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Decision 2012: Above the fray with Michael Barone March 14, 2012
This week, on Uncommon Knowledge, Michael Barone, American Enterprise Institute fellow, author, and senior political correspondent for the Washington Examiner, explains where the Republicans are headed, how Obama operates, and what’s at stake in the 2012 election.
Condoleezza Rice Feb. 29, 2012
Condoleezza Rice, senior fellow on public policy at the Hoover Institution and a professor of political science at Stanford University, discusses the aftermath of the September 11 attacks, her days as George Bush's national security adviser and secretary of state, and the current state of the world, including Israel, Iran, …
Uncommon Knowledge special edition: Newt Gingrich Feb. 15, 2012
The 58th Speaker of the House and 2012 GOP presidential candidate Newt Gingrich makes the case for his candidacy, explains why he's not a Washington insider, and describes his vision for his first term: gaining energy independence, ending the war on religion, balancing the budget, and repealing and replacing ObamaCare …
This week on Uncommon Knowledge columnist, scholar, and social media maven Jonah Goldberg discusses, with Hoover research fellow Peter Robinson, the unconstrained vision of the left, the problem with Romney, the reality of diversity, why vanilla is every one’s second favorite flavor, and offers some wise but unpalatable advice to …
Richard Epstein, the Peter and Kirsten Bedford Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution and the Laurence A. Tisch Professor of Law, New York University Law School, and John Yoo, a professor at the University of California at Berkeley law school, examine the merits of various constitutional arguments for the Supreme …
The Storm of War Jan. 11, 2012
This week on Uncommon Knowledge historian Andrew Roberts discusses, with Hoover research fellow Peter Robinson, his book The Storm of War: A New History of the Second World War. In the book, Roberts investigates what led up to the war, the historical factors responsible for Hitler's rise to power, Hitler's …
In this Uncommon Knowledge interview from November 24, 2008, Thiel argues that a book published in France in 1968, Le Defi Americain (The American Challenge), has a lot to say to us in 2008, including why the United States has failed to rise to the heights predicted by its author, …
This week on Uncommon Knowledge columnist James Delingpole discusses, with Hoover research fellow Peter Robinson, the European Union, the Green movement, and socialized medicine.
Journalism with Gerard Baker & Andrew Ferguson Nov. 28, 2011
Gerard Baker is deputy editor-in-chief of The Wall Street Journal and Dow Jones. From 2002 to 2004 he was the Chief U.S. Commentator and an Associate Editor for the Financial Times. A speechwriter for Pres. George H. W. Bush, Andrew Ferguson is a senior editor at The Weekly Standard. His …
The Constitution with Paul Rahe Nov. 14, 2011
Paul Rahe holds the Charles O. Lee and Louise K. Lee Chair in Western Heritage at Hillsdale College. He is the author most recently of Soft Despotism, Democracy's Drift.
Political Culture with Thomas Sowell Oct. 31, 2011
Thomas Sowell has studied and taught economics, intellectual history, and social policy at institutions that include Cornell, UCLA, and Amherst. Now a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, Sowell has published more than a dozen books. His most recent book is The Thomas Sowell Reader.
Larry Arnn and Our Founding Documents Oct. 17, 2011
Larry Arnn earned his graduate and doctorate in Government from the Claremont Graduate School. Dr. Arnn is the founder and former president of the Claremont Institute. He is the current president at Hillsdale College.
Paul Ryan on Health Care Oct. 3, 2011
Paul Ryan, a native of Janesville, Wisconsin, is the chairman of the House Budget Committee and representative of the 1st congressional district of Wisconsin since 1999.
Libertarianism with Milton Friedman Sept. 19, 2011
Milton Friedman, recipient of the Nobel Prize for economic science in 1976, was a senior research fellow at the Hoover Institution from 1977 to 2006. He passed away on Nov. 16, 2006.
Science & Religion with David Berlinski Sept. 5, 2011
Dr. David Berlinski is the author of 1,2,3: Absolutely Elementary Mathematics and The Devil's Delusion: Atheism and Its Scientific Pretensions.
Political Quotients with Tim Groseclose Aug. 22, 2011
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Charles Moore on Margaret Thatcher Aug. 8, 2011
Charles Moore is a former editor at The Daily Telegraph, Sunday Telegraph, and Spectator Magazine. He is the authorized biographer of Margaret Thatcher.
A professor at the University of Chicago for more than three decades, Dr. Gary Becker is a founder of the Chicago School of Economics. He is a winner of the John Bates Clark Medal and the Nobel prize in economics.
Since 1989, Prince Hans-Adam II has reigned in Liechtenstein, a small nation that boasts the world's highest per capita GDP. He is the author of The State in the Third Millennium.