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

  • 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

  • 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