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    The Way of the Strangers

    Graeme Wood talked about his book The Way of the Strangers: Encounters with the Islamic State, in which he profiles some of the tens of thousands of people around the world who have been…

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    The Drone Memos

    Jameel Jaffer, former deputy legal director of the ACLU, discusses the legal and policy documents that govern the U.S.'s drone program. He is interviewed by Hoover Institution senior fellow and…

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    Open to Debate

    Heather Hendershot talked about her book Open to Debate: How William F. Buckley Put Liberal America on the Firing Line, in which she looks at William F. Buckley’s television program, “Firing…

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    Ronald Reagan at California Gubernatorial Candidate Forum

    California gubernatorial candidate Ronald Reagan (R) appeared in the Pacific Gas and Electric auditorium in San Francisco, California, to argue that it was time for a poltical outsider to govern California…

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    Edmund Brown at California Gubernatorial Candidate Forum

    Governor Edmund “Pat” Brown (D) appeared in the Pacific Gas and Electric auditorium in San Francisco, California, to argue his case for re-election and take questions from employees. “Politics…

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    Defense Innovation

    Defense Secretary Ashton Carter and William Perry, Secretary Carter’s Clinton administration predecessor, talked about technology and innovation at the Pentagon. Secretary Carter said all ongoing…

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    The End of the Cold War

    Robert Service talked about his book The End of the Cold War: 1985-1991, in which he looks at the final years of the Cold War from both the U.S. and Soviet perspectives.

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    Senator Mike Lee on Congressional and Executive Power

    Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) explained why he blames Congress and not the executive branch for the increased use of executive power. Senator Lee also shared his plan to help Congress to reclaim…

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    Use of Executive Power

    Experts on constitutionalism as well as executive and legislative power talked about the constitutional role of Congress and the use of executive power in contemporary government. Topics…

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    Robert Service Conversation with George Shultz

    Historian Robert Service spoke with former Secretary of State George Shultz about the final years of the Cold War. Mr. Shultz served in the Reagan administration from 1982-1989. The…

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    A Conversation with Herbert Hoover

    A Conversation with Herbert Hoover is a 1960 film in which Ray Henle interviews the 31st President of the United States. Among other topics, President Hoover talked about the Hoover Library…

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    Fragile by Design

    Charles Calomiris and Stephen Haber talked about their book, Fragile by Design: The Political Origins of Banking Crises and Scarce Credit, in which they analyze the banking systems in the…

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    In Excellent Health

    Dr. Scott Atlas talked about his book, In Excellent Health: Setting the Record Straight on America’s Health Care, in which he argues that the U.S. healthcare system is much better than the World…

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    Golden Holocaust

    Robert Proctor talked about his book, Golden Holocaust: Origins of the Cigarette Catastrophe and the Case for Abolition, in which he explores the history of the tobacco industry and the dangers…

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    State of Disrepair

    Kori Schake talked about her book, State of Disrepair: Fixing the Culture and Practices of the State Department, in which she takes a critical look at the performance of the State Department. The…

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    The Banker's New Clothes

    Anat Admati, co-author of the book, The Bankers' New Clothes: What’s Wrong with Banking and What to Do about It, talked about the banking industry and argued that the system can be made safer…

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    Intellectuals and Race

    Thomas Sowell talked about his book, Intellectuals and Race, in which he looks at the ways intellectuals have influenced our thinking on race over the past century. The interview, part of Book…

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    Women of the Gulag

    Paul Gregory talked about his book, Women of the Gulag, in which he profiles five women who lived in a Soviet Gulag during the 1930s and 40s. He spoke at the Hoover Institution in Stanford,…

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    Constitutional Conservatism

    Peter Berkowitz talked about his book, Constitutional Conservatism, in which he outlines the principles of governing that both conservative and libertarians should support. He was interviewed at…

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    Why Some Things Should Not Be for Sale

    Debra Satz talked about her book, Why Some Things Should Not Be for Sale: The Moral Limits of Markets, in which she looks at problematic commodity exchanges, such as addictive drugs or sex. The…

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