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A Conversation With Stanford President John Hennessy

interview with John L. Hennessyvia Uncommon Knowledge
Wednesday, July 20, 2016

How John Hennessy transformed Stanford University from one of the top universities in the nation to one of the elite schools in the world.


2016 Summer Firing Line Series

Thursday, July 21, 2016
Hoover Institution, Washington DC

The Hoover Institution hosts the "2016 Summer Firing Line Series" on Thursday, July 21, 2016 from 6:00pm - 10:30pm.

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The Politics Of The New Deal

by Price Fishback, Valentina Kachanovskaya via Defining Ideas
Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Did FDR use this sweeping body of legislation to gain an electoral advantage? 

A dollar bill carried aboard and signed by the members of the bombing crew on July 1, 1946 (Beth Flippen Scheel collection, box 1)
In the News

Hoover Marks The Seventieth Anniversary Of “Operation Crossroads” With The Release Of Rare Sound Recordings

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

This week Hoover Library & Archives announces the public release of rare and unique sound recordings that document the July 1946 detonation of nuclear bombs on the Bikini Atoll in the Marshall Islands—one of the most significant events in the history of nuclear energy. The recordings, part of Hoover’s United States Foreign Broadcast Intelligence Service records, detail the preparation, process, and aftermath of the nuclear testing known seventy years ago as “Operation Crossroads.” Since the first detonation on July 1, 1946, the Bikini Atoll tests have become emblematic of the dawn of the nuclear age and the beginning of the Cold War.

Map of Taiwan
China-Taiwan-United States

Tsai Ing-wen Takes Office: A New Era in Cross-Strait Relations

by Alan D. Rombergvia China Leadership Monitor
Tuesday, July 19, 2016

In her May 20 inaugural address Tsai Ing-wen laid out in stark terms the daunting economic and social challenges that Taiwan faces in the months and years ahead, as well as her determination to meet those challenges. 


New Issue Of Hoover Digest Online

via Hoover Institution
Monday, July 18, 2016

The latest issue of Hoover Digest is now available online.

In the News

Recalling The 1976 Republican Convention And Its Unintended Consequences

quoting Abbas Milanivia American Thinker
Sunday, July 17, 2016

History is paradoxical. This is because it is riddled with unintended consequences that are unavoidable, as they are part of the warp-and-woof of history.

Analysis and Commentary

A Dissertation On The Strategic Logic Of Military Coups

by Kenneth Andersonvia Lawfare
Friday, July 15, 2016

In light of the coup attempt in Turkey (still apparently underway at this writing), I want to note a fairly recent book on coup d'etats from a political science perspective - Naunihal Singh's Seizing Power: The Strategic Logic of Military Coups (Johns Hopkins Press 2014). 

The Classicist with Victor Davis Hanson:
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The Classicist: “The Fraying Order”

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia The Classicist
Thursday, July 14, 2016

The aftermath of violence in Louisiana, Minnesota, and Texas points to a country whose divisions may be growing irreparable. 

In the News

Former SecDef: Long-Range Standoff Missile A Step To New Cold War

featuring William J. Perryvia
Thursday, July 14, 2016

A former secretary of defense under President Bill Clinton told a Senate panel on Wednesday that going ahead with development and deployment of the long-range standoff cruise missile only makes nuclear holocaust more likely.


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.