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The Importance Of Being Ethical, With Jordan Peterson

interview with Jordan Petersonvia Uncommon Knowledge
Friday, April 29, 2022

By any measure, Dr. Jordan Peterson is the most famous (now former—as is discussed in this interview) Canadian professor of clinical psychology in the world. He’s also a deep thinker and a best-selling author of multiple books, and has amassed a huge following through podcasts, YouTube videos, and public speaking. Today, Jordan Peterson is one of the most influential voices in the “anti-woke” movement and this powerful interview demonstrates why.

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The Importance Of Being Ethical, With Jordan Peterson

interview with Jordan Petersonvia Uncommon Knowledge
Friday, April 29, 2022

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By any measure, Dr. Jordan Peterson is the most famous (now former—as is discussed in this interview) Canadian professor of clinical psychology in the world. He’s also a deep thinker and a best-selling author of multiple books, and has amassed a huge following through podcasts, YouTube videos, and public speaking. Today, Jordan Peterson is one of the most influential voices in the “anti-woke” movement and this powerful interview demonstrates why.

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Are We Dumb about Intelligence? Amy Zegart on the Capabilities of American Intel Gathering

interview with Amy Zegartvia Uncommon Knowledge
Wednesday, March 30, 2022

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Amy Zegart is a fellow at the Hoover Institution, a professor of political science at Stanford University, and the author of a new book, Spies, Lies, and Algorithms: The History and Future of American Intelligence. In this frank conversation, Zegart grades American intelligence-gathering operations, recent and historical, and compares them to their counterparts in China and Russia. Professor Zegart also discusses Silicon Valley’s crucial role in these operations and how they often conflict with the politics of the people running tech companies. Finally, Zegart discusses the crucial ability of the intelligence community to recruit the next generation of spies and analysts, some of whom may be her own students.

Are We Dumb About Intelligence? Amy Zegart On The Capabilities Of American Intel Gathering

interview with Amy Zegartvia Uncommon Knowledge
Wednesday, March 30, 2022

Amy Zegart is a fellow at the Hoover Institution, a professor of political science at Stanford University, and the author of a new book, Spies, Lies, and Algorithms: The History and Future of American Intelligence. In this frank conversation, Zegart grades American intelligence-gathering operations, recent and historical, and compares them to their counterparts in China and Russia. Professor Zegart also discusses Silicon Valley’s crucial role in these operations and how they often conflict with the politics of the people running tech companies. Finally, Zegart discusses the crucial ability of the intelligence community to recruit the next generation of spies and analysts, some of whom may be her own students.

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Bari Weiss on Post-Mainstream Media Life and Her Battles in the Culture Wars

interview with Bari Weissvia Uncommon Knowledge
Monday, March 14, 2022

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Bari Weiss began her career as a mainstream media prodigy, landing coveted positions at the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times in her early twenties. Her ambition is nothing short of becoming a 21st-century one-woman media company, and based on what she reveals in this interview, she is well on her way to achieving that goal.

Bari Weiss On Post-Mainstream Media Life And Her Battles In The Culture Wars

interview with Bari Weissvia Uncommon Knowledge
Monday, March 14, 2022

Bari Weiss began her career as a mainstream media prodigy, landing coveted positions at the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times in her early twenties. Her ambition is nothing short of becoming a 21st-century one-woman media company, and based on what she reveals in this interview, she is well on her way to achieving that goal.

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5 More Questions For Stephen Kotkin: Ukraine Edition

interview with Stephen Kotkinvia Uncommon Knowledge
Friday, March 4, 2022

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Last month, Uncommon Knowledge with Peter Robinson asked Princeton Professor and Hoover Institution Senior Fellow Stephen Kotkin 5 questions, all in the foreign policy and history realm. Since then, the world has changed in ways that were unimaginable just 3 weeks ago. So we asked Professor Kotkin to come back for a second round of questions, this time all dedicated to one topic: the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

5 More Questions For Stephen Kotkin: Ukraine Edition

interview with Stephen Kotkinvia Uncommon Knowledge
Thursday, March 3, 2022

Last month, Uncommon Knowledge with Peter Robinson asked Princeton Professor and Hoover Institution Senior Fellow Stephen Kotkin 5 questions, all in the foreign policy and history realm. Since then, the world has changed in ways that were unimaginable just 3 weeks ago. So we asked Professor Kotkin to come back for a second round of questions, this time all dedicated to one topic: the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

Remembering P.J. O’Rourke: A Conversation With Rob Long And Peter Robinson

interview with Rob Longvia Uncommon Knowledge
Thursday, February 17, 2022

In this special edition of Uncommon Knowledge, Peter Robinson is joined by TV writer, humorist, and essayist Rob Long to remember O’Rourke and discuss his work and the influence he had on their lives and careers.

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5 Questions for Stephen Kotkin

interview with Stephen Kotkinvia Uncommon Knowledge
Friday, February 4, 2022

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The premise of this show is simple: Peter Robinson poses five questions to Dr. Kotkin: what Xi Jinping, the president of China believes; what Vladimir Putin believes; whether nuclear weapons are a deterrent in the 21st century; the chances of another American renewal; and Kotkin’s rational basis for loving the United States. It’s a fascinating conversation that delves deep into one of the country’s brightest minds.

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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.

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