Peter Thiel on 'The Straussian Moment'Peter Thiel, cofounder of PayPal and Palantir, discusses his essay 'The Straussian Moment,' describing how the ancients believed in the power of the intellect and the weakness of the will, but how today we believe the opposite. Thiel also gives his overview on the current American political scene.
Jim Mattis on 'Call Sign Chaos: Learning to Lead''Call Sign Chaos' is a memoir of Jim Mattis’s lifelong journey from Marine recruit to four-star general and Secretary of Defense. It’s also the story of his quest to learn from every experience and pass on those lessons, so that future generations can plan better, lead better, and do and be better.
The Big Three of the 20th Century: FDR, Churchill, and StalinAccomplished historians David Kennedy, Andrew Roberts, and Stephen Kotkin discuss why the peaceful new international order that Roosevelt, Churchill, and Stalin agreed to establish after crushing Nazi Germany turned into each of the Allies pursuing their own national interests amid the Cold War.
Thomas Sowell and 'Discrimination and Disparities'Thomas Sowell discusses identity politics, reparations, and more in the newly revised edition of his book, 'Discrimination and Disparities.' He analyzes why discussions of racial group success cannot be explained by race and how birth order has a greater impact on IQ than race or location of birth.