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Former British Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne Joins Stanford’s Hoover Institution and Graduate School of Business

Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Stanford

Former British Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne has been named a distinguished visiting fellow at the Hoover Institution and dean's fellow at the Stanford Graduate School for Business.  Osborne will specialize in research on international politics and the global economy.

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Area 45: A House Divided – Can The Conservatives Come Together?

interview with Tevi Troyvia Area 45
Tuesday, September 19, 2017

The Right: A Whole Divided Into Three Parts.

Analysis and Commentary

Happy Birthday, Dr. Johnson

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Monday, September 18, 2017

Google today highlights the birthday of Sam Johnson, the famous British intellectual in the 18th century. He is thought of as the father of the modern dictionary.

In the News

How To Keep Calm When All Around Are Shouting ‘Fascist’?

quoting Niall Fergusonvia Asia Times
Monday, September 18, 2017

In Niall Ferguson’s new book, The Square and the Tower: Networks, Hierarchies and the Struggle for Global Power, he addresses a dawning recognition that the utopia of free speech and tolerance we were promised the internet would bring about hasn’t quite materialized.

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Interviews

Stephen Haber Discusses The Political Origins Of Banking Crises On The John Batchelor Show

interview with Stephen Habervia The John Batchelor Show
Sunday, September 17, 2017

Hoover Institution fellow Stephen Haber examines banking crises and discusses his book "Fragile by Design."

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North Korean Missile Test Raises Questions About Why Allies Didn'T Try To Shoot It Down

quoting Michael R. Auslinvia Stars and Stripes
Sunday, September 17, 2017

The United States and its allies knew the North Koreans had fired a missile and tracked its path over Japan last week. Sirens blared in Hokkaido, and the Japanese government urged people to take cover.

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What’s The Point Of A Liberal Education? Don’t Ask The Ivy League

by Peter Berkowitzvia Wall Street Journal
Friday, September 15, 2017

Few top colleges explain their purpose to students. They want to talk gender and inequality instead.

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A Lack Of Ideas Has Consequences

by James W. Ceaservia The Weekly Standard
Monday, September 18, 2017

Something has gone missing from American politics. Since the beginning of the new administration in January, public debate focused on general ideas has largely disappeared.

In the News

To Shoot Down Or Not Shoot Down A North Korean Missile

quoting Michael R. Auslinvia NPR
Saturday, September 16, 2017

The U.S. military has multiple systems that could potentially take down a North Korean test missile. But despite dozens of North Korean tests over the years, including 15 this year, the U.S. has not taken that step.

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Why Were We In Vietnam?

featuring Victor Davis Hansonvia Power Line
Saturday, September 16, 2017

Watching Victor Davis Hanson’s PragerU short course on the war (video below) elicited a flood of memories, of which that was not the only one by any means. I recalled the North Vietnamese Army tanks rolling toward Saigon in the spring of 1975. I thought that they contradicted one or two of the key talking points I had been taught by the antiwar crowd in the heyday of the movement against the war.

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Military History Working Group


The Working Group on the Role of Military History in Contemporary Conflict examines how knowledge of past military operations can influence contemporary public policy decisions concerning current conflicts.