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Nov 30, 2013 4:30pm EST
-1945". george is calling from norwalk, ohio. georgia, you are on with rick atkinson. are you with us? >> caller: just, i am calling to find out what source you use -- [inaudible] >> host: you know what, i apologize. i didn't catch what she said. >> guest: i heard carl timmerman. >> host: we are going to move on to enact in hayward, california. good afternoon. >> caller: good afternoon. mr. atkins and, i first heard about you just recently on george will's blog and i started with the first book, an army at dawn. i just want to say how much i appreciate what a great writer you are, to specifically and clearly give the overall great picture and done with care or an personalities, the drama of the situation. >> guest: thank you. thank you, very much. >> host: is that it? any question? >> caller: that they appeared no question. >> host: on her face but, michael post, with a two-year mr. atkinson's take on a broad front versus the single full press debate. does he think eisenhower's strategy was the most expedient way to win the war? or with a single bow thruster that the possibility of sh
CSPAN
Nov 28, 2014 5:00pm EST
and automobile passed us, this was 1980 and it had a bumper sticker on the back of it george rogers for heisman. that was george rogers that one the heisman that year. she said dad did you see that bumper sticker on that car? i said yes. she said do you think that man would put your bumper sticker, i was running for secretary of state, on his car? i said no i don't think he would, why do you ask? she said that was the conversation we had as you are about to take me to school. i did not understand what you meant until the recent homecoming game. i said what happened at home coming? she said well at the homecoming game, i noticed that when our black homecoming queen that was introduced, she was -- and she noticed the fans that booed the loudest were the same that cheered the loudest for george rogers at the beginning of the game. i said okay and what does that say to you? she said well, it is okay for us to entertain them but not okay for us to represent them. now do you know what? you are going to do well. and she had done well. >> host: mignon clyburn is a member of the federal comm
CSPAN
Oct 14, 2013 11:15pm EDT
"liberation trilogy." "the guns at last light: the war in western europe 1944-1945" and georges collated from norwalk, ohio. george, you're on with rick atkinson. are you with us? >> caller: yes. i'm calling to find out what carl truman was the first soldier -- >> host: georgia, i apologize. i didn't catch what she said. >> caller: i heard carl truman. we are going to move on to a net in hayward, california. and that, after you. >> caller: good afternoon. mr. atkinson, as i just heard recently a short 12 lock and i started with the first look, an army at dawn. i just want to say how much i appreciate what a great writer you are to succeed we can clearly get the overall picture and then with carrot there and personalities, the drama of the situation. >> guest: thanks very much. i appreciate that. >> host: is that it? no questions? >> guest: on her face but page, michael posts i would like to hear mr. atkinson's take on the broad front versus single sold press debate. does he think that eisenhower spread for a strategy with the most expedient way for a single bolt dressed of the p
CSPAN
Dec 31, 2014 1:09am EST
later and i said is this wise? governor george romney from michigan is ahead of johnson by eight points in the national polls and we are going to drop out for six months and do nothing? and nixon said pat, let them shoot on him for a little while. [laughter] and i gather he meant the press corps. and if you read my book is exactly what the press did. knight put space in my book about how tough it must have been for mitt romney to be 20 in paris to see what happened to his father's launch for the presidency. romney went out and he got caught up on the vietnam issue and after all the attacks one of the worst things i have seen. in the editorial i said i have never seen anything this vicious. but they said you should see what they write about you. [laughter] but agreed deere post writer and i was admirer of his everybody remembers george romney was that american
CSPAN
Sep 13, 2014 7:45pm EDT
. >> host: georges calling in from murfreesboro tennessee. george you are on booktv with james clyburn and peniel joseph. >> caller: yes, i want to ask a question to professor joseph and make a comment that i want both of them to address. when i was at the seminary in rochester new york i heard stokely carmichael. he said i know some of you all don't want to follow me that if you are not going to follow me join in their urban league. what did he think of, stokely carmichael think of the naacp and urging them to join and also to congressman clyburn congress is about to do a study and i would like to see them not only do a study that experience the study. go out and get your family and live on $7.25 an hour and come back and tell us about it. thank you very much. >> host: congressman do you want to start this time and then we will get to peniel joseph. >> guest: let me tell you something, i was not always a congressman. i know what it's like to sleep. abed. i remember when we got our first indoor toilet and running water. i have had those experiences. i have worked for a dollar and a qua
CSPAN
Oct 5, 2014 5:45am EDT
