The Festival Beat

"These are not the worst of times"
By Festival Boca

There are not many historians whose profile as a public intellectual is as prominent as Doris Kearns Goodwin. Surely not many historians have had a cameo on The Simpsons. And while she has a great sense of humor about the attention she gets, she is dead serious about what her research into presidential lives can tell us now. 

"A Constitutional Feast every week..."
By Festival Boca

At a time when the media is awash in discussions of impeachment, emoluments and other complex constitutional issues, Jeffrey Rosen seems to be on every TV producer’s speed dial.

When Good News is Not So Good
By Festival Boca

“For the first time in recorded history,” says Thomas Bollyky, “parasites, viruses, bacteria, and other infectious diseases are not the leading cause of death and disability in any region of the world.” But the news is not all good...

"Sympathetic Reverberations"
By Festival Boca

Robert Pinsky – arguably America’s greatest living poet – has dedicated his career to identifying and invigorating poetry’s place in the world.

Air Force One Calling
By Festival Boca

In July 2017, after President Donald Trump met with Russian President Vladimir Putin, he picked up the phone in Air Force One and called David Sanger, the Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times national security correspondent.
 

"Equity is in the Heart"
By Festival Boca

Long before she served as health minister of Rwanda (2011-2016), Agnes Binagwaho tried to lock a fellow pediatrician in a hospital room. Dr. Agnes had spotted the doctor in an exam room with a mother who was cradling her sick daughter. The doctor was asleep.

Paul Winter Consort
By Festival Boca

Who is Paul Winter? A seven-time Grammy-award winning musician whose performances, accomplishments and travels are too numerous to cover in this short space. But we'll try anyway...

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