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Uncommon Knowledge

By Hoover Institution

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.

  1. 1.
    Jason Riley On “False Black Power?”03/18/2019
    48:00
  2. 2.
    Cost-Effective Approaches to Save the Environment, with Bjorn Lomborg03/11/2019
    48:43
  3. 3.
    Ronald Reagan and Pope John Paul II: The Partnership that Changed the World02/19/2019
    35:02
  4. 4.
    Are There Limits on Emergency Powers? With John Yoo and Richard Epstein01/25/2019
    53:45
  5. 5.
    Winston Churchill: Walking with Destiny01/15/2019
    52:37
  6. 6.
    A President and a Gentleman12/18/2018
    38:25
  7. 7.
    Remembering President George H. W. Bush with Chase Untermeyer and Andrew Ferguson12/17/2018
    44:22
  8. 8.
    Thomas Sowell on the Myths of Economic Inequality12/03/2018
    53:33
  1. 9.
    A New Afghanistan with H.R. McMaster and Janan Mosazai11/14/2018
    56:15
  2. 10.
    John O’Sullivan: Brexit’s Past and Future Paths 10/29/2018
    26:02
  3. 11.
    How the World Recovered: The 2008 Financial Crisis Ten Years Later10/17/2018
    51:50
  4. 12.
    George Gilder: Forget Cloud Computing, Blockchain is the Future09/24/2018
    48:21
  5. 13.
    Judging Brett Kavanaugh and the Supreme Court with John Yoo09/05/2018
    54:08
  6. 14.
    Russia, China, and the Future of Democracy 08/20/2018
    44:08
  7. 15.
    Uncommon Knowledge in Copenhagen: Revitalizing Democracies Around the World07/26/2018
    50:23
  8. 16.
    How to Get the Best from Brexit with Daniel Hannan07/12/2018
    37:00
  9. 17.
    Joseph Stalin: Waiting For Hitler06/25/2018
    29:30
  10. 18.
    Why Does Joseph Stalin Matter?06/07/2018
    46:19
  11. 19.
    Defending the Nation With Secretary of Defense James Mattis05/14/2018
    46:29
  12. 20.
    Discrimination and Disparities with Thomas Sowell05/02/2018
    40:24
  13. 21.
    George F. Will is the umpire on politics and baseball04/19/2018
    48:42
  14. 22.
    To Change the Church With Ross Douthat04/04/2018
    58:31
  15. 23.
    Senator Portman on Why the New Tax Bill Helps the Middle Class03/30/2018
    46:18
  16. 24.
    Fear No Evil With Natan Sharansky03/14/2018
    45:04
  17. 25.
    Shelby Steele On “How America's Past Sins Have Polarized Our Country”02/08/2018
    45:19
  18. 26.
    Niall Ferguson’s The Square and the Tower01/25/2018
    51:19
  19. 27.
    Enduring Vietnam with James Wright12/21/2017
    44:30
  20. 28.
    Part 2: The Second World Wars with Victor Davis Hanson12/13/2017
    30:02
  21. 29.
    Part I The Second World Wars with Victor Davis Hanson11/28/2017
    27:41
  22. 30.
    The High Cost of Good Intentions Featuring John Cogan11/16/2017
    45:59
  23. 31.
    Genocides: A World History featuring Norman Naimark10/11/2017
    49:08
  24. 32.
    How to Fail at Almost Everything with Scott Adams09/15/2017
    43:32
  25. 33.
    The Speech That Defined a Presidency08/23/2017
    50:38
  26. 34.
    Ayaan Hirsi Ali on the West, Dawa, and Islam08/08/2017
    42:23
  27. 35.
    How to Be a Conservative07/19/2017
    44:46
  28. 36.
    Making Congress and America Work Again06/28/2017
    40:44
  29. 37.
    The Budget Crisis in the Land of Lincoln06/24/2017
    30:13
  30. 38.
    The Vanishing American Adult06/13/2017
    38:13
  31. 39.
    Area 45: The Art of Presidential Wordsmithery Featuring Peter Robinson06/07/2017
    55:31
  32. 40.
    Sowing the Seeds of Growth05/25/2017
    38:21
  33. 41.
    Drug Decriminalization05/18/2017
    26:32
  34. 42.
    Carly Fiorina on the Future of the United States05/11/2017
    40:04
  35. 43.
    How JetBlue Does It04/25/2017
    40:53
  36. 44.
    The Challenges of Reforming Health Care in a Partisan Era04/11/2017
    50:41
  37. 45.
    The Historical Benefits of Trade03/28/2017
    34:07
  38. 46.
    Senator Tom Cotton, Immigration Reform, and the RAISE Act02/28/2017
    41:18
  39. 47.
    Understanding Donald Trump01/09/2017
    40:53
  40. 48.
    The Promise of Party in a Polarized Age12/02/2016
    31:30
  41. 49.
    Donald Trump and Conservative Intellectuals12/01/2016
    41:47
  42. 50.
    Kellyanne Conway discusses the presidential election of 201612/01/2016
