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The Human Parade: Ed Koch



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Jay Nordlinger interviews Edward I. Koch about his life through the decades in this episode from The Human Parade. He talks about the wars he has fought (literal and figurative), the presidents he has known, and the fate of the world. He also talks about an art form to which he was doggedly devoted: the movies.

Cory Booker: Conversation on Urban Crime



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Cory Booker: 2008 Aspen Ideas Festival



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Bernard Lewis & Norman Podhoretz: Chapter 5



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Bernard Lewis & Norman Podhoretz discuss the American approach to the Middle East and what the future holds for our relations with the Islamic world.

Bernard Lewis & Norman Podhoretz: Chapter 4



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Bernard Lewis & Norman Podhoretz discuss the death cult of fundamentalist Islam and the increased likelihood of a nuclear exchange between Israel and Iran that it brings.

Bernard Lewis & Norman Podhoretz: Chapter 3



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Bernard Lewis & Norman Podhoretz discuss whether we should take seriously the threats to Israel’s existence and the influence of  Nazism and Communism on modern Islamism.

Bernard Lewis & Norman Podhoretz: Chapter 2



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Bernard Lewis & Norman Podhoretz discuss the decline of the notion of American exceptionalism, and the increasingly accepted idea of America as an imperialist power.

Bernard Lewis & Norman Podhoretz: Chapter 1



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Bernard Lewis & Norman Podhoretz discuss the Turkish election of 1950 and the effect modernization has had on the development of democracy in the Islamic world.

Rob Long & John Yoo: Chapter 5



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Rob Long and John Yoo look at Republican prospects for the 2014 midterm elections and reasons to be optimistic about the future of the Republic.

Rob Long & John Yoo: Chapter 4



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Rob Long & John Yoo discuss the nightmare that is California.

Rob Long & John Yoo: Chapter 3



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Rob Long & John Yoo discuss how in order for the Republican Party to succeed, it needs to attract the fiscally conservative yet socially liberal voter.

Rob Long & John Yoo: Chapter 2



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Rob Long & John Yoo talk about Mitt Romney’s candidacy and how the conservative movement reacted to his defeat.

Rob Long & John Yoo: Chapter 1



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Rob Long & John Yoo discuss reasons for both optimism and pessimism in the wake of the 2012 election.

Midge Decter & Mona Charen: Chapter 5



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Midge Decter & Mona Charen talk about modern women, how they should be grateful for what they have, and why choosing family over career shouldn’t be seen as “letting the team down.”

Midge Decter & Mona Charen: Chapter 4



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Midge Decter & Mona Charen look at the notion –  widely held amongst feminists — that women can “have it all”, in terms of career and family.

Midge Decter & Mona Charen: Chapter 3



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Midge Decter & Mona Charen discuss the sorry state of marriage, the culture that is being formed by its decline as an institution, and the dire effect that this decline is having on both men and women.

Midge Decter & Mona Charen: Chapter 2



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Midge Decter & Mona Charen talk about how the freedom enjoyed by women today has resulted in an increased spiritual burden.

Midge Decter & Mona Charen: Chapter 1



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Midge Decter & Mona Charen discuss the 2012 election and the role that the women’s vote played in Romney’s defeat.

John O’Sullivan & Jonah Goldberg: Chapter 5



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John O’Sullivan & Jonah Goldberg discuss the politics of going over the fiscal cliff and causes for optimism about America.

John O’Sullivan & Jonah Goldberg: Chapter 4



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John O’Sullivan and Jonah Goldberg discuss how conservatives need to address social problems in a new culture of understanding.

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