For more than a month, Chile has been engulfed in protests and violence, and the end is not in sight. The unrest is typically attributed to income inequality caused by “excessive free markets.” That diagnosis is wrong and will induce a response that will make matters worse.
What unifies us as Americans is an aspirational narrative. It does not matter where you come from, only where you are going. The energy, youthfulness, and risk-taking of immigrants who come from all over the world is what has made America what it is today.
Iakov Markovich Lisovoi (1882–1965) was a colonel on the general staff of the Russian Imperial Army, as well as a collector who amassed an enormous volume of materials on revolutionary Russia, which formed the basis for his traveling exhibits and lecture series in the 1920s and 1930s. He named his private collection the “Museum of Contemporary Events in Russia.”
Martin Scorsese’s “The Irishman” has received superb reviews during its limited theater run in advance of its streaming release on Netflix on Nov. 27. The film centers on Frank “The Irishman” Sheeran’s supposed “confession” to murdering former Teamsters president Jimmy Hoffa. Several people, including myself, have argued that Sheeran’s confession to killing Hoffa—and many of the other things Sheeran supposedly confessed to as well—are bunk.
Xi Jinping is the “core” of China’s leadership. Xi Jinping Thought is the political foundation of the Chinese Communist Party and constitutes the governing principles of the Chinese government. Xi Jinping’s leadership and Thought are not to be questioned or challenged in any way by the Chinese people. It is only to be studied and elaborated in accordance with the Central Party School’s instructions.
Hoover Institution fellow Lanhee Chen discusses President Trump's tough stance on China and Iran. Chen also discusses President Trump's suggestion that it might be better to wait until after the 2020 election for a trade deal with China.
The United States are deeply divided. Now, Democrats are on the eve of filing articles of impeachment against President Donald J. Trump. One award winning historian has seen it all before. Classicist, farmer, and New York Times bestselling author, Victor Davis Hanson, tells Die Weltwoche why America needed Trump in 2016. And why, like a tragic hero, Trump is a man alone.
One week ago, noted Stanford University economist John Taylor testified at a hearing before the U.S. House of Representatives’ budget committee, whose members are reexamining the economic costs of the national debt.
There is a battle going on between Bitcoin SV and the rest of the crypto sphere. However, the confrontation is not only between one cryptocurrency and other cryptocurrencies from a technological point of view, but it actually reveals structural systems competing.
Nancy Pelosi has been hoisted by her own petard. It is not a common phrase used much these days. It goes back to Elizabethan England, the 1600s and William Shakespeare. No doubt the learned signers of the U.S. Constitution were aware of it.
The U.S. attorney for the office that investigated Jimmy Hoffa’s disappearance isn’t relying on the Netflix movie The Irishman for its theories of the case. Nor is a law professor whose stepfather was portrayed as the man who drove Hoffa to his death.
Yesterday morning, a Modern Monetary Theorist tweeted part of a 2017 interview he did with Warren Mosler, one of that school's leading proponents and benefactors. As the clip was titled "Against Free Banking: The Liability Side Isn't The Place For Market Discipline," yours truly couldn't resist a look-see.
Andrew Roberts’ new biography, “Churchill”, is magnificent, readable and inspiring. The book may not match its subject for greatness but it certainly gives a marvelous, full portrait of the “Last Lion”. All readers of history know about Churchill’s bravery as a soldier, immense contribution to English literature and peerless leadership of Britain during the last world war (“Let us brace ourselves to our duties, and so bear ourselves…”).