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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.
    Douglas Murray and His Continuing Fight against the "Madness of Crowds”12/02/2020
    1:16:23
  2. 2.
    Endowed By The Creator: Ayaan Hirsi Ali And Peter Berkowitz On Our Unalienable Rights10/28/2020
    1:09:37
  3. 3.
    Freefall: Larry Kudlow On Managing The US Economy In A Pandemic10/08/2020
    56:38
  4. 4.
    An Empty SCOTUS Seat: Epstein & Yoo on Ginsburg, Barrett, the Hearings, and the Future of the Court09/28/2020
    1:16:16
  5. 5.
    H. R. McMaster: The Policy “Battlegrounds” He Has Won, Lost, And Continues To Fight09/22/2020
    59:00
  6. 6.
    Condoleezza Rice: Director of the Hoover Institution09/11/2020
    55:18
  7. 7.
    Faith, Character, Destiny, and Redemption: Jimmy Lai’s Continuing Fight For Hong Kong’s Freedom09/06/2020
    43:26
  8. 8.
    Defending the “Defender in Chief”: John Yoo on Trump’s Fight for Presidential Power08/04/2020
    59:10
  1. 9.
    Bjorn Lomborg Declares “False Alarm” on Climate Hysteria07/28/2020
    57:31
  2. 10.
    An Economist Looks at 90: Tom Sowell on Charter Schools and Their Enemies07/02/2020
    57:47
  3. 11.
    The Case against Revolution with Ayaan Hirsi Ali06/30/2020
    55:15
  4. 12.
    The Doctor Is In: Scott Atlas and the Efficacy of Lockdowns, Social Distancing, and Closings06/23/2020
    50:30
  5. 13.
    Jimmy Lai: The Last, Best Hope for Saving Democracy in Hong Kong06/09/2020
    42:20
  6. 14.
    Mitch Daniels: Plain Talk from the President of Purdue06/05/2020
    49:15
  7. 15.
    Ross Douthat’s Decadent Society06/02/2020
    58:49
  8. 16.
    How Innovation Works, with Matt Ridley05/19/2020
    1:04:25
  9. 17.
    Dr. Jay Bhattacharya: His new MLB COVID-19 Study and the Dilemma of the Lockdown05/11/2020
    55:12
  10. 18.
    The Importance of Institutions, with Yuval Levin05/08/2020
    34:41
  11. 19.
    What’s So Funny about Corona, Politics, the Media, and the Culture? A Conversation with Andrew Ferguson and P. J. O’Rourke05/02/2020
    52:39
  12. 20.
    Victor Davis Hanson on Coronavirus, California, and the Classical World04/24/2020
    1:00:38
  13. 21.
    The Trade-Offs on Tariffs and International Trade, with Professor Douglas Irwin04/22/2020
    54:05
  14. 22.
    The Fight against COVID-19: An Update from Dr. Jay Bhattacharya04/18/2020
    42:08
  15. 23.
    Kicking and Screaming: WSJ’s Kim Strassel on the Media vs. Trump04/14/2020
    46:05
  16. 24.
    Trump, China, and the Geopolitics of a Crisis04/07/2020
    36:46
  17. 25.
    Questioning Conventional Wisdom in the COVID-19 Crisis, with Dr. Jay Bhattacharya 03/31/2020
    32:53
  18. 26.
    The Corona Economy with John B. Taylor03/27/2020
    25:44
  19. 27.
    The Great Society: A New History with Amity Shlaes03/24/2020
    50:38
  20. 28.
    A Conversation with Vice President Mike Pence03/09/2020
    40:34
  21. 29.
    The World According to Thiel02/11/2020
    36:07
  22. 30.
    The Impeachment Handbook with John Yoo & Richard Epstein01/17/2020
    59:37
  23. 31.
    Uncommon Knowledge and the Hoover Institution Commemorate the 30th Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall12/02/2019
    47:59
  24. 32.
    Jimmy Lai and the Fight for Freedom in Hong Kong10/23/2019
    40:17
  25. 33.
    The Death of Europe, with Douglas Murray10/07/2019
    47:15
  26. 34.
    Peter Thiel on “The Straussian Moment”09/23/2019
    47:25
  27. 35.
    Jim Mattis on Call Sign Chaos: Learning to Lead09/03/2019
    43:56
  28. 36.
    Why Here, Why Now? Why Did United States Enjoy Dramatic Improvements in Living During the Last Century?08/26/2019
    1:13:16
  29. 37.
    David Kennedy, Andrew Roberts, and Stephen Kotkin Discuss the Big Three of the 20th Century: Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Winston Churchill, and Joseph Stalin 08/05/2019
    1:14:11
  30. 38.
    Mathematical Challenges To Darwin’s Theory Of Evolution, With David Berlinski, Stephen Meyer, And David Gelernter07/22/2019
    57:13
  31. 39.
    Uncommon Knowledge with David Berlinski on “The Deniable Darwin”07/08/2019
    58:30
  32. 40.
    David Davenport on How Public Policy Became War06/24/2019
    36:55
  33. 41.
    Empowering Students through School Choice, with Betsy DeVos06/03/2019
    37:36
  34. 42.
    Thomas Sowell on the Origins of Economic Disparities05/17/2019
    46:32
  35. 43.
    Victor Davis Hanson on “The Case For Trump”05/06/2019
    1:00:00
  36. 44.
    Heather Mac Donald on How the Delusion of Diversity Destroys Our Common Humanity and Open-Minded Curiosity04/22/2019
    37:58
  37. 45.
