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Is America In Retreat?

by David R. Henderson
Thursday, June 22, 2017

This evening Johan Norberg, who, with Free to Choose Media, put together a one-hour video on foreign policy, will be presenting a segment of the video at the Commonwealth Club. There will be a panel discussion after. I will be one of the panelists.

In the News

West Wing Reads

quoting Victor Davis Hansonvia White House
Thursday, June 22, 2017

In national security news, Victor Davis Hanson in the National Review praises President Trump for not micromanaging national security policy.

Columns in the Precinct of the Priest of Poseidon, Delos, Greece
In the News

Trump Administration Seeks Insight In U.S.A.-China Relations From Ancient Greek Historian

quoting Victor Davis Hansonvia Greek Reporter
Thursday, June 22, 2017

White House officials are seeking insight into U.S.-China relations from ancient Greek historian Thucydides who chronicled the Peloponnesian War between Athens and Sparta, Politico magazine says.

Destined for War: Can America and China Escape Thucydides's Trap?

Wednesday, July 12, 2017
Hoover Institution, Washington DC

The Hoover Institution hosted "Destined for War: Can America and China Escape Thucydides's Trap?" on Wednesday, July 12, 2017 from 5:00pm - 7:00pm EST.


Trump And His Generals

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review
Thursday, June 22, 2017

Trump’s reliance on his generals shows that he values merit over politics.

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The 2016 Presidential Election—Identities, Class, And Culture

by Morris P. Fiorinavia Essays on Contemporary American Politics
Thursday, June 22, 2017

Nigel Farage in Great Britain, Donald Trump in the United States, Geert Wilders in Holland, Marine Le Pen in France — all would have represented fringe positions in the politics of their countries a decade or so ago. Not today. Although different in important respects, it is difficult to deny that recent elections reflect a general populist impulse now energizing the electorates of the Western democracies. Essay no. 8 noted that explanations of the resurgence of populism fall into two general categories.

Analysis and Commentary

Karen Handel’s Victory

by Lanhee J. Chenvia Townhall
Thursday, June 22, 2017

Republican Karen Handel’s victory in the special election in Georgia’s Sixth Congressional District will generate a lot of punditry and spin.

The Federal Reserve
In the News

Former Fed Governor Says Central Bank’s Independence Is Limited

quoting Kevin Warshvia The Wall Street Journal
Thursday, June 22, 2017

[Subscription Required] Hoover Institution fellow Kevin Warsh notes that the Fed isn’t as independent or permanent as many think, and he urges it to be accountable to Congress.

In the News

Why The White House Is Reading Greek History

quoting Victor Davis Hansonvia Politico
Wednesday, June 21, 2017

The Trump team is obsessing over Thucydides, the ancient historian who wrote a seminal tract on war.

In the News

President Trump At Technology Roundtable

with Kiron K. Skinnervia C-SPAN
Monday, June 19, 2017

President Trump held a meeting with technology executives, university leaders, and administration officials on efforts to modernize government services and technology. Notable attendees included the leaders of Microsoft, Amazon, Apple, Qualcomm, MasterCard, Intel, and Oracle.


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