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Axis Powers Miscalculated After Early Advantages In WWII, Stanford Scholar Says

featuring Victor Davis Hansonvia Stanford News
Tuesday, December 12, 2017

By 1942, the Axis powers seemed invincible. But the course of the war soon changed in ways that offer lessons for the U.S. and its allies in today’s world, said Victor Davis Hanson, a Hoover Institution senior fellow.

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California’s Single-Family Home Gridlock

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Defining Ideas
Monday, December 11, 2017

Land-use regulations have led to shortages and exorbitant housing costs. 

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Area 45: Who’s In Charge Of The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau? Featuring Adam White

interview with Adam J. White, Bill Whalenvia Area 45
Monday, December 11, 2017

Trump vs. Rebel Alliance

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Rolling Back Iran: The Global Context

by Russell A. Bermanvia The Caravan
Tuesday, December 12, 2017

A question mark is hanging over American grand strategy. The triumphal optimism that marked the end of the Cold War has given way to profound anxiety about the future of the international order. American supremacy has frayed and ominous challenges have emerged. We have entered difficult times. How did we lose our advantage? Can we reclaim it?

Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

One Mueller-Investigation Coincidence Too Many

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review
Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Stacking the deck with anti-Trump staffers is proving to be a really bad idea. 

Jerusalem
Analysis and Commentary

Stop Paying Diplomatic Danegeld To Palestinian Arabs

by Bruce Thorntonvia Front Page Magazine Online
Tuesday, December 12, 2017

President Trump last Wednesday announced that the United States formally recognizes Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, and that work will start on physically moving the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem. The uproar over this announcement epitomizes the futility and duplicity that for seven decades has fed the lies lying at the heart of the conflict between Israel and Arabs. 

Analysis and Commentary

The Caravan: Rolling Back Iran

via Hoover Daily Report
Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Issue 1716 of The Caravan is now available online.

Analysis and Commentary

Is Support For Freedom Of Association Fanatical?

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Monday, December 11, 2017

In an article in which he makes a number of good points, on net defending a baker's decision not to bake a cake for a celebration that the baker objects to on religious grounds, Andrew Sullivan writes: And it is a hard case constitutionally. It pits religious and artistic freedom against civil equality and nondiscrimination. 

Interviews
Interviews

Jamil Jaffer On International Edition (4:38)

interview with Jamil Jaffervia VOA News
Monday, December 11, 2017

Hoover Institution fellow Jamil Jaffer weighs in on President Trump’s Israel policy and other recent national security developments.

In the News
In the News

2018-2019 National Fellows Application Is Open

via Hoover Institution
Tuesday, December 12, 2017

The Hoover Institution National Fellows Program allows outstanding scholars from colleges, universities and institutions around the world to be freed from academic and professional responsibilities to devote one year to unrestricted, creative research and publication. National Fellows Program fellowships provide scholars the opportunity to complete an original significant research project with the expectation of generating a publishable manuscript while in residence at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University, Stanford, California. 

Bitcoins
In the News

Financial Fads That Give Bitcoin A Run For Its Money

quoting Niall Fergusonvia History.com
Monday, December 11, 2017

Bitcoins, the first international digital currency, were kind of a joke when they debuted in 2009. But just eight years later, they’ve grown so lucrative that historian Niall Ferguson is mad at himself for not buying them sooner.

In the News

Afternoon Links: Criminalizing 'Fake News', The End Of Free Speech, And The Bridge To Nowhere

quoting John F. Coganvia The Weekly Standard
Monday, December 11, 2017

Over at EconTalk, the venerable podcast hosted by Russ Roberts, John Cogan discusses his new book, The High Cost of Good Intentions.

In the News

Trump's Jerusalem Decision Is A Foreign Policy Move Without Purpose

quoting Kori Schakevia SF Gate
Monday, December 11, 2017

Contrary to passionate advocates on both sides who paint President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital as either a master stroke or a catastrophe, we've suggested that it is less than meets the eye - and indicative of a non-policy-based foreign policy.

In the News

China’s Foreign Influence Operations Are Causing Alarm In Washington

quoting Glenn Tiffertvia The Washington Post
Sunday, December 10, 2017

Washington is waking up to the huge scope and scale of Chinese Communist Party influence operations inside the United States, which permeate American institutions of all kinds. China’s overriding goal is, at the least, to defend its authoritarian system from attack and at most to export it to the world at America’s expense.

In the News

8 Great Business Books For Holiday Reading

mentioning Niall Fergusonvia intheblack.com
Tuesday, December 12, 2017

The Square and the Tower (Allen Lane, A$35) is about the Big Picture. Niall Ferguson has written several books romping through the past, often aiming to upset conventional wisdom. Here, he argues that history can be construed as networks, or layers of intellectual groupings and ideas, rather than as conflicts between tower-like states and the elites who run them. Ferguson uses this framework to examine border-jumping networks ranging from the Enlightenment to Al-Qaeda.