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Glenn Loury’s Journey From Chicago’s South Side To The Ivy League And Beyond

interview with Glenn Louryvia Uncommon Knowledge
Tuesday, November 23, 2021

In this interview, Professor Glenn Loury discusses how he became a tenured professor of economics at Harvard at the age of 33 and he explains the crucial role his parents and his extended family played in his education and his opinions. Now, in his 70’s Loury has become a leading spokesman on the right, often speaking out against woke culture prevalent on many campuses and other institutions.

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Glenn Loury’s Journey From Chicago’s South Side to The Ivy League And Beyond

interview with Glenn Louryvia Uncommon Knowledge
Monday, November 22, 2021

In this interview, Professor Glenn Loury discusses his time as a professor at Harvard and Brown University. He also explains his radical (for an academic institution, at least) reading list and syllabus for the courses he teaches at Brown and how an undergraduate student/teaching assistant inspired Professor Loury to create a course intended to liberate his students from the “groupthink” that is far too prevalent at most universities.

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Boardwalk Empire: Chris Christie’s Unfinished Political Journey

interview with Chris Christievia Uncommon Knowledge
Thursday, November 11, 2021

In this interview, former New Jersey governor Chris Christie discusses chapters of his life, including giving us his view of the Bridgegate scandal, and what it was like to be on the debate stage with Donald Trump in the 2016 Republican primary race. But it’s not all politics: we also cover the governor’s views on China, COVID policy, and domestic economic policy. Finally, while he doesn’t make any announcement about his future plans, Christie does describe why he might be the best choice to run—and win—in the 2024 presidential election.

Boardwalk Empire: Chris Christie’s Unfinished Political Journey

interview with Chris Christievia Uncommon Knowledge
Thursday, November 11, 2021

In this interview, former New Jersey governor Chris Christie discusses chapters of his political life, including giving us his view of the Bridgegate scandal, and what it was like to be on the debate stage with Donald Trump in the 2016 Republican primary race. But it’s not all politics: we also cover the governor’s views on China, COVID policy, and domestic economic policy.

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Victor Davis Hanson Diagnoses The Dying Citizen

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia Uncommon Knowledge
Wednesday, November 3, 2021

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Victor Davis Hanson's new book is The Dying Citizen: How Progressive Elites, Tribalism, and Globalization Are Destroying the Idea of America. As is typical whenever Dr. Hanson joins us, this interview covers a wide spectrum of topics and references.

Victor Davis Hanson Diagnoses The Dying Citizen

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia Uncommon Knowledge
Tuesday, November 2, 2021

Victor Davis Hanson's new book is The Dying Citizen: How Progressive Elites, Tribalism, and Globalization Are Destroying the Idea of America. As is typical whenever Dr. Hanson joins us, this interview covers a wide spectrum of topics and references.

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What Happened: Dr. Jay Bhattacharya On 19 Months Of COVID

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Thursday, October 21, 2021

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In this wide-ranging interview, Dr. Bhattacharya takes us through how the pandemic started, how it spread throughout the world, the efficacy of lockdowns, the development and distribution of the vaccines, and the rise of the Delta variant.

What Happened: Dr. Jay Bhattacharya On 19 Months Of COVID

interview with Jay Bhattacharyavia Uncommon Knowledge
Thursday, October 21, 2021

In this wide-ranging interview, Dr. Bhattacharya takes us through how the pandemic started, how it spread throughout the world, the efficacy of lockdowns, the development and distribution of the vaccines, and the rise of the Delta variant.

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A Lost War: A Conversation with Victor Davis Hanson and H. R. McMaster on Afghanistan’s Past, Present, and Future

interview with H. R. McMaster, Victor Davis Hansonvia Uncommon Knowledge
Monday, September 20, 2021

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In this frank, no-holds-barred conversation, General H. R. McMaster and Victor Davis Hanson discuss the United States’ mission in Afghanistan: how it began, how it was conducted, and its ignominious end. 

A Lost War: A Conversation With Victor Davis Hanson And H. R. McMaster On Afghanistan’s Past, Present, And Future

interview with Victor Davis Hanson, H. R. McMastervia Uncommon Knowledge
Monday, September 20, 2021

In this frank, no-holds-barred conversation, General H. R. McMaster and Victor Davis Hanson discuss the United States’ mission in Afghanistan: how it began, how it was conducted, and its ignominious end. 

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