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Uncommon Knowledge and the Hoover Institution Commemorate the 30th Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall

interview with George P. Shultzvia Uncommon Knowledge
Monday, December 2, 2019

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The Hoover Institution Commemorates the 30th Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall.

Jimmy Lai And The Fight For Freedom In Hong Kong

interview with Jimmy Laivia Uncommon Knowledge
Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Democracy and freedom currently hang by a thread in Hong Kong. How much longer will China tolerate dissent before violently crushing the protests? What is America's role and responsibility in the fight to save liberty in Hong Kong?

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Jimmy Lai And The Fight For Freedom In Hong Kong

interview with Jimmy Laivia Uncommon Knowledge
Wednesday, October 23, 2019

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Democracy and freedom currently hang by a thread in Hong Kong. How much longer will China tolerate dissent before violently crushing the protests? What is America's role and responsibility in the fight to save liberty in Hong Kong?

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The Death Of Europe, With Douglas Murray

interview with Douglas Murrayvia Uncommon Knowledge
Monday, October 7, 2019

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Has increased immigration to EU member nations created distrust and delusion, contributing to a continent in the grip of a culture in the midst of its own suicide?

The Death Of Europe, With Douglas Murray

interview with Douglas Murrayvia Uncommon Knowledge
Monday, October 7, 2019

Has increased immigration to EU member nations created distrust and delusion, contributing to a continent in the grip of a culture in the midst of its own suicide?

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Peter Thiel on “The Straussian Moment”

interview with Peter A. Thielvia Uncommon Knowledge
Monday, September 23, 2019

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Peter Thiel, cofounder of PayPal and Palantir, discusses his essay “The Straussian Moment,” describing how the ancients believed in the power of the intellect and the weakness of the will, but how today we believe the opposite. We want machines to do the thinking, because we don’t trust rationality. Also, Thiel gives his overview on the current American political scene and discusses whether he will endorse President Trump in 2020.

Peter Thiel On “The Straussian Moment”

interview with Peter A. Thielvia Uncommon Knowledge
Monday, September 23, 2019

Peter Thiel, cofounder of PayPal and Palantir, discusses his essay “The Straussian Moment,” describing how the ancients believed in the power of the intellect and the weakness of the will, but how today we believe the opposite. We want machines to do the thinking, because we don’t trust rationality. Also, Thiel gives his overview on the current American political scene and discusses whether he will endorse President Trump in 2020.

Jim Mattis On Call Sign Chaos: Learning To Lead

interview with General Jim Mattisvia Uncommon Knowledge
Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Call Sign Chaos is Jim Mattis’s memoir of his lifelong journey from marine recruit to four-star general and secretary of defense. It’s also the story of his quest to learn from every experience and pass on those lessons, so that future generations can plan better, lead better, and do and be better, thus creating a safer and more successful United States and world.

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Jim Mattis on Call Sign Chaos: Learning to Lead

interview with General Jim Mattisvia Uncommon Knowledge
Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Call Sign Chaos is Jim Mattis’s memoir of his lifelong journey from marine recruit to four-star general and secretary of defense. It’s also the story of his quest to learn from every experience and pass on those lessons, so that future generations can plan better, lead better, and do and be better, thus creating a safer and more successful United States and world.

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