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Hoover Material Featured in Forthcoming PBS film American Reds

Friday, June 24, 2016

This month Twin Cities PBS and documentary filmmaker Richard Wormser announced the forthcoming release of American Reds, a documentary illuminating the history and legacy of the American Communist Party.  The program’s narrative is structured around interviews of prominent American Communists. American Reds is scheduled for public television broadcast and online viewing beginning in October 2016.

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The Libertarian: “The Exclusionary Rule And The Supreme Court”

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia Defining Ideas (Hoover Institution)
Thursday, June 23, 2016

A new ruling expands the investigative power of police.

In the News

Free Speech By Timothy Garton Ash Review – Coping With The Internet As ‘History’s Largest Sewer’

featuring Timothy Garton Ashvia The Guardian
Wednesday, June 22, 2016

This is a thought-provoking manifesto for a ‘connected world’, a suggested agreement on how we disagree. But is freedom of expression what Garton Ash says it is?

In the News

Hoover Research Fellow Maps the Paths of Cold War Czechoslovak Émigrés

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Hoover research fellow Martin Nekola describes his work on documenting the experience of Czechoslovak exiles during the Cold War.

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The Ubiquity Of Terrorism

by Max Bootvia Military History in the News
Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Last December, Donald Trump roiled the presidential race by calling for a “a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States until our country's representatives can figure out what is going on.”

Robert E. Hall

An Arbiter Of Recessions Sees ‘Clouds On The Horizon’ For The U.S. Economy

featuring Robert E. Hallvia The Wall Street Journal
Monday, June 20, 2016

Stanford University economist Robert Hall would rather be late than wrong when it comes to dating business cycles.


The Problem With Politicians As Historians

by Michael J. Boskinvia Project Syndicate
Monday, June 20, 2016

“History doesn’t repeat itself, but it does rhyme,” quipped Mark Twain. For generations, political leaders have been lending credence to that observation, as they have attempted to shape their legacies, taking credit for what worked and blaming predecessors or political opponents for what failed.

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The Libertarian: “The Aftermath Of Orlando”

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia Libertarian
Friday, June 17, 2016

Will the mass shooting in Florida change public policy?


Lessons From Fort Hood And Asking The Right Questions In Orlando

by Amy Zegartvia Lawfare
Thursday, June 16, 2016

It is still the early days following the events of Orlando. It is possible that, as facts emerge, it will be clear that there was nothing more the FBI could have done to prevent the attack. However, there are lessons to be learned on from the 2009 attack in Fort Hood regarding which questions we should be asking.

In Dallas, the golden anniversary event was held at the Old Parkland debate chamber.
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Hoover Joins National Review Institute In Celebrating The Golden Anniversary Of William F. Buckley Jr.’s Firing Line

Friday, June 17, 2016

In May and June, Hoover Library & Archives joined National Review Institute in hosting three fiftieth anniversary events in honor of William F. Buckley Jr.'s landmark television show, Firing Line. The events in Dallas, New York, and Washington DC coincided with Hoover's current exhibition, Civil Discourse: William F. Buckley Jr.'s Firing Line, 1966-1999, now on display in the Herbert Hoover Memorial Exhibit Pavilion.



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.