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America vs. Europe

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Monday, February 03, 2003

US foreign policy towards Iraq has caused a growing split between nations like France and Germany that are defending a narrower European interest and those looking to a broader North Atlantic alliance. Former diplomat and current conservative think-tanker Robert Kagan discusses the diverging interests of US and Europe, Of Paradise and Power. Plus, National Book Award winner Gore Vidal examines President Bush’s foreign policy and the history of America’s imperial ambitions, from WWII to the present, Dreaming War. Andro Linklater tells the story of America’s struggle to standardize measurements. Then, Mario Livio explores the never-ending number Phi, The Golden Ratio.

Robert Kagan

Former diplomat and current conservative think-tanker Robert Kagan discusses the diverging interests of US and Europe, Of Paradise and Power: America and Europeans in the New World Order.

Music: Randy Newman "Political Science"
The General's Daughter Soundtrack composer Carter Burwell

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Gore Vidal

National Book Award winner Gore Vidal examines President Bush’s foreign policy and the history of America’s imperial ambitions, from WWII to the present, Dreaming War: Blood For Oil and the Cheney-Bush Junta.

Music: The General's Daughter Soundtrack composer Carter Burwell

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Andro Linklater

Andro Linklater tells the story of America’s struggle to standardize measurements, Measuring America: How an Untamed Wilderness Shaped the United States and Fulfilled the Promise of Democracy. read an excerpt of Linklater's book in the Reading Room.
Andro Linklater will be reading and signing books at:
Barnes and ...

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Mario Livio

Mario Livio explores the never-ending number Phi, The Golden Ratio: The Story of Phi, the World’s Most Astonishing Number.
Mario Livio will be leadign a discussion at:
The American Museum of Natural History
Hayden Planetarium
February 3rd at 7:30 pm

Music: Naqoyqatsi soundtrack composer Philip Glass

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