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Toronto and the Lessons of a Forgotten Battle

by Barry Strauss via Military History in the News
Thursday, April 27, 2017

Hard as it is to believe, a little over two hundred years ago today American forces sacked Toronto. The date was April 27, 1813. Yes, “Toronto the Good,” as the once straitlaced city was nicknamed, the city also known as “Hollywood North” because of all the movies and television shows (many American) filmed there, and a cherished annual tourist destination for almost three million Americans, was burnt and plundered by American arms. 

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The Libertarian: France, Immigration, and the EU

via Defining Ideas (Hoover Institution)
Wednesday, April 26, 2017

What French elections tell us about the future trajectory of Europe.

Interviews

Kori Schake: Did Gen. Flynn Break The Law By Not Disclosing His Russian Ties?

interview with Kori Schakevia Lars Larson Show
Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Hoover Institution fellow Kori Schake discusses whether General Michael Flynn may have violated federal law by not fully disclosing his business dealings with Russia when seeking a security clearance to work in the administration as well as Flynn possibly accepting funds without permission.

Analysis and Commentary

Long Run Lira?

by John H. Cochrane via Grumpy Economist
Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Luigi Zingales inaugurated a series of essays in Il Sole 24 Ore, an Italian newspaper, on whether Italy should stay in or get out of the Euro, and graciously asked me to contribute. My view, here in English, here in Italian.

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Gibraltar Braces For Life After Brexit

by Tunku Varadarajanvia Wall Street Journal
Monday, April 24, 2017

Spain wants joint sovereignty over the Rock, but the people adamantly oppose it.

Analysis and Commentary

Ayn Rand’s Counter-Revolution

by Jennifer Burnsvia The New York Times
Monday, April 24, 2017

The crowds jostling below, the soldiers marching down icy boulevards, the roar of a people possessed: All this a young Ayn Rand witnessed from her family’s apartment, perched high above the madness near Nevsky Prospekt, a central thoroughfare of Petrograd, the Russian city formerly known as St. Petersburg.

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How JetBlue Does It

interview with Robin Hayes, Joel C. Petersonvia Uncommon Knowledge
Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Staying competitive in a precarious industry.

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Authoritative Putin Think Tank Could Not Choose Between Clinton And Trump

by Paul R. Gregoryvia Forbes
Monday, April 24, 2017

A Reuter’s exclusive cites seven anonymous “informed sources” with access to the confidential reports of the Moscow-based Russian Institute for Strategic Studies (RISS). Reuters claims that these reports “provided the framework and rationale” for the Kremlin’s “intensive effort …. to swing the 2016 U.S. presidential election to Donald Trump and undermine voters’ faith in the American electoral system.”

Privacy & Power: A Transatlantic Dialogue In The Shadow Of The NSA-Affair
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Security by the Book - Privacy & Power: A Transatlantic Dialogue In The Shadow Of The NSA-Affair

by Benjamin Wittes, Russell Miller, Ralf Poschervia Lawfare
Tuesday, April 18, 2017

The Hoover Institution's National Security, Technology and Law Working Group, along with Hoover's Washington, DC office discussed Privacy and Power:  A Transatlantic Dialogue in the Shadow of the NSA-Affair.  Benjamin Wittes (Hoover working group member and senior fellow at the Brookings Institution), Russell Miller (professor of law at Washington & Lee University School of Law) and Prof. Ralf Poscher (professor of law at  University of Freiberg) discussed fundamental differences in the way that Americans and Europeans approach the issues of privacy and intelligence-gathering.

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Weapon on the Wall

by Jean McElwee Cannonvia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 24, 2017

As World War I raged, posters encouraged, enticed, and even shamed young Americans into joining the great conflict.

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