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

  • Kagan on Authoritarianism

    Robert Kagan: On authoritarianism as a strategic threat to America and the liberal world order.
    Date Added: April 6, 2019

  • Trippi on the Democrats

    Joe Trippi: The veteran political strategist on the Democratic field, the nomination process, and the 2020 elections.
    Date Added: March 21, 2019

  • James Ceaser on James Madison

    James Ceaser IV: On James Madison as the first American founder, and the history of the idea of founding.
    Date Added: March 9, 2019

  • Bergner on our Vanishing Congress

    Jeff Bergner: Why is today's Congress so dysfunctional? Is the quality of today's legislators worse? What reforms could improve Congress? A veteran of the Hill and executive branch discusses.
    Date Added: February 23, 2019

  • Kristin Soltis Anderson on millennials and generation z

    Kristen Soltis Anderson II: What do Millennials and Generation Z think about Trump, the Left, Big Government, and the Republican Party? The author and pollster shares her perspective.
    Date Added: February 9, 2019

  • Strain on the US economy

    Michael Strain: The AEI economist on whether America is in decline economically—and why we still must prioritize innovation and growth.
    Date Added: January 26, 2019

  • Rosen on Geopolitics

    Stephen Rosen II: On the current geopolitical environment, the threat of a rising China, and the consequences of American disengagement from the world.
    Date Added: January 12, 2019

  • Mansfield on Aristotle

    Harvey Mansfield XVI: On what Aristotle can teach us about democracy and the relationship between philosophy and politics.
    Date Added: December 29, 2018

  • Mike Murphy: Onward to 2020

    Mike Murphy III: On Trump's prospects for reelection, the Democrats, the Republicans, and 2020.  
    Date Added: December 15, 2018

  • Brownstein on the midterms and 2020

    Ronald Brownstein III: An analysis of the 2018 midterms and a look ahead to the primaries and general election in 2020.
    Date Added: December 1, 2018

  • Goldsmith on Cyberware

    Jack Goldsmith II: The Harvard law professor shares his perspective on the threats we face from cyberwar, and how we can counter them.
    Date Added: November 17, 2018

  • Rosen on MeToo and Sexual Politics

    Christine Rosen: On the Me Too movement, and men and women in our gender-neutral society.
    Date Added: November 3, 2018