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

  • 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

  • Eric Edelman III: On America’s strategic position in the Post-Post-Cold War era—and the threats we face.
    Date Added: September 6, 2019

  • Harvey Mansfield XVIII: On higher education, free speech, and his "disinvitation" from giving a commencement address at Concordia University.
    Date Added: August 24, 2019

  • Hankins on the West and China

    James Hankins: On the idea of meritocracy in the Western tradition, and meritocracy as practiced today in America and China.
    Date Added: August 10, 2019

  • Schaub on Lincoln

    Diana Schaub II: Interpreting Lincoln's political thought, including The Lyceum Address and The Gettysburg Address.
    Date Added: July 27, 2019

  • Aaron Friedberg on China

    Aaron Friedberg: On the rise of China and the strategic threat to the United States.
    Date Added: July 13, 2019

  • John DiIulio on Bureaucracy

    John J. DiIulio Jr.: On big government, then and now—why we expect our government to do so much and so often are dissatisfied.
    Date Added: July 1, 2019

  • Mansfield on Democracy in America

    Harvey Mansfield XVII: On Alexis de Tocqueville's Democracy in America, the best book ever written on democracy and the best ever written on America.
    Date Added: June 15, 2019