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Hanson On President’s Russia-Colluding Accusers: ‘They Felt They Had A Higher Duty’

featuring Victor Davis Hansonvia World Tribune
Tuesday, April 23, 2019

The constant drumbeat of Trump-Russia collusion by the Deep State, Democrats and their messengers in the corporate media was “a call for insurrection,” historian Victor Davis Hanson said.

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The Cathedral: Mirror Of The West, Then And Now

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review
Tuesday, April 23, 2019

The recent fires at the medieval Catholic cathedral of Notre-Dame de Paris almost immediately were seen as a referendum on the West, even by those who are not Christians. How at the supposed apex of Western technology, science, and affluence could a sudden inferno devour the spire, roof, and some of the interior icons of the nearly 800-year-old cathedral, itself perched on the bank of a river, and the survivor of centuries of desecrations, remodels, expansions, and repairs, when the arts of preservation, fire prevention and response, and engineering were supposedly backward by our standards?

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Russia Sees Its Future In China And Eurasia

quoting Michael McFaulvia National Interest
Monday, April 22, 2019

Putin’s ambitions reach beyond Russia’s near abroad and to the international system itself, in which it seeks to regain and retain its position as a great power.

Analysis and Commentary

Peaceful Ukrainian Election Is A Win For Democracy

by Paul R. Gregoryvia The Hill
Monday, April 22, 2019

In our world of declining democracy, Sunday’s Ukrainian presidential election stands out as a beacon of hope. With a turnout exceeding 60 percent, Ukraine voted overwhelmingly for bold change in a landslide for 41-year-old TV star Volodymyr Zelensky.

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Making Hoover History With A Telegram

via The Hoover Centennial
Monday, April 22, 2019

April 22, 2019 marks the one hundred year anniversary of the founding of the Hoover Institution. 

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Russian ‘Collusion’s’ Greatest Hits

by Victor Davis Hansonvia American Greatness
Sunday, April 21, 2019

From late 2015 until April 2019, the media, the Left, and the Obama administrative state hierarchy warned us nonstop that candidate, president-elect, and inaugurated President Trump “colluded” with Russia to defeat Hillary Clinton, to assemble a suspect cabinet, and to rule in treasonous fashion in the interests of Vladimir Putin.

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'Nothing Wrong' With Campaign Accepting Information From Russians, Giuliani Says

quoting Lanhee J. Chenvia Stamford Advocate
Sunday, April