At a time when our nation is portrayed as increasingly polarized, media often ignore viewpoints and stories that are worthy of attention. American Thought Leaders, hosted by The Epoch Times Senior Editor Jan Jekielek, features in-depth discussions with some of America’s most influential thought leaders on pertinent issues facing our nation today.
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Curtis Bowers: How the Marxist Agenda Is Taking Over America Today 
A decade ago, Curtis Bowers made the documentary “Agenda: Grinding America Down” detailing a communist agenda to corrupt American institutions—from education to Hollywood to media—and subvert America and its values from within.
The main strategy was to divide and conquer—to turn Americans against each other.
In this episode, we sit down with Bowers to discuss what his film can tell us about our current political moment, and how Americans can reconnect with their neighbors.
M.A. Taylor: How the Electoral College Empowers Minorities 
There are growing calls to eliminate the electoral college and criticisms that it’s racist. But what many do not realize is that the electoral college actually amplifies the voices of ethnic minorities in America. So argues M.A. Taylor, the director of “Safeguard: An Electoral College Story.”
In this episode, Taylor explains what the electoral college actually does, common misconceptions around it and what would happen if it no longer existed.
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Daniel Allott: 3 Years on the Ground in Swing States, the Real Story 
Three years ago, Daniel Allott left his job to travel around America talking to voters across the political spectrum, from farmers to students to refugees. He went to America’s most politically interesting areas, including America’s most racially diverse rural county.
In this episode, Allott tells us about his journey and what he found, which he’s documented in a new book, “On the Road in Trump’s America: A Journey Into the Heart of a Divided Nation.”
Conrad Black: Will COVID-19 Help or Hurt Trump? 
Conrad Black says President Trump is a “president like no other” for a multitude of reasons beyond temperament.
Is there a silver lining in the President contracting coronavirus, beyond what the President himself has described?
Do the polls reflect reality, or are they as off as they were in 2016?
In this episode, we sit down with media personality Conrad Black, author of “A President Like No Other: Donald J. Trump and the Restoring of America.”
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Tom Fitton: the Durham Probe, Flynn Case Misconduct & New Appointment 
Irregularities in the Mueller investigation keep coming to light, including 22 Mueller team phones that were wiped before having been examined for records, and a guilty plea secured by US Attorney John Durham.
Ex-FBI deputy director Andy McCabe recently refused to testify to the Senate Judiciary Committee, and according to Judicial Watch president Tom Fitton, there’s an underlying reason—which has to do with the confirmation of Judge Amy Coney Barrett.
Wilfred Reilly: Breaking Down the Illusion of Systemic Racism 
“Every system you could possibly think of produces some kind of racial or sexual or class discrepancy. And this allows the radicals to be radicals eternally, and to claim that everything is racist,” says Wilfred Reilly.
Headlines tell us that blacks get shot by police officers more often, get paid less than whites, and tend to do worse on standardized tests.
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