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Sacrifice at the Somme‬

by Max Bootvia Military History in the News
Wednesday, June 29, 2016

One hundred years ago, on July 1, 1916, five French divisions and eleven British divisions attacked across no man’s land in an attempt to puncture the German lines in northern France. The infantry assault had been preceded by an intense bombardment lasting seven days and involving a thousand artillery pieces. 


The Obama Administration’s Contributions To International Law

by Jack Goldsmithvia Lawfare
Tuesday, June 28, 2016

In April I was honored to give the Sherrill lecture at Yale Law School. My lecture was entitled, The Contributions of the Obama Administration to the Practice and Theory of International Law. The Harvard International Law Journal has now kindly published a slightly edited and lightly footnoted version of the lecture.

In the News

Former U.S. Treasury Secretary Larry Summers Speaks With CNBC's "Squawk Box" Today

quoting Kevin Warshvia CNBC
Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Our economy has been at 2% for the last few years.


Bill Whalen On The John Batchelor Show (19:58)

interview with Bill Whalenvia John Batchelor Show
Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Hoover Institution fellow Bill Whalen discusses the Democratic and Republican conventions as well as Brexit, trade, the terrorist attack in Turkey, and how events/issues affect the presidential election.

Analysis and Commentary

Out Of The Brexit Turmoil: Opportunity

by Henry A. Kissingervia Wall Street Journal
Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Europe should not treat Britain as a prison escapee but as a potential compatriot. And the U.S. has a vital role to play.

In the News

Brexit Could Foreshadow Win For Trump

quoting Bill Whalenvia NBC Bay Area News
Saturday, June 25, 2016

Political experts have noted that the Brexit vote largely hinged on a singles issue -- the issue of immigration. Many of those same experts now say the Brexit vote could offer big clues about the United States race for president. 

Analysis and Commentary

Schadenfreude Is Wonderful

by Alvin Rabushkavia Thoughtful Ideas
Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Schadenfreude—your misfortune is my joy—is wunderbar!


Brexit Or Fixit

by John H. Cochrane via Grumpy Economist
Monday, June 27, 2016

Many commenters compare Brexit to the American revolution. I think the constitutional convention is a better analogy for the moment and challenge ahead. A first attempt at union resulted in an unworkable Federal structure. Europe needs a constitutional convention to fix its union.

In the News

Why The New Nationalists Are Taking Over

quoting Michael Spencevia Politico
Monday, June 27, 2016

Our post-Cold War system might be a triumph for peace and security, but it’s built on unsustainable economic ideas. 

In the News

Washington Fears Brexit Will Unravel Its Anti-Russia Policy

quoting Michael McFaulvia
Monday, June 27, 2016

Britain’s stunning referendum vote to leave the European Union has thrown a cat among the pigeons, not least in Washington, where it is feared that the “Brexit” could scupper its anti-Russian policy.