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.
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?
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.
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.
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, 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.
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.
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.
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.