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

  • 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

  • Mitch Daniels: The former governor of Indiana reflects on his career in business, politics, and education.
    Date Added: August 17, 2015

  • Christina Hoff Sommers and Bill Kristol

    Christina Hoff Sommers: The AEI scholar and former philosophy professor on how feminism went awry.
    Date Added: August 3, 2015

  • Samuel Alito on Conversations with Bill Kristol

    Samuel Alito: Justice Alito reflects on the Supreme Court, recent controversial cases, and his education.
    Date Added: July 20, 2015

  • David Gelernter talks with Bill Kristol

    David Gelernter: The Yale computer scientist on technology, art, and the dumbing down of America.
    Date Added: July 6, 2015

  • Donald Kagan: The distinguished Yale classical historian discusses the major themes of his teaching and scholarship.
    Date Added: June 22, 2015