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Perspectives on the Key Issues of 2014

Friday, December 19, 2014

In 2014 Americans faced a broad array of issues at home and abroad. Perennials such as the listless economic recovery, healthcare reform, and turmoil in the Middle East remained in the forefront, to be joined by the crisis in Ukraine and immigration. Throughout it all, in publications across the country, Hoover fellows offered their unique brand of thoughtful and scholarly insight.

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World War I Pictorial Collection, Box 2, Hoover Institution Archives

New Descriptions of World War I Collections Available Online

Thursday, December 18, 2014

New finding aids to twenty World War I collections are now available through the Online Archive of California

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From left to right: Stanford freshmen Cameron Van de Graaf, Sam Premutico, Elise Kostial, and Program in Writing and Rhetoric Fellow Ethan Plaut

Stanford Students Explore the "Dark Side of Rhetoric" at the Hoover Archives

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

The Hoover Institution Library & Archives at Stanford is a wonderful place to study 20th–century war and Revolution. A recent Program in Writing & Rhetoric course, Propaganda: The Dark Side of Rhetoric, brought Stanford students to Hoover to examine its rich collections and to select items for further study. Of the many essays submitted for the course, here are three stellar examples that provide excellent analyses of the arguments, logical and illogical, verbal and visual, that one finds in propaganda. They also provide a detailed and intimate look at just a few of the millions of items contained in Hoover's stacks.

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Hoover Institution Archives Poster Collection, US 3442b

They Shall Not Perish: Being Lady Liberty, Five Dollars at a Time

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Undergraduate students from Stanford's Program in Writing and Rhetoric (PWR) selected materials from the Hoover Institution Library & Archives' propaganda collections for a class assignment. This essay by Stanford freshman Sam Premutico, selected by PWR fellow Ethan Plaut, describes an item from the Hoover Institution Archives Poster Collection and explains "how funds were raised to support victims of the Armenian genocide by placing the audience squarely in a savior’s shoes."

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Hoover Institution Archives Poster Collection, US 1183

Liberty Bonds and Justice for All

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Undergraduate students from Stanford's Program in Writing and Rhetoric (PWR) selected materials from the Hoover Institution Library & Archives' propaganda collections for a class assignment. Three stellar essays, selected by PWR fellow Ethan Plaut, expose materials at the archives and help "to persuade readers to reconsider precisely how they are being persuaded." Elise Kostial's essay, about a poster from Hoover's collections, exposes false analogies between Lady Justice and Lady Liberty in a poster promoting the sale of war bonds.

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In Retreat: America's Withdrawal from the Middle East

The Great Unraveling: The Remaking of the Middle East Examines the Malady of the Middle East

Tuesday, May 6, 2014
Stanford

The Hoover Institution Press released The Great Unraveling: The Remaking of the Middle East, a series of essays by several distinguished Middle Eastern experts, all of whom are members of the Hoover Institution’s Herbert and Jane Dwight Working Group on Islamism and the International Order. This thoughtful work grapples with the erosion of the old Middle Eastern order of states and the sweeping changes that have hit the Greater Middle East in the past few years.

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What Lies Ahead for America's Children and Their Schools

What Lies Ahead for America’s Children and Their Schools Examines Prospects for Education Reform in the United States

Tuesday, March 4, 2014
Stanford

The Hoover Institution Press released What Lies Ahead for America’s Children and Their Schools,  an assessment by the Hoover Institution’s Koret Task Force on K–12 Education.  This profound work examines both the potential gains and the pitfalls that lie ahead for primary- and secondary-school education in the United States. 

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Hoover Institution Golden State Poll Finds Economy, Jobs, Budget Top Californians’ Concerns

Wednesday, January 22, 2014
Stanford

As California Governor Jerry Brown laid out his priorities in this morning’s State of the State Address, the Hoover Institution’s Golden State Poll finds strengthening the state’s economy, improving the job market, and balancing the state’s budget foremost among Californians’ concerns in the new year.

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The Crusade Years, 1933–1955: Herbert Hoover’s Lost Memoir of the New Deal Era a

In The Crusade Years, Nash Brings to Life a Riveting Historical Memoir by President Herbert Hoover

Monday, December 2, 2013
Stanford

The Hoover Institution Press released The Crusade Years--a never-before-published parallel volume to Herbert Hoover’s Freedom Betrayed from the Hoover Institution Archives–edited by historian George H. Nash.  This work recounts Hoover’s postpresidential family life, his myriad philanthropic interests, and his “crusade against collectivism” after he left the White House.

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The New Deal and Modern American Conservatism: A Defining Rivalry, by Hoover fel

In The New Deal and Modern American Conservatism: A Defining Rivalry, Davenport and Lloyd Highlight a Back-to-Basics Approach for Reviving the Conservative Movement

Tuesday, October 1, 2013
Stanford

Hoover Institution Press released The New Deal and Modern American Conservatism: A Defining Rivalry, by Hoover research fellow David Davenport and Pepperdine professor of public policy Gordon Lloyd.

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