Demos

You WILL enjoy my demos…

Business

American business has always been involved in the business of observing and recording the details of the behavior of employees, customers, and competitors. Company spies infiltrated labor organizers. overseers watched enslaved persons, and today we are tracked everywhere we go online. This engaging book from University of Pennsylvania Press chronicles the history of these practices.

Politics and Economics

The making of the worldwide economic order that emerged Post WWII was led by America and was largely born at the Bretton Woods conference. Is it coming to an end? What will follow?

Politics and Media

Can a Harvard professor help us to understand how we came to so mistrust our fellow Americans? And how to get out of this bad situation?

Religion
Spirituality

Prominent theologians, clergy, sociologists, and other scholars explore the growing numbers of the religiously non-affiliated in America. Why is it growing and what does it mean for us, as a society.

Biography

Who was this charming, little reprobate? An art forger? A Poker champion? Did he do himself in? Or was it someone else’s clever idea?

History of Medicine

In 1930’s America the very first surgical procedure to relieve the suffering of the severely mentally ill showed great promise. It was the only alternative to the overcrowded and underfunded ‘Mental Asylums’ of the day.

History / Biography

FDR Navigated the challenges of the Great Depression and then the run-up to and the victory in WWII.

Science

What does one of the world’s leading visionaries in the field of genetics have to say about the future of life? (Both natural and artificial.)

Contemporary
Culture

What has suburban culture contributed to the Great American Story and Culture?

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