to discuss the state of American labor are Albert Shanker, president of the American Federation of Teachers; Barry Bluestone, professor of political economy at the University of Massachusetts and author of “Negotiating the…

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Is Russia a threat again? — with Leon Aron (1995) | THINK TANK Is Russia a threat again? — with Leon Aron (1995) | THINK TANK

Ben Wattenberg: Hello. I’m Ben Wattenberg. Russia is in turmoil: war in Chechnya, a stagnant economy, a faltering democracy. But does trouble for Russia mean trouble for America? Helping us to answer that question are Leon Aron, resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute and author of a forthcoming biography of Boris Yeltsin; Peter Rodman,…

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War on terror reconsidered | reTHINK TANK War on terror reconsidered | reTHINK TANK

KATHERINE: The United States cannot kill its way out of the war against Islamist terror. To turn the tide, America must rethink its strategy. Since the attacks on New York and Washington on September 11th, 2001, the United States has defined its enemies as specific terror groups. PRESIDENT BUSH: Our war on terror begins with…

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