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The Libertarian: Why School Choice Matters

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The Libertarian
Thursday, November 15, 2018

A libertarian defense of educational freedom.

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Strategika Issue 55: The Structure of World Power

via Strategika
Friday, November 16, 2018

Strategika Issue 55 is now available online. Strategika is an online journal that analyzes ongoing issues of national security in light of conflicts of the past—the efforts of the Military History Working Group of historians, analysts, and military personnel focusing on military history and contemporary conflict.

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The Structure of the Contemporary International System

by Josef Joffevia Strategika
Thursday, November 15, 2018

A monopoly obtains when one firm is free to set prices and output while keeping ambitious newcomers out of the market. The best example is Standard Oil in the late 19th century. Ruthlessly undercutting competitors, the company ended up controlling 90 percent of refined oil flows in the United States. The United States never had that kind of overweening power in the international “market.” It may have come close to unipolarity in the 1990s when its mortal rival, the Soviet Union, had committed suicide. Yet the contemporary world is no longer unipolar. Neither is it bi- or multipolar.

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‘Churchill: Walking With Destiny’ Review: A Life At Full Pelt

by Tunku Varadarajan with Andrew Robertsvia The Wall Street Journal
Friday, November 16, 2018

[Subscription Required] Some of the best accounts of Churchill’s life were written by Churchill himself, setting his biographers some daunting competition. How do you write more eloquently than a man who wrote prose so fine it was deemed worthy (in 1953) of a Nobel Prize in literature?

Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Democracy Dies In Trivia

by Bruce Thorntonvia Front Page Magazine
Friday, November 16, 2018

“Democracy Dies in Darkness” is the motto of the post-Trump Washington Post. This pompous and self-congratulatory bit of virtue-signaling is meant to proclaim the essential function the media play in protecting the political order against the supposed threat of tyranny embodied in Donald Trump. The hypocrisy of a media that wear its progressive ideology on its sleeve, and that blatantly skew their coverage of the president at a 90% negative clip, has exposed the motto as mere marketing to the leftist choir.

Analysis and Commentary

The Vagaries Of World Power

by Nadia Schadlow via Strategika
Thursday, November 15, 2018

By traditional measures—military strength, economic wealth, population size—the United States remains the world’s preeminent superpower. Its economy continues to expand; it deploys the largest military in the world; it is home to a growing population; and American laws and capital flows encourage a vibrant ecosystem for innovation.

Interviews
Interviews

Michael Petrilli: Equity And Access In American High Schools

interview with Michael J. Petrillivia Thomas Fordham Institute
Wednesday, November 14, 2018
Hoover Institution fellow Michael Petrilli discusses a recent report on access to rigorous coursework in high school.
In the News
In the News

Debate Over American Exceptionalism Is Over

quoting Niall Fergusonvia The Hill
Thursday, November 15, 2018
American nationalism was indicted as a cover for xenophobia and racism in the midterm elections. Yet, absent U.S. nationalism’s strongly positive side, the related concept of American exceptionalism fails.
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Capitalism: Still Working

quoting Charles Calomirisvia The Wall Street Journal
Thursday, November 15, 2018

[Subscription Required] So far so good with the ongoing U.S. experiment in expanded economic liberty. Americans are confident about their financial prospects and enjoying a strong jobs market. And it shows.

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'Stunning': After Court Rejects GOP Lawsuit, Democrat Wins As Maine Becomes First State To Use Ranked-Choice Voting In National Race

quoting Larry Diamondvia Common Dreams
Thursday, November 15, 2018

Maine's 2nd congressional district made history Thursday afternoon as it named Jared Golden the winner of his race for incumbent Rep. Bruce Poliquin's (R-Maine) seat, after the state used ranked-choice voting for the first time in a national race to determine the winner.

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A Californian Is The Top Republican In The House. Can His Party Recover Back Home?

quoting Bill Whalenvia Sacramento Bee
Friday, November 16, 2018

Three years after he first bid for the job, Bakersfield Rep. Kevin McCarthy has finally landed the top Republican leadership position in the House of Representatives.

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University’s First Human Rights Minor Reflects On Experiences As A Student

mentioning Norman M. Naimarkvia Stanford Daily
Thursday, November 15, 2018

Alina Utrata ‘17, the first Stanford graduate with a minor in human rights, visited the Handa Center on Tuesday to share her experiences at Stanford and as a master’s student in the U.K. “The Handa Center was one of the most important – if not the most important – parts of my undergraduate experience,” Utrata said.