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

  • William Kristol interviews Robert P. George

    Robert P. George: The distinguished Princeton professor of legal and moral philosophy discusses the major themes of his work.
    Date Added: April 11, 2016

  • Stephen Rosen on American Foreign Policy

    Stephen Rosen: The Harvard government professor on today's geopolitical challenges and American leadership in the world.
    Date Added: March 28, 2016

  • Robert D. Putnam and William Kristol

    Robert D. Putnam: The author of Bowling Alone and Our Kids on the decline of American communities and civic life.
    Date Added: March 14, 2016

  • Kasparov on growing up in Soviet Russia

    Garry Kasparov: The chess champion and human rights activist on his life and politics in Soviet Russia.
    Date Added: February 29, 2016

  • 2016 State of the Republican Race: Spencer Abraham, Jay Cost, and Bill Kristol analyze the race for the Republican nomination.
    Date Added: February 24, 2016

  • Gen. Petraeus discusses the "surge"

    David Petraeus: A discussion of General Petraeus's command in Iraq from 2007-2008 and of his execution of the "surge."
    Date Added: February 15, 2016

  • Rich Lowry: The editor of National Review on conservatism, Donald Trump, and the 2016 race.
    Date Added: February 3, 2016

  • Harvey Mansfield VII: On the ideas behind our political parties, the Democrats and the Republicans.
    Date Added: February 1, 2016

  • Larry Summers II: The Harvard University Professor and President Emeritus on political correctness in our universities.
    Date Added: January 18, 2016

  • Ayaan Hirsi Ali and Bill Kristol

    Ayaan Hirsi Ali: The best-selling author explains the challenge of radical Islam and what the West should do to combat it.
    Date Added: January 4, 2016

  • Leon Kass: The distinguished AEI scholar and University of Chicago Emeritus Professor on bioethics and the Bible.
    Date Added: December 21, 2015

  • Mansfield on Machiavelli

    Harvey Mansfield VI: A discussion of Niccolò Machiavelli as the founder of modern philosophy, politics, and economics.
    Date Added: December 7, 2015