. today we keep waiting on tomorrow. >> host: george is calling in from murphysboro, tennessee. you are on the line. >> caller: i want to ask a question to professor joseph and make a comment i want them both to address. when i was a at a seminary ge heard carmichael and he made a statement saying if america mess the africa we will burn this area down. what did stokely carmichael think of the naacp and the urb league. congressman clyburn, congressmen like to study but i would like to see you go out and support your family and live on $7.25 an hour and tell us about it. >> host: congressman you want to start? >> guest: i wasn't always a congressman. i know what it is like to sleep three in a bed. i remember when we got our first indoor toilet and running water. i have had those experiences. i have worked for a $1.25 an hour. i used to relocate out houses in order to make enough money to pay my college education. i didn't come along when we had pel grants and students loans. so none of that i experienced. my wife used to walk two and a half miles to school and back home every afternoon be
CSPAN
Jan 25, 2015 5:15pm EST
through iran-contra and george bush senior is placed -- >> ronald where were you going. >> i want to compliment john dean for having the guts to say any of this. there is books about how many people have been killed -- >> we were going to lose that caller >> they had howard hunt at daily plaza. i would be amazed if george bush senior was in daily plaza too. there were hundreds of people there. >> how do conspiracy theories like i think ronald was connecting dots there that may or may not be a part of -- how did they begin? >> some of the most aggressive conspiracy theories are pushed pie conspiracy theory writers who are usually flawed and there is never an answer. if you change and show them one true fact they will invent a false fact to replace it. they have too much currency and they are complicit answers to complex problems they are bogus, dissort history and are not healthy for the body of politics. i think they pushed primarily by the people who write about them >> jack is in providence rhode island and you are on booktv. >> caller: the media hated nixon. in particular the "was
CSPAN
Dec 30, 2014 10:16pm EST
with his resignation. he testified before the senate judiciary committee investigating george w. bush's nsa warrantless wiretap program. he is a "new york times" best-selling author of blind vision conservatives without conscience. in his latest book "the nixon defense" what he knew and when he knew it dean connects the dots between what we have come to believe about watergate and what actually happened. in a "the nixon defense" dean draws on his transcripts of 1000 conversations a wealth of nixon's secretly recorded information and more than 150,000 pages of documents in the national archives in the nixon library to provide the definitive answer to questions what did president nixon know and when did he know it? and what will stand as the most authoritative account of one of america's worst political scandals "the nixon defense" shows how the disastrous mistakes of watergate could have been avoided and offers a cautionary tale for on time. i've been a big fan of john dean because their member does a kid during the watergate scandals arise on tv and my parents let me stay home f
CSPAN
Jan 31, 2015 12:00pm EST
, james robbins recounts the high and military career of general george custer including his childhood and formative years as well as his time in the field of battle from the civil war to his final defeat at the battle of little bighorn. this is about an hour and 15 minutes.
CSPAN
Jan 31, 2016 6:15am EST
would be passed to enemies of the united states. i don't fault george bush for the decision he made, i fault george bush in the way he conduct it had war because -- and then i congratulate him for the equally tough and surprising decision he made to do the surge when all of the advisers were opposed to it. he thought it was the right thing to do. it turned out to stabilize the country. we can argue about the rest. >> host: judith miller is our guest. we all heard the story. we are going to start with a call from marjorie in west virginia, go ahead. >> caller: , hi, thank you so much for taking my call. one of the things, ms., miller and i watched you be interviewed a few times on c-span, you don't seem to think that you were manipulated by dick cheney and many do believe that you were manipulated, and the reason i believe you were manipulated was the timing of the article and how it seemed to be well coordinated with dick cheney and others appearing on the sunday morning news talk shows at the same time, so my question is this, when you have an opportunity to do a future story about
CSPAN
Dec 7, 2013 5:30pm EST
: the world is a battlefield. " mr. scahill, earlier you were on a panel with dan balz and george packer, and one of the questioners asked you what do you see as the difference between how the bush administration and the obama administration approach the war on terror. >> right. , i mean, i think first of all it's great to be with you here on c-span and booktv. the bush with administration, i don't want to understate how atrocious i think that period was in american foreign policy. it really was like murder incorporated. the destruction of iraq, the creation of the cia black sites, the idea that the geneva convention was -- [inaudible] the abu ghraib torture, using guantanamo, you could go on and on in characterizing it. so i don't want to get into a thing about is obama worse than bush. i covered those wars, i know what happened. under president obama i think what we have is someone who has sort of rebranded some of the more egregious aspects of the bush-cheney counterterror apparatus and i think has convinced himself that they're waging a smarter war. so they're relying on the d
CSPAN
Nov 20, 2016 1:45pm EST
