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    Up Close: Ray Locker and Sheila Fitzpatrick

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    This week on “Up Close,” there are times when those in charge of a country act with seemingly complete disregard for the law. We saw that in the United States with former President Richard Nixon. To a differing extent and in a different way, the Soviet Union saw it with Josef Stalin. But how did that culture of illegality develop, and how did those around them react?

    The culture of law-breaking and secrecy in Richard Nixon’s administration is examined by USA Today Washington Enterprise Editor Ray Locker, in Nixon’s Gamble: How a President’s Own Secret Government Destroyed His Administration.

    And then, telling stories about one of the most damaging governments in the 20th century, is University of Sydney Professor Sheila Fitzpatrick, author of On Stalin’s Team: The Years of Living Dangerously in Soviet Politics.

    Watch the complete episode of Up Close on TJC on-demand on cable in the TJC Original Series/Interviews category. You can also listen to the complete audio of this episode at the top of this post or by subscribing to our weekly audio podcast at http://feeds.feedburner.com/tjcupclose or on iTunes at https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/tjcs-up-close/id807702211.

    February 1, 2016 | No Comments »

    Week in Review: January 29, 2016

    by TJC Staff

    Presidential primary candidates’ views on Israel and Palestine; American Jews’ efforts to reform marriage in Israel; acclaimed Israeli filmmaker Amos Gitai takes on the assassination of Yitzhak Rabin in a new film; and a preview of our Up Close interview with Sheila Fitzpatrick, author of “On Stalin’s Team: The Years of Living Dangerously in Soviet Politics.”

    January 28, 2016 | No Comments »

    Up Close: Maria Konnikova and Ross McCammon

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    This week on Up Close: How can our most basic human behaviors work against us? And what can we do to use them in our favor?

    They’re called “the artisans of crime,” and con artists use what they know about human behavior to identify, lure, and take advantage of a victim. How and why does it work? New Yorker contributing writer Maria Konnikova explains in The Confidence Game: Why We Fall for it… Every Time.

    But understanding all these little bits of psychology is not only helpful in avoiding becoming a victim. We can also learn to be better members of society. In the case of our next author, we can learn to be better co-workers. Esquire senior editor Ross McCammon talks about that in Works Well with Others: An Outsider’s Guide to Shaking Hands, Shutting Up, Handling Jerks, and Other Crucial Skills in Business That No One Ever Teaches You.

    Watch the complete episode of Up Close on TJC on-demand on cable in the TJC Original Series/Interviews category. You can also listen to the complete audio of this episode at the top of this post or by subscribing to our weekly audio podcast at http://feeds.feedburner.com/tjcupclose or on iTunes at https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/tjcs-up-close/id807702211.

    January 22, 2016 | No Comments »

    Week in Review: January 22, 2016

    by TJC Staff

    United States and European Union officials step up criticism of Israel for West Bank policies, and a preview of next week’s “Up Close” interview with Esquire’s Ross McCammon, author of “Works Well with Others.”

    January 21, 2016 | No Comments »

    Up Close: Stephen Silverman and Cheryl Claassen

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    This week on Up Close, we’re uncovering the significance of ancient settlements – early Native Americans from 9,000 years ago, and Jewish life in the Catskills.

    It’s a bygone era that is now only available in memories and media. But when Jews vacationed extensively in the Catskills, it was a lifestyle that brought celebrity and glamour to shuffleboard and buffets. Stephen Silverman discusses the diverse and surprising narrative in The Catskills: Its History and How It Changed America.

    And then, sometimes to go digging into our pasts, we literally have to go digging. What we find can remind us of ourselves, or give us a new sense of the breadth of human traditions. Appalachian State University Professor Cheryl Claassen discusses Beliefs and Rituals in Archaic Eastern North America: An Interpretive Guide.

    Watch the complete episode of Up Close on TJC on-demand on cable in the TJC Original Series/Interviews category. You can also listen to the complete audio of this episode at the top of this post or by subscribing to our weekly audio podcast at http://feeds.feedburner.com/tjcupclose or on iTunes at https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/tjcs-up-close/id807702211.

    January 18, 2016 | No Comments »

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