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Sunday Reading

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Sunday, August 28, 2016

On Gary's goofs, smugglers solve alleged public good problem, FDA-caused massive deaths, and reparations from descendants of slave owners.

In the News

How One Cold War DJ Showed The Creative Power Of Rock And Roll

mentioning Hoover Institutionvia Forbes
Friday, August 26, 2016

Lost in the archives of Cold War Eastern Europe is a former Hungarian rock DJ named Geza Ekecs, who has nestled into a quiet and humble retirement in Munich. 

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Best Of Wives And Best Of Women

featuring Elizabeth Cobbsvia The Wall Street Journal
Friday, August 26, 2016

[Subscription Required] Alexander Hamilton sent Eliza dozens of letters from the front. ‘I meet you in every dream,’ he wrote.

Dr. Felix Boecking, lecturer in modern Chinese political and economic history at the University of Edinburgh
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New Perspectives On Land Reform In The People’s Republic Of China

Monday, August 29, 2016

Dr. Felix Boecking, a lecturer at the University of Edinburgh and a participant in Hoover's 2016 Workshop on Modern China, discusses his research on land reform and his use of Hoover's

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Silas Palmer fellow Paul Behringer is a Ph.D candidate in the history department at American University in Washington, DC.
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Silas Palmer Fellow Explores The Effect Of Foreign Interventions In Civil Wars

Monday, August 29, 2016

Silas Palmer fellow Paul Behringer uses Hoover collections to investigate whether foreign intervention in civil war facilitates increased violence or movement toward peace.

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Turkey And The Kurds

by Peter R. Mansoorvia Military History in the News
Friday, August 26, 2016

On Wednesday, August 24, Turkish forces launched a major ground assault into Syria, spearheaded by a battalion of Leopard tanks and Special Forces troops and supported by U.S. airpower. The attack was aimed at the town of Jarablus, astride the Euphrates River. The town was speedily liberated from militants of the Islamic State, who had held it for nearly two and a half years. 

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The Cold War: Bridge Of Spies, And Other Lost Chances For Peace

by Mark Harrisonvia University of Warwick
Friday, August 26, 2016

Were there missed opportunities to unwind the tensions of the Cold War? This question was raised by my holiday reading: Bridge of Spies, by Giles Whittell. 

Analysis and Commentary

Diversity: History's Pathway To Chaos

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review
Thursday, August 25, 2016

America’s successful melting pot should not be replaced with discredited salad-bowl separatism.

James Buckley on Uncommon Knowledge
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James Buckley Discusses His Life And Values On Uncommon Knowledge

interview with James L. Buckleyvia Uncommon Knowledge
Thursday, August 25, 2016

James Buckley discusses his life and where his ideas and the Buckley family values come from.

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'Dream Team’ Of Historians Proposed To Advise US President

quoting Niall Fergusonvia Oneida Daily Dispatch
Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Imagine a dream team of the nation’s top historians, recruited by the White House to advise the president on major decisions. That’s the idea being pitched by two Harvard University scholars who say many United States leaders know alarmingly little about history, both of their own country and of others.

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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.