, george or will, a.b. stoddard, people i've admired for so long. we worked a lot of hours together, chris stirewalt, another one. i did a podcast as well. we worked weekends. and also it was just an amazing, fascinating story to cover. if you waited four hours, there would be a new storyline in this election. it was just so wild the whole time. >> host: what's your take on the result? >> guest: well, i think america spoke very, very loudly. the map looks totally different. donald trump was able to do something that a lot of people, including me, looking at the numbers didn't think he could do. and kellyanne conway, the president-elect's campaign manager, said the cues and clues were there all along. i remember in 2012, i sort of bought into this idea that the polls were skewed and that romney was actually going to win, and that turned out not to be true, and i promised myself i would never do that again. the national polling was largely correct. the state polling was absolutely off. and the wave of change that donald trump was able to achieve is quite remarkable, and the republican
CSPAN
Aug 19, 2017 9:23pm EDT
, pretty much centerstage. the capital is one of the areas. you are going to st. george? where is that in relation to columbia? caller: east of columbia. i'm getting on i-95, it takes me straight there. i'm getting off the exit and finding a place to park. your money, i will avoid i-95 this weekend. caller: i guess it will go as far as i can. anyone is assuring us what weather will be like? host: along the path of totality? caller: yes, where it will be overcast. ont: i would think and app your phone would probably be just as good as anything else. caller: the regular forecast. host: yes. thank you for calling. hello, marjorie. caller: before i tell you what i will be doing, i want to say i went to the nasa website and they offer a variety of ways that you can make your own viewing devices at home. what i plan to be doing is i will really just be praising jesus christ, the creator of heaven and earth, and i pray that all of you guys have a wonderful, wonderful day. host: thank you for that. i wanted to pass along a note. someone had called about a helmet, according to nasa's website, a sh
CSPAN
Feb 19, 2017 12:55am EST
annual savannah book festival presented by george power and the family foundation. what a terrific day we are blessed to host such celebrated authors in trinity united methodist church today which has been made possible by the generosity of curt anderson, we like to stand special thanks to our literary members and individual owners who have made and continue to make the festival free. before we get started saturdays, i said sundays. to make saturday's free festival events possible. before i get started there are always housekeeping issues. immediately following the presentation,
CSPAN
Feb 22, 2014 11:00am EST
together, so there have to be adjustments to the story, but i think george clooney and grant his love did a good job, and as i write about in "monuments men," people are going to know this is an american and british-led operation, it had not been done before on this scale, there was historic issue that paved if way for this to happen. the policy of the western allies is to return them, the monuments officers risked their lives or were killed during combat. it's an incredibly noble and upbeat story about world war ii, and if someone wants to know the details and more about the people, it's all there in my book. >> guest: monumentsmen foundation.org has biographies on each one of the 350 or so monuments men and women from 13 nations. we have a lot of photographs that we have some that are in rescuing da vinci, my first book, but a lot of information that we couldn't include in the various books i've written. >> host: two events, both at the white house this past week. you were at the white house for a screening, right? >> guest: yeah. we were invited, george clooney and grant were kind
CSPAN
Feb 18, 2017 9:51am EST
. i am delighted to welcome you to the 10th annual savannah book festival presented by george r
CSPAN
Oct 4, 2015 1:05am EDT
? >> know. but, there was a-- robert e lee was married to custis is daughter, like george washington's granddaughter or great granddaughter or something like that, but randolph was somehow in the family. randolph was a kid to just about everyone. he was well-connected and not as close of that, because he was relation. >> garland tucker. [applause]. >> thank you so much. thank you for joining us, everyone. have a wonderful afternoon. we appreciate you being here. [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] >> you are watching 48 hours of nonfiction. three cal television for serious readers. >> pulitzer prize winner david mccullough joins us here on our set at the convention center.loh the woright brothers is his most recent book, his most recent bestseller. mr. mcculloch, who funded the wright brothers? >> they did.? there are only funding had was what they took from their rather modest earnings from their bicycle shop. they not only funded theirer efforts, but they virtually made everything that they were in they need of to create the firstlyin flyers
CSPAN
Mar 13, 2017 3:30am EDT
a minute. what is-- what was your relationship with george w. bush? guest: it was good in the beginning. i had an interview with him when he first announce and he liked me because i had given barbara bush a good review in the "new york times" for cash for her memoir which was really fun. barbara is very sort of highly and so it was fine at first, but then unfortunately, i think he went down a very bad path with the rock and came under the sway of the man-- i think i was the first to dub dick cheney darth vader, but then he began, himself that probably and now steve bannon calls himself that, so i think the relationship with all of the press corps got more tense as the kind of, you know, had fake news about the iraq war. host: maureen dowd, in november 2008, and this is in the book "the year of voting dangerously" you write about the white house. how can such a lovely house makes so many of its inhabitants-- [inaudible] guest: a lot of my friends are really hysterical about the trumpet presidency and one of my girlfriends who is a health nut said to me my gosh, i'm having a gla
