then we are in new york city on tuesday and they look at both sides of the war on drugs through the lives of two laredo texas teenagers employed by a mexican drug cartel. we are back on wednesday at the bookstore with a talk by chuck collins and ways in on wealth inequality in the u.s. and his decision to give away much of his inheritance. we are live next saturday the 16th annual book festival in washington d.c. featuring talks from pulitzer prize-winning authors. many of these events are open to the public including the national book festival and you can find a complete schedule on our website. >> i think when the people in
black lives matter, they're very angry and steadfast in the blue light matter people are very angry and steadfast. it seems to me that what one might do is not look at a moment in time but look at the evolution and why these things occur. black lives matter, the poem that you read, back up against the wall, they have seen their comrades shot, being humiliated. i don't know how you can justify that. we've had so many cases. >> on the police side, i do understand they are the people we call them were in trouble. we need law enforcement, et cetera, but we do not need folks who have a license to kill because they have a batch.
too much of that happens. we have a little old man in oklahoma, the man can hardly walk straight and they have given him a taser and a gun. the oakland california police officers, in the 1960s were recruited directly from mississippi, alabama, louisiana. they went to get the most racist police officers they could to collide with the black party. excuse me, this is a prescription for disaster. >> you watch this and other programs online booktv.org.
he identifies the events he believes led to the increased american presence in the middle east. purchaser bell scott recalls a relationship with elinor roosevelt. and then a history of racism in america. other finalists for the book award include the alienation felt by many on the political right in strangers in their own land.
big data and computer models can be used to discriminate people. our look at the nonfiction finalist for the national book award continues with a look at the enslavement of native american. then they document the influence of the haitian revolution in the slaves cause. finally heather and thompson reports on the 1971 uprising at new york's attica correctional facility in blood in the water. watch the book awards live on c-span2 on november 16. many of these authors have appeared or will appear on the tv. you can watch them on our website, book tv.work. >> it's interesting that it was the nazi ghetto that was the
main ghetto that was on my mind growing up because, in fact, for most of history, if you referred to the ghetto, you are referring to anything the nazis did, you were referring to the ghetto in venice in 1516 which was the first ghetto that was created for the jews. it was the first time the word ghetto was used to refer to a copper foundry that the jews were placed in. i rely here in talking about this upon another monumental field of history, the field of the early modern historians who have done painstaking work on this including professor benjamin whose work i relied on heavily in this particular account. one of the interesting things about the accomplishments of the
early modern historians is that they have shown that when the palace of the dodge decided to place the jews in a ghetto, they were really not trying to create a whole framework for how jews should be treated, they were really trying to solve a particular problem at a particular moment and the problem they were trying to solve was they needed people to loan moneyto their lower middle classes and their working-class people, and they couldn't -- their working classes couldn't get on a vote and travel 30 or 40 minutes away to get the small loans. they needed them right there in the city. they created a space for them right there in this most catholic city. they were not trying to create a framework, for example example
for how jews should be treated everywhere, but they created a solution for their own problem. then, that word came to be known as this place where the jews were living. as i see it, the crucial crucial moment was not venice which is now celebrating its 500th anniversary in which the jews, by the way, they sent my flourished. as the early modern historians have demonstrated, they have had great accomplishments in the production of books and philosophy and drama and family life. it was not the ghetto of venice that was the crucial ghetto in my opinion, but it was the ghetto of rome which was forged in 1555 by pope paul and according to kenneth stone and other monumental work on this
topic, was really created in an effort to try to get the jews to converge, and also at a moment in history when the reformation was leading to a certain need on the part of the vatican to make rome into a more attractive space. they wanted to create an environment in which the jews could be shown as an example, even, as what happens when you don't convert. when the pope created this ghetto, he wrote it up and it was distributed around the world
i see that as a crucial moment because it now becomes a critical framework that becomes an example of how jews should be and can be segregated around the world. >> you can watch this and other programs online booktv.org. >> you're watching book tv at c-span two, television for serious readers. here's here's a look at our primetime lineup for tonight. we will kick off the evening with hal scott. he will discuss his book on the financial system. then newly sworn in librarian of congress sits down with book tv and discusses her life and career. after that ruth bader ginsburg reflects on her time on the high court. she is interviewed. on "after words" at 10:00 p.m. eastern time, new york times
president and ceo mark thompson sits down to talk about his new book, enough said. he is interviewed by huffington post founder arianna huffington. we wrap up at 11:00 p.m. eastern with pulitzer prize-winning author who examines the american revolution. it all happens tonight on c-span to book tv. here is how scott discussing connectedness and contagion. >> welcome ladies and gentlemen for our discussion of how scott's new book connectedness and contagion. here it is. if you didn't notice, we have