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

  • Charles Murray in conversation with Bill Kristol

    Charles Murray II: A discussion of the decline in American civic life and its effects on the current political moment.
    Date Added: September 12, 2016

  • Blitz on natural rights and liberal democracy

    Mark Blitz II: The professor of political philosophy on American liberal democracy and its basis in individual natural rights.
    Date Added: August 29, 2016

  • Paul Cantor III: On works of literature from different periods and genres that can teach us about liberty.
    Date Added: August 15, 2016

  • 2016 State of the Race: Former Sen. Spencer Abraham, The Weekly Standard's Jay Cost, and Bill Kristol analyze the 2016 presidential race.
    Date Added: August 3, 2016

  • Mansfield on the Constitution

    Harvey Mansfield IX: On Justice Scalia, and how to think about the role of the Constitution in America.
    Date Added: August 1, 2016

  • Goldberg on Trump and Trumpism

    Jonah Goldberg: The National Review senior editor on Donald Trump's candidacy and the state of liberalism and conservatism.
    Date Added: July 18, 2016

  • Petraeus and Kristol

    David Petraeus II: On the need for American engagement in the world, our current military capabilities, and his education.
    Date Added: July 5, 2016

  • Kasparov on American politics

    Garry Kasparov III: On Trump, Sanders, Clinton, Obama and the state of American politics today.
    Date Added: June 20, 2016

  • James Ceaser on Conversations with Bill Kristol

    James Ceaser II: The University of Virginia politics professor on the intellectual roots of contemporary progressivism.
    Date Added: June 6, 2016

  • Peter Thiel on Conversations with Bill Kristol

    Peter Thiel II: The business founder and investor on the global economy, the state of technology, and artificial intelligence.
    Date Added: May 22, 2016

  • Mansfield on Manliness

    Harvey Mansfield VIII: On manliness and the political and philosophical debates about our gender-neutral society.
    Date Added: May 9, 2016

  • Kasparov and Kristol talk Russia and Putin

    Garry Kasparov II: On American foreign policy, Russia since the end of the Cold War, and the rule of Vladimir Putin.
    Date Added: April 25, 2016