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Thomas Sowell on Uncommon Knowledge 2016

Wealth, Poverty, and Politics

interview with Thomas Sowellvia Uncommon Knowledge
Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Thomas Sowell on the Importance of human capital.

Terry Moe and Peter Robinson

Is The Constitution Out Of Date?

interview with Terry M. Moevia Uncommon Knowledge
Thursday, September 15, 2016

Relic: How Our Constitution Undermines Effective Government--and Why We Need a More Powerful Presidency

James Buckley on Uncommon Knowledge

James Buckley Discusses His Life And Values On Uncommon Knowledge

interview with James L. Buckleyvia Uncommon Knowledge
Thursday, August 25, 2016

James Buckley discusses his life and where his ideas and the Buckley family values come from.

General Jack Keane briefly describes the history and rise of ISIS

A Plan To Defeat ISIS

interview with Retired General Jack Keanevia Uncommon Knowledge
Thursday, August 11, 2016

General Jack Keane discusses the threat of ISIS and how the United States should respond.

Stanford President John Hennessy

A Conversation With Stanford President John Hennessy

interview with John L. Hennessyvia Uncommon Knowledge
Wednesday, July 20, 2016

How John Hennessy transformed Stanford University from one of the top universities in the nation to one of the elite schools in the world.

Robinson, McFaul, OSullivan

European Disunion

interview with Michael McFaul, John O'Sullivanvia Uncommon Knowledge
Monday, June 13, 2016

What is happening in Europe?

Texas Governor Greg Abbott

The Texas Plan With Governor Greg Abbott

interview with Greg Abbottvia Uncommon Knowledge
Tuesday, May 17, 2016

A Convention of States to Restore the Constitution.

Charles Koch

Good Profit Part II

interview with Charles Kochvia Uncommon Knowledge
Friday, April 29, 2016

Charles Koch covers politics, freedom, and the role of corporations in our society.

Charles Koch

Good Profit Part I

interview with Charles Kochvia Uncommon Knowledge
Thursday, April 14, 2016

How to build a successful company.

Karl Rove

Karl Rove On The Election of 1896

interview with Karl Rovevia Uncommon Knowledge
Thursday, March 31, 2016

The importance of William McKinley’s election and the lessons we should take from it today.

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