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Jim Mattis On Call Sign Chaos: Learning To Lead

interview with General Jim Mattisvia Uncommon Knowledge
Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Call Sign Chaos is Jim Mattis’s memoir of his lifelong journey from marine recruit to four-star general and secretary of defense. It’s also the story of his quest to learn from every experience and pass on those lessons, so that future generations can plan better, lead better, and do and be better, thus creating a safer and more successful United States and world.

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Back To Bi-Polar

interview with Niall Fergusonvia GZERO
Friday, August 30, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Niall Ferguson explains why a new Cold War is heating up between the US and China, and why — unlike the old brouhaha with the Soviets — this one is different.

The Classicist with Victor Davis Hanson:
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The Classicist: Versailles At 100

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia The Classicist
Tuesday, September 3, 2019

How the treaty that ended World War I shaped the modern world — and why it’s so often misunderstood.

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John Yoo: Trump Is Making A Big Mistake On Hong Kong – Here’s What He Should Do To Support Protesters

by John Yoovia Fox News
Tuesday, September 3, 2019

What should the U.S. government do to respond to three months of mass protests by hundreds of thousands of demonstrators in Hong Kong desperately struggling to preserve their freedom under pressure from China?

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New Book: NATO In The Crucible

Tuesday, September 3, 2019
Hoover Institution, Stanford University

In the new Hoover Institution Press book NATO in the Crucible: Coalition Warfare in Afghanistan, 2001–2014, Deborah L. Hanagan analyzes challenges faced by the international coalition formed in the wake of 9/11 and explains how the alliance maintained cohesion despite them. She examines why NATO succeeded in Afghanistan when history suggests most coalitions fracture under such intense pressure.

Press Releases
Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Area 45: Tim Kane’s Economic “Beauty Contest”

interview with Timothy Kanevia Area 45
Wednesday, September 4, 2019

The importance of valuation with regard to America’s  economy.

Analysis and Commentary

The Libertarian: Britain After Brexit

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The Libertarian
Tuesday, September 3, 2019

How will the UK weather an exit from the European Union?

Analysis and Commentary

Trump Isn’t Bush-League And 2020 Isn’t The Second Coming Of 1992 – For Now, At Least

by Bill Whalenvia Forbes
Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Whenever a column is written about one-term presidencies, I take it personally. Why?

Analysis and Commentary

Extended Warranty Prices As A Market Measure Of Quality

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Yesterday, as I was writing my latest piece for the Hoover Institution’s on-line publication Defining Ideas, I was telling a friend that when my wife and I shop for cars, we pretty much shop for only cars made by Japanese companies. In our experience, and in the data we’ve looked at over the years in Consumer Reports and elsewhere, cars made by Japanese companies are much more reliable than those made by U.S. companies.

Interviews
Interviews

Fmr. Sec. Of Defense Jim Mattis Says Americans 'Admire' The Military Because 'We Are Apolitical'

interview with General Jim Mattisvia Morning Joe (MSNBC)
Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow James Mattis discusses how the American public admires the military's 'apolitical' status and why he believes military leaders should keep their political opinions private.

Interviews

Jim Mattis On Leadership And Staying Mum On Trump

interview with General Jim Mattisvia Amanpour (CNN International)
Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow James Mattis discusses his latest book Call Sign Chaos: Learning to Leadand his time as secretary of defense.

Interviews

Mattis On Moving Pentagon Money To Construction Of Wall: I Don't Comment On Current Policies

interview with General Jim Mattisvia Real Clear Politics
Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow James Mattis talks about his life and lessons he has learned along the way, as well as his latest book Call Sign Chaos: Learning to Lead.

Interviews

Victor Davis Hanson With Sebastian Gorka: President Trump Vs. Elites

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia Townhall Review
Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson discusses immigration, socialism, attacks on President Trump, as well as the successes of President Trump.

Interviews

Mattis: We Haven’t Gotten A Military Intervention Right Since Desert Storm

interview with General Jim Mattisvia Breitbart
Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow James Mattis says military interventions must have clear end states, something he says the US has not gotten right since 1991.

Interviews

Bill Whalen On "The Next Democratic Debate: Just One Debate, On One Stage, On One Night, With Only Ten Candidates Present"

interview with Bill Whalenvia The John Batchelor Show
Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Bill Whalen discusses his Forbes article "The Next Democratic Debate: 10 In, 10 Out...Five More Who Should Go."

General Jim Mattis
Interviews

Distinguished Voices Series With Jim Mattis

interview with General Jim Mattisvia Council on Foreign Relations
Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow James Mattis discusses his latest book Call Sign Chaos: Learning to Lead.

In the News
In the News

Mattis Says China's Crackdown On Hong Kong Protesters Is A Sign Of China's Dangerous Ambitions

featuring General Jim Mattisvia Business Insider
Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Retired Gen. Jim Mattis, whose resignation sent shockwaves through the US military and its allies last year, opted to answer questions about political leaders like President Trump obliquely at a Tuesday think tank event. But he wasn't so tightlipped on another topic: China.

In the News

Fed Court Strikes Down Obama EPA’s Rights-Killing 'Waters Of The US' Rule

quoting Terry Andersonvia MRC TV
Tuesday, September 3, 2019

There are very few good things one can say about Richard Nixon’s monstrous creation, the inaptly labeled “Environmental Protection Agency”. Since given bureaucratic life in 1970, it’s continuing line of edicts and fines have shut down businesses, prevented others from starting, and seen people kill endangered animals rather than have government officials discover them and make their land worthless.

In the News

Expert Predicts Up To 25 Percent Of American Colleges Will Close In Next Two Decades

quoting Victor Davis Hansonvia Legal Insurrection
Tuesday, September 3, 2019

“They’re going to close, they’re going to merge, some will declare some form of bankruptcy to reinvent themselves. It’s going to be brutal across American higher education.”

In the News

More Information Essential To Evaluate The Renewable Energy Idea

quoting Thomas Sowellvia Bluefield Daily Telegraph
Tuesday, September 3, 2019

What we hear about almost ceaselessly is the impending environmental catastrophe facing the world. Despite the tremendous progress the U.S. has made in reducing its carbon emissions, which we are told is what is causing, or hastening, the crisis, more must be done.

In the News

Green Tyranny And The Tragedy Of The Eco-Commons

quoting Thomas Sowellvia American Thinker
Wednesday, September 4, 2019

"The tragedy of the commons" is a phrase that describes the societal loss of resources through individual selfishness.  In agrarian cultures, sheep, cows or other animals were often maintained in a "commons" where individual farm families would use large shared areas to pasture animals collectively.  This worked well, unless an individual farmer exceeded the carrying capacity of the common to increase his personal wealth -- and if all the farmers did that, the common would be destroyed.

In the News

Secret Pentagon Program Given Power Over The Press

quoting Andrew Grottovia New American
Tuesday, September 3, 2019

The Trump administration has authorized the Department of Defense to begin testing advanced military technology to fight “fake news” and to thwart “large-scale, automated disinformation attacks,” according to an article published by Bloomberg.

In the News

Take A Survey, Perhaps Win Some Of Tim Kane’s Money

mentioning Timothy Kanevia Ask Blog
Tuesday, September 3, 2019

He wants to know what some goods and services are worth to you. You have until September 9 to participate.