CSPAN
Nov 19, 2016 5:50pm EST
george bush and close to the bush family, gates was. and when obama came in he reappointed him but two and a half years later there was tension inside a republican doing things and gates was very much against some of the things that happened in the operation. he thought we should bomb the place and let it go and not jeopardize the seals. they would be accused, they had not protection, they were committing a war crime and prisoner of wars and they competent cue -- executed a prisoner of war and in a country without authority. that's theoretically what happened. what's so important about pakistan, cozing up to the generals around it. when i wrote about it in the new yorker in 2009, more than a hundred nuclear weapons and we worry about their weapons, we are worried about their safety. there's a huge muslim fundamentalist population in pakistan and the reason that the pakistanis never said anything publicly about having them is when they told us, he came in, it could be earlier. the pakistani's kept them secretly because the public will go nuts. the public loved bin laden. 450% of the
CSPAN
Aug 29, 2015 4:15pm EDT
of the presidency of george w. bush, bush 43, started with al-qaeda spiking. so i think we already, you know, saw the dramatic change in the geopolitical arena. but, again, there was no yet strategy to understand how important is this change. still the way america and europe look at the map, it was like -- [inaudible] again. taliban, al-qaeda, afghanistan would go there. iraq is there. but in this interdependent world, it's like a big picture. you cannot do micromanagement because whatever you do with taliban in afghanistan, you eventually could can, you know, have effect and different effect, positive, often negative, in pakistan, maybe indonesia, the large muslim nation. the middle east. so every move on this giant geopolitical board has effect elsewhere. and again, bush 43, he didn't have any long-term strategic view of, you know, what is your plan. not an exit strategy. because i think the whole idea of conflict and exit strategy today is the fact that you can't exit from this planet. you know, you may criticize the invasion of -- [inaudible] but you should now look for 2015 an
CSPAN
May 28, 2016 1:30pm EDT
what happens when you combine zoroastrianism and judaism. >> host: next call is george in king of prussia, pennsylvania. george, we're listening. >> caller: hello. i have a couple questions regarding how christianity reconciles jesus as god. one point in the gospel jesus says the father knows the time of the final judgment, the final coming, but i don't. and then again -- and i went to church today -- in the gospel today -- [laughter] and several times after the resurrection jesus appears to his disciples and others, but they don't recognize him. i never heard, well, what does he look like, what form does he take. >> guest: yeah. well, that, actually, is very much connected to the first conversation we had. yes, post-resurrection there are certain resurrection narratives in which jesus appears kind of ghostly, you know? the disciples don't recognize him, he changes the way that he looks, suddenly he breaks the bread and suddenly they do recognize him. just as there were an enormous amount of ideas and controversy among the early christians about what the resurrection actually mean
CSPAN
Dec 8, 2013 5:15am EST
the dragnet tools to do surveillance and all these things. i found when george w. bush left the white house people asiewmented the patriot act had gone away. people were telling me what does the aclu have to do now? couldn't grow out of business and saying mission accomplished? the patriot act is very much with us. the current events i actually one thing i hope we can talk about. i think there might be some prospect for change. >> where? >> guest: one thing that happened. i started writing this weak in the -- book in the middle of barack obama's first term. at that time, people didn't understand that obama continued bush's policy. the surveillance and everything we were doing domestically. and so linda greenhouse referred my book to the wake-up call. people didn't wake up that much. people were not looking to re-examine the decisions that had been made in the fall of 2001 about what our antiterrorism strategies should be. so what i would say is there was a snooze alarm. and the wake-up call came with snowden. when he started releasing documents about what actually is going on be
CSPAN
Jan 18, 2014 11:00pm EST
early on he empowers them. having his influence is because george bush gives in this influence to me in power some. in cheney to is pushing in a direction that bush is inclined to go anyway. is only later that he begins to start whistling elisabeth the notion that cheney is in charge. by the 2004 re-elect he offers a drop off the ticket. and bush thinks about it. he gives it a few weeks and comes up with the name of someone who might take his place . and on other reasons he says he is thinking of doing it is because it will show who is really in charge. you begin to see, he has begun to resent the notion that somehow he, the president, is now really in charge of his own administration. >> nextel sherry in dayton beach -- daytona beach florida. >> hi. november 2001 bush overturned the 1978 presidential records act. he signed an executive order permanently flaunting from the public of presidential documents and tapes going back to the reagan ministration. many in congress called this measure for secrecy unconstitutional. my question is, after bush left office, are those presidential re
CSPAN
Sep 3, 2017 6:40am EDT
