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

  • Harvey Mansfield XX: On liberal democracy as a mixed regime.
    Date Added: May 2, 2020

  • Fordham Institute's Chester Finn

    Chester Finn: A veteran education policymaker and scholar discusses reforms to the American education system.
    Date Added: April 18, 2020

  • Professor Arthur Melzer

    Arthur Melzer: On why philosophers and political thinkers of the past practiced the art of esoteric writing.
    Date Added: April 4, 2020

  • James Ceaser V: How we select presidential candidates, from the founding period to the primaries and caucuses of today.
    Date Added: March 21, 2020

  • Paul Cantor VIII: On Westerns and their enduring interest in America and around the world.
    Date Added: March 7, 2020

  • 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