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

  • 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

  • Bill Kristol interviews Jonah Goldberg

    Jonah Goldberg IV: The National Review senior editor on nationalism, populism, and identity politics in America.
    Date Added: April 21, 2018

  • Berkowitz on liberal democracy

    Peter Berkowitz II: The Hoover Institution senior fellow on critiques of liberal democracy and why it deserves to be defended.
    Date Added: April 7, 2018

  • James Warren on journalism

    James Warren: The veteran reporter and editor shares his perspective on today's media landscape and the problem of fake news.
    Date Added: March 26, 2018

  • Eberstadt on North Korea

    Nicholas Eberstadt: The distinguished American Enterprise Institute scholar on the distinctive character of the North Korean regime and the threats it poses.
    Date Added: March 9, 2018

  • Charles Murray interviewed by Bill Kristol

    Charles Murray III: One of America's preeminent thinkers reflects on the major themes of his work.
    Date Added: February 26, 2018

  • Mike Murphy on Trump and upcoming elections

    Mike Murphy II: On possible paths forward for the Trump administration and the parties in the midterms and in 2020.
    Date Added: February 9, 2018

  • John Podhoretz on Conversations with Bill Kristol

    John Podhoretz: The editor of Commentary discusses movies, TV, and American popular culture.
    Date Added: January 27, 2018

  • Kasparov on Chess and AI

    Garry Kasparov IV: On the political and social implications of new technologies including artificial intelligence.
    Date Added: January 15, 2018

  • Harvard Law's Jack Goldsmith on Trump

    Jack Goldsmith: The Harvard law professor shares his perspective on the state of American institutions during the Trump presidency.
    Date Added: January 2, 2018

  • Mansfield on Tocqueville

    Harvey Mansfield XIV: On the connection between the thought of Alexis de Tocqueville and Machiavelli.
    Date Added: December 18, 2017

  • Balz on the media and Trump

    Dan Balz: The Washington Post political reporter shares his perspective on the fragmentation of the media, our political parties, and the Trump presidency.
    Date Added: December 3, 2017