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Period Military History

Barbara W. Tuchman, The Guns of August (1962)

by Vince Gouldingvia Classics of Military History
Monday, September 25, 2017

Barbara Tuchman’s Pulitzer Prize-winning The Guns of August is the starting point for any serious study of the First World War. Its great strength lies in its adroit connection of the political decision making and strategic miscalculations which led to the military operations that directly followed in that critical opening month of the war. 

Analysis and Commentary

Is School Choice Enough?

by Michael J. Petrillivia National Affairs
Friday, September 22, 2017

As with so many issues — from trade and immigration to Russia and taxes — the Trump presidency has exposed a schism within the conservative movement when it comes to education policy. While expanding parental choice is a paramount objective on the right, a key question is whether choice alone is enough, or if results-based accountability ought to be sustained and strengthened, too. 


Michael Auslin: Stanford Experts Examine Options For U.S. In Dealing With North Korea

interview with Michael R. Auslinvia Stanford News
Friday, September 22, 2017

Hoover Institution fellow Michael Auslin discusses the escalating situation between the United States and North Korea, and the options leaders have when it comes to North Korea.


When College Students Don’t Understand The Concept Of Free Speech

by Chester E. Finn Jr.via Education Next
Friday, September 22, 2017

We’ve known for a while—thanks to the National Assessment and other measures—that American primary-secondary students aren’t learning a heckuva lot of civics, never mind that social studies is taught everywhere and taking high school civics is a widespread graduation requirement.

In the News

Speak Out For 1st Amendment

mentioning John Villasenorvia The Post And Courier
Thursday, September 21, 2017

History tells us repeatedly that you cannot have a functioning democracy without freedom of speech and expression, a right guaranteed in this nation by the First Amendment to the Constitution. Yet a recent survey of student opinion on a large number of U.S. college campuses finds that “freedom of expression is deeply imperiled on U.S. campuses.”

Analysis and Commentary

Feldstein's Insight On Standards Of Living

by David R. Hendersonfeaturing Martin Feldsteinvia EconLog
Thursday, September 21, 2017

In a recent op/ed in the Wall Street Journal, my former boss at the Council of Economic Advisers and Harvard economist Martin Feldstein points out that the data on real incomes in the United States systematically understate its growth. The article is titled "We're Richer Than We Realize," WSJ, September 8 (September 9-10 in the print edition.)


The Equifax Disaster Points To A Much Bigger Problem

by Herbert Linvia The Washington Post
Thursday, September 21, 2017

In the wake of the hack of credit reporting agency Equifax, many people have suggested that affected consumers implement credit freezes to prevent the misuse of their sensitive personal data. Equifax, which originally tried to charge consumers for this protection, backed down and agreed to provide the service free of charge.

In the News

What Conservatives Think About Graham-Cassidy: ‘We Will Turn A Washington Failure Into An American Success’

quoting Lanhee J. Chenvia
Thursday, September 21, 2017

A number of conservatives, intellectuals, and think tank scholars have endorsed the Graham-Cassidy Obamacare repeal bill. Here are some of the conservatives who have backed the Graham-Cassidy.

In the News

Victor Davis Hanson Speaks On WWII

featuring Victor Davis Hansonvia Hillsdale College
Thursday, September 21, 2017

When Germany invaded Poland, Adolf Hitler believed the war would simply be a border war. However, once Germany invaded the Soviet Union, things changed.

Analysis and Commentary

After The Storms Have Passed: Rebuilding With Climate Change In Mind

by Alice Hillvia The Bulletin
Thursday, September 21, 2017

In 1953, the North Sea Flood in the Netherlands killed over 1,800 people, damaged tens of thousands of buildings, swept away livestock, and contaminated fertile lands, rendering them unusable for many years. The Dutch refer to these floods as the waternoodramp, or “water emergency disaster,” and on February 1 of each year, they still commemorate those who died then.