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The Politics of Petulance

In his latest book, Boston College Professor Emeritus of Political Science Alan Wolfe states that the nation is in an age of political immaturity. He calls on public intellectuals to step up today to challenge the president and demagoguery, similar to … Continue reading

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Doris Kearns Goodwin

Historian and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Doris Kearns Goodwin will present “Where Do We Go From Here: Leadership in Turbulent Times” on September 27 at 4:00 p.m. in the Heights Room of Corcoran Commons.  Leadership in Turbulent Times (Simon & Schuster, 2018), Goodwin’s most … Continue reading

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Book review by BC prof

Political historian Heather Cox Richardson recently reviewed The Gatekeeper: Missy LeHand, FDR, and the Untold Story of the Partnership That Defined a Presidency by Kathryn Smith. LeHand, FDR’s private secretary, is described as a child of Irish immigrants who rose “to … Continue reading

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From the West Wing to the Winston Center

Communication strategist Karen Hughes, worldwide vice chair of Burson-Marsteller, former Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs and former advisor to President George W. Bush, will speak at a Winston Center for Leadership and Ethics event on Feb. … Continue reading

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Oscar winner Oliver Stone

Academy Award-winning filmmaker Oliver Stone and historian Peter Kuznick, authors of the book The Untold History of the United States, will speak on “Bush and Obama: The Age of Terror” at Boston College’s Robsham Theater on April 5. Stone and Kuznick have a companion TV … Continue reading

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