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Publication of lost Herbert Hoover memoir concludes busy year for Hoover Press
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Herbert Hoover's Life and His Crusade Against Collectivism

by George H. Nashvia Hoover Podcasts
Monday, April 20, 2015

George Nash, a historian, lecturer, and authority on the life of Herbert Hoover, gave a presentation covering Hoover’s extraordinary life and career.

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Stanford's Polish Students' Association Visits the Library & Archives

featuring Hoover Institutionvia Press Release Point
Wednesday, April 22, 2015

The presentation included a large sample of posters from the 1919–21 war between Poland and Soviet Russia, colorful letters from Polish schoolchildren to Herbert Hoover, and a photo album documenting the second trip of Joachim von Ribbentrop to Moscow that sealed the partition of Poland between Hitler’s Germany and Stalin’s Russia.

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Pentagon Announces New Strategy For Cyberwarfare

quoting Ash Carter, Amy Zegartvia The New York Times
Thursday, April 23, 2015

The Pentagon on Thursday took a major step designed to instill a measure of fear in potential cyberadversaries, releasing a new strategy that for the first time explicitly discusses the circumstances under which cyberweapons could be used against an attacker, and naming the countries it says present the greatest threat.

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Analysis: Catholic-Protestant Competition Accelerating The Numbers Of Catholic Saints?

featuring Robert J. Barro, Rachel M. McClearyvia Religioscope
Wednesday, April 22, 2015

The rapid increase in the beatification of saints by the Roman Catholic Church starting in the early 20th century may be driven by competition with Protestants, according to Harvard economists Robert J. Barro and Rachel M. McCleary.

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Cash Flowed To Clinton Foundation As Russians Pressed For Control Of Uranium Company

quoting Michael McFaulvia The New York Times
Thursday, April 23, 2015

As the Russians gradually assumed control of Uranium One in three separate transactions from 2009 to 2013, Canadian records show, a flow of cash made its way to the Clinton Foundation.

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Beyond Human Rights Rituals A Case for State-Nation Specific Negotiation Of UNDRIP Implementation

quoting Tod Lindbergvia IC Magazine
Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Tod Lindberg, research fellow at Stanford’s Hoover Institution, argues that Posner’s historical analysis is essentially wrong, “International human-rights law is good and useful not because it compels, which it mostly can’t, but because it inspires.”


Paul Gregory On The John Batchelor Show (19:15)

interview with Paul R. Gregoryvia John Batchelor Show
Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Hoover fellow Paul Gregory discusses Gazprom and the EU's antitrust charge against Gazprom, which has used its dominance of European markets to control the flow of natural gas to Europe. If the lawsuit is successful then Gazprom would be forced to open its pipelines to third party suppliers.

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2015 Pulitzer Winners

mentioning Stephen Kotkinvia Washington Post
Monday, April 20, 2015

Biography or autobiography finalist: “Stalin: Volume I: Paradoxes of Power, 1878-1928” by Stephen Kotkin

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EU's Antitrust Charge Against Gazprom: Another Putin Disaster

by Paul R. Gregoryvia Forbes
Monday, April 20, 2015

The Wall Street Journal reports that the European Union’s antitrust commission will file charges against Gazprom, the Russian state-owned natural gas company, on Wednesday.

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There Is Another Russia Beyond Putin

by Timothy Garton Ashvia The Guardian
Sunday, April 19, 2015

Despite the Russian president’s popularity, hopes remain of a post-imperial state at ease with itself and its neighbors.