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The Dream And The Nightmare Of Globalization

by Victor Davis Hansonvia American Greatness
Monday, June 18, 2018

Globalization did not deliver as promised.

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North Korea Has Come In Out Of The Cold — A Positive Step

by Thomas H. Henriksenvia The Hill
Sunday, June 17, 2018

The Singapore summit changed the old dynamics and raised the prospects for a geostrategic revolution in East Asia.

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Immigrant Overload, Not Brexit, Heralds The End Of The European Union

by Niall Fergusonvia South China Morning Post
Monday, June 18, 2018

It is rather hard to imagine a similar play being written about the European Union in the early 21st century. The influx of migrants would have precisely the opposite effect. Far from leading to fusion, Europe's migration crisis is leading to fission.

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'Big Is Bad' Narrative Is Simply Untrue In High-Tech Sector

by Richard Sousa, Nicolas Petitvia The Hill
Saturday, June 16, 2018

The May jobs report came in with good news for employment growth. Some members of the economics profession, however, have been busy bashing big firms for their destructive effects on American workers.

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The IG Hall Of Mirrors

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review
Friday, June 15, 2018

The professionally written and admirably researched IG report is in some sense a hall of mirrors, with all sorts of reflections that are contorted and warped, and into which all parties claim to see reality.

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Richard Reinsch On The Enlightenment, Tradition, And Populism

by Russell Robertsvia EconTalk
Monday, June 18, 2018

Richard Reinsch, editor of Law and Liberty and the host of the podcast Liberty Law Talk, talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about the Enlightenment. Topics discussed include the search for meaning, the stability of liberalism, the rise of populism, and Solzhenitsyn's indictment of Western values from his Harvard Commencement Address of 1978.

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The Education Exchange: Impact Of Magnet Schools In San Diego

by Paul E. Petersonvia The Education Exchange
Monday, June 18, 2018

In San Diego, one in ten students attends a magnet school, and because admission is sometimes determined by lottery, researchers have been able to study the impact of attending a magnet school on long-term outcomes.

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The Deep State And Tyranny

by Bruce Thorntonvia Front Page Magazine
Monday, June 18, 2018

The Department of Justice Inspector General’s Report released last week didn’t tell us anything we didn’t know, but merely added more damning evidence for the corruption of the FBI and its investigations over the last few years. More worthy of comment, as Andy McCarthy writes, is its refusal to use common sense and note the obvious interconnections among the various bad actors, and the bond of political bias, seasoned with careerism and arrogance, that united them.

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Dianne Feinstein's Unscientific Chemical Scare Bill

by Henry I. Miller, Josh Bloomvia Washington Examiner
Friday, June 15, 2018

Chemicals surround us and make up everything in nature — everything we use, eat, and breathe. Yet the mere mention of the presence of chemicals is enough to scare some people.

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The Dialectics Of Host And Guest On The Korean Peninsula

by Miles Maochun Yuvia Military History in the News
Monday, June 18, 2018

In the ancient Chinese military strategy classic, Questions and Replies between Tang Taizong and Li Weigong, the great Tang Dynasty Emperor Taizong of the 7th century famously ruminated that, “In war, we prefer the position of the host to that of the guest.”

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Niall Ferguson On The John Batchelor Show: The West and the Rest (Part 1)

interview with Niall Fergusonvia The John Batchelor Show
Sunday, June 17, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Niall Ferguson argues that, beginning in the fifteenth century, the West developed six powerful new concepts that the rest of the countries lacked: competition, science, the rule of law, modern medicine, consumerism, and the work ethic. These were the ‘killer applications’ that allowed the West to leap ahead of the Rest; opening global trade routes, exploiting new scientific knowledge, evolving representative government, more than doubling life expectancy, unleashing the industrial revolution, and hugely increasing human productivity.

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Niall Ferguson On The John Batchelor Show: The West and the Rest (Part 2)

interview with Niall Fergusonvia The John Batchelor Show
Sunday, June 17, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Niall Ferguson notes that all over the world, more and more people study at Western-style universities, work for Western-style companies, vote for Western-style governments, take Western medicines, wear Western clothes, and play Western sports. Yet six hundred years ago the petty kingdoms of Western Europe seemed like miserable backwaters, ravaged by incessant war and pestilence.

