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American author and political activist, Noam Chomsky, speking at a benefit for Canadian Dimension Magazine, delivers a talk entitled The Imperial Presidency. Recorded at University of Toronto on Nov 21/04.
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The second program in the Multiple Scleroses From A to Z series is presented by the distinguished MS researcher and clinician, Dr. Jock Murray. Dr. Murray is acknowledged as the world's leading expert on the history o...
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K. David Harrison discusses how language death leads to intellectual impoverishment in all fields of science and culture. Watch as he details efforts to sustain, value and revitalize linguistic diversity worldwide.
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I begin by introducing my three major teachers, and go on to outline the background of the series: early attempts at histories of Chinese painting, photographing and cataloguing projects carried out in the 1960s-70s, ...
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This lecture by Dell Upton (Professor Emeritus of Architecture, UC Berkeley, and Professor and Chair of Art, UCLA) discusses the histories of the environmental design professions, and begins with a warm introduction t...
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A look at the history of the English language.
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A conversation with the Harvard University historian.
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Why is 'x' the symbol for an unknown? In this short and funny talk, Terry Moore gives the surprising answer.
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Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes Michael Scheuer, a 20 year veteran of the CIA, who in the 1990's headed the search for Osama Bin Laden and the rendition program to imprison jihadists. Scheuer discusses the ...
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Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes Pulitzer Prize winning historian and Princeton Professor Emeritus James M. McPherson for a discussion of his new book, Trial by War. Their discussion focuses on the qualities...