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David Kennedy, Andrew Roberts, And Stephen Kotkin Discuss The Big Three Of The 20th Century: Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Winston Churchill, And Joseph Stalin

interview with David M. Kennedy, Stephen Kotkin, Andrew Robertsvia Uncommon Knowledge
Monday, August 5, 2019

Accomplished historians David Kennedy, author of Freedom from fear; Andrew Roberts, author of Churchill: Walking with Destiny; and Stephen Kotkin, author of Stalin: Waiting for Hitler discuss why the peaceful new international order that Roosevelt, Churchill, and Stalin agreed to establish after crushing Nazi Germany turned instead into each of the Allies pursuing their own national interests amid the Cold War.

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Fukuyama's 'The End Of History?' -- 30 Years Later

by Peter Berkowitzvia Real Clear Politics
Sunday, August 4, 2019

The love of liberty has nourished our nation since before its founding. Yet classical liberalism, which ought to provide common ground for left and right in the United States, is under attack today by prominent elements of both.

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The Dream Team Loses To The Nobodies

by Victor Davis Hansonvia American Greatness
Sunday, August 4, 2019

When figurehead Robert Mueller likely allowed Andrew Weissman to form his special counsel team to investigate so-called charges of Russian collusion involving Donald Trump’s presidential campaign and the Kremlin, Washington elites became bouncy. The high-profile legal “powerhouse” lineup immediately looked like a sure-thing—an elite slaughter of the yokels.

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A Few Words Of Gratitude For The Hoover Institution

by Adam J. Whitevia Medium
Sunday, August 4, 2019

This week I’ll leave the Hoover Institution, my professional home for the last few years. And because I am leaving with a heart full of gratitude for the institution and my colleagues, I want to take a moment to say “thanks.” This place, which I’ve admired for so long, changed my life. I will be forever indebted.

Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Politicizing Murder With Lies

by Bruce Thorntonvia Front Page Magazine
Monday, August 5, 2019

The bodies in Gilroy, El Paso, and Dayton were still in the morgue when the progressive “carrion-picking crows” started politicizing the murders. But everything they said about gun control, “white nationalism,” and Trump’s culpability was based on lies and stale clichés recycled for political gain.

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Biden’s Challenge: Does (Presidential) Life Begin At 77?

by Bill Whalenvia Forbes
Sunday, August 4, 2019

If you want to go dizzy, do an Internet deep-dive on the phrase: “age is just a number.”

Analysis and Commentary

Dem Debates Reveal Fundamental Divide: Should Gov’t Nurture Economy Or Displace It Altogether?

by Charles Blahousvia CNS News
Friday, August 2, 2019

One exchange from the first debate in Detroit this week between Democratic Party presidential candidates has already received substantial airplay. Its deeper significance warrants further exploration. 

Analysis and Commentary

Lanhee Chen: 2020: A Contest Between Socialism And Capitalism

by Lanhee J. Chenvia Townhall Review
Monday, August 5, 2019

Twenty of the Democrats vying to be our next President finished two nights of debates, where it became very clear that the energy of the party was behind policies that would push America to the far left—making the Democrats of the past look like conservatives.

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Andy Matuschak On Books And Learning

by Russell Robertsvia EconTalk
Monday, August 5, 2019

Software Engineer Andy Matuschak talks about his essay "Why Books Don't Work" with EconTalk host Russ Roberts. Matuschak argues that most books rely on transmissionism, the idea that an author can share an idea in print and the reader will absorb it. And yet after reading a non-fiction book, most readers will struggle to remember any of the ideas in the book. Matuschak argues for a different approach to transmitting ideas via the web including different ways that authors or teachers can test for understanding that will increase the chances of retention and mastery of complex ideas.

Analysis and Commentary

How Pell Grants Expanded To The Middle Class

by Paul E. Petersonvia The Education Exchange
Monday, August 5, 2019

Jason Delisle, a resident fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, joins Paul E. Peterson to discuss how the federal Pell Grant program, initially designed to help low-income students access college, has become available to more and more middle-class families.

Analysis and Commentary

The Lawfare Podcast: Mary Ann Glendon On Unalienable Rights

by Jack Goldsmithvia Lawfare
Saturday, August 3, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Jack Goldsmith interviews Mary Ann Glendon to discuss the Commission on Unalienable Rights. They talk about why examining the root bases of human rights claims is a worthwhile endeavor for a State Department commission.

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Casey Mulligan On Trump Versus Reagan

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Friday, August 2, 2019

University of Chicago economics professor Casey Mulligan, fresh off his one-year stint as chief economist with President Trump’s Council of Economic Advisers, has an interesting comparison of Trump vs. Reagan on economic deregulation.

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The Mule

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Sunday, August 4, 2019

My wife and I rented the recent Clint Eastwood movie, The Mule, last night. I would give it an 8 out of 10. At various points, we paused and talk about the fact that we had no idea where the movie would go. Once it ended the way it did, it was plausible, but I wouldn’t have necessarily predicted that.

Interviews
Interviews

Niall Ferguson: Trump's China Stance 'Woke America Up' To Potential 'Cold War II'

interview with Niall Fergusonvia Fox News
Sunday, August 4, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Niall Ferguson discusses President Trump's tough stance against China and the Sino-American trade imbalance that has alerted the American public to the second Cold War with China. Ferguson notes that China is both an economic and strategic threat.

