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John McCain And The Meaning Of Courage

by H. R. McMastervia Foreign Affairs
Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Carl von Clausewitz, the Prussian philosopher of war, wrote in the early nineteenth century that “courage is of two kinds: first, physical courage, or courage in the presence of danger; and next, moral courage, or courage before responsibility.” The late U.S. Senator John McCain demonstrated both types.

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Area 45: George Shultz – Learning From Experience

interview with George P. Shultzvia Area 45
Friday, August 31, 2018

A conversation with George Shultz about his lifelong passion for public service and his current policy pursuits.

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Yes, There’s Hope For Health Care Reform

by Lanhee J. Chen, James C. Caprettavia The New York Times
Friday, August 31, 2018

The political divide over the insurance provisions of the Affordable Care Act looks to be unbridgeable for now, but out of public view, Republicans and Democrats are quietly forging a consensus on an even more consequential aspect of medical care: improving its value for all Americans by increasing its quality and lowering its cost.

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Valedictory: Analyzing The Chinese Leadership In An Era Of Sex, Money, And Power

by Alice L. Millervia China Leadership Monitor
Wednesday, August 29, 2018

This article, my last as Monitor general editor and contributor, offers perspectives on the methods of analyzing Chinese leadership politics today.

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The Vietnam War Through The Eyes Of The Remarkable Photo Archive Of Overseas Weekly, “The Least Popular Publication At The Pentagon”

Friday, August 31, 2018

Intended as a counterpoint to the US Department of Defense-sanctioned press such as Stars and Stripes, Overseas Weekly (OW) was first published in 1950 by enterprising Stanford University graduates Cecil and Marion von Rospach. We Shot the War: Overseas Weekly in Vietnam, edited by Lisa Nguyen (The Hoover Institution Press; on sale August 1, 2018; 978-0-8179-2164-4; $49.95) unearths the important role of this publication in one of the most controversial periods of American history.

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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Ohio Can Play Offense With The AI Revolution By Investing In Quality Education

by Eric Hanushekvia Cleveland.com
Wednesday, August 29, 2018

All states today worry about the coming of the machines - the artificial intelligence revolution. Ohio more than most other states has already seen much of the potential for automation changing the face of employment. The answer for the future is investing in "automation insurance" - quality education.

Analysis and Commentary

Buying Organic? You’re Getting Ripped Off

by Henry I. Millervia Daily Caller
Thursday, August 30, 2018

False and misleading advertising by the organic agriculture and food industries is out of control and sowing consumer fear, confusion and mistrust.

Analysis and Commentary

Unfortunately, The American KKK’s Brand Of Hate Travels Well

by Markos Kounalakisvia Miami Herald
Thursday, August 30, 2018

Film director Spike Lee’s most recent film about a black cop joining the Ku Klux Klan is a caustic reminder of America’s “original sin” of slavery and our raw, homegrown racism. The KKK is truly an American original, but it has not remained within U.S borders. No wall of ideas has corralled this toxic concept from jumping the Atlantic and infecting Europe, where the KKK has found a new home.

Analysis and Commentary

James Mirrlees RIP

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Thursday, August 30, 2018

Mirrlees started with no presumption against high marginal tax rates. Indeed, he has been an adviser to Britain’s Labour Party, which for decades imposed marginal tax rates in excess of 80 percent.

Interviews
Interviews

Victor Davis Hanson: Democrats Delegitimize Trump, Create Chaos To Make Socialism The Solution

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia Real Clear Politics
Thursday, August 30, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson discusses the Democratic party and notes that the Democratic party of Humphrey, JFK, and even Bill Clinton "no longer exists."

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Adam White On Google

interview with Adam J. Whitevia Armstrong and Getty
Thursday, August 30, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Adam White discusses his New Atlantis article Google.gov, and says it's about time that we have a national conversation about the influence Google has on our lives.

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Henry Miller: Trolling America With Anti-Vaccine Agitprop

interview with Henry I. Millervia The John Batchelor Show
Thursday, August 30, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Henry Miller discusses the Russian trolls that promulgate anti-vaccine messages to create discord on divisive issues in the US, and to discourage parents from vaccinating their children and thus affecting the health and well-being of the US population.

In the News
In the News

Trump's 'Space Force' Could Propel Southern California's Aerospace Industry

quoting Lee Ohanianvia Los Angeles Times
Friday, August 31, 2018
One of the big winners from President Trump’s push for a new military service called “space force” may be one of his least favorite places — California.
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So Much For Summer Reading

quoting Amy Zegartvia Stanford News
Thursday, August 30, 2018

Faculty affiliated with the Center for International Security and Cooperation (CISAC) have apparently moved on from the usual summer reading of spy thrillers and detective mysteries. Instead, they offer some serious reading recommendations about subjects ranging from national security policies to the Vietnam War to post-Soviet Union reality.

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H.R. McMaster, Ex-Trump National Security Adviser, Former Mexican President Felipe Calderon Join Penn Fellowship

mentioning H. R. McMastervia The Philadelphia Inquirer
Wednesday, August 29, 2018

President Trump's former national security adviser H.R. McMaster is among several high-profile public figures set to join a fellowship program at the University of Pennsylvania, linking him with the city's academic community and with wider public events in Philadelphia.