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Understanding America's Terrorist Crisis States of Fear: Science or Politics?
Featuring: Michael Crichton and a Panel of Distinguished Scientists
Best-selling author Michael Crichton examines the intersection of media, politics, and science, inspiring viewers to challenge old assumptions and to search beneath the surface of issues as they seek to discover the truth.
Understanding America's Terrorist Crisis Innovative Solutions for Iraq
Featuring Lawrence Korb, Lt. Gen. William E. Odom, Ivan Eland, Peter Brookes, Gareth Porter
Should the U.S. extract troops rapidly or gradually, stay the course with current Bush administration policy, or escalate its involvement?
Understanding America's Terrorist Crisis Understanding America’s Terrorist Crisis: What Should Be Done?
Featuring Gore Vidal, Lewis Lapham, Barton Bernstein, Robert Higgs, Thomas Gale Moore
Held before a standing-room audience of 1,350, this powerful program features celebrated authors and scholars who examine the terrorist crisis and ask the all-important question: Why?
Stopping Violent Crime Stopping Violent Crime: New Directions for Reduction and Prevention
Featuring Arthur R. Miller, Bruce L. Benson, Erika Holzer, Wendy Kaminer, William I. Koch, and more...
In a lively and challenging exchange of ideas, this program addresses why the criminal justice system has become increasingly bureaucraticized and politicized, ever less responsive and ever more costly. Topics include victim’s rights, crime and incarceration rates, restitution, civil liberties, illicit drugs, guns, racism, policing, privatization, and sentencing.

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