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China, Big Tech, and Cyber Defense: The World According to Zegart

interview with Amy Zegartvia Uncommon Knowledge
Wednesday, July 14, 2021

In this wide-ranging conversation, Professor Zegart discusses the US relationship with China and how she views that country’s aggressive stance toward Taiwan; why big tech companies are a potential threat not only to privacy, but also to our national security; and why the next war may well be fought with a keyboard rather than on a battlefield.

China, Big Tech, And Cyber Defense: The World According To Zegart

interview with Amy Zegartvia Uncommon Knowledge
Wednesday, July 14, 2021

In this wide-ranging conversation, Professor Zegart discusses the US relationship with China and how she views that country’s aggressive stance toward Taiwan; why big tech companies are a potential threat not only to privacy, but also to our national security; and why the next war may well be fought with a keyboard rather than on a battlefield.

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Ayaan Hirsi Ali’s Prey: A Panel Discussion on Europe, Islam, and Women’s Rights

interview with Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Christopher Caldwell, Valerie M. Hudsonvia Uncommon Knowledge
Friday, July 2, 2021

Prey: Immigration, Islam, and the Erosion of Women’s Rights, Ayaan Hirsi Ali’s book on the explosion of sexual violence and harassment in Europe, was published in early 2021. Since then, the book has sparked a worldwide discussion online and offline about the immigration of huge numbers of mostly young Muslim men to European cities and its effect on the women who live there. To discuss this phenomenon, Peter Robinson is joined by Prey author and Hoover Institution research fellow Ayaan Hirsi AliValerie Hudson, a professor of political science at the Bush School at Texas A&M University and an expert on women’s rights and demographics; and Christopher Caldwell, a senior fellow at the Claremont Institute and author.

Ayaan Hirsi Ali’s Prey: A Panel Discussion On Europe, Islam, And Women’s Rights

interview with Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Christopher Caldwell, Valerie M. Hudsonvia Uncommon Knowledge
Thursday, July 1, 2021

Prey: Immigration, Islam, and the Erosion of Women’s Rights, Ayaan Hirsi Ali’s book on the explosion of sexual violence and harassment in Europe, was published in early 2021. Since then, the book has sparked a worldwide discussion online and offline about the immigration of huge numbers of mostly young Muslim men to European cities and its effect on the women who live there.

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“Tear Down This Wall” At 34

interview with H. R. McMaster, Jamie Fly, William Inbodenvia Uncommon Knowledge
Thursday, June 17, 2021

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Thirty-four years ago, on June 12, 1987, Ronald Reagan stood before the Berlin Wall to deliver an address. Just over two years later, on November 9, 1989, the East German government suddenly announced that it had decided to permit free passage between East and West Berlin—the Berlin Wall had ceased to function. To commemorate one of the seminal events of the 20th century, the Reagan Institute invited Uncommon Knowledge with Peter Robinson to participate and record a panel discussion.

“Tear Down This Wall” At 34

interview with H. R. McMaster, Jamie Fly, William Inbodenvia Uncommon Knowledge
Thursday, June 17, 2021

Thirty-four years ago, on June 12, 1987, Ronald Reagan stood before the Berlin Wall to deliver an address. Just over two years later, on November 9, 1989, the East German government suddenly announced that it had decided to permit free passage between East and West Berlin—the Berlin Wall had ceased to function. To commemorate one of the seminal events of the 20th century, the Reagan Institute invited Uncommon Knowledge with Peter Robinson to participate and record a panel discussion.

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The Trump Economy and the Cost of the Lockdown

interview with Tyler Goodspeedvia Uncommon Knowledge
Monday, June 14, 2021

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Tyler Goodspeed, the former director of the White House Council of Economic Advisers and currently the Kleinheinz Fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University, explains why he pursued a job in the Trump administration, gives his thoughts on the economic policies of the Biden administration, and describes what it was like to watch one of the strongest economies in the history of the world implode over the course of several weeks in the spring of 2020. 

The Trump Economy And The Cost Of The Lockdown

interview with Tyler Goodspeedvia Uncommon Knowledge
Monday, June 14, 2021

Tyler Goodspeed, the former director of the White House Council of Economic Advisers and currently the Kleinheinz Fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University, explains why he pursued a job in the Trump administration, gives his thoughts on the economic policies of the Biden administration, and describes what it was like to watch one of the strongest economies in the history of the world implode over the course of several weeks in the spring of 2020. 

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Maverick: Jason Riley On The Life And Times Of Thomas Sowell

interview with Jason Rileyvia Uncommon Knowledge
Wednesday, May 26, 2021

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Wall Street Journal columnist Jason Riley has just published Maverick: A Biography of Thomas Sowell, the definitive account of the life of Hoover senior fellow Thomas Sowell. In this wide-ranging interview, Peter Robinson and Riley discuss the events and people that helped Sowell become one of the most important American voices on cultural, economic, and racial matters of the last 50 years.

Maverick: Jason Riley On The Life And Times Of Thomas Sowell

interview with Jason Rileyvia Uncommon Knowledge
Wednesday, May 26, 2021

Wall Street Journal columnist Jason Riley has just published Maverick: A Biography of Thomas Sowell, the definitive account of the life of Hoover senior fellow Thomas Sowell. In this wide-ranging interview, Peter Robinson and Riley discuss the events and people that helped Sowell become one of the most important American voices on cultural, economic, and racial matters of the last 50 years.

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