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Reykjavik Revisited: Welcome and Opening Remarks

with George P. Shultz, John Raisian, Sam Nunn, Max Kampelman, James Goodby, Sergio Duartevia Uncommon Knowledge
Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Welcome and opening remarks from the Hoover Institution's Reykjavik Revisited: Steps Toward a World Free of Nuclear Weapons conference. The event features discussants John Raisian, Sam Nunn, Sergio Duarte, Max Kampelman, George Shultz and James Goodby. (44:05)

Controls on Nuclear Weapons and Fuel: Part 1

with James Timbie, George P. Shultz, Robert Einhorn, Matthew Bunnvia Uncommon Knowledge
Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Controls on Nuclear Weapons and Fuel: Part 1, the second session from the Hoover Institution's Reykjavik Revisited: Steps Toward a World Free of Nuclear Weapons conference. This event features discussants James Timbie, Robert Einhorn and Matthew Bunn. (1:47:33)

Steve Pearlstein of the Washington Post

Steve Pearlstein of the Washington Post discusses economics, politics and the coming elections.

with Steve Pearlsteinvia Uncommon Knowledge
Thursday, October 18, 2007

"The Tone Deaf and Timid: Republicans, Democrats and the Missing Debate on Economic Policy."

Christopher Hitchens

Hitchens—The Morals of an Atheist

by Peter M. Robinsonvia Uncommon Knowledge
Thursday, August 23, 2007

If there is no God—no ground of being—if human beings represent nothing more than temporary swarms of atoms, then what sense does it make even to speak of “right” and “wrong”? Where does morality come from? Reflecting on what he calls “the appalling insinuation that I would not know right from wrong if I was not supernaturally guided,….” Christopher Hitchens takes on the likes of Jonathan Swift, C.S. Lewis, and Charles Darwin in making his case for atheism. (20:53) Video transcript

Christopher Hitchens

Hitchens On Iraq

by Peter M. Robinsonwith Christopher Hitchensvia Uncommon Knowledge
Thursday, August 23, 2007

What is the situation on the ground in Iraq — militarily and politically? Should the United States stay or withdraw, and what would be the consequences of each? Christopher Hitchens, one of the war’s most ardent supporters, analyzes the current battle taking place in America over the direction and management of this most divisive of wars and argues that it is imperative that America stand by its commitment to the people of Iraq. (29:29) Video transcript

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Fireside Chat with US Senator John McCain

by Peter M. Robinsonwith John S. McCain IIIvia Uncommon Knowledge
Wednesday, August 1, 2007

U.S. Senator John McCain in conversation with The Hoover Institution's Peter Robinson.

H.R. McMaster

H. R. McMaster: The Problem of Future War

with Lieutenant General H. R. McMastervia Uncommon Knowledge
Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Col. Herbert Raymond McMaster speaks on The Problem of Future War: What Can We Learn from History and Contemporary Conflicts?

Russell D. Roberts

Is Chinese Growth Good for the United States?

with Russell Robertsvia Uncommon Knowledge
Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Russell Roberts speaks on Robert Frost and the Chinese Economy: Is Chinese Growth Good for the United States?.

Victor Davis Hanson, Hoover Martin and Illie Anderson Senior Fellow

Victor Davis Hanson: Illegal Immigration

with Victor Davis Hansonvia Uncommon Knowledge
Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Victor Davis Hanson speaks on Illegal Immigration Legislation: Reform or Regression?

Andrew Ferguson

Land of Lincoln

by Peter M. Robinsonwith Andrew Fergusonvia Uncommon Knowledge
Tuesday, July 10, 2007

"Abraham Lincoln hasn’t been forgotten, but he’s shrunk … That earlier Lincoln, that large Lincoln, seems to be slipping away." So writes author Andrew Ferguson. Here Ferguson brings that "large" Lincoln back into view and offers insights into how Lincoln shaped himself into one of the nation’s great wartime leaders and perhaps its greatest presidential orator. He answers the fundamental question of why does Lincoln still matter. (28:46) Video transcript

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