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Peter Robinson, William Perry, and George Shultz


with George P. Shultz, William J. Perryvia Uncommon Knowledge
Thursday, October 23, 1997

George Shultz, former secretary of state and distinguished fellow, Hoover Institution, and William Perry, former secretary of defense and senior fellow, Hoover Institution, discuss the threats we face as a nation and what should be done about them.


with Clayborne Carson, Stephan Thernstromvia Uncommon Knowledge
Tuesday, October 21, 1997

Clayborne Carson, director, Martin Luther King Papers Project, Stanford University, and Stephan Thernstrom, co-author, America in Black and White: One Nation Indivisible, sharply disagree on affirmative action and offer radically differing views on one of the most divisive issues in American society.


with Edwin Meese III, David Friedmanvia Uncommon Knowledge
Tuesday, October 21, 1997

Edwin Meese III, former U.S. attorney general and distinguished visiting fellow, Hoover Institution, and David Friedman, professor of law, Santa Clara University, discuss how we balance the rights of our citizens with the very real needs of national security.


with Gerald A. Dorfman, Kenneth Garciavia Uncommon Knowledge
Sunday, May 25, 1997

Hoover fellow Jerry Dorfman and Kenneth Garcia, Staff Writer, San Francisco Chronicle discuss the Labor Party's victory in the national election. What does a Labor Party victory mean for Great Britain, and do British domestic politics matter to the United States?


with Michael McFaul, Coit Blackervia Uncommon Knowledge
Wednesday, May 21, 1997

Hoover fellow Michael McFaul and Coit Blacker, Senior Fellow, Institute for International Studies discuss a host of issues confronting a new Europe. Should American soldiers be willing to defend Poland? Russia? Does a crumbling Russia pose a threat to the United States?


with Joseph D. McNamara, Lance T. Izumivia Uncommon Knowledge
Wednesday, April 23, 1997

Lance Izumi, Pacific Research Institute and Hoover fellow Joe McNamara debate the following questions: Are states failing to lock up enough criminals for long enough? Is prison incarceration a cost-effective strategy for fighting crime? Does a higher incarceration rate deter crime?


with Thomas E. MaCurdy, Eugene Smolenskyvia Uncommon Knowledge
Wednesday, April 23, 1997

Hoover fellow Thomas MaCurdy and Eugene Smolensky, Chair of Public Policy Dept., UC Berkeley discuss President Clinton's welfare reform legislation.


with David Brady, Nelson W. Polsbyvia Uncommon Knowledge
Monday, April 7, 1997

Nelson Polsby, professor of political science, University of California, Berkeley and Hoover Fellow David Brady discuss the implications of Republican houses of Congress and a Democratic president.


with Ned Desmond, Mike Godwin, Virginia Postrelvia Uncommon Knowledge
Monday, April 7, 1997

Virginia Postrel, Editor of Reason magazine, Mike Godwin, staff counsel for Electronic Frontier, and Ned Desmond, editor, Infoseek, discuss the Communications Decency Act. Postrel, Godwin and Desmond debate the constitutionality of the law, and more broadly, what role the federal government should have in regulating the web.

AGING: From Baby Boom to Bust

with David A. Wise, John Shovenvia Uncommon Knowledge
Monday, March 3, 1997

Hoover fellow David Wise and Stanford economics professor and Dean of the School of Humanities and Science, John Shoven, discuss demographics, social security, health care, and retirement savings.