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William J. Bennett

William Bennett was in a pop musical group in his youth. He grew into a conservative politician and wrote books, most recently "The Book of Man". He was Secretary of Education under Ronald Reagan and a "drug czar" under George Bush, and was mentioned in the Al Franken movie, Al Franken: God Spoke (2006). See full bio »

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 1996-2000 Adventures from the Book of Virtues (TV Series) (book "The Book of Virtues" - 39 episodes)
- Compassion: Part 2 (2000) ... (book "The Book of Virtues")
- Compassion: Part 1 (2000) ... (book "The Book of Virtues")
- Integrity (2000) ... (book "The Book of Virtues")
- Humility (2000) ... (book "The Book of Virtues")
- Moderation (2000) ... (book "The Book of Virtues")
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Release of his book, "Is College Worth It?". See more »

Alternate Names:

Bill Bennett | Dr. Bill Bennett | Sec. Bill Bennett | William Bennett Ph.D.

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But I do know that it's true that if you wanted to reduce crime, you could - if that were your sole purpose, you could abort every black baby in this country, and your crime rate would go down. That would be an impossible, ridiculous, and morally reprehensible thing to do, but your crime rate would go down. [Sept. 28, 2005, broadcast of Salem Radio Network's "Bill Bennett's Morning in America"] See more »


He wrote a book, "The Book of Virtues", in 1995, extolling the virtues of personal responsibility and moral behavior. After the book was published it was discovered that over the previous several years he had lost more than $1,000,000 at the gambling tables and slot machines in Las Vegas. He said that there was no conflict between his behavior in those circumstances and the behavior that he ... See more »

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