An Update in the Middle East12/13/12
Ahmad Sadri, Roey Gilad & Charles Lipson examine the unrest in Israel, problems in Libya & America's role overseas.
The Killing of Osama Bin Laden
From his book "The Finish", Mark Bowden reviews the years of events leading up to the incredible killing of America's number one enemy.
Modern Architecture in Chicago
Franz Schulze and Edward Windhorst analyze the current skyline and explain Mies van der Rohe's influence.
Current Events in Religion
Manya Brachear, Aaron Cohen and Katelyn Beaty discuss current events from the religious realm and how they relate to particular faiths.
The Spanish Civil War
Historian Stanley Paine documents the turbulent conflict in between The Republicans & Nationalists in Spain from 1936-1939.
The US-Mexican War
Amy Greenberg details notable events & people in the war against Mexico from her book "A Wicked War".
President of FIRE, Greg Lukianoff, breaks down the evolving definition of liberty and how American universities are "Unlearning Liberty," the title of his book.
The Life of Joseph P. Kennedy
Author David Nasaw reviews in the tumultuous life about the famous father of JFK through his work, "The Patriarch."
American Lexicon, Past and Present
Ellen Hunt, David Skinner and Allan Metcalf scrutinize how the popularization of words like "ain't" and "OK" has affected the English language.
General News Review
Charles Lipson and Chris Robling discuss turmoil in Benghazi, the Arab Spring & the American economy.
Is Affirmative Action Working?
UCLA economist Richard Sander, author of "Mismatch," describes the unforeseen perils of affirmative action at universities.
The Science of Good Cooking
Cook's Illustrated founder Chris Kimball & Kendall College's Chris Koetke explain the rationale behind their favorite food preparation tips.
European Jewry and the Gathering Storm
"On the Eve" author Bernard Wasserstein examines the endangered lives of European Jews before the Holocaust destroyed them.
Illinois' Debt Predicament
Ted Dabrowski, Matt Paprocki and Ben VanMetre of Illinois Policy Institute analyze the state's current fiscal struggles.
Hostility in the Middle East
Roey Gilad, Consul General of Israel to the Midwest, sheds light on the recent tension between Israel and Hamas.
Victor Davis Hanson
Extension 720 favorite Hanson provides insight on the wide-ranging Benghazi affair, recent Israel-Hamas strife & more.
Patricia Crisafulli explains how a devastated African nation became an economic model for the developing world.
The Dead Sea Scrolls
James VanderKam, from Notre Dame, and Acadia University's Craig Evans examine these monumental texts.
"The Boys of Pont-du-Hoc"
"Dog Company" author Patrick O'Donnell tells the story of the Ranger Battalion who made the post-D-Day victory at Omaha Beach possible.
A Prelude to the Cold War
Michael Dobbs focuses on the period after WWII & events leading up to the Cold War era, from his book "Six Months in 1945".
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