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

  • Mansfield on Montesquieu

    Harvey Mansfield XIX: An introduction to the central themes and ideas of Montesquieu's masterwork, "The Spirit of the Laws."
    Date Added: February 22, 2020

  • Cover of Jonathan Last

    Jonathan V. Last: On declining fertility rates in America and around the world, and their implications for politics and economics.
    Date Added: February 8, 2020

  • Stan Veuger: The AEI economist assesses Europe's political and economic situation today and presents a qualified defense of the European project.
    Date Added: January 25, 2020

  • N. Gregory Mankiw II: The Harvard economist assesses the American economy today as well as some prominent economic ideas of the Left and the Right.
    Date Added: January 11, 2020

  • Goldsmith on Hoffa

    Jack Goldsmith III: On Jimmy Hoffa, Goldsmith's relationship with his stepfather (who once was a prime suspect in Hoffa's disappearance), and the rise and fall of the mob
    Date Added: January 1, 2020

  • Murphy on 2020

    Mike Murphy IV: On the battle for the Democratic nomination, and Trump's prospects for reelection in 2020.
    Date Added: December 13, 2019

  • Weiner on Moynihan

    Greg Weiner: On the career and political thought of Daniel Patrick Moynihan (1927 - 2003).
    Date Added: November 30, 2019

  • Capretta on Healthcare Reform

    James Capretta: On America's dynamic healthcare system, the cost of care, and proposals for reform.
    Date Added: November 16, 2019

  • Paul Cantor VII: On the Shakespeare authorship question. Who wrote Shakespeare's plays?
    Date Added: November 2, 2019

  • Adam White on the Supreme Court and Judiciary

    Adam White: On the Supreme Court and the conservative legal movement.
    Date Added: October 19, 2019

  • Hayes on Conservatism

    Steve Hayes: The author and former editor of The Weekly Standard on conservatism today and the Republican Party after Trump.
    Date Added: October 5, 2019

  • VandeHei on the Media

    Jim VandeHei: The co-founder of Axios and Politico discusses the transformation of our media landscape and its political implications.
    Date Added: September 19, 2019