A journey through America that introduces our list of the 100 best-loved books.
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Literacy and Fake News
Wikimedia Foundation’s Katherine Maher on preserving truth in a post-factual democracy
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Dreams of the Heartland
Mayor Peter Buttigieg of South Bend, Indiana on democratic values of the American Midwest
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Intelligence of Imagination
Author Hesh Kestin on U.S.-Israel relations; moving from foreign correspondent to novelist
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An Unprecedented Presidency
Chair of Presidential Studies at Texas A&M George Edwards III on President Trump.
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'The Americans' and the New Cold War
Creator of FX's The Americans Joe Weisberg on Russian espionage, fact and fiction.
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Awakening the Rustbelt
W.K. Kellogg Community Philanthropy Chair Jason Franklin on how to reverse inequality.
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A Peaceful Worldly Islam
Ambassador of the UAE to Russia Omar Saif Ghobash on his book "Letters to a Young Muslim"
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Constitutionalism vs. Trumpism
Former presidential candidate Evan McMullin talks about his conservative manifesto.
Encryption and Liberty
Cindy Cohn of the Electronic Frontier Foundation on safeguarding rights in a digital world
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Watchdog of Humanity
Ken Roth, executive director, Human Rights Watch, on securing liberty at home and abroad.
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Making Congress Great Again
Jean Bordewich, Hewlett Foundation and Betsy Wright Hawkings of Democracy Fund on gridlock
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A Free Press, If You Can Keep It
Joel Simon, of the Committee to Protect Journalists, on challenges to a free press in 2017
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Laws of the Internet
Media scholar Tim Wu talks about his new book The Attention Merchants.
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Deliberating the News
Jeffrey Herbst, president and CEO of the Newseum, talks about the future of free speech.
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Rights In China & Hong Kong
Carole Petersen, director of the Matsunaga Institute, on free thought in the Asia-Pacific.
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Incubators of Hate
Jonathan Greenblatt of the Anti-Defamation League, on how social media is enabling bigotry
Declassifying the Presidency
Tom Blanton, director of the National Security Archive, on the Freedom of Information Act
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Caitlin Flanagan of The Atlantic, on political correctness on the American college campus
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Defending the First Amendment
Jameel Jaffer of the Knight First Amendment Center at Columbia U, on protecting democracy
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Leaks With Integrity
Peter Bale of the Center for Public Integrity on disclosures in the public interest.
The Politics of Resentment
Katherine Cramer talks about her groundbreaking study of U.S. electoral polarization.
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Red Feed, Blue Feed
Vincent Fella Hendricks talks about his new book Infostorms.
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Sexuality as Free Expression
Adult entertainer Asa Akira on her book Dirty Thirty and the state of pornography today.
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How Resilient is Democracy?
Kenneth Wollack, of the National Democratic Institute, on civil society amid incivility.
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