• Was secession really about slavery?

    Since 1865, many defenders of the Confederacy have maintained that secession was not about slavery, but southern independence. Their proof is the “Confederate emancipation proclamation.” Our guest this hour, Professor Bruce Levine of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, is the author of “Confederate Emancipation: Southern Plans to Free and Arm Slaves During the Civil […]

  • Why Hawks Win

    Why are hawks so influential? According to Daniel Kahneman, a Nobel laureate in economics and Professor of Psychology and Public Affairs at Princeton University, “people have dozens of decision-making biases, and almost all favor conflict rather than concession.” We’ll spend this hour with Kahneman, co-author of the article “Why Hawks Win” which appears in the […]

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