    53:33
  43. 51.
    J.D. Vance On His New Book Hillbilly Elegy11/15/2016
    43:29
  44. 52.
    Kori Schake on Civil-Military Relations11/11/2016
    43:00
  45. 53.
    America’s Will to Lead10/21/2016
    32:31
  46. 54.
    The State of the 2016 Presidential Election, the Role of the Media, and Obama’s Legacy10/08/2016
    41:01
  47. 55.
    Victor Davis Hanson on grand strategy, immigration, and the 2016 presidential election09/23/2016
    41:02
  48. 56.
    What's wrong with the American economy?09/09/2016
    43:26
  49. 57.
    Wealth, Poverty, and Politics09/09/2016
    42:14
  50. 58.
    Is the Constitution Out of Date?08/15/2016
    45:07
  51. 59.
    A Conversation with Stanford President John Hennessy07/14/2016
    46:21
  52. 60.
    James Buckley discusses his life and values on Uncommon Knowledge07/14/2016
    25:26
  53. 61.
    The Texas Plan with Governor Greg Abbott05/03/2016
    42:07
  54. 62.
    A Plan to Defeat ISIS03/26/2016
    37:00
  55. 63.
    Good Profit Part II03/19/2016
    42:06
  56. 64.
    Good Profit Part I03/19/2016
    27:18
  57. 65.
    Restoring the Constitution02/23/2016
    41:30
  58. 66.
    Karl Rove on the election of 189602/22/2016
    46:02
  59. 67.
    European Disunion01/26/2016
    47:22
  60. 68.
    A Conversation with Former Secretary of State George Shultz01/26/2016
    34:59
  61. 69.
    The Secretary of State, the Instructor, and the Piano12/16/2015
    40:47
  62. 70.
    Niall Ferguson on Kissinger the Idealist10/08/2015
    41:12
  63. 71.
    Stalin in Power10/07/2015
    30:20
  64. 72.
    Stalin’s Rise to Power10/07/2015
    33:25
  65. 73.
    Wealth, Poverty, and Politics09/19/2015
    43:06
  66. 74.
    The Constitution09/05/2015
    39:32
  67. 75.
    Charles Hill and General James Mattis on the Iran Deal, Democracy, and Freedom07/30/2015
    39:26
  68. 76.
    Senator John Hoeven lights up the conversation on energy06/06/2015
    24:33
  69. 77.
    Arkansas Senator Thomas Cotton on events in Iraq, negotiations with Iran, and life in the US Senate04/03/2015
    39:11
  70. 78.
    Uncommon Knowledge with Jim Hake, General Jim Mattis, and Spirit of America03/13/2015
    21:23
  71. 79.
    Uncommon Knowledge with General Jim Mattis03/06/2015
    40:55
  72. 80.
    Uncommon Knowledge with Dartmouth professors Jennifer Lind and William Wohlforth02/26/2015
    41:51
  73. 81.
    Author P.J. O'Rourke reflects on life in the sixties to today with nostalgia and humor02/04/2015
    34:52
  74. 82.
    Richard Epstein's Gold Mind Enriches Us with His Ideas on Inequality, Taxes, Politics, and Health Care01/30/2015
    43:25
  75. 83.
    Thomas Sowell Brings the World into Focus through an Economics Lens12/19/2014
    49:50
  76. 84.
    Uncommon Knowledge with David Kelley on creativity, innovation, and design11/12/2014
    40:31
  77. 85.
    Peter Thiel on markets, technology, and education10/24/2014
    45:36
  78. 86.
    Uncommon Knowledge with Liam Fox10/10/2014
    38:56
  79. 87.
    Uncommon Knowledge with Hoover fellows Rick Hanushek and Paul Peterson09/09/2014
    44:08
  80. 88.
    Kevin McCarthy on California and the Nation08/20/2014
    43:30
  81. 89.
    Part II: Steve Wynn discusses his life as an entrepreneur07/25/2014
    30:25
  82. 90.
    Part I: Wynn Resorts owner Steve Wynn on the Las Vegas hotel and casino business07/17/2014
    23:55
  83. 91.
    Peter Robinson remembers Fouad Ajami06/27/2014
    7:27
  84. 92.
    Senator Rob Portman on Republicans and Politics06/17/2014
    39:43
  85. 93.
    Michael McFaul on Vladimir Putin and Russia05/19/2014
    40:07
  86. 94.
    Yuval Levin on The Great Debate04/25/2014
    36:40
  87. 95.
    Robert Thomson, News Corp CEO03/27/2014
    43:33
  88. 96.
    Mike Lee on Politics and Conservatism03/14/2014
    45:15
  89. 97.
    David Berlinski on Science, Philosophy, and Society02/14/2014
    44:17
  90. 98.
    Max Boot on guerilla warfare01/22/2014
    32:57
  91. 99.
    Peter Robinson remembers Christopher Hitchens12/26/2013
    11:18
  92. 100.
    George Gilder on knowledge12/06/2013
    41:31

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