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The Open Mind XIX

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  • George Soros: A Capitalist on the Capitalist Threat" (#1910)

    Billionaire philanthropist George Soros joins host Richard D. Heffner to elaborate upon his newest Atlantic Monthly (January 1998) charge that 'the benefits of the present global capitalist system can be sustained only by deliberate and persistent efforts to correct and contain the system deficiencies.' As Soros notes, 'Every society needs some shared values to hold it together. Market values on their own cannot serve that purpose . . . We can have a market economy but we cannot have a market society.' Part one of two. [28 minutes]

  • George Soros....On Giving Rather Than Getting (#1911)

    Billionaire philanthropist George Soros joins host Richard D. Heffner in the second of a two part series to discuss what personal imperatives and what sense of the nature of human nature inform the massive philanthropies he now engages in -- here at home and around the world. Part two of two. [28 minutes]

  • Free Enterprise System's Dirty Dance with the State, The (#1912)

    Peter Passell, economic news columnist for the New York Times, joins host Richard D. Heffner to discuss two provocative recent columns, 'Capitalism Victorious' and 'When Mega-Mergers Are Mega-Busts.' [28 minutes]

  • Free Speech In America (#1913)

    David Rabban, professor of law at the University of Texas in Austin, joins host Richard D. Heffner to discuss his new book on Free Speech in Its Forgotten Years . . . namely, the half century before the first World War. [28 minutes]

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  • On Civility and the Etiquette of Democracy (#1914)

    Stephen L. Carter, Yale's noted William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law, joins host Richard D. Heffner to discuss his intriguing new book Civility, which is also subtitled Manners, Morals, and the Etiquette of Democracy. [28 minutes]

  • The Dissent of the Governed (#1915)

    Stephen L. Carter, Yale's noted William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law, joins Richard D. Heffner to discuss The Dissent of the Governed, which Professor Carter himself characterizes as 'a meditation on law, religion and loyalty.' [28 minutes]

  • The Impact of Entertainment Violence On Our Youngsters (#1916)

    Dr. Theodore Shapiro, Professor of Psychiatry at the Cornell University Medical College and head of child and adolescent psychiatry at Payne Whitney Clinic in New York Hospital, joins Richard D. Heffner to discuss the impact of entertainment violence on our youngsters. [28 minutes]

  • Helen Gurley Brown on the Writer's Rules (#1917)

    Helen Gurley Brown, long-time editor-in-chief of Cosmopolitan and best-selling author, joins host Richard D. Heffner to share the secrets of how to write and be published, as outlined in her new book, The Writer's Rules. [28 minutes]

  • War Crimes:How Much Do We Care About Them? (#1918)

    Aryeh Neier, founder and former Executive Director of Human Rights Watch, former Executive Director of the ACLU and current President of the Soros Foundation and its Open Society Institute, joins host Richard D. Heffner to discuss his new book, War Crimes: Brutality, Genocide, Terror and the Struggle for Justice. [28 minutes]

  • How Do We Bring Our Students Up to Speed? (#1919)

    Dr. Anne A. Paolucci, Chair of the Board of Trustees of the City University of New York, joins host Richard D. Heffner to discuss our national remediation problem: where and how to bring public college-bound students up to speed when their basic learning skills are not yet honed fine enough. [28 minutes]

  • Guilty By Reason of Insanity (#1921)

    Psychiatrist Dorothy Otnow Lewis, M.D. of New York University's School of Medicine and Yale University's Child Study Center, joins host Richard D. Heffner to discuss her compelling new book, Guilty by Reason of Insanity, in which she shares her understanding of the minds of killers. [28 minutes]

  • Dr. Ruth On Grandparenthood (#1922)

    Dr. Ruth Westheimer joins host Richard D. Heffner to discuss the responsibilities and joys of grandparenthood, the subject of her new book, about which she says, 'This is the book I have been waiting all my life to write.' [28 minutes]

  • Here Come The TV Judges (#1923)

    [28 minutes]

  • Dr. Ruth and the Sexual Revolution (#1925)

    [28 minutes]

  • Fifty Years .... and Running (#1926)

    [28 minutes]

  • American Century, The (#1927)

    [28 minutes]

  • Robert Caro On Lyndn Baines Johnson (#1928)

    [28 minutes]

  • On Getting Older In America (#1929)

    [27 minutes]

  • First Thing We Do, Let's Kill All The Lawyers, The (#1930)

    [28 minutes]

  • Happy Birthday, Big Bird (#1931)

    [28 minutes]

  • Communitarianism and Partnership (#1933)

    [28 minutes]

  • Movies and Money (#1934)

    [28 minutes]

  • More About Movies and Money (#1935)

    [28 minutes]

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