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Thomas Sowell discusses Intellectuals and Society on Uncommon Knowledge.
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Thomas Sowell - Lessons From The Past

by Thomas Sowellvia Crescent News
Friday, February 22, 2019

Seventy-one years ago last month — in January 1948 — a black, 17-year-old high school dropout left home. The last grade he had completed was the 9th grade. He had no skills, little experience and not a lot of maturity. Yet he was able to find jobs to support himself, to a far greater extent than someone similar can find jobs today.

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Hoover’s Research Initiatives Take The Lead In Global Policy Research

via The Hoover Centennial
Friday, February 22, 2019

The diverse research initiatives at the Hoover Institution are a microcosm of the institution’s activities advancing its mission of putting forth leading scholarly research to inform and advise world leaders, policy makers, the informed public, and other scholars.

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Once-Berned, Will Democrats Be Twice Shy?

by Bill Whalenvia Forbes
Thursday, February 21, 2019
If you missed Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders’ announcement the last time he sought the presidency, you’re forgiven. It came in the early hours of the last day of April 2015 – Sanders sending an email to supporters and reporters announcing he was in.
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Governance In An Emerging New World: Emerging Technology And America’s National Security

Monday, February 25, 2019
Hauck Auditorium, Hoover Institution, Stanford University

The United States finds itself in strategic competition with China and Russia at the same time as its traditional technological superiority faces emergent challenges. The participants will address how new military technologies might change the strategic dynamic in both Europe and in the Pacific and what these weapons may mean for non-state actors.

The Hoover Institution will host a public panel discussion "Emerging Technology and America’s National Security" on Monday, February 25, 2019 from 4:00pm - 5:15pm PST. The event will also be The event will also be streamed online at hoover.org/governanceproject.

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The EU Must Resist Impatience With Britain – For Its Own Sake

by Timothy Garton Ashvia Guardian
Friday, February 22, 2019

I can understand why many in Brussels are growing frustrated, but they may repent at leisure what they decide in haste.

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David Davenport: Doom And Gloom Of The Green New Deal

by David Davenportvia Townhall Review
Friday, February 22, 2019

It’s amazing that more than 70 House members and a dozen senators have already signed onto the Green New Deal. I say amazing for two reasons: (1) It is full of doom and gloom, and (2) will cost a staggering $90 billion and counting.

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Someone Lift The Online Fog

by Chirantan Chatterjeevia The Economic Times
Wednesday, February 20, 2019
On February 14, even as the news of the grisly terrorist attack in Pulwama, Jammu & Kashmir, rocked India, the Indo-US Commercial Dialogue and the Indo-US CEO Forum convened in New Delhi. GoI noted that the forum will help highlight key market access issues enabling ease of doing business in both countries. But was that mere lip service? Or, as recent reports suggest, could India and the US be heading for a trade war?
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Merkel, And The Rest Of Europe, Are Through With Trump

by Markos Kounalakisvia Miami Herald
Thursday, February 21, 2019

Munich. The very name conjures vastly different images and emotions depending on your age and where you live.

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A Century of Ideas: One Hundred Years of Democracy And Foreign Policy

Tuesday, March 26, 2019
Hauck Auditorium, Stanford University

The United States was founded on the principles of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, and for decades, support for democracy around the world has been a central tenet of American foreign policy. The past century provides many examples of growth in successful democracies balanced with the instability of authoritarian and repressive regimes. This panel discussion will address the changing role of democratic governance in America’s foreign policy over the past century.

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Anxiety Plus Ignorance: Why Millennials Are Embracing Socialism

quoting Lee Ohanianvia The Sydney Morning Herald
Friday, February 22, 2019
If a week is a long time in politics, as British prime minister Harold Wilson once famously remarked, then 30 years is an eternity.
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Berkowitz: How Marx Transformed The Mission Statements Of Ivy League Universities

quoting Peter Berkowitzvia World Tribune
Thursday, February 21, 2019

In his “Theses on Feuerbach,” the young Karl Marx proclaimed, “[P]hilosophers have only hitherto interpreted the world in various ways; the point is to change it” (emphasis in original). The mission statements of several preeminent colleges and universities in the United States follow suit, an analyst noted.

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UK Examines Compression Auctions For Libor Transition

quoting Darrell Duffievia Markets Media
Wednesday, February 20, 2019
The Bank of England’s working group on the transition from Libor to a new risk-free reference is reviewing the use of compression auctions to decrease risk during the changeover.
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New Report Questions Effectiveness Of Cyber Indictments

quoting Jack Goldsmith, Sean Kanuckvia Fifth Domain
Thursday, February 21, 2019

A recent report throws cold water on one of the U.S. government’s key pillars for what it calls whole-of-government deterrence in cyberspace: indictments. According to cyberthreat intelligence firm CrowdStrike’s 2019 Global Threat report, nation-state actors do not seem deterred in the face of legal actions.

