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Uncommon Knowledge Turns 22

Friday, May 18, 2018

Uncommon Knowledge turns 22. 

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Defending the Nation With Secretary of Defense James Mattis

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Monday, May 14, 2018

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Secretary of Defense James Mattis discusses the issues facing the United States Armed Forces at home and around the globe.

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Defending The Nation With Secretary Of Defense James Mattis

interview with General Jim Mattisvia Uncommon Knowledge
Monday, May 14, 2018

In his first televised interview in almost a year, Secretary of Defense James N. Mattis sits down with Peter Robinson to discuss a wide range of issues facing the United States Armed Forces at home and across the globe.

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Discrimination And Disparities With Thomas Sowell

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Thursday, May 3, 2018

Hoover Institution’s Rose and Milton Friedman Senior Fellow Thomas Sowell discusses his new book, Discrimination and Disparities.

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Discrimination and Disparities with Thomas Sowell

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Wednesday, May 2, 2018

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Hoover Institution’s Rose and Milton Friedman Senior Fellow Thomas Sowell discusses his new book, Discrimination and Disparities.

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George F. Will Is The Umpire On Politics And Baseball

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Thursday, April 19, 2018

George F. Will discusses the deep political divisions in the US.

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George F. Will is the Umpire on Politics and Baseball

interview with George F. Willvia Uncommon Knowledge
Thursday, April 19, 2018

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George F. Will discusses the deep political divisions in the US.

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“To Change the Church” With Ross Douthat

interview with Ross Douthatvia Uncommon Knowledge
Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Pope Francis and the Future of Catholicism.

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“To Change the Church” With Ross Douthat

interview with Ross Douthatvia Uncommon Knowledge
Wednesday, April 4, 2018

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Pope Francis and the Future of Catholicism. 

 

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Senator Portman On Why The New Tax Bill Helps The Middle Class

interview with Robert Portman via Uncommon Knowledge
Thursday, March 29, 2018

The Positive Effects of the New Tax Bill Are Already Being Seen.

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For more than two decades 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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