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GEN X FILES

with Kellyanne Fitzpatrick, David Serrano-Sewellvia Uncommon Knowledge
Friday, October 31, 1997

Kellyanne Fitzpatrick, founder and president, the Polling Company, and David Serrano-Sewell, special assistant to the mayor of San Francisco, discuss Generation X-- the 54 million Americans born between 1965 and 1978 and their attitudes toward government and politics.

Peter Robinson, William Perry, and George Shultz

ON GUARD

with George P. Shultz, William J. Perryvia Uncommon Knowledge
Thursday, October 23, 1997

George Shultz, former secretary of state and distinguished fellow, Hoover Institution, and William Perry, former secretary of defense and senior fellow, Hoover Institution, discuss the threats we face as a nation and what should be done about them.

¿HABLA ENGLISH?

with Ron Unz, Joseph Jaramillovia Uncommon Knowledge
Thursday, October 23, 1997

Ron Unz, chairman, English for the Children, and Joseph Jaramillo, staff attorney, Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund, discuss if bilingual education failed, and if it should be improved or eliminated.

NATIONAL INSECURITY

with George P. Shultz, William J. Perryvia Uncommon Knowledge
Thursday, October 23, 1997

George Shultz, former secretary of state and distinguished fellow, Hoover Institution, and William Perry, former secretary of defense and senior fellow, Hoover Institution, continue their discussion on the threats and challenges facing the United States in a post-Cold War World.

CYBERSNOOPS

with Edwin Meese III, David Friedmanvia Uncommon Knowledge
Tuesday, October 21, 1997

Edwin Meese III, former U.S. attorney general and distinguished visiting fellow, Hoover Institution, and David Friedman, professor of law, Santa Clara University, discuss how we balance the rights of our citizens with the very real needs of national security.

A HOUSE DIVIDED

with Clayborne Carson, Stephan Thernstromvia Uncommon Knowledge
Tuesday, October 21, 1997

Clayborne Carson, director, Martin Luther King Papers Project, Stanford University, and Stephan Thernstrom, co-author, America in Black and White: One Nation Indivisible, sharply disagree on affirmative action and offer radically differing views on one of the most divisive issues in American society.

BRITISH ELECTIONS

with Gerald A. Dorfman, Kenneth Garciavia Uncommon Knowledge
Sunday, May 25, 1997

Hoover fellow Jerry Dorfman and Kenneth Garcia, Staff Writer, San Francisco Chronicle discuss the Labor Party's victory in the national election. What does a Labor Party victory mean for Great Britain, and do British domestic politics matter to the United States?

BRAVE NEW WORLD ORDER

with Michael McFaul, Coit Blackervia Uncommon Knowledge
Wednesday, May 21, 1997

Hoover fellow Michael McFaul and Coit Blacker, Senior Fellow, Institute for International Studies discuss a host of issues confronting a new Europe. Should American soldiers be willing to defend Poland? Russia? Does a crumbling Russia pose a threat to the United States?

LOCK EM UP?

with Joseph D. McNamara, Lance T. Izumivia Uncommon Knowledge
Wednesday, April 23, 1997

Lance Izumi, Pacific Research Institute and Hoover fellow Joe McNamara debate the following questions: Are states failing to lock up enough criminals for long enough? Is prison incarceration a cost-effective strategy for fighting crime? Does a higher incarceration rate deter crime?

FAREWELL, WELFARE

with Thomas E. MaCurdy, Eugene Smolenskyvia Uncommon Knowledge
Wednesday, April 23, 1997

Hoover fellow Thomas MaCurdy and Eugene Smolensky, Chair of Public Policy Dept., UC Berkeley discuss President Clinton's welfare reform legislation.

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