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A Midsummer's Thucydides With Kori Schake

interview with Kori Schakevia Blog Talk Radio
Sunday, July 23, 2017

For a man who last walked the Earth almost 2,500 years ago, 2017 has been a great year for Thucydides. The old Greek historian is having quite a renaissance. Of course, he's always been there, but the Whitehouse is interested in himm, so everyone else is as well, especially with regard to the often mentioned, "Thucydides’s Trap."

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Europe’s Struggle To Take Its Destiny Into Its Own Hands

by Josef Joffevia Wall Street Journal
Thursday, July 20, 2017

A Continent that doesn’t spend on defense and thinks ‘peace’ is a form of power still needs America.

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Trump’s Biggest Success, The True History Of Dunkirk & Other Notable Commentary

mentioning Hoover Institutionvia New York Post
Thursday, July 20, 2017

Even before the announcement that he’d been diagnosed with brain cancer, Sen. John McCain was facing special venom from his enemies — including some Republicans, notes Elliot Kaufman at National Review. Dianna Orrock, a GOP national committeewoman from Nevada, replied “Amen” to a tweet calling on the Arizona senator to “die already.” 

The Classicist with Victor Davis Hanson:
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The Classicist: The Forgotten Virtues Of Physical Labor

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia The Classicist
Thursday, July 20, 2017

Why brawn still matters in a world driven by brainpower.

Interviews

Kori Schake Discusses Thucydides On The John Batchelor Show

interview with Kori Schakevia The John Batchelor Show
Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Hoover Institution fellow Kori Schake discusses her Atlantic article "The Summer of Misreading Thucydides."

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Area 45: Trump’s Executive Orders

interview with Adam J. White, Bill Whalenvia Area 45
Wednesday, July 19, 2017

A Flurry of Executive Orders with Adam White.

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Sir Roger Scruton: How to Be a Conservative

interview with Roger Scrutonvia Uncommon Knowledge
Wednesday, July 19, 2017

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Conservatism in the Twenty-First Century.

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Sir Roger Scruton: How To Be A Conservative

interview with Roger Scrutonvia Uncommon Knowledge
Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Conservatism in the Twenty-First Century.

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Feminine Spycraft

by Andrew Robertsvia Military History in the News
Tuesday, July 18, 2017

The Times of London report that Mata Hari, the notorious World War One double agent, owed her downfall to MI5 rather than to the French secret service comes at a time when the British domestic security service could do with some good news, even if it is one hundred years old. Still reeling from the shock of three terrorist attacks in two months in London and Manchester this year—two of them perpetrated by Islamic fundamentalists who were known to the organization—perhaps MI5 can learn something from the superb professionalism of their forebears in 1916.

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The Summer Of Misreading Thucydides

by Kori Schakevia The Atlantic
Tuesday, July 18, 2017

There’s a delicious irony in the Trump team’s affection for the historian—who repeatedly shows how populists lead societies to ruin.

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