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Niall Ferguson On The John Batchelor Show: The West and the Rest (Part 3)

interview with Niall Fergusonvia John Batchelor Show
Sunday, June 17, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Niall Ferguson discusses how western civilization’s rise to global dominance is the single most important historical phenomenon of the past five centuries.

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Richard Epstein On The John Batchelor Show

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The John Batchelor Show
Friday, June 15, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Richard Epstein discusses his Defining Ideas article "A Frontal Assault On Social Media."

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Victor Davis Hanson On The Ricochet Podcast (15:13)

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia Ricochet
Friday, June 15, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson weighs in on North Korea, the IG report, and why the case for collusion is looking weaker and weaker every day.

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Peter Berkowitz On The John Batchelor Show

interview with Peter Berkowitzvia The John Batchelor Show
Saturday, June 16, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Peter Berkowitz discusses his RealClear Politics article "Religious Freedom Isn't Baked Into Wedding Cake Ruling."

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Law Talk With Richard Epstein: Have Your Cake

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia Ricochet
Friday, June 15, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Richard Epstein discusses what the Inspector General’s report really tells us about James Comey’s tenure at the FBI. Was the North Korea summit a diplomatic breakthrough or an unforced error? What on earth does the Masterpiece Cakeshop case mean for religious liberty? Is Texas about to undo Obamacare? And could a plan to split California into three new states really pass constitutional muster?

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Martin Feldstein: White House Not Focusing The Right Chinese Trade Problem

interview with Martin Feldsteinvia CNBC
Friday, June 15, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Martin Feldstein weighs in on the issues of trade with China and the Trump administration's policies for dealing with them.

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Students Present 2018 Teaching Awards To Three Esteemed Faculty Members

featuring Amit Seru via Stanford Graduate School of Business
Friday, June 15, 2018
Students in the MBA, PhD, and MSx programs honored Professors Amit Seru, Peter Reiss, and Anne Beyer, respectively, for their teaching and service.
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More On Masterpiece Cakeshop, From Prof. Michael McConnell

featuring Michael McConnellvia Reason
Sunday, June 17, 2018

Prof. Michael McConnell (Stanford), one of the leading American scholars of the Religion Clauses, wrote this when Masterpiece Cakeshop came down earlier this month, and I wanted to pass this along, especially since the Court is still considering whether to hear Arlene's Flowers, and other cases are percolating up as well: The Supreme Court ... confounded all expectations, and decided the highly controversial Masterpiece Cakeshop case by a 7-2 vote.

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Obstructing An Election

quoting Victor Davis Hansonvia Carolina Coast Online
Friday, June 15, 2018

The story’s headline said “IG report says top FBI officials showed a ‘willingness to take official action’ to stop Trump.” That is damning. Because it destroys the credibility of the FBI and most definitely the agency’s hierarchy.

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Georgy Zhukov’s Close Call With Stalin’s Killers

quoting Stephen Kotkinvia War Is Boring
Friday, June 15, 2018

Beginning in 1936, Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin set about deliberately murdering 700,000 people in the Great Purge, an act of mass killing that “constituted a form of rule” unto itself, as Stalin biographer Stephen Kotkin explained.

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Does Trump's Praise Of Kim Jong Un Mark The Embrace Of Totalitarian Leaders?

quoting Amy Zegartvia SF Gate
Friday, June 15, 2018

President Donald Trump's praise Friday for Kim Jong-un's authoritarian rule in North Korea - and his apparent envy that people there "sit up at attention" when the 35-year-old dictator speaks - marked an escalation of the American president's open embrace of totalitarian leaders around the world.

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10 Documentaries That Will Make You A Lot Smarter About Money

quoting Niall Fergusonvia Big Think (NY)
Sunday, June 17, 2018

Monetary policy pervades all areas of our lives whether we realize it or not. The proverbial financial forces have laid the foundations for both society and civilization. On a fundamental level, we can look at money in two different ways. It is a form of stored labor – both intellectual and physical and also a medium that conveys value for exchange.

