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Firing Line Broadcast Records, Hoover Institution Archives

Fifty-two More Firing Line DVDs Now Available on

Thursday, February 26, 2015

The DVDs of fifty-two additional programs from William F. Buckley’s Firing Line television series are now available on Featured guests include Gerald Ford, Clare Boothe Luce, Tom Wolfe, G. Gordon Liddy, Betty Friedan, Malachi Martin, Ben Stein, Jesse Jackson, Arthur Schlesinger Jr., Tipper Gore, Rudy Giuliani, Arianna Huffington, and Barry Goldwater.  A special anniversary program of Firing Line, “Bill Buckley and Firing Line Get Roasted” is among the newly available episodes.

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What Makes Vladimir Run?

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Strategika
Thursday, February 26, 2015

A line from President Vladimir Putin’s April 2005 state of the nation address is now often commonly footnoted to explain his latest aggressions: “Above all, we should acknowledge that the collapse of the Soviet Union was a major geopolitical disaster of the century. As for the Russian nation, it became a genuine drama. Tens of millions of our co-citizens and co-patriots found themselves outside Russian territory.”

Dartmouth professors Jennifer Lind and William Wohlforth
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Uncommon Knowledge With Dartmouth Professors Jennifer Lind And William Wohlforth

interview with Jennifer Lind, William Wohlforthvia Uncommon Knowledge
Thursday, February 26, 2015

Uncommon Knowledge with Dartmouth professors Jennifer Lind and William Wohlforth on international relations, political theories, and America’s role in the world.

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Other Media

The House That Stalin Built

featuring Stephen Kotkinvia National Interest
Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Anyone unfamiliar with the quality of Stephen Kotkin’s four earlier books on the Soviet Union might well question whether we need a new, voluminous tome about the first fifty years of Joseph Stalin’s life. Stalin, like Hitler, has been the subject of numerous biographies, ranging from Boris Souvarine’s pioneering work to Robert C. Tucker’s multivolume study. Is there anything important to add?

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Other Media

Harvey Mansfield On The Marshall Center Lecture Series

featuring Harvey C. Mansfieldvia Marshall Center Lecture Series
Monday, February 23, 2015

Harvey Mansfield discusses “Machiavelli’s Enterprise”

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ISIS: More Than Just A Terrorist Organization

by Max Bootvia Military History in the News
Monday, February 23, 2015

The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria has been dominating headlines for the past year and more. But what manner of organization is it? Is it a terrorist group, a guerrilla group, or something else? The answers to those questions, rooted in the study of military history, may hold the key to defeating the evil that is ISIS.


Paul Gregory On The John Batchelor Show

featuring Paul R. Gregoryvia John Batchelor Show
Saturday, February 21, 2015

Paul Gregory discusses his book, Women of the Gulag: Portraits of Five Remarkable Lives


Shelby Steele On ABC News

featuring Shelby Steelevia ABC News
Monday, February 23, 2015

Shelby Steele discusses content of his new book Shame: How America’s Past Sins Polarized Our Country.

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President Franklin Delano Obama Addresses The Threat Of 1930s Violent Extremism

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Works and Days
Sunday, February 22, 2015

Imagine Obama as an American president in 1939.

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Reliving The 1930s

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Tribune Media Services
Wednesday, February 18, 2015

World War II was the most destructive war in history. What caused it?


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.