you about your books. >> guest: he wrote a book about george washington. are you still a baseball commissioner or softball commissionerror your daughter's league? >> guest: i retired a year ago because thank you daughter outgrew me. i ran the competitive softball program in the bay area. >> host: must have been a heady thing. >> guest: unbelievable. half my life. actually it was a fantastic social experiment. i think we have to wrap it up. but the -- i live in berkeley, which is filled with all of these liberal people who don't believe in competition, and so the softball league is a recreational. it's beautiful. the the girls softball leave and if you coach the league, you have to lose have your games. that's the rule. the perfect coach goes .500. however, someone years ago realized that some people had a competitive streak, and so they allowed an organization on the side of it to be formed as after that the league concluded, all-stars were picked and would good out into the wilds of california and play republicans. and this was always a miserable -- every game was custer's last s
CSPAN
May 17, 2015 10:30pm EDT
that you need freedom in the worst of times. it was george washington warned us about this. it was the founders of our government they gave us checks and balances and a vest the different parts of the bill of rights. they said even though we are going to be the government and you have to watch as absolute power corrupts absolutely. and you have to have your zone of privacy and individual space and last year they say if you have a smart phone on you they cannot crack the code and use that information. that is a violation of the fourth amendment and that is exactly what the american revolution was fought about. agents of the king cannot come into your house. and so we have forgotten that notion and we have surrendered this power and its increasingly held by private agency that the cia has funded and there are no checks and balances. the head of our whole security apparatus has told them that we are not doing this we are not getting this information, and so we don't have accountability. and my whole point is the worry is not privacy but really sovereignty and that is what the fourth amend
CSPAN
Dec 26, 2015 6:39am EST
you come to be part of history, you become a part of all that history. the story of george washington eve of thery of rental house and the story of thomas jefferson or the story of jupiter of monticello are all american stories. eve of the randolph house. you see every single person who lived in the colonial times, no matter what their color was, whether they were native or woman, ithite, man or is your story as americans, as a member of the world. those stories need to be told everywhere. that is where we are heading. we will always have new programs that tell stories that tell about the enslaved. not as slaves, but as people. people that had lives just as rich as anyone else within the world of the 18th century. that is where we are going. that is the destination. host: a lot more to come from colonial williamsburg. i'm sure many of our viewers have been enticed today to visit. we thank you for the conversation and everyone there at the foundation for welcoming , helpinghe c-span bus us bring the sites and sounds of 18th-century virginia today to americanago p.m. and 11 a
CSPAN
Sep 13, 2015 4:20pm EDT
his writers, who also then wrote for george w. bush when he became president and, of course, kennedy's ghost writers and franklin roosevelt. they are great speeches. words are much more important than many people realize. i remember when hillary clinton was running the last time and she accused her competition of just using words, using words is a huge part of leadership. the great presidents of all had the power of communication, lincoln, roosevelt, franklin roosevelt, kennedy, words matter, they endure and carry on following generations. we still quote them. imagine martinwe luther king without the power of his words. it's so important that we all learn the english language. one of aspects of the wright brothers was the quality of the letters they wrote. it wasn't that they were correct gram -- grammatically, they were clear, funny and touchy. they were incapable at the collection in congress proves, they were incapable of writing a short letter from a boring one. .. man beings, that is we're it is. what they put down on paper in the english-language. i would have wanted to have writ
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Nov 20, 2016 7:50am EST
been-- hece replaced rumsfeld by george bush and he was close to the bush family and when obama came himd he reappointed him, but to a half years later there was tension inside with a republican doing things and gates was very much against some of the things that. thought happened in the operation and he that we should just bomb the place and let it go not jeopardize the seals because if something had gone wrong and they had been captured they had no protection and they were basically committing a war crime. he was a prisoner of war and t and they executed a prisoner of war and they went into a country without any notice to the authorities. anyway, here's what the issue was gates, basically and for me as a journalist, what is so important aboutimport pakistan? why do we spend so much time cozying up to the generals who run it? because right now when i wrote about in the new yorker in 2009, more than 100 nuclear weapons and we worry about their weapons and safety characters a huge muslim fundamentalist population pakistan and in fact, the reason the pakistani had never said anything p
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Apr 1, 2016 8:58pm EDT
