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

  • 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

  • Peter Thiel: PayPal, Facebook, Palantir, and the state of technological progress with the business founder and investor.
    Date Added: September 15, 2014

  • Harvey Mansfield II: Conservatism in a liberal democracy, the wisdom of The Federalist, and the consequences of feminism.
    Date Added: September 1, 2014

  • Mark Blitz: A discussion on the great thinkers of the Western tradition, from Plato to Nietzsche, and their relevance today.
    Date Added: August 18, 2014

  • Yuval Levin: A discussion of modern conservatism and today's challenges with the editor of National Affairs. 
    Date Added: August 11, 2014