The Scrapbook has previously lauded the work of the Foundation for Constitutional Government. To support the serious study of politics and political philosophy, it’s developed a series of websites devoted to important, contemporary thinkers (Walter Berns, Irving Kristol, Harvey Mansfield, James Q. Wilson, and more to come).
Now we’re pleased to alert readers to the foundation’s latest venture: Conversations with Bill Kristol. The foundation has been preparing videos of discussions, hosted by this magazine’s editor, with some of America’s leading thinkers and figures in public life. Already available at conversationswithbillkristol.org are talks with the aforementioned Harvey Mansfield, with Elliott Abrams, and with Amy and Leon Kass. Look for a discussion with Charles Murray in mid-July, and more to come every couple of weeks. The videos are an hour-and-a-half to two hours long, so you’ll want a big tub of popcorn, and maybe some Sno-Caps, too. Think of them as summer blockbusters for grownups. Unlike the fare at your local multiplex, though, they’re free, and you’ll be more intelligent when the credits roll than you were going in.