director george hw bush. >> this is the least of the classical buildings. the other buildings is very neoclassical. and this one is a mirror image but a litter plainer. it is very modest. some people compare it to a large icecube tray. >> don ritchie takes us into the newest of the senate office buildings to learn about its construction and place in hisdy. and smithsonian portrait gallery david ward chronicles lincoln's life. >> lincoln takes time out from writing the inaugural address or fighting the war and you notice the eyes disappear. the sense in which lincoln is probing to the public in his suffering. >> for the complete american history tv schedule go to cspan.org. >> more from tucson festival of the book where we talk to linda hirshman about her books "sisters in law." this is half an hour. >> host: linda hirshman is now with us. linda hirshman, what is the relationship between sandra day o'connor and ruth bader ginsburg ? were they friends? >> i would say they had an affectioniate alliance. they were not bff's. ruth bader ginsburg was really friends with scalia and marty and
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Mar 11, 2017 2:33pm EST
alliance. alpha house. i think it was founded by margo george, best i can remember. do you have any current information about that alliance? >> guest: i'm afraid -- >> host: we'll get an answer in just a second. gypsy, can you tell us a little bit about yourself and how you got to elk horn city, kentucky? >> caller: well, i grew up -- i was born in west virginia, wyoming county, near the now-famous oceana from which the documentary oceana was filmed. .. >> i've fumbled my way through life; 1960, gosh, i'm just going along about myself. oh, my. >> my point was, you live in a rural area and you're identified as a lesbian. what has that life been like for you? >> well, i'm out to the people who know me, but i don't know very many people in this area. i didn't grow up here. i just grew up a county away in southwest virginia. >> thank you for your time and for your story. lillian faderman. >> i ton know about the feminist groups you talk about but i spoke a couple of times at a woman's book store in atlantay i heard recently the book store is still going. so, i think you should try to co
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Dec 24, 2015 9:35pm EST
good writer. some presence had wonderful writers for the scripts. also george hw bush when he became president. , they were great speeches. words are much more important than many people realize. i remember when hillary clinton was running last time and she accused her competition, using words is a huge part of leadership. they have all had the power of communication, lincoln, theodore roosevelt, jack kennedy, words matter and carry-on for the following generations. we still quote this. imagine martin luther king without the power of his words. that is why it is important that we all learn to use the english language. one of the startling marvelous aspects of the wright brothers was the quality of the letters of the wrote. it was not just that they were correct grammatically, they were powerful and effective clear and could be funny and touching. they were incapable of writing a short letter or a boring one. that's where it is. i would've wanted to have written my book about the wright brothers even if they had not succeeded in their mission. so much is there learn from their attitud
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May 7, 2016 3:29am EDT
, i don't believe that george washington, john adams, james madison and almost every great figure in history believe in a cartoon. that dismissal is very common today. people have a dismissive attitude towards those of us who believe in the god of the bible, and you are certainly free to have that belief but it is not cartoonish. it is indispensable that there is a god who demands that we be good people and to who we will have to enter, as the best idea ever developed for the creation of decent people. i would like everyone walking along here to field that their behavior -- to feel -- toward other human beings is just like god. i don't know why that is objectionable. i really don't. i can't think of a better idea. to think that i want through life having to be a good person and that god expects me to be good, why does that make people like the last caller angry so much so that he calls what we believe in a cartoon? it's a puzzle to me, frankly. i deal with them on the radio show, i deal with it in e-mail. i can only say that this is what -- it has presented a cartoonish caricature of
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both at the white house this past week. you were there for a screening? >> we were invited george clooney was nice enough to include me in their youngest officer who is 88 years old and was invited to a private screening at the white house with president obama who made a point to had time for a visit and it was a great opportunity for harry. one of the few people who has been to the white house twice under to sitting presidents and then the can we prepare for bush. >> the next call is from south carolina this is from martha? >> caller: hello peter. because i went out and bought his book years ago and did you have stolen my thunder peter with a price list and the cost and the value of the arch. it is priceless just as life and the movie portrays that. i imagine there were more lives lost. my question robert edsel, a thank you for your works since the age of 39, i had a feeling the movie was like a fraternity party atmosphere even though the location of the artwork was superb i am glad this story is out. i want to know the rest of the story about madonna. >> that is the only sculptu
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. my name is eric, i'm from george washington university and i'm the cochair of the seminar along with my colleague chris of the history and public policy program here at the woodrow wilson center. the washington history seminar, as many, many of you know, is a joint product of the woodrow wilson center and to the national history center. we've now been going for a good number of years. as we do every week, we like to thank the people who make it possible behind the scenes.
