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The Kluge Center: A Place for Conversations on the Future of Democracy

Posted by: John Haskell

No one needs reminding that democracy in the US, Europe, and elsewhere is under stress. Led by Librarian of Congress Dr. Carla Hayden, the Kluge Center has hosted some of the greatest thinkers from the academy and leading practitioners in the political and policymaking world for conversations on the future of democracy. In fact, the …

Sweeping view from the floor of a great room, looking upwards past marble columns and arches to a grand golden-colored dome

Earthrise and the First Earth Day, 50 Years Later

Posted by: Andrew Breiner

The first Earth Day was celebrated 50 years ago, on April 22, 1970. On that day, millions of Americans participated in demonstrations and clean-up projects, calling for a new approach to protecting the environment. It was meant to be a teaching moment regarding the importance of our role as caretakers of the environment. It continues …