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The Commonwealth

June/July 2011

Physicist Dr. Michio Kaku predicts the future based on actual work in laboratories by scientists around the world. Also this issue: Ted Danson discusses oceans, Dayna & Robert Baer discuss life in and out of the spy business, & Sen. John Kerry talks budgets and infrastructure; plus Dambisa Moyo, Belva Davis, James Zogby, Andre Dubus, Donald M. Berwick, and Gloria Duffy. The magazine is mailed free to Club members, but nonmembers can purchase a print-on-demand edition below.

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After Bin Laden

By James Dohnert

Before Osama bin Laden was killed, America went through two presidents, got into three wars, and experienced the worst economic downturn since the great depression. And on a day herald as a good one by our president, some people may wonder what does the death of the most despised man in the Western World really mean? Does it mean the death of al Qaida? The end of ill will toward the United States? Or is it simply closure for a country that is still scarred by what happened on September 11th, 2001? Read more »

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Psychology of Bin Laden

With the world still digesting the news that terrorist leader Osama bin Laden was killed yesterday in an American commando raid in Pakistan, it is a good time to look into what drove this mysterious figure. Read more »

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The Commonwealth

April/May 2011

Conservative columnist and commentator David Brooks discusses President Obama, the national mood, and psychology in this month's cover story. Also this issue: Tom Campbell, Nora Ephron, public pensions panel discussion, Uldis Kruze on how Japan met America, and Dr. Gloria Duffy on disaster avoidance.

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The Commonwealth December/January

December 2010/January 2011

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton headlines this month's issue, and she's joined by her predecessor, Condoleezza Rice, as well as Prop 8 attorney David Boies, David Gergen, the Swiss Chancellor, chef Rick Bayless, and much more.

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The Commonwealth, Feb/March 2011

February/March 2011

U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner headlines this issue of The Commonwealth magazine. Inside, Geithner discusses the U.S. economic recovery and options for government policy. Read more »

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Egypt Today and Yesterday: American Involvement

While you follow coverage of minute-by-minute happenings in Egypt and elsewhere in the Middle East, where longstanding authoritarian governments are being rocked by mass street protests, we offer some background in the form of history of American involvement in the Middle East.
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    The Commonwealth, October-November 2010

    Issue 14

    The Commonwealth is the official magazine of The Commonwealth Club of California. This issue, former secretaries of state Madeleine Albright and George Shultz discuss foreign policy priorities; Stephen Kinzer talks about dealing with Iran, Anna Quindlen discusses families, Kapya Kaoma uncovers American religious fundamentalists in Africa's social policies, and much more.

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    The Commonwealth August-September 2010

    Issue 13

    This issue features Ayaan Hirsi Ali on her transition to the West, James A. Baker III on American foreign policy, Nancy Pelosi on Congress' post-health care agenda, Victor Davis Hanson on the importance of studying war history, Eliot Spitzer on economic regulation, and much more.

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