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history, you become a part of all that history, and the story of george washington, and the au story ofse eve of the randolph house and the story of thomas the jefferson or jupiter of monticello are all american stories. and when you come to see those stories, you see that every or single person who lived in the colonial times, no matter what their color was, whether they were native, whether they were black, whether they were white,h whether they weree a man, whethr they were a woman, it is your story as an american, it is your story as a member of the world.. and those stories need to be wah toldav everywhere. that's where we're heading. and yes, we will always have new programs that tell stories aboua the enslaved where their stories are told as them being people, not as slaves but as people, ase people that had lives that were just as rich as anyone else within the world of the 18th century. that's where we're heading towards. that's where we're going.sburg. that's the destination. >> a lot more to come, it sounds like, from colonial hank you williamsburg, and um assurei'm lot of
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. ronald reagan had peggy noonan for one of his writers. she also then wrote for george hw bush when he became president. of course,
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totally. it's like george orwell. freedom is slavery war is peace. white is black. they created a mechanism never seen before that pairlee liesed -- paralyzed the mine minds of millions of russians and they say quite a while before country can go back to normal. >> host: your mother is still live nothing moscow? >> guest: yes. she has sisters nephews nieces. so it's a big family, and difficult to move outside of the country we were born. we all were born -- but it was part of the former soviet union when the soviet union collapsed we moved to moscow, which is the capital of the state we were born. we grew up in the russian -- within the russian culture russian education russian history, and seeing the demolition of the greatness of the country the heritage, social and cultural, scientific areas, it's very painful because russia has a lot of bad things that happened throughout history, but also it has huge positive influence over culture and today it has been almost thrown away, and we can just only hope that one day rather sooner than later our country will start building its futu
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. if we go back to 2003 with the george w. bush administration invaded iraq, they did not anticipate what the full cost would be and part of the judgment of that administration is their failure to understand what was going to ensue. the need to consider alternatives to simply further expenditures of military power, whether it is solar panels or irrigation or some other program of economic development, ultimately nurturing, functioning, stable societies, he is going to require something other than simply dropping bombs and conducting military campaigns on the grounds. i think your question makes that point very nicely. >> host: colonel, is there a tendency toward groupthink in the pentagon in military circles? or is there a pretty robust debate that goes on before policies are implement it? >> guest: i don't have great insight to what they talk about in the pentagon these days because i've been out of the army for quite some period of time but i think there is groupthink with any institution. the older the institution, probably the tighter the grip of groupthink. certainly the united
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-- direction provided by george c marshall, who was a big leader in the unified command. the ability to create this unified command structure was one of the things that made it possible. >> here is john from san diego. go ahead. some father was one of 2000 african-american men who landed at omaha and utah beaches on june 6, 1944. thats one of the people drove the truck that supplied ammo and food, and yet you never see any african-americans .epicted in any movie i think it is a distortion of history that some 2000 african-american men were never given honor for what they contribute it to probably the greatest saving that ever occurred. >> i think you are absolutely right. and it is worse than you suggest. it's not just the 2000 african-american that were ashore on omaha and utah beaches. it is that 10% of the entire american army consisted of african-american men who did all the work and made possible -- logistic support work and made all of it possible for the invasion in the first place. but it is not historians and modern-day commentators who overlook that. it is that the archives
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george w. bush with strong support and the proxy --m project of the evangelical committee which thought what was happening in africa was a disgrace for humidity. a lot of money was ireland, norway, canada canada and many other countries. i guess they would'v would spenn their own citizens, but the ethic in those countries was that have responsibility to the rest of the world. they are countries where people have healthcare. they have a decent standard of living and they see what's happening in africa for whatever reason and see themselves as part of a broader humanity that has responsibility to everyone. >> host: caroline is calling in from coronado colorado. t you are on booktv. >> caller: thank you for taking my call. you had somebody made a comment regarding the fact that they would rather not have private philanthropy take care of things that the government is now taking care of. i.e. taxpayers. i did mention why can't have the michael bloomberg said the world, george soros of the world totally fun something like planned parenthood which is a politically contentious situation. they
