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Thomas S. Kidd on Thomas Jefferson

Thomas S. Kidd on Thomas Jefferson

On this Fourth of July weekend, historian Thomas S. Kidd joins host Richard Aldous to talk about the contradictions of Thomas Jefferson, as detailed in his new book Thomas Jefferson: A Biography of Spirit and Flesh.

Richard Aldous
Aaron Friedberg on Getting China Wrong

Aaron Friedberg on Getting China Wrong

What we have been doing with China has clearly not been working. How can we course-correct? Renowned Asia scholar Aaron L. Friedberg joins host Richard Aldous to discuss his new book Getting China Wrong.

Richard Aldous
Michael J. Abramowitz on the future of democracy

Michael J. Abramowitz on the future of democracy

Michael Abramowitz joins Charles Lane to reflect on the disappointed expectations for democratic transition after 1989, and our complacent forgetfulness that democracy is something that must be struggled over continuously.

Charles Lane
Lev Menand on the Federal Reserve

Lev Menand on the Federal Reserve

With the Federal Reserve making bold moves this week, Lev Menand, author of the new book The Fed Unbound: Central Banking in a Time of Crisis, joins host Richard Aldous to talk about how the makers of monetary policy still need to adapt to the uncertain future.

Richard Aldous
Frederic C. Hof on Obama and Syria

Frederic C. Hof on Obama and Syria

This week, Ambassador Frederic C. Hof joins host Richard Aldous to talk about his wrenching experience of almost negotiating a lasting Israeli-Syrian peace, as detailed in his new book Reaching for the Heights: The Inside Story of a Secret Attempt to Reach a Syrian-Israeli Peace.

Richard Aldous
Maya MacGuineas on fiscal responsibility

Maya MacGuineas on fiscal responsibility

Is fiscal responsibility coming back into style? Maya MacGuineas, president of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, joins Charles Lane to discuss how that reversal may yet come to pass after years of fiscal recklessness by both parties.

Charles Lane
Nelly Lahoud on the bin Laden papers

Nelly Lahoud on the bin Laden papers

A look into the inner life of a notorious murderer—Nelly Lahoud joins host Richard Aldous to talk about her new book, The Bin Laden Papers: How the Abbottabad Raid Revealed the Truth about Al-Qaeda, Its Leader, and His Family.

Richard Aldous
Ruy Teixeira on the American electorate

Ruy Teixeira on the American electorate

Is the Democratic Party still the party of the White and non-White working class? Ruy Teixeira of the Center for American Progress joins host Charles Lane to assess the party’s strategic positioning today.

Charles Lane