D-Day was the largest amphibious invasion in history since King Xerxes’ 480 bc combined sea and land descent into Greece. The Americans, especially General George Marshall, had wanted to invade France as early as spring 1943, still confident from their World War I experience that they could land easily in France and within a year push back the German army to end the war.
John B. Taylor, the George P. Shultz Senior Fellow in Economics at Stanford’s Hoover Institution and the Mary and Robert Raymond Professor of Economics at Stanford, has been chosen to serve on the Eminent Persons Group on Global Financial Governance. The group was recently established by the finance ministers and central bank governors of the G20 countries to address new realities in the global economy that require policy change and reform. The sixteen-member international group of top economists and leaders will be chaired by Tharman Shanmugaratnam, deputy prime minister of Singapore.
“One of the startling discoveries of our time,” the author and social philosopher Eric Hoffer wrote nearly half a century ago, “is that revolutions are not revolutionary.” Hoffer’s insight has aged well. All across our world, particularly in the emerging world over the past three decades, we have been witnessing quiet revolutions that are “not revolutionary” driven by urbanization, growing middle classes, and increasing access to information coupled with the rocket fuel of rising aspirations.
This morning President Trump announced that he would nominate Chris Wray as the next Director of the FBI. I worked with Wray in the Justice Department. He was the Assistant Attorney General for the Criminal Division when I was Assistant Attorney General for the Office of Legal Counsel.
The Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty Historical Recording Description Project (HRDP) is an initiative to produce English-language content summaries for digitized radio broadcasts in over 33 languages and dialects from the RFE/RL collections. It is a hybrid effort whereby crowdsourcing augments established agreements with partner institutions.
Legal experts were taken back by the level of potential self-sabotage that President Donald Trump committed by tweeting extensively Monday about the controversial travel ban currently blocked by the courts.
Freshman California Sen. Kamala Harris will get a blockbuster debut in the national spotlight Thursday when former FBI Director James Comey testifies to Congress for the first time since being fired a month ago by President Trump, a spectacle that is drawing live coverage from the prime-time anchors of the big three television networks and promises to rival Washington’s most storied public hearings.