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

  • Mansfield on Gorsuch

    Harvey Mansfield XII: On the Senate's confirmation hearings for Neil Gorsuch and the relationship between politics and law.
    Date Added: April 24, 2017

  • Mankiw on the economy

    N. Gregory Mankiw: The Harvard professor of economics on the American economy and why we need free markets.
    Date Added: April 9, 2017

  • Christopher Caldwell: The Weekly Standard Senior Editor analyzes the political, economic, and cultural situation in Europe today.
    Date Added: March 27, 2017

  • Bill Kristol interviews Vin Weber

    Vin Weber: On Reaganite internationalism, the election of Donald Trump, and the state of our parties.
    Date Added: March 13, 2017

  • David Axelrod: The 2016 elections, possible paths forward for Democrats & Republicans, & the early days of the Trump presidency.
    Date Added: February 27, 2017

  • 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