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World War II Rages On In Minds Of World Leaders – It Profoundly Influences Them Today

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Fox News
Thursday, September 5, 2019

World War II ended 74 years ago. But even in the 21st century, the lasting effects endure, both psychological and material. After all, the war took more than 60 million lives, redrew the map of Europe and ended with the Soviet Union and the United States locked in a Cold War of nuclear superpowers.


US Finally Looking More Honestly At China's Actions: Gen. James Mattis

interview with General Jim Mattisvia Fox Business
Wednesday, September 4, 2019

 Hoover Institution fellow James Mattis discusses Hong Kong and China, and how finally the US is dealing with China more honesty under under President Trump.

Hong Kong Umbrella Revolution Collection, Box 2, Hoover Institution Archives
In the News

Opinion: The Power Of Informal Networks

quoting Niall Fergusonvia DW Akademie
Wednesday, September 4, 2019

In his latest book, historian Niall Ferguson discusses the way networks influence history. This can help us understand the conflicts in the world today, such as the protests in Hong Kong, says Alexander Görlach.

In the News

The Chinese Face-Swapping App That Went Viral Is Taking The Danger Of ‘Deepfake’ To The Masses

quoting John Villasenorvia CNBC
Wednesday, September 4, 2019

A face-swapping app that surged to the top of China’s domestic download rankings has raised concerns about how fabricated but realistic-looking videos may be breaking into the mainstream.

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.


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?

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.


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.

In the News

James Mattis Gives The Country A Warning

quoting General Jim Mattisvia National Review
Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Making the click-through worthwhile: A warning from former secretary of defense James Mattis about what really threatens our country; House Democrats conclude that what the country really needs right now is high-profile hearings about the payments to Stormy Daniels; and Bill de Blasio loses interest in his day job.

Soldiers of the People's Liberation Army Ground Force in 2011.

John Yoo: China's Chief Executive Carrie Lam Says There Are No Plans To Send The Military To Hong Kong As Protests Continue

interview with John Yoovia Fox News
Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow John Yoo discusses Hong Kong, and what the US can do to help the people of Hong Kong, including inviting people and companies in Hong Kong to move to the US. Yoo notes that US leaders should make statements of support for Hong Kong.