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

  • 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

  • Larry Summers on government

    Larry Summers: The former Treasury Secretary on his experiences in the Clinton and Obama administrations.
    Date Added: November 23, 2015

  • Schmitt and Donnelly discuss the U.S. military

    Thomas Donnelly and Gary Schmitt: The AEI scholars discuss the state of the U.S. military and American foreign policy.
    Date Added: November 9, 2015

  • Bill Kristol interviews Arthur Brooks

    Arthur Brooks: The president of the American Enterprise Institute on the work of AEI and the role of think tanks today.
    Date Added: October 26, 2015

  • Gingrich and Kristol on America and the world

    Newt Gingrich II: On a dangerous world, reforming our feckless bureaucracy, and America after Barack Obama.
    Date Added: September 28, 2015

  • Cantor and Kristol on popular culture

    Paul Cantor II: On American popular culture and what we can learn from the best television shows and movies.
    Date Added: October 12, 2015

  • Cost, Abraham, and Kristol on the 2016 race

    2016 State of the Race: Former Senator Spencer Abraham and The Weekly Standard's Jay Cost analyze the race for the White House.
    Date Added: September 12, 2015

  • Harvey Mansfield V: On the political philosopher Alexis de Tocqueville and his insights into democracy and America.
    Date Added: August 31, 2015