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Monday, March 26, 2007

In his new book, Cultural Amnesia: Necessary Memories from History and the Arts, culture critic Clive James recalls how 20th century totalitarianism threatened the creative mind. Also, it appears that John McCain is abandoning his support for a path to citizenship – we’ll look at illegal immigration as a force in the 2008 Republican presidential primaries.

The Sea Side

Admiral Michael G. Mullen, Chief of Naval Operations, comments on the abduction of the British sailors.

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Politics and Immigration

Mark Halperin, political analyst for ABC News and co-author of The Way to Win: Taking the White House in 2008 (Random House, 2006), reviews the political news of the weekend and then is joined by Tamar Jacoby, senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute, to discuss how immigration is affecting the ...

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The UN Takes on Disability

Jerry White, executive director and co-founder of Landmine Survivors Network discusses the U.N. Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

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Taking History Personally

Clive James, cultural critic and the author of Cultural Amnesia: Necessary Memories from History and the Arts (W. W. Norton, 2007), talks about 20th century cultural heroes -- the celebrated and the unsung.

Selections from Cultural Amnesia have been running on slate.com along with

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NYPD Undercover

Jim Dwyer, reporter for the New York Times and co-author with Kevin Flynn of 102 Minutes : The Untold Story of the Fight to Survive Inside the Twin Towers (Times Books, 2005) says teams of undercover New York City police officers spied on potential protestors at the RNC over a ...

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People's Hall of Fame

Pete Benfaremo, the Lemon Ice King of Corona, Queens, is being inducted into City Lore's People's Hall of Fame this week.

Listen to the other Hall of Fame inductees we’ve interviewed:
Renee “Juice” Flowers
Pete Sokolow
Nobuko “Cobi” Narita
Carrie Raiford
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Clive James




Clive James

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Cultural critic Clive James discussed his new book, Cultural Amnesia, on The Brian Lehrer Show on March 26, 2007.

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