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back to the election of 2000 between george w. bush and al gore. if al gore had won that election, al gore would have probably had the afghanistan war because of 9/11, which happened the following september but would not have invaded iraq. so my point is, isn't it true that because of the republicans and george w. bush -- i'm saying that's as a liberal progressive democrat myself -- that george w. bush's invasion of iraq, as here able as a dictator as saddam hussein was, at least having saddam hussein in iraq, kept that as a stable country without isis emerging. so is the iraqi war had not happened and if george w. bush and dick cheney had not invade iraq or al gore had won, there was no iraq war, would there be -- >> host: all right, bill, we government the point. that's bill in connecticut. >> guest: that a really good question, and as a journalist i try to avoid putting political labels on it, but the book argues and i strongly believe that the iraq invasion was really the original sin. not just the invasion itself which gave the jihaddists this cause they'd been looking for, parti
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and george washington's presidency? >> guest: congress. and congress had some difficult issues so settle. for one thing we were in the midst of a terrible depression. people don't understand that the depression lasted as long as thn war had, and most people don't understand how long that war lasted, eight 1/2 years. except for vietnam, it is longest war we've ever beenow involved in. and the, the plight of people, particularly new england, wass really serious. people were going to jail for debt, which is not what they fought the war for. it led to what is known as shays rebellion. it was unsettled and unsettlinge time and it was the northwest ordinance that was passed by that congress, one of the most far-reaching decisions that any congress ever made, that provided the opportunity of inexpensive land for veterans of the revolution in lieu of the money they had been paid which was called scrip which was only worth 10 cents of the dollar. it was opening up of the west, because it was unknown, old northwest, which is north and west of the ohio river, which ultimately became five imm
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, i'm saying as a liberal progressive democrat myself, that george w bush invasion as hobble dictator of sudam hussein was, without isis emerging. so if iraqi war had not happened and george w. bush or dick cheney had not evaded iraq, there was no iraq war -- >> host: all right, bill, i think we got the point. that's bill in west hartford, connecticut. >> guest: the book argues and i strongly believe that the iraq invasion was the original sin not just of the invasion itself that gave jehadist cause, was ready for the americans to arrive in 2003, also omission of not having security in place, essentially anybody was a professional inside iraq in the early 2000, dismantling the armed forces. also a very angry, you know, disenfranchised elite population that was happy to help coming in. plenty of iraqis that would have helped anyway. he was able to melt this extremism with the iraqi discontent and bringing two together turned out to be a powerful brew and those people who started the movement that's isis today. that's the same ideology, some of the same individuals, even guys like abdau
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running the country between the constitutional convention of 87 and george washington's presidency? >> guest: congress. congress had issues to settle. for once we were in the midst of a terrible depression. people don't understand that. the depression lasted as long as the war and most people don't understand how long the war lasted, 81/2 years which except for vietnam the longest war we have been involved in. flight of people particularly in new england was really serious. people were going to jail for debt, which was not what they had fought that war for for and it led to what was known as share's rebellion. it was a very unsettled and unsettling time. there was the northwest ordinance passed by that congress. one of the most far-reaching decisions any congress ever made that provided the opportunity of inexpensive land for veterans of the revolution in lieu of the money they had been paid which was called scrip which was only worth $.10 on the dollar. it was the opening up of the west as it was then known, the northwest, north and west of the ohio river, which ultimately became
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country between the constitutional cannot convention of 87 and george washington's presidency and congress have some difficult issues to settle. the one thing we were in the midst of the terrible profession. in the depression lasted as cong as the war have and mostngg people didn't understand how long the war lasted. eight and half years. except for vietnam it's the longest war we have ever been involved in. the plight of people in new england was really serious. and people were going to jail which was not what they fought that were four. it led to what was known as shays rebellion. it was a very unsettled time. it was the northwest ordinance that was passed by the congress. it provided the opportunity of inexpensive land for the revolution in lieu of the money they had been paid which was only worth about 10 cents on the dollar. it was the opening up of the west as it was then known it was north and west of the ohio river which ultimately became the important states of ohio, illinois indiana and michigan and wisconsin. and that was among the most important decisions of that congr
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