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Book Review: Authors Rush To Record Trump-Russia Probe’s Details

quoting Michael McFaulvia Valley News
Friday, June 15, 2018

Michael McFaul, the architect of President Barack Obama’s “reset” policy toward Russia and later the U.S. ambassador in Moscow, looks with longing on past periods of rapprochement. The historic meetings between Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev. The buddy comedy of Bill Clinton and Boris Yeltsin.

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What Self-Governing Societies Can Learn From Ancient Athens

quoting Victor Davis Hansonvia The Federalist
Saturday, June 16, 2018

In the third lecture of Hillsdale College’s course on the histories of Athens and Sparta, Victor Davis Hanson asks: 'What is the chief virtue of Athens?'

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1 Big Thing: The Next Health Care Wars

quoting Lanhee J. Chenvia Axios
Saturday, June 16, 2018

Forget the Affordable Care Act. The future of our health care system will be shaped by a much bigger and broader fight — one that will likely culminate with a 2020 choice between private markets and an authentic government-run program in the form of a Bernie Sanders-style Medicare for All.

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The Cybersecurity 202: Apple's Latest Security Fix Is Deepening Divisions Over FBI Access

quoting Jamil Jaffervia The Washington Post
Friday, June 15, 2018

Apple’s latest iPhone security update is polarizing an already heated debate over law enforcement’s access to smartphones.

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Michael Auslin On The Singapore Summit (1:20:30)

interview with Michael R. Auslinvia Lars Larson National Podcast
Thursday, June 14, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Michael Auslin discusses the Singapore summit as well as what needs to happen to denuclearize North Korea.

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Niall Ferguson On The Square And The Tower

interview with Niall Fergusonvia The Eric Metaxas Show
Thursday, June 14, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Niall Ferguson discusses his book, The Square and the Tower.

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The Silencing Of The Inspectors General

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review
Thursday, June 14, 2018

Impartial watchdogs are useless if the government stonewalls them and ignores their findings of wrongdoing.

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The Failure Of Internet Freedom

by Jack Goldsmithvia Knight First Amendment Institute
Thursday, June 14, 2018

From the second term of the Clinton administration to the end of the Obama administration, the U.S. government pursued an “internet freedom” agenda abroad. The phrase “internet freedom” signaled something grand and important, but its meaning has always been hard to pin down. For purposes of this paper, I will use the phrase to mean two related principles initially articulated by the Clinton administration during its stewardship of the global internet in the late 1990s.

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Does Gavin Newsom Represent A Shift In California Democratic Party?

by Bill Whalenvia Sacramento Bee
Thursday, June 14, 2018

As we face summer reruns on TV, is California's gubernatorial race destined to be a playback of the first of Jerry Brown's four triumphs 44 years ago?

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Reining In The Administrative State

by Adam J. Whitevia PolicyEd
Thursday, June 14, 2018

The administrative state has increasingly grown powerful in day-to-day governance as the Congress, and the judicial branch has voluntarily ceded power over time. As a result, we have seen new regulations with minimum oversight and transparency. While the administrative state is an unavoidable consequence of our complex world, the administrative state must realign its interests with the public and the rule of law.

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Realist World: The Players Change, But The Game Remains

by Stephen Kotkinvia Foreign Affairs
Thursday, June 14, 2018

[Subscription Required] Geopolitics didn’t return; it never went away. The arc of history bends toward delusion. Every hegemon thinks it is the last; all ages believe they will endure forever. In reality, of course, states rise, fall, and compete with one another along the way. And how they do so determines the world’s fate.

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Guess Who's Coming To A White House Dinner? Dictators And Despots

by Markos Kounalakisvia McClatchy DC
Thursday, June 14, 2018

Kim Jong Un just got one of the most coveted invitations for any foreign leader — a White House visit. If the Singapore Summit delivers results and continues to serve President Trump politically, that door will stay open and the invitation will remain valid. That would make Kim the latest in a string of despots and dictators who over the years get to pose for an Oval Office grip and grin.

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The Administrative State Under Trump: A Conversation With Adam White

interview with Adam J. Whitevia Law and Liberty
Thursday, June 14, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Adam White discusses the Trump Administration’s efforts to roll back the regulatory state.

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What Is Trump Trying To Hide By Blaming Canada? The Answer May Be Frightening

by Jim Hoaglandvia The Washington Post
Thursday, June 14, 2018

The president doth protest too much, methinks.

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