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The Libertarian: The Inevitable Failures Of A Two-State Solution

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia Defining Ideas (Hoover Institution)
Thursday, February 23, 2017

Why dreams of Israeli-Palestinian peace are destined for failure.

In the News

Hoover Partnering With The Library Of Congress’ Radio Preservation Task Force For Its Cold War Communication Project

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Hoover is partnering with the Library of Congress, the U.S. National Archives and the Wilson Center to create a network of core institutions about which a Cold War Communication Project will be based.

News
Michael Sadykiewicz speaking at a Communist Party meeting in Warsaw in mid-1956.  Colonel Wojciech Jaruzelski sits on the right-hand side of Sadykiewicz.
In the News

Polish Military Expert’s Archive Donated To Hoover

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

The papers of one of the most distinguished experts on Warsaw Pact affairs of the 1970s and 1980s have been added to the Hoover Archives.  The donor, Colonel Michael Sadykiewicz, author of several books, dozens of research papers, and reports, died in Warsaw late last year at the age of ninety-two.  His life and work were shaped by the turbulent history of East Central Europe during the past century.

News
Young Men's Christian Associations collection, Hoover Archives, Envelope CCC

Silas Palmer Fellow Examines the Role of the WWI Doughboy in American Mass Culture

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Silas Palmer fellow Mark Hauser examines how the centralization of men and materials by the United States military and its affiliated welfare agencies played a key role in disseminating and strengthening the grasp of mass culture on American society.

News
The Effect of Tax Preferences on Health Spending
Analysis and Commentary

How To Repeal And Replace Obamacare And Pass Tax Cuts/Tax Reform By April 15, 2017

by Alvin Rabushkavia Thoughtful Ideas
Tuesday, February 21, 2017

The first law of Congressional dynamics states that Congress will delay action on any important policy as long as possible until it’s too late to pass legislation in any given two-year Congressional session.  As an illustration, the last overhaul of the federal income tax was President Reagan’s Tax Reform Act of 1986, 31 years ago.

Analysis and Commentary

Politics In A Democracy Is War By Other Means

by Bruce Thorntonvia Front Page Magazine Online
Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Since the election of Donald Trump the “partisan divide” has escalated into a “Civil War,” according to many commentators. “The Fight for Washington” headlines a PJ Media column. The New York Times’ Thomas Friedman says Trump’s election was a political “Pearl Harbor.” The intelligence community is rumored to be at “war” with Trump. Progressive Democrats have organized a “Resistance,” as though their party is occupied France during World War II.

Hoover fellow Richard Epstein on income inequality.
Analysis and Commentary

Bryan Caplan's Best Line And My Thoughts

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Monday, February 20, 2017

I used part of my time to watch on Facebook co-blogger Bryan's debate with Will Wilkinson about the Universal Basic Income. I thought Bryan knocked it out of the park, both with his prepared presentation that he posted about today and with his back and forth with Will.

Analysis and Commentary

Donald Trump Rediscovers Franklin Roosevelt’s Forgotten Man—Or Is It Someone Else?

by David Davenport, Gordon Lloydvia History News Network
Sunday, February 19, 2017

With many uncertainties about Trumpism, one thing we know for sure: Donald Trump’s key constituency is “the forgotten men and women.” His first tweet as president-elect promised that “the forgotten man and woman will never be forgotten again.” Indeed, the forgotten men and women were recurring characters in a flurry of campaign speeches he gave just before the election, the people who “built our country,” he said, the “middle class.”

Analysis and Commentary

A Democrat’s Self-Dramatizing Departure Could Bring Real Reform To The FEC

by Jeremy Carlvia National Review
Sunday, February 19, 2017

Real FEC reform would be the opposite of what Ann Ravel and her Democratic colleagues want.

Interviews

Victor Davis Hanson Explains How Misguided Democratic Policies Caused The Dam Crisis In California

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia WMAL 630 AM (MD)
Thursday, February 16, 2017

Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson discusses his Los Angeles Times article "The Oroville Dam Disaster Is Yet Another Example Of California's Decline."

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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.