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

  • 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, Niccolò 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

  • Software Entrepreneur Jim Manzi

    Jim Manzi: The software entrepreneur and author discusses the scientific method in business and government.
    Date Added: December 22, 2014

  • Ruth Wisse: On anti-Semitism, Jewish politics, and why we should read Yiddish literature with the Harvard literature professor.
    Date Added: December 8, 2014

  • Brit Hume: A discussion of the career of Brit Hume, the ascent of Fox News, and the media today.
    Date Added: November 25, 2014

  • 2014 Post-Election Special: Former Senator Spencer Abraham and The Weekly Standard's Jay Cost analyze the results.
    Date Added: November 11, 2014

  • Joe Lieberman: Key moments in a distinguished political career, including Gore-Lieberman 2000 and his 2006 Senate race.
    Date Added: November 10, 2014

  • Christopher DeMuth: How ideas meet public policy with the former president of the American Enterprise Institute.
    Date Added: October 27, 2014

  • Dick Cheney: Personal reflections on key moments in his public life, from the Ford years to Bush-Cheney.
    Date Added: October 13, 2014

  • Jack Keane: A discussion of the 2007 Surge in Iraq and current military threats with the retired four-star general.
    Date Added: September 29, 2014