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California's Challenge To Trump’s Border Wall More Likely To Win On Narrow Grounds

quoting John Yoovia Gazette Xtra
Wednesday, February 20, 2019
When a lawsuit challenging President Donald Trump’s plan to build a border wall goes before a federal judge in San Francisco, California and 15 other states will argue that the administration’s decision to bypass Congress violates the U.S. Constitution.
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Future Of Arts, Media & Entertainment Summit Brings Heavy Hitters From NYC, Hollywood & Bay Area To Stanford

quoting Alex Stamosvia Business Wire
Thursday, February 21, 2019

he annual Stanford Graduate School of Business (GSB) Future of Arts, Media, and Entertainment Summit (FAME) will be held at the Knight Management Center on Wednesday, March 6. The conference is organized by the Stanford GSB student-led Arts, Media, and Entertainment (AME) Club and will explore trends, opportunities, and challenges that will transform the arts/media/entertainment landscape over the coming years.

Stalin: Volume I: Paradoxes of Power, 1878-1928
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"Stalin: Waiting For Hitler": Talk By Stephen Kotkin

mentioning Stephen Kotkinvia Amherst College
Friday, February 22, 2019
"Stalin: Waiting for Hitler" is a talk by Stephen Kotkin, who is the John P. Birkelund Professor in History and International Affairs at Princeton University. He is also a fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University. He directs Princeton's Institute for International and Regional Studies and co-directs its Program in the History and Practice of Diplomacy.
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Reconsidering The Coleman Report On Its 50th Anniversary

Thursday, February 25, 2016
Hoover Institution, Washington DC

The Hoover Institution hosted "Reconsidering the Coleman Report on its 50th Anniversary" on Thursday, February 25, 2016 from 12:00pm - 3:30pmThe event video is below.

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Stanford alumnus Mr. Moses Li and Hoover Library & Archives director Eric Wakin finalize Mr. Li’s donation
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Stanford Alumnus Moses Li Donates Chiang Kai-shek Transcript To Hoover Library & Archives

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Last week Mr. Moses Li, Stanford alumnus, CEO and President of the CUA (Holding) USA LLC, CUA (Holding) HKG, Ltd., the Sino-America Medical Foundation, and Moses Li Medical Education Foundation, donated the first volumes of a full forthcoming series of the Transcript of the Collection of President Chiang Kai-shek: Chronological Events to Hoover Library & Archives. The transcript donated by Mr. Li supplements the Chiang Kai-shek diaries held at Hoover, which form the most frequently consulted collection in the Archives.

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2016: International Security Challenges & U.S.Preparedness

Tuesday, February 23, 2016
Hoover Institution, Washington DC

The Hoover Institution hosted "2016: International Security Challenges & U.S.Preparedness, A Look At The Year Ahead" on Tuesday, February 23, 2016 from 5:00pm - 7:00pm. The event video is below.

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Hoover fellow and Library & Archives curator Hsiao-ting Lin
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Hoover Fellow And Library & Archives Curator Hsiao-ting Lin Publishes A New View Of Modern Taiwan

Thursday, February 18, 2016

This March Hsiao-ting Lin, Hoover fellow and curator of East Asia Collections at the Library & Archives, will release his book Accidental State: Chiang Kai-shek, the United States, and the Making of Taiwan, the product of years of research in Hoover Archives. Published by Harvard University Press, Lin’s book draws from sixteen collections at Hoover related to the history of Taiwan and US operations in East Asia.

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Law As A Weapon Of War

Wednesday, February 17, 2016
Hoover Institution, Washington DC

The Hoover Institution hosted "Law as a Weapon of War" on Wednesday, February 17, 2016 from 5:00pm - 7:00pm. The event was recorded and can be listened to below.

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Austro-Hungarian Imperial Naval Academy cadets visiting Egypt, c. 1912
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Rudolf Von Kaschnitz’s Austro-Hungarian Navy Photos And Documents Added To The Archives

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Hoover Archives has acquired the papers of Rudolf Freiherr Kaschnitz von Weinberg, an Austro-Hunagrian naval officer during World War I. The collection includes certificates, naval records, printed matter, photographs, paintings, and medals and memorabilia relating to Austro-Hungarian submarine operations during the war.

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Podcasts From The February 2016 Southern California Conference Now Available Online

Friday, February 12, 2016
Pasadena

Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson, Abbas Milani, and Bill Whalen discuss a wide range of issues at Hoover's recent Southern California Conference.

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Author and former diplomat Tess Johnston discusses the influence of westerners on the culture of Shanghai between 1900 and 1950.
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Author And Former Diplomat Tess Johnston Maps The Western Experience Of Shanghai

Thursday, February 11, 2016

On February 11th scholar Tess Johnston, author of fifteen volumes on the history of Shanghai, delivered a talk about the city’s immigration waves in the early to mid-twentieth century as part of Hoover L&A’s History and Policy Lecture Series. Johnston is donating her archive to Hoover Library & Archives. Her archive consists of the extensive library and collection of historical documents that have informed her long career as a diplomat and the author of 25 books.

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Potsdam Revisited Returns To The Bay Area

Thursday, February 11, 2016

This month the remarkable WWII experiences of Stuart Canin, whose archive is held at Hoover, is celebrated with a series of radio, film, and live performance events in the Bay Area.

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Hoover Co-Hosts Conference On Peruvian Politics And History

Thursday, February 11, 2016

This week, Hoover Institution Library & Archives joined Stanford Center for Latin American Studies to host the conference “The Shining Path: Maoism and Violence in Peru.” This two-day event brought together renowned scholars, archivists, students, and journalists to discuss the Shining Path guerilla movement in Peru, and the vicious war that engulfed the country between 1980 and 1992.

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