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

  • 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: TheĀ 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

  • Bill Kristol interviews Kristen Soltis Anderson

    Kristen Soltis Anderson: The pollster and political analyst shares her perspective on millennials and American politics.
    Date Added: November 20, 2017

  • Goldberg on Trump and Conservatism

    Jonah Goldberg III: On the Trump presidency and the future of conservatism.
    Date Added: November 6, 2017

  • Abraham and Weber on American politics

    Spencer Abraham and Vin Weber: On the current political moment, and looking ahead to 2018 and 2020.
    Date Added: October 20, 2017

  • Eric Edelman: On the rise of authoritarianism around the world, and his career in government.
    Date Added: October 8, 2017

  • 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