Jonathan Judaken

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COUNTERPOINT
7:44 am
Fri March 21, 2014

Maud Mandel on Muslims and Jews in France

Author and Professor Maud Mandel
Credit Brown University

France today has the largest Jewish and Muslim populations living side by side outside of Israel. In her new book Muslims and Jews in France: History of Conflict, Maud Mandel wants to help us understand how this narrative has come about.


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COUNTERPOINT
6:30 pm
Thu February 20, 2014

Ta-Nehisi Coates on A Deeper Black: Race in America

Author Ta-Nehisi Coates
Credit The Atlantic Magazine

Ta-Nehisi Coates, national correspondent at The Atlantic, joins host Jonathan Judaken for a discussion on his upbringing, his influences, politics, and race in America. 


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COUNTERPOINT
6:30 pm
Thu January 23, 2014

Aram Goudsouzian on Race, Politics, and the James Meredith March Against Fear

Goudsouzian's most recent book, Down to the Crossroads: Civil Rights, Black Power, and the Meredith March Against Fear
Credit Aram Goudsouzian

University of Memphis Chair of History and author Aram Goudsouzian talks about the James Meredith March against Fear in June 1966, showing how it really was a crossroads in the Civil Rights Movement.


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COUNTERPOINT
4:55 pm
Fri November 8, 2013

Darrin McMahon On The History Of Genius

Credit Darrin McMahon

Host Jonathan Judaken speaks with Dr. Darrin McMahon about his new book, Divine Fury: A History of Genius, in which McMahon writes, "Genius. Say the word out loud. Even today, more than 2000 years after its first recorded use by the Roman author Plautus, it continues to resonate with power and allure. The power to create. The power to divine the secrets of the universe."

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COUNTERPOINT
7:07 pm
Thu October 3, 2013

Robert Darnton On The Digitization Of Books And The Future Of Libraries And Publishing

Robert Darnton
Credit Justin Ide / Harvard University News Office

“Jefferson and Franklin—the champion of the Library of Congress and the printer turned philosopher-statesmen—shared a profound belief that the health of the Republic depended on the free flow of ideas…Thanks to the Internet and a pervasive if imperfect system of education, we now can realize the dream of Jefferson and Franklin.

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