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Peter Robinson And John Yoo: Justice Served

interview with Peter M. Robinson, John Yoovia Ricochet Podcast
Friday, August 2, 2019

Hoover Institution fellows Peter Robinson and John Yoo discuss Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearing and the aftermath and lasting effects with Mollie Hemingway and Rob Long.

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Lanhee Chen: Will Trump’s New Tariffs Push China To The Negotiating Table?

interview with Lanhee J. Chenvia Yahoo Finance
Friday, August 2, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Lanhee Chen discusses the US-China tariff war.

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John Yoo: Have Democrats Turned Into The Anti-Police Party?

interview with John Yoovia Yahoo News
Friday, August 2, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow John Yoo discusses why Democrats seem to be anti-police.

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Michael McFaul: See Donald Trump Debunk His Own ‘Fake News’ Attack

interview with Michael McFaulvia MSNBC
Friday, August 2, 2019

(1:58) Hoover Institution fellow Michael McFaul criticizes Trump’s vetting process, calling Ratcliffe’s nomination a failure of the inter-agency process in the Trump administration.

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Mueller Hearings Recap With John Yoo

interview with John Yoovia Bill Bennett Show
Saturday, August 3, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow John Yoo discusses the Mueller hearings.

In the News
In the News

Victor Davis Hanson Examines The Triumph And The Tragedy Of Donald Trump

featuring Victor Davis Hansonvia The Federalist
Friday, August 2, 2019

In 'The Case For Trump,' scholar Victor Davis Hanson makes the case that Donald Trump's presidency has been more effective than anyone wants to admit, and as such he will go down as a tragic hero.

In the News

What Asian Century?

featuring Michael R. Auslinvia Power Line
Saturday, August 3, 2019

Two years ago, our friend Michael Auslin published The End of the Asian Century. Michael argued that, contrary to conventional wisdom, Asia is not on its way to global domination and China is not on its way to displacing the U.S.

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Naming Names: The List Of Notables Encouraging Violence Against The President Is Growing

featuring Victor Davis Hansonvia World Tribune
Sunday, August 4, 2019

“One trait of the Democratic field of presidential candidates is always to sound further to the left than any of their primary rivals,” columnist Victor Davis Hanson noted.

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Trump Opens The Door To Chaos As Landmark Treaty Expires

quoting George P. Shultzvia Houston Chronicle
Friday, August 2, 2019

On Friday, a nonproliferation pact that underpinned three decades of global security will collapse. In 1987, the United States and the Soviet Union agreed to the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty, which led to the removal of more than 2,600 U.S. and Soviet nuclear and conventional ballistic missiles - specifically, ground-based weapons systems with ranges between 500 and 5,500 kilometers (310 and 3,417 miles). That proximate distance, and the fact that they could hit their targets within 10 minutes, made such missiles the source of constant miscalculation fears during the Cold War era.

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Ratcliffe’s Withdrawal Reveals Trump Still Doesn’t Understand Appointments

quoting Jack Goldsmithvia The Atlantic
Friday, August 2, 2019

There’s a tension built into the constitutional system—and the president is pushing it to the limit.

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'Free Everything' And Thomas Sowell's First Law Of Politics

quoting Thomas Sowellvia Real Clear Markets
Monday, August 5, 2019

The other night, a politician criticized Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren for offering voters “free everything and impossible promises.” Remarkably, the critique came, not from a Republican fiscal conservative, but from a fellow Democrat during a primary debate. John Delaney, a former congressman from Maryland, said such policies were based on “fairy-tale economics.”

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Baltimore Is Just A City; California Is A State Transforming Into ‘Third World’ Ugly

quoting Victor Davis Hansonvia California Globe
Monday, August 5, 2019

California was once a thriving two party state. We replaced it with the current one party state, one party rule. Scholar and Central Valley resident Victor Davis Hanson calls California “America’s First Third-World State.”

In the News

Policy Brief: Estimating The Income Tax Hikes Required To Pay For Bernie Sanders' Medicare-For-All Plan

quoting Charles Blahousvia The Heartland Institute
Friday, August 2, 2019

Although the total costs of Medicare for All have been analyzed in detail in multiple studies, few have considered how these costs would affect U.S. taxpayers in specific income brackets.

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Former US Secretary Of State To Speak At ADIPEC 2019

mentioning Condoleezza Ricevia Oil Review Middle East
Monday, August 5, 2019

Former US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice will be a keynote speaker at Oil & Gas 4.0, the strategic conference that is part of ADIPEC in Abu Dhabi.

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For Economists And Investors, The Globe Hasn’t Been This Confusing In At Least Three Decades

mentioning Steven J. Davisvia CNBC
Friday, August 2, 2019

What will happen next with the global economy and how governments will respond is troubling Wall Street as investors and economists chase a moving target of trade wars and monetary policy shifts.

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Alpha Women And Fancy Yachts Make For Good Summer Investing And Finance Reading

mentioning Russell Robertsvia USA Today
Sunday, August 4, 2019

Need a good, last-minute beach read? Or a page-turner that makes your flight fly by? Finance may not seem like summer fun, but these old, breezy, bestsellers will surprise you.

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Course On Latin America And The Cold War Brings High School Educators To Campus

mentioning Hoover Institutionvia Stanford News
Monday, August 5, 2019

California high school social science and history teachers gathered at Stanford recently to take part in a professional development course on Latin America and the Cold War.