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Strategika: “Military Readiness in an Age of Uncertainty,” with Thomas Donnelly

interview with Thomas Donnellyvia Strategika
Sunday, May 22, 2016

Is the US ready for global threats?

The Classicist with Victor Davis Hanson:
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The Classicist: “The Myth of Progress”

with Victor Davis Hansonvia The Classicist
Friday, May 20, 2016

How progressive language distorts political philosophy.

Analysis and Commentary

Ideas Had Sex

by John H. Cochrane via Grumpy Economist
Saturday, May 21, 2016

Why are we so much better off than our ancestors? Why did this process only start where and when it did, in Western Europe, not in Rome or China?

Niall Ferguson
In the News

An Evening With Niall Ferguson

featuring Niall Fergusonvia Sydney Opera House
Sunday, May 22, 2016

An evening full of wide ranging discussions of the most important economic and geo-political questions of our day.


Dwarf-Throwing And Other Delights

by Stephen Kotkinvia Wall Street Journal
Friday, May 20, 2016

Czar Alexander I spent most of the 1814-15 Congress of Vienna chasing young women.

Terry Anderson

Terry Anderson On The John Batchelor Show (19:13)

interview with Terry Andersonvia The John Batchelor Show
Thursday, May 19, 2016

Hoover Institution fellow Terry Anderson discusses his Defining Ideas article "The Native American Coal War."


Niall Ferguson On Between The Lines

interview with Niall Fergusonvia ABC
Thursday, May 19, 2016

Hoover Institution fellow Niall Ferguson discusses terrorism, US foreign policy, the global economy, the populist backlash, and Kissinger.

Analysis and Commentary

Morley Safer, RIP

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Thursday, May 19, 2016

CBS Sixty Minutes reporter Morley Safer died today. He was one of my favorites. He had that smile of doubt when he was hearing someone he interviewed tell him what he thought was a spin. He was also a fellow Canadian who became an American, while retaining Canadian citizenship.

In the News

Hungarian Roots: Edward Teller, “Father Of The Hydrogen Bomb”

mentioning Hoover Institutionvia Hungary Today
Thursday, May 19, 2016

A controversial figure and one of the most brilliant minds of the 20th century, Edward Teller (Ede Teller) was a Hungarian-born American nuclear physicist who was instrumental in the production of the first atomic bomb as well the world’s first thermonuclear weapon, the Hydrogen bomb. 

In the News

EconTalk Live: David Beckworth On Monetary Policy And The Great Recession

mentioning Russell Robertsvia Cato Institute
Thursday, May 19, 2016

Featuring David Beckworth, Assistant Professor, Economics, Western Kentucky University; Visiting Scholar, Mercatus Center; Adjunct Scholar, Cato Institute; interviewed by Russ Roberts, Host, EconTalk; Research Fellow, Hoover Institution’s Washington branch.


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.