Benno Schmidt and Akhil Reed Amar examine Abraham Lincoln’s profound influence on the Constitution and the way we view America’s vital document today.
In discussion with Jonathan Alter, Lincoln historian Harold Holzer looks at a pivotal time for our sixteenth president -- the period between his election and inauguration -- while drawing comparisons to other presidents-elect.
Three renowned scholars revisit one of the most significant, pivotal years in American history: 1860. Throughout 1860, tensions over slavery threatened to boil over into civil war and the supercharged Presidential campaign would very literally decide the immediate fate and future of the Union. Abraham Lincoln was elected in November; by the end of the year, South Carolina had seceded and the course of American history was irrevocably changed.
It was the most intense and concentrated moment of the war, when handful of young men fought and won the most important battle of World War II, the loss of which would have meant the invasion of Britain, and Europe dominated and controlled by a victorious Nazi Germany that we can hardly even imagine. In this program, Michael Korda tells the story of the Battle of Britain, from the political background of the 1930s to the new military technology of the day to the battle itself.
The Global Financial Crisis has changed the political and economic landscape forever. But is it over? And are we on the road to recovery?
An in-depth discussion about the current global financial crisis and its parallels to past financial crises. Does it threaten another Great Depression? Three economic experts will shed light on the impact of the turmoil here and abroad.
It isn't just pessimists who harbor serious questions about the steps our country is taking in terms of military obligations, dependence on foreigners to fund our budget deficits, the value of the dollar, and dealings with new global.
The potential meltdown of the global financial system is like nothing we've seen for 80 years. Is long-term investing possible any more? How long until the economy starts growing again?
The financial crisis is having a disproportionate impact on New York, not only because we've lost major Wall Street firms and damaged our employment base, but also because of the possible longer-term effect on real-estate values and...
Benno Schmidt and Philip C. Bobbitt talk about the spectre of terrorism in modern life and how it has affected the way we interpret the U.S. Constitution.