    Getting Work Done in Congress, with Josh Hawley and Michael Waltz04/08/2019
    48:27
  38. 46.
    Jason Riley On “False Black Power?”03/18/2019
    48:00
  39. 47.
    Cost-Effective Approaches to Save the Environment, with Bjorn Lomborg03/11/2019
    48:43
  40. 48.
    Ronald Reagan and Pope John Paul II: The Partnership that Changed the World02/19/2019
    35:02
  41. 49.
    Are There Limits on Emergency Powers? With John Yoo and Richard Epstein01/25/2019
    53:45
  42. 50.
    Winston Churchill: Walking with Destiny01/15/2019
    52:37
  43. 51.
    A President and a Gentleman12/18/2018
    38:25
  44. 52.
    Remembering President George H. W. Bush with Chase Untermeyer and Andrew Ferguson12/17/2018
    44:22
  45. 53.
    Thomas Sowell on the Myths of Economic Inequality12/03/2018
    53:33
  46. 54.
    A New Afghanistan with H.R. McMaster and Janan Mosazai11/14/2018
    56:15
  47. 55.
    John O’Sullivan: Brexit’s Past and Future Paths 10/29/2018
    26:02
  48. 56.
    How the World Recovered: The 2008 Financial Crisis Ten Years Later10/17/2018
    51:50
  49. 57.
    George Gilder: Forget Cloud Computing, Blockchain is the Future09/24/2018
    48:21
  50. 58.
    Judging Brett Kavanaugh and the Supreme Court with John Yoo09/05/2018
    54:08
  51. 59.
    Russia, China, and the Future of Democracy 08/20/2018
    44:08
  52. 60.
    Uncommon Knowledge in Copenhagen: Revitalizing Democracies Around the World07/26/2018
    50:23
  53. 61.
    How to Get the Best from Brexit with Daniel Hannan07/12/2018
    37:00
  54. 62.
    Joseph Stalin: Waiting For Hitler06/25/2018
    29:30
  55. 63.
    Why Does Joseph Stalin Matter?06/07/2018
    46:19
  56. 64.
    Defending the Nation With Secretary of Defense James Mattis05/14/2018
    46:29
  57. 65.
    Discrimination and Disparities with Thomas Sowell05/02/2018
    40:24
  58. 66.
    George F. Will is the umpire on politics and baseball04/19/2018
    48:42
  59. 67.
    To Change the Church With Ross Douthat04/04/2018
    58:31
  60. 68.
    Senator Portman on Why the New Tax Bill Helps the Middle Class03/30/2018
    46:18
  61. 69.
    Fear No Evil With Natan Sharansky03/14/2018
    45:04
  62. 70.
    Shelby Steele On “How America's Past Sins Have Polarized Our Country”02/08/2018
    45:19
  63. 71.
    Niall Ferguson’s The Square and the Tower01/25/2018
    51:19
  64. 72.
    Enduring Vietnam with James Wright12/21/2017
    44:30
  65. 73.
    Part 2: The Second World Wars with Victor Davis Hanson12/13/2017
    30:02
  66. 74.
    Part I The Second World Wars with Victor Davis Hanson11/28/2017
    27:41
  67. 75.
    The High Cost of Good Intentions Featuring John Cogan11/16/2017
    45:59
  68. 76.
    Genocides: A World History featuring Norman Naimark10/11/2017
    49:08
  69. 77.
    How to Fail at Almost Everything with Scott Adams09/15/2017
    43:32
  70. 78.
    The Speech That Defined a Presidency08/23/2017
    50:38
  71. 79.
    Ayaan Hirsi Ali on the West, Dawa, and Islam08/08/2017
    42:23
  72. 80.
    How to Be a Conservative07/19/2017
    44:46
  73. 81.
    Making Congress and America Work Again06/28/2017
    40:44
  74. 82.
    The Budget Crisis in the Land of Lincoln06/24/2017
    30:13
  75. 83.
    The Vanishing American Adult06/13/2017
    38:13
  76. 84.
    Area 45: The Art of Presidential Wordsmithery Featuring Peter Robinson06/07/2017
    55:31
  77. 85.
    Sowing the Seeds of Growth05/25/2017
    38:21
  78. 86.
    Drug Decriminalization05/18/2017
    26:32
  79. 87.
    Carly Fiorina on the Future of the United States05/11/2017
    40:04
  80. 88.
    How JetBlue Does It04/25/2017
    40:53
  81. 89.
    The Challenges of Reforming Health Care in a Partisan Era04/11/2017
    50:41
  82. 90.
    The Historical Benefits of Trade03/28/2017
    34:07
  83. 91.
    Senator Tom Cotton, Immigration Reform, and the RAISE Act02/28/2017
    41:18
  84. 92.
    Understanding Donald Trump01/09/2017
    40:53
  85. 93.
    The Promise of Party in a Polarized Age12/02/2016
    31:30
  86. 94.
    Donald Trump and Conservative Intellectuals12/01/2016
    41:47
  87. 95.
    Kellyanne Conway discusses the presidential election of 201612/01/2016
    53:33
  88. 96.
    J.D. Vance On His New Book Hillbilly Elegy11/15/2016
    43:29
  89. 97.
    Kori Schake on Civil-Military Relations11/11/2016
    43:00
  90. 98.
    America’s Will to Lead10/21/2016
    32:31
  91. 99.
    The State of the 2016 Presidential Election, the Role of the Media, and Obama’s Legacy10/08/2016
    41:01
  92. 100.
    Victor Davis Hanson on grand strategy, immigration, and the 2016 presidential election09/23/2016
    41:02

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