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Noam Chomsky on The Imperial Presidency

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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.

History of Multiple Sclerosis

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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...

K. David Harrison – PopTech 2008

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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.

Introduction and Pre-Han Pictorial Art

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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, ...

Architectural History and the CED Idea

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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...

History of English

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A look at the history of the English language.

Big Think Interview With Niall Ferguson

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A conversation with the Harvard University historian.

Terry Moore: Why is ‘x’ the unknown?

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Why is 'x' the symbol for an unknown? In this short and funny talk, Terry Moore gives the surprising answer.

Conversations With History – Michael Scheuer

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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 ...

Conversations with History – James M. McPherson

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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...

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