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

  • Cantor on Shakespeare's Rome

    Paul Cantor IV: On Shakespeare's Rome, including discussions of "Coriolanus," "Julius Caesar," and "Antony and Cleopatra."
    Date Added: September 25, 2017

  • Tom Donnelly on Conversations

    Thomas Donnelly: The AEI scholar discusses challenges to American primacy, and why America must continue to lead.
    Date Added: September 11, 2017

  • Christina Hoff Sommers II: On Google, GamerGate, and challenges to free speech on campus and in corporate America.
    Date Added: August 28, 2017

  • Mansfield on Jonathan Swift

    Harvey Mansfield XIII: On Jonathan Swift's Gulliver's Travels as a work of political philosophy, and Swift as a critic of modernity.
    Date Added: August 14, 2017

  • Irwin Stelzer on political Economy

    Irwin Stelzer: The economist and political thinker on strengthening and preserving American democratic capitalism.
    Date Added: July 31, 2017

  • Brownstein on American politics

    Ronald Brownstein: The veteran political journalist on the demographic, geographic, and political challenges facing Democrats and Republicans.
    Date Added: July 16, 2017

  • Murphy and Kristol on Trump

    Mike Murphy: The Republican political strategist discusses the 2016 elections, the first months of Trump's presidency, and looking ahead to 2018 and 2020.
    Date Added: July 3, 2017

  • Feldstein on the American economy in 2017

    Martin Feldstein: The Harvard economics professor discusses the 2008 financial crisis and analyzes the current strengths and weaknesses of the U.S. economy.
    Date Added: June 19, 2017

  • Josh Bolten conversation

    Josh Bolten: The chief of staff to George W. Bush reflects on managing the White House in moments of crisis.
    Date Added: June 3, 2017

  • John Walters: The former Drug Czar discusses the nation's opioid epidemic and how to address it.
    Date Added: May 22, 2017

  • Sasse on American culture

    Ben Sasse: The Nebraska senator on the state of American society and culture.
    Date Added: May 8, 2017

  • Mansfield on Gorsuch

    Harvey Mansfield XII: On the Senate's confirmation hearings for Neil Gorsuch and the relationship between politics and law.
    Date Added: April 24, 2017