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    • How to avoid nuclear war 

      Weisskopf, Victor Frederick, 1908-2002 (1984-10-31)
      Weisskopf discusses nuclear war, the cold war, and the present realities of the Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI). He describes the work of antinuclear activists and their influence on public policy.
    • How to get a job like mine 

      Vonnegut, Kurt (1993-04-20)
      Speaking to a capacity audience of over 2,000 people at Bailey Hall, a congenial and unrestrained Vonnegut expresses opinions on such varied topics as the importance of community, social justice, literature, the weather, ...
    • Human rights violations in the Soviet Union and El Salvador 

      Orlov, Yuri, 1924-; Dudley, Mary Jo, 1956- (1987-02-27)
      The speakers discussed human rights violations in the Soviet Union and El Salvador and answered questions from the audience. Orlov used an interpreter.
    • Ideas on the philosophy of science 

      Weizsäcker, Carl Friedrich, Freiherr von, 1912-2007 (1987-11-17)
      Von Weizsacker explains his personal view of philosophy and the philosophy of science.
    • Ideology and the production of meaning 

      Hays, K. Michael (1990-10-17)
    • Imagination as faith 

      Bishop, Jonathan (1982-11-30)
      Bishop discusses contemporary literature from Fitzgerald to Diddeon as a frame for absolution.
    • Indian architecture and the mythological imagination 

      MacDougall, Bonnie G. (1990-07-25)
    • Intellectual history: a reconsideration 

      LaCapra, Dominick, 1939- (1980-04-24)
      After explaining that a feeling of crises within the field of intellectual history has motivated introspection into the nature and objectives of the field, LaCapra discusses existing approaches and outlines alternative ...
    • Invention in the nuclear age--no apocalypse, not now 

      Derrida, Jacques (1984-04-20)
      Derrida distinguishes between the fiction and reality of nuclear war, places the nuclear age within the context of history, and clarifies the role of the critic in nuclear discourse.
    • Invention of the truth 

      Derrida, Jacques (1984-04-18)
      Derrida discusses different ideas of, feelings about, and cultural groupings of inventions and invention methods.
    • Is America on the decline? 

      LaFeber, Walter; Katzenstein, Peter J. (1988-04-05)
      LaFeber and Katzenstein both address the question of America on the decline, with LaFeber providing a historical account of how the decline has happened and Katzenstein suggesting some solutions to it.
    • Is my death possible? (part I) 

      Derrida, Jacques (1992-10-06)
      Derrida attempts to more closely define death and some of the semantics that surround it. Quoting extensively from Heiddeger, he discusses the limitations on knowledge of death and death's transferable, ever-pervasive ...
    • Is my death possible? (part II) 

      Derrida, Jacques (1992-10-07)
      Derrida examines the concept of death and of Dasein as analyzed by Heidegger in his his text Being and Time. In exploring the various constructions of death, he incorporates linguistical analyses as well as a comparison ...
    • Is this democracy: 1988 presidential campaign forum 

      Keene, David A.; Chapman, Irv; Ginsberg, Benjamin; Frankovic, Kathleen; Yepsen, David (1988-04-11)
      Discussants address the question is this democracy? in relation to the 1988 presidential election.
    • James McCourt reads from Time Out of Mind 

      McCourt, James, 1941- (1984-11-06)
      McCourt reads from his work in progress, Time Out of Mind.
    • James Tate reads his poetry 

      Tate, James, 1943-2015 (1988-04-19)
    • Jazz and literary culture in Czechoslovakia today 

      Škvorecký, Josef, 1924-2012 (1984-10-04)
      Skovorecky discusses the Communist repression of the Czech government, especially in the literary and musical fields, since 1968. Particular attention is paid to the development of jazz and punk rock music in Czechoslovakia, ...
    • Katerina Anghelaki-Hook reads her own poetry 

      Angelak?-Rouk, Katerina (1983-11-07)
      Anghelaki-Rooke's poems recall her Greek ancestry.
    • Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. lectures about his work 

      Vonnegut, Kurt (1983-04-17)
      Vonnegut describes life as a Cornell undergraduate and the way to become a successful writer.
    • La cultura caribena en la Cuba actual: continuidad versus reptura 

      Benítez Rojo, Antonio, 1931-2005 (1983-03-17)
      Benitez-Rojo describes the Caribbean influence on Cuban culture.