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

  • Paul Cantor on the canonization of television

    Paul Cantor V: On great television shows, and the emergence of canons from Greek tragedy to TV.
    Date Added: October 6, 2018

  • Edelman on American Leadership

    Eric Edelman II: On restoring American leadership and the dangerous consequences of American retreat from the world.
    Date Added: September 22, 2018

  • Mansfield on the Federalist

    Harvey Mansfield XV: On the wisdom of The Federalist and why it remains the greatest work of American political science.
    Date Added: September 8, 2018

  • Chavez on immigration

    Linda Chavez: On American identity, the current immigration debate, and why immigration remains a net benefit to the United States.
    Date Added: August 25, 2018

  • Jim Manzi II: On artificial intelligence, the future of technological innovation, and the implications for our politics.
    Date Added: August 11, 2018

  • Hayward on Churchill

    Steven F. Hayward II: On Winston Churchill's politics, writings, and what we can learn from Churchill about statesmanship.
    Date Added: July 28, 2018

  • Ronald Brownstein II: On the increasing partisan divide between Red and Blue America, and its implications for the elections in 2018 and 2020.
    Date Added: July 14, 2018

  • Schaub on Douglass

    Diana Schaub: A discussion of the life and ideas of the abolitionist and political thinker Frederick Douglass.
    Date Added: July 2, 2018

  • Caldwell on Europe for Conversations with Bill Kristol

    Christopher Caldwell II: The Weekly Standard Senior Editor on populism in Europe and the future of the European Union.
    Date Added: June 15, 2018

  • Edward Conard on the Economy

    Edward Conard: The businessman and bestselling author on innovation, income inequality, and the need for high-skilled immigration.
    Date Added: June 2, 2018

  • Begala on the Democrats, Trump, 2018, and 2020

    Paul Begala II: The veteran strategist on the prospects for the Democrats in the midterms and in 2020.
    Date Added: May 19, 2018

  • Garry Kasparov V: On the threat posed by dictators to America and other Western countries, and the need for the West to defend itself and its principles.
    Date Added: May 5, 2018