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John Dean: The Nixon Defense

Tue, Aug 12 2014 - 6:00pm

John Dean, Author, The Nixon Defense: What He Knew and When He Knew It
Roy Eisenhardt, Lecturer, UC Berkeley Law — Moderator Read more »

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Today in Commonwealth Club History

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From the archives: Gail Cleland addressed The Commonwealth Club of California? regarding "Struggle for Democracy in Korea: U.S.A. v. U.S.S.R." on January 23, 1948. While in the U.S. Army, Cleland served as senior chaplain for "Southern Korea," as it was then known. He spoke to many groups about the comparative situations in the Soviet-occupied Northern Korea and the U.S.-occupied southern portion of the country. 

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Guest post: What the Fourth of July means

By Joseph Ellis


The awkward truth is that not much happened on July 4, 1776. History is almost always messier than we remember, and both the popular play, "1776," and John Trumbull's iconic painting, "The Declaration of Independence," reinforce several popular misconceptions. Read more »

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