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

  • Peter Berkowitz: The Hoover Institution Senior Fellow on liberal education and our illiberal universities.
    Date Added: June 8, 2015

  • Fred Barnes: The Weekly Standard¬†Executive Editor discusses his career in political journalism.
    Date Added: May 25, 2015

  • Harvey Mansfield IV: On the political philosopher Leo Strauss and the Straussian school of philosophy he founded.
    Date Added: May 11, 2015

  • Gary Bauer: The conservative, pro-family activist and former Reagan advisor on Main Street conservatism.
    Date Added: April 27, 2015

  • Charles Krauthammer: Reflections on a distinguished career in writing and ideas with the author and columnist.
    Date Added: April 13, 2015

  • Jeff Bell: The strategist and former Senate candidate on conservatism and the Republican party, from the 1960s until today.
    Date Added: March 30, 2015

  • Paul Begala: An insider's account of Bill Clinton's 1992 run for the White House and the Clinton presidency.
    Date Added: March 16, 2015

  • James Ceaser: Our party system, Barack Obama, and the case for Constitutional politics with the UVA professor.
    Date Added: March 2, 2015

  • Bennett and Kristol

    Bill Bennett: The former Education Secretary and Drug Czar on the Book of Virtues, education in America, and the War on Drugs.
    Date Added: February 16, 2015

  • Kagan on the surge in Iraq

    Frederick W. Kagan: How the 2006/07 surge in Iraq was devised, and a look at the U.S. military in Iraq, Afghanistan, and at home.
    Date Added: February 2, 2015

  • Harvey Mansfield III: Party Government, Alexis de Tocqueville, Niccol√≤ Machiavelli, and the limits of science in politics.
    Date Added: January 19, 2015

  • Newt Gingrich: On the 1994 Republican Revolution, his time in Washington, and presidents from Eisenhower to Obama.
    Date Added: January 5, 2015