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John O'Sullivan

John O'Sullivan remembers Margaret Thatcher on Uncommon Knowledge

with John O'Sullivanvia Uncommon Knowledge
Thursday, April 18, 2013

This week on Uncommon Knowledge, journalist and author John O'Sullivan discusses the unique and memorable career of the late Margaret Thatcher, former prime minister of the United Kingdom. (44:12)
“Mrs. Thatcher loved people who argued with her. She loved debate. She loved rhetorical combat. That was all important to her. People who argued with her went up in her estimation and she tended to like them.”

Crisis Management with John Taylor

John Taylor discusses the economy on Uncommon Knowledge

with John B. Taylorvia Uncommon Knowledge
Wednesday, April 10, 2013

This week on Uncommon Knowledge, world-renowned economist and Hoover senior fellow John B. Taylor discusses the US economy: how we got here and what policies we should adopt going forward.
“Quite frankly I think if we don't change the policy we will have this two percent growth, and it is very disappointing. It's hardly enough to have incomes rise over time. The notion of progress and the notion of people being able to move from the lower-income distributions to a higher will go away.” (34:33)

Scott Walker the Governor of Wisconsin

Wisconsin governor Scott Walker

with Scott Walkervia Uncommon Knowledge
Wednesday, March 27, 2013

This week on Uncommon Knowledge, Wisconsin governor Scott Walker discusses a wide range of issues facing his state, the nation, and the future of the GOP. (32:53)
“What we've tried to do is take a step back and instead of getting engrossed in the nuances and acronyms here in our nation's capital is instead try to focus on what does this mean to real people? What does this mean to our state? What does this mean to us long term? My goal is to move people from government dependence . . . and find a way to transition them into the private sector.”

Hoover fellow Peter Robinson interviews US senator Ted Cruz.

US senator Ted Cruz discusses his first two months in office and his vision for the Republican Party

with Ted Cruzvia Uncommon Knowledge
Thursday, March 14, 2013

This week on Uncommon Knowledge, US senator Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) discusses his first two months in office and his vision for the Republican Party. (36:13)
“I think the biggest divide is not even a divide between Republicans and Democrats; it's a divide between the people. And [between] the entrenched elites in Washington that are growing their own power. And I think there is an incredible desire to get back to commonsense conservative principles.”

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Rupert Murdoch discusses the future of journalism

with Rupert Murdochvia Uncommon Knowledge
Monday, March 11, 2013

This week on Uncommon Knowledge, Rupert Murdoch discusses a wide range of topics including the future of journalism and the “new” News Corporation.

Hoover fellow Peter Robinson and author and former Senator James Buckley discuss

James Buckley discusses the challenges we face after the 2012 election

with James L. Buckleyvia Uncommon Knowledge
Wednesday, February 6, 2013

This week on Uncommon Knowledge, author and former Senator James Buckley discusses the transformation of the federal government and the challenges we face after the 2012 election. (28:30)
“It is going to be an extraordinary challenge for [future generations] but there are certain realities that are going to be faced. If the debt goes off on the trajectory it is currently on, in terms of devastating, destroying the economic basis of the country my grandchildren are going to face problems that I never dreamed of and you never dreamed of. Nevertheless insofar as they pay any attention of any advice I might give them it would be you have responsibilities not only to yourself and your family but to the public.”

Islam historian Bernard Lewis (right) and Commentary editor Norman Podhoretz dis

Bernard Lewis and Norman Podhoretz discuss the Middle East

with Bernard Lewis, Norman Podhoretzvia Uncommon Knowledge
Wednesday, January 23, 2013

This week on Uncommon Knowledge, Islam historian Bernard Lewis and Commentary editor Norman Podhoretz discuss the history and future of the Middle East. (56:54)
“Deterrents worked with the Soviets and the Chinese because the Soviets were not suicidal and because they knew that, if they launched the first strike, there would be a second strike that would annihilate them. Mutually assured destruction. And mutually assured destruction can’t work in relation to Iran because these are people who you might say are in love with useful death.”

Legal scholar John Yoo (right) and Hollywood writer Rob Long debate the future o

Legal scholar John Yoo and Hollywood writer Rob Long debate the future of the Republican Party.

with Rob Long, John Yoovia Uncommon Knowledge
Wednesday, January 9, 2013

This week on Uncommon Knowledge, legal scholar John Yoo and Hollywood writer Rob Long strongly disagree about the future of the Republican Party. (41:33)
“If the Republican Party didn’t change at all in the next two years, we would still gain seats in the House and the Senate. But if we actually take advantage of the opportunity and reformulate our principles in a clear way and sell them well, I think we will get a majority in the Senate to combine with our majority in the House.”

Authors Midge Decter (left) and Mona Charen on Uncommon Knowledge

Uncommon Knowledge with Mona Charen and Midge Decter

with Mona Charen, Midge Dectervia Uncommon Knowledge
Wednesday, December 19, 2012

This week on Uncommon Knowledge, authors Midge Decter and Mona Charen discuss Romney’s gender gap, the impact of feminism on America, and what women really care about. (42:08)
“I predict that things will begin to change after a while, because even a welfare state that provides an unmarried young woman with the possibility of having kids without a husband is not going to last very long.”

From left: Hoover fellow Peter Robinson, John O’Sullivan, and Jonah Goldberg dis

Jonah Goldberg and John O’Sullivan on Uncommon Knowledge

with Jonah Goldberg, John O'Sullivanvia Uncommon Knowledge
Wednesday, December 5, 2012

This week on Uncommon Knowledge, AEI scholar and National Review Online founding editor Jonah Goldberg and National Review’s editor-at-large John O’Sullivan on the election and the GOP’s future. (45:10)

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For more than a decade the Hoover Institution has been producing Uncommon Knowledge with Peter Robinson, a series hosted by Hoover fellow Peter Robinson as an outlet for political leaders, scholars, journalists, and today’s big thinkers to share their views with the world. Guests have included a host of famous figures, including Paul Ryan, Henry Kissinger, Antonin Scalia, Rupert Murdoch, Newt Gingrich, and Christopher Hitchens, along with Hoover fellows such as Condoleezza Rice and George Shultz.

“Uncommon Knowledge takes fascinating, accomplished guests, then sits them down with me to talk about the issues of the day,” says Robinson, an author and former speechwriter for President Reagan. “Unhurried, civil, thoughtful, and informed conversation– that’s what we produce. And there isn’t all that much of it around these days.”

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