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Are We On The Brink Of A Second Korean War?

by Niall Fergusonvia Boston Globe
Monday, April 17, 2017

Brinkmanship is back — and the world is back on the brink of war. In the 1950s, the word came to be associated with John Foster Dulles, secretary of state for President Dwight Eisenhower.. But brinkmanship fell into disrepute in the wake of the Berlin and Cuban Missile Crises under Eisenhower’s successor. 

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Capital Cause And Effect

by John H. Cochranevia Grumpy Economist
Friday, April 14, 2017

Òscar Jordà, Björn Richter, Moritz Schularick, and Alan Taylor wrote a provocative What has bank capital ever done for us? at VoxEu, advertising the underlying paper Bank Capital Redux.

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How To Make A Deal With North Korea

by William J. Perryvia Politico
Saturday, April 15, 2017

Escalating tensions have made a diplomatic solution possible. It might be the last chance we have.

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Trump's First Hundred Days: His Policy Batting Average Is Surprisingly High

by David Davenportvia Forbes
Monday, April 17, 2017

Pundits and professors will be issuing grades soon for Donald Trump’s first hundred days (officially April 29). As federal judge Danny Boggs has said, while policy-makers are in the arena covered with sweat and blood, the academics watch safely from their ivory towers, coming onto the battlefield later to shoot the wounded.

Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Rana Foroohar On The Financial Sector And Makers And Takers

by Russell Robertsvia EconTalk
Monday, April 17, 2017

Journalist and author Rana Foroohar of the Financial Times talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about her book, Makers and Takers. Foroohar argues that finance has become an increasingly powerful part of the U.S. economy and has handicapped the growth and effectiveness of manufacturing and the rest of the economy.

The German Mujahidy, by Boualem Sansal
Analysis and Commentary

Can The Holocaust Be Explained?

by Josef Joffevia Wall Street Journal
Friday, April 14, 2017

A new batch of books by Laurence Rees, Peter Hayes and David Cesarani tries to crack the puzzle: Why the Jews? And why the Germans? Josef Joffe reviews.

Analysis and Commentary

What's A Democrat To Run On These Days? In California: Gays, Guns, Grass And Government

by Bill Whalenvia Fox News
Monday, April 17, 2017

Thanks to Hillary Clinton’s unexpected defeat last fall, Democrats face a quandary they weren’t expecting until the next decade: what does their party embody in a post-Clinton universe?

Analysis and Commentary

3 Ways That States Can Improve Low-Performing Schools Under The Every Student Succeeds Act

by Michael J. Petrilli, Ethan Grayvia The 74 Million
Sunday, April 16, 2017

As education reform advocates know, the Every Student Succeeds Act got rid of the School Improvement Grants program and replaced it with a requirement that states spend 7 percent of their Title I allotment (about $25 million annually for a typical state) on efforts to “serve schools implementing comprehensive support and improvement activities or targeted support and improvement activities.” Behind that jargon is a rare opportunity to help millions of kids.

Analysis and Commentary

Friedrich Hayek And Abba Lerner On General Rules

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Monday, April 17, 2017

At a conference at the Political Economy Research Center in Bozeman, Montana 10 days ago, one of the readings we discussed was "The Creative Powers of a Free Civilization," Chapter 2 of Friedrich Hayek's The Constitution of Liberty. I hadn't reread the book in about 45 years and I had forgotten how good it was. 

Analysis and Commentary

It Takes A Government To Do An Auschwitz

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Friday, April 14, 2017

The title of this post is a sentence from Matt Ridley's recent speech at the Association for Private Enterprise Education in Maui, Hawaii. His speech was excellent, by the way. The statement is a good reminder that the most destructive and murderous actions in history were carried out by governments.

Interviews
Interviews

Victor Davis Hanson: Trump Foreign Policy Still Under Construction

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia Garrison (WIBC)
Friday, April 14, 2017

Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson discusses his National Review article "Obama Is America’s Version of Stanley Baldwin."

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Checker Finn: The Making Of A State ESSA Plan

interview with Chester E. Finn Jr.via Education Gadfly (Thomas B. Fordham Institute)
Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Hoover Institution fellow Checker Finn discusses the drafting of an ESSA plan and what comes next for states that recently submitted theirs to the US Department of Education. 

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Former Defense Secretary William Perry On Why We Didn't Go To War With North Korea

interview with William J. Perryvia Los Angeles Times
Friday, April 14, 2017

Hoover Institution fellow William Perry discusses averting war with North Korea in 1994, during the Clinton administration when Perry was defense secretary, and Perry remains convinced that it was the right thing in averting military action, although North Korea’s nuclear program has continued to expand.

Interviews

Josef Joffe: A European View Of Trump

interview with Josef Joffevia The Agenda with Steve Paikin
Friday, April 14, 2017

Hoover Institution fellow Josef Joffe discusses the European perspective of President Trump and his policies.

Interviews

Henry Miller On The John Batchelor Show

interview with Henry I. Millervia The John Batchelor Show
Saturday, April 15, 2017

Hoover Institution fellow Henry Miller discusses the following Wall Street Journal article "Whole Foods Wanted to Be More Than a Supermarket, and Therein Lies the Problem."

In the News
Kiron K. Skinner
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New Faces At FPRI

featuring Kiron K. Skinnervia Foreign Policy Research Institute
Friday, April 14, 2017

The Foreign Policy Research Institute welcomes three new individuals to its growing network of scholars, policymakers, and community leaders. Bernstein Wealth Management Financial Advisor Maureen F. Austin has been elected to the FPRI Board of Trustees; joining the Board of Advisors is Professor Kiron K. Skinner of Carnegie Mellon University; and Benjamin Katzeff Silbertstein joins as an Associate Scholar.

In the News

Pirooz Parvarandeh, Founder Of The Iranian Americans' Contributions Project, Speaks At Stanford University On Organization's Mission And Methods

quoting Abbas Milanivia PRNewswire
Friday, April 14, 2017

Earlier this week, Mr. Pirooz Parvarandeh, Founder and President of Iranian Americans' Contributions Project (IACP) gave a presentation for the Hamid and Christina Moghadam Program in Iranian Studies at Stanford University.

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‘We’ve Had Life Of Brian, Now We Need Life Of Muhammad’

featuring Ayaan Hirsi Alivia The Times
Saturday, April 15, 2017

[Subscription Required] Winning the ideological battle is the only way to defeat radical Islam, says Ayaan Hirsi Ali.

In the News

Maajid Nawaz: The Important Reason Why We Need Blasphemy

quoting Ayaan Hirsi Alivia LBC Radio
Saturday, April 15, 2017

Progress can never be made if we can't satirise Islam, says Maajid Nawaz.