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1997: The Year In Ideas
Aired 1/8/1998

While other news outlets concentrate on the events and personalities that marked 1997, Think Tank takes its annual look back at the ideas that shaped the previous year.
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  James Fallows
    Chairman of the New America Foundation, and National Correspondent for The Atlantic Monthly, which recently published his article, ‘Why Iraq Has No Army’.
  Christopher DeMuth
    president of the American Enterprise Institute.
  Jodie Allen
    editor of the Washington Post’s “Outlook” section

Originally Aired: 1/8/1998

   
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