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Thinking Aloud
Reflections on the Presidential Inauguration
Yesterday, the inauguration of Barack Obama resonated as much through America's past as it did the future. That is to say, it represents a significant moment in the great American narrative, one in which the implications of our past took a better step toward our future. Therenbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;was pomp and circumstance and much merited celebration. Today, we join with three political scientists to penetrate the historical resonance of this moment and reflect on what exactly our new president said. The moment was jubilant and excited, but President Obama set a different tone for the country whose direction partly rests in his hands.—Original airdate: 1/21/2009

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