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In-depth, thought provoking discussions with leading thinkers and figures in American public life, hosted by Bill Kristol.

  • Christopher DeMuth and Adam White: On how the president, Congress, & courts might go about reforming the administrative state.
    Date Added: February 11, 2017

  • Ceaser on Donald Trump

    James Ceaser III: On Donald Trump, our political parties, and the relationship between populism and conservatism.
    Date Added: January 29, 2017

  • Andy Ferguson on Conversations with Bill Kristol

    Andrew Ferguson: The Weekly Standard senior editor on journalism, politics, culture, and the state of higher education.
    Date Added: January 16, 2017

  • Goldberg on Trump and Conservatism

    Jonah Goldberg II: On President-elect Donald Trump, the state of liberalism and conservatism in 2017, and American culture.
    Date Added: January 3, 2017

  • Mansfield on Trump

    Harvey Mansfield XI: On Donald Trump and how political philosophy can inform our understanding of Trump and his election.
    Date Added: December 19, 2016

  • William Galston: On the 2016 elections, the populist moment, Trump's political prospects, and the Democrats.
    Date Added: December 5, 2016

  • Abrams on Castro and Cuba

    Elliott Abrams III: Elliott Abrams and Bill Kristol discuss the death of Fidel Castro and the future of Cuba.
    Date Added: December 1, 2016

  • Kristol, Cost, & Abraham on the 2016 elections

    2016 Post-Election Special: Abraham, Cost & Kristol analyze the elections & opportunities / challenges for the Trump administration.
    Date Added: November 20, 2016

  • Steven F. Hayward talks to Bill Kristol

    Steven F. Hayward: On what made Ronald Reagan a successful president, and why we should study statesmen.
    Date Added: November 7, 2016

  • Justice Clarence Thomas on the Supreme Court

    Clarence Thomas: Personal reflections on twenty-five years on the Court, his jurisprudence, and his education.
    Date Added: October 22, 2016

  • Elliott Abrams on Conversations with Bill Kristol

    Elliott Abrams II: On foreign policy challenges the next president will face and what the U.S. must to do to restore its global standing.
    Date Added: October 10, 2016

  • Mansfield on literature

    Harvey Mansfield X: On crime and mystery novels, P.G. Wodehouse, James Q. Wilson, Winston Churchill, and Jonathan Swift.
    Date Added: September 26, 2016