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The Scholars’ Circle & Insighters Radio- Feb. 24th, 2013
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First, how did society develop from bands of hunter and gatherers to our current political system? Where did the concepts of accountability come from? And why was a swell of democracy followed by a decline in democratic gain? What is behind political decay? Francis Fukuyama poses these questions in his latest book, The Origins of [...]

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The Scholars’ Circle & Insighters Radio- Feb. 17th, 2013
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Begin with, President Obama used the state of the union address to galvanize support for his agenda. How does his state of the union compare to those of his predecessors? [ dur. 12:51 ] Ryan Lee Teten, Professor of Political Science at Univ. of Louisiana.  Author of  - Evolution of Rehtorical Presidency. Then, for President’s [...]

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The Scholars’ Circle & Insighters Radio- Feb. 10th, 2013
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For this Valentine’s week: First, we look at the global advances for marriage equality, just in time for the landmark Supreme Court cases. [ dur. 15  mins. ] Jenny Pizer is Senior Counsel and Director of Law and Public Policy at Lambda Legal. Then, they may have been some of the world’s greatest thinkers but [...]

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The Scholars’ Circle & Insighters Radio- Feb. 3rd, 2013
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Can the Lord of the Rings trilogy act as a means to understand complex politics and international relations? Our guest says, indeed, it can. [ dur. 30 mins. ] Patrick James, Professor of International Relations and Director of the Center for International Studies at the University of Southern California. He is the author of, “The [...]

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