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Part 2: The Second World Wars with Victor Davis Hanson
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Part 2: The Second World Wars With Victor Davis Hanson

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia Uncommon Knowledge
Tuesday, December 12, 2017

How the first global conflict was fought and won.

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A Growing Cancer On Congress: The Curse Of Party-Line Voting

by David Davenportvia Forbes
Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Party-line voting in Congress has increased dramatically in the last 40 years and threatens both the deliberative process and the quality of public policy legislation.

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Rolling Back Iran

by Charles Hillvia The Caravan
Tuesday, December 12, 2017

The matter of the Middle East is now critical to the fate of modern world order. The end of the Cold War, now a quarter-century in the past, increasingly looks like the turning-point from which began a downward spiral toward the global disarray and dangers which swirl through this still-new twenty-first century. For a short time the international relations sector buzzed with the possibility of “A New World Order” which President George H. W. Bush tried to describe without success. 

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Religious Bias Is Distorting American Foreign Policy

by Kori Schakevia Atlantic
Wednesday, December 13, 2017

The administration is imperiling the very minority communities it claims to want to protect.

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The Classicist with Victor Davis Hanson:
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The Classicist: Declining Character, Increasing Scandal

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia The Classicist
Wednesday, December 13, 2017

What a spate of recent sex scandals tells us about the erosion of character amongst American elites.

Analysis and Commentary

The Case For European Conservatism Above Grand Designs

by Timothy Garton Ashvia Financial Times
Tuesday, December 12, 2017

We should work at preserving what we have, rather than dreaming up new projects

Analysis and Commentary

Why So Many Scientific Studies Are Flawed And Poorly Understood

by Henry I. Miller, S. Stanley Youngvia Genetic Literacy Project
Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Should we believe the USA Today headline, “Drinking four cups of coffee daily lowers risk of death”? And what should we make of, “Mouthwash May Trigger Diabetes...”? Should we really eat more, not less, fat?

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Countering Iran Requires A Political Strategy

by Samuel Tadrosvia The Caravan
Tuesday, December 12, 2017

It was not supposed to end this way. As protests erupted across the Arabic-speaking world, Iran seemed to be on the losing side. True, Iran’s leader, Ali Khamenei, had immediately called the uprisings in Egypt and Tunisia “an Islamic liberation movement” and hailed them as “reverberations of Iran’s 1979 Islamic revolution.” But as the protests spread from capital to capital and reached Damascus, not a few observers were confident that Iran would emerge weaker in the regional power game.

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Iran Thrives In The Levant On Weakened States Threatened By Sunni Radicalism

by Fabrice Balanchevia The Caravan
Tuesday, December 12, 2017

The announced defeat of the Syrian rebellion and the Islamic State is favoring the extension of Iranian influence in the Levant. The Iranian corridor between Beirut and Tehran via Baghdad and Damascus is now a reality. Territorial continuity was achieved symbolically at the end of May 2017, when Iranian-funded Shia militias joined on both sides of the Syrian-Iraqi border north of al-Tanf. In Iraq, Iranian allies Syria and Lebanon dominate; people support them out of fear, default, or sympathy. If the West wants to fight against the Islamic Republic's influence in the Levant, it must understand the root causes pushing more and more Lebanese Christians, Iraqi Shiites, and Syrian Sunni Arabs into the Iranian camp.

Analysis and Commentary

Eugene Volokh On Everything

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Nick Gillespie has a good interview with Eugene Volokh of the famed law blog The Volokh Conspiracy.

Interviews
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Kiron Skinner: How Can The US Take Down The Caliphate Once And For All?

interview with Kiron K. Skinnervia America's News HQ (Fox News)
Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Hoover Institution fellow Kiron Skinner discusses how the US can get rid of ISIS once and for all. Skinner notes that the US needs to be able to identify lone wolves and develop a counter narrative that makes the ISIS/radical ideology unattractive.

Interviews

Timothy Kane: Chain Immigration Is A Threat To All Immigration & What Is To Be Done?

interview with Timothy Kanevia John Batchelor Show
Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Hoover Institution fellow Tim Kane discusses issues surrounding chain migration/immigration.

Poster Collection, US 06628, Hoover Institution Archives.
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The Hello Girls: America’s First Women Soldiers Featuring Elizabeth Cobbs

interview with Elizabeth Cobbsvia Commonwealth Club
Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Hoover Institution fellow Elizabeth Cobbs discusses how, after serving under fire on the front, the Hello Girls were dismissed without veteran's benefits. They continued to fight hard for equal treatment until their work was finally recognized.

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Katy Dall Phd Student
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Silas Palmer Fellow Katy Doll Examines U.S. Psychological Warfare During The Korean War And Vietnam War

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

The pages of the June 1952 “Life and Times in the First Radio Broadcasting and Leaflet Group” display a convivial group working at their craft. In the illustrated yearbook, pages of photographs show American military men (and a few women as civilian support staff) smiling at the camera, cheering on...

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Fort Ross RU - US Conference
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Hoover Represented At Annual Fort Ross Dialogue In San Francisco

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

The 6th annual Fort Ross Dialogue took place in San Francisco Presidio Club on October 14−16. This day-long Russia-US conference is named after the historical settlement of Russian pioneers in what today is California. The Dialogue took place on the 150th Anniversary of the sale of Russian America to the United States.

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Elena Kontsevich
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Hoover Institution Acquires Papers Of Pavel Krushevan And Elena Kontsevich

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Pavel Aleksandrovich Krushevan (1860-1909) was a lawyer, a journalist, and a Duma deputy. He is considered one of the chief architects of the Kishinev pogrom of 1903, which erupted after a series of newspaper articles by Krushevan purporting to describe the murder of a local boy and attributing the act to Jews. Krushevan was the first owner and publisher of the St. Petersburg newspaper Znamia (August/September 1903), one of the leading black hundred publications of the time.

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The National Debt Is A Domestic Security Threat

quoting Niall Fergusonvia Trumpet Magazine
Tuesday, December 12, 2017

The United States government will soon be spending more on interest payments than on national defense.

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Perils Of Going Cashless

quoting Charles Calomiris, Stephen Habervia The Hindu
Wednesday, December 13, 2017

When it comes to the war on cash, there is a lot more to it than what just meets the eye

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Why Party Identity Causes Voters To Stand Behind Their Politicians – No Matter What

quoting Shanto Iyengarvia The Washington Post
Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Political party affiliation is more than a label that people carry with them into the voting booth on Election Day. People see political parties as part of others’ personal identities and as affecting how they live their lives.

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Everyone Can Benefit From Playing Sports, Even If They Don't Go Pro

quoting Condoleezza Ricevia WFAA
Monday, December 11, 2017

We all know that every kid who plays basketball won't grow up to be LeBron James. Not all youth soccer stars will play in the World Cup. But research shows playing sports as a kid can have substantial benefits later in life, no matter what you grow up to do.

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Democrats Continue Using Old, Useless Argument Opposing Tax Reform

quoting Thomas Sowellvia The Badger Herald
Tuesday, December 12, 2017

As history shows, similar tax reforms to today's overhaul have greatly benefited the American economy

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Duels, Drinks, Debates: Inside The John Adams Society

by Harvey C. Mansfieldvia Harvard Crimson
Tuesday, December 12, 2017

At a time when some are questioning Harvard’s commitment to free speech, the John Adams Society seeks to challenge what they see as the campus liberal orthodoxy—even if it means meeting in secret.