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The Libertarian: “Classical Liberalism and the Republican Party”

by Richard A. Epsteinvia The Libertarian
Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Does the GOP truly represent limited government?

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An excerpt from Henry Kissinger’s “World Order”

featuring Henry A. Kissingervia Morning Joe (MSNBC)
Sunday, September 14, 2014

The Question of World Order

In 1961, as a young academic, I called on President Harry S. Truman when I found myself in Kansas City delivering a speech. 

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Real Reason Japanese Attacked Pearl Harbor

by Victor Davis Hansonvia WND - World Net Daily
Saturday, September 13, 2014

The Japanese did not see their attack on Pearl Harbor as foolish at all. What in retrospect seems suicidal did not necessarily seem so at the time. In hindsight, the wiser Japanese course would have been to absorb the orphaned colonial Far Eastern possessions of France, the Netherlands and Great Britain that were largely defenseless after June 1941.

The future of the GOP with Richard Nixon

The Nixon Pardon: Incentives Matter in Politics Too

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Saturday, September 6, 2014

In this weekend's Wall Street Journal, Ken Gormley and David Shribman celebrate the 40th anniversary of President Ford's pardon of Nixon. The piece is titled "The Nixon Pardon at 40: Ford Looks Better Than Ever." They give basically three arguments:

The Crusade Years, 1933–1955: Herbert Hoover’s Lost Memoir of the New Deal Era a
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Let’s Make a Deal

featuring George H. Nashvia New Criterion
Friday, September 5, 2014

Vilified and ridiculed throughout the second half of his long life—he died in 1964 at the age of ninety—Herbert Hoover was a great and good man. Statesmen often find themselves required to kill, earning their reputations in part by fighting and winning wars. Hoover’s statesmanship consisted first of all in saving lives, literally by the millions.

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"To Hell With the Constitution!"

by Bruce Thorntonvia FrontPage
Thursday, September 4, 2014

In 1902 Theodore Roosevelt intervened in a strike by Pennsylvania coal miners, exceeding his Constitutional authority as president. When this was pointed out to him by Republican House whip James E. Watson, Roosevelt allegedly yelled, “To hell with the Constitution when the people want coal!”

Cairo Punch 13, Hoover Institution Library
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Strategika: “Can ISIS Govern?” with Mark Moyar

by Mark Moyarvia Strategika
Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Now that the terrorist group has seized territory, can they hold it?

Cairo Punch 19, Hoover Institution Library.
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Strategika: “How to Defeat ISIS” with Peter Mansoor

by Peter R. Mansoorvia Strategika
Wednesday, September 3, 2014

How do we stop the next great terrorist threat?



by John B. Taylorvia EconomicsOne
Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Due to previous commitments in Hong Kong I could not attend today’s Bretton Woods: The Founders and the Future conference in New Hampshire, but I was invited to speak via video. Here is the text of my remarks.

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A Constellation of Vital Phenomena: A Literary Window into Russia’s Chechnya Wars

by Kori Schakevia War on the Rocks
Thursday, August 28, 2014

Anyone who thinks “western values” are an arrogant fiction created to perpetuate the dominance of market democracies or whitewash their crimes should read A Constellation of Vital Phenomena, a heartbreakingly poignant novel about the wars in Chechnya. 


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.