articles tagged "history"

The Empire of Necessity

Thursday, 23 January 2014 | A Public Affair
The cover of The Empire of Necessity

“Wow!” was the best way for our Thursday host Allen Ruff to explain how much this book impacted and changed his world views. Check out this edition of A Public Affair to find out why! more »

The Legacy of Thomas Paine

Thursday, 9 January 2014 | A Public Affair
Photo of Harvey Kaye

Thomas Paine was not only one of our Founding Fathers, but also by far one of the most influential political writers of his time. How does his work impact the United States today? Check out this edition of A Public Affair! more »

The Internet’s Mid-Life Crisis

Monday, 6 January 2014 | buzz
Old computer terminal

The internet celebrated its 40th birthday last year, but faces questions about its future. Will it remain an open forum, or will the gatekeepers take over? more »

The Inventor of Karaoke

Tuesday, 24 December 2013 | buzz

Daisuke Inoue invented the karaoke in 1969, but never patented it. Atlantic reporter Alexis Madrigal tells Brian Standing the whole story. more »

The Family

Monday, 16 December 2013 | A Public Affair
Cover of The Family

On Monday December 16th on A Public Affair, our host John Quinlan was joined by guest is David Laskin, author to discuss his latest book, of “The Family: Three Journeys into the Heart of the Twentieth Century”. Spanning 150 years, and the different experiences of various branches of his Jewish family in Eastern Europe, Palestine, and the US, it’s a book written with the evocatively lyrical style of great fiction, in evoking fascinating individual stories amidst the backdrop of events both tragic and uplifting. more »

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