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

  • Jim Manzi III: On global warming, climate change, and what to do about it.
    Date Added: June 1, 2019

  • Conard on the Middle Class

    Edward Conard II: On how to generate sustained economic growth, innovation, and greater prosperity for the middle class.
    Date Added: May 18, 2019

  • Ferguson on identity politics

    Andrew Ferguson II: On identity politics and its effects on American culture and institutions.
    Date Added: May 4, 2019

  • Paul Cantor VI: On the dark side of the American Dream, as exemplified in popular works such as Huckleberry Finn, The Godfather, and Breaking Bad.
    Date Added: April 20, 2019

  • 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