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Hoover Digest by topic: Military History

August 13, 2012

War and Remembrance

our civil war fallen
Image credit: Taylor Jones

This is how the war ends: not with a bang, but with a three-day weekend. How should a nation honor its fallen? By Diana Schaub.

August 13, 2012

Why Reading Matters

marble relief from a second-century Roman sarcophagus
Image credit: Marie-Lan Nguyen—Licensed under Creative Commons

Literature still offers the keys to self-mastery. By Victor Davis Hanson.

August 13, 2012

Hearts and Minds: Counting the Costs

Brenda Dwiggins
Image credit: U.S. Marine Corps/Lance Cpl. Gabriela Garcia

The American way of winning popular support is now a well-oiled—and very expensive—strategic machine. By Thomas H. Henriksen.

August 13, 2012

A New Grand Strategy

The greater Mideast is being transformed. Now the United States must transform its Mideast policy just as dramatically. By Charles Hill.

August 13, 2012

Resilience Is Not Enough

Bouncing back from national-security setbacks is no substitute for overcoming or avoiding them in the first place. By Amy B. Zegart.

April 6, 2012

Herbert Hoover's Road Not Taken

George H. Nash cartoon
Image credit: Taylor Jones

Completed forty-eight years ago, his magnum opus appears at last. George H. Nash discusses its insights into our thirty-first president. By Charity Nebbe.

April 6, 2012

Threat for Threat

Korean man with bombs
Image credit: Taylor Jones

How South Korea might deter its nuclear neighbor without going nuclear itself. By Dimitri Landa.

April 6, 2012

On the Cover

April 6, 2012

Shooting the Bolsheviks

Three barefoot men face
Image credit: Hoover Archives

Amid the ruins of the Great War, an American camera crew filmed a shocking sight. That roll of celluloid has taken a strange trip through history. By Bertrand M. Patenaude.

April 6, 2012

Back to the (Uncertain) Future

Robert Gates cartoon
Image credit: Taylor Jones

Proposals to cut deeply into the Pentagon budget carry risks that the administration has yet to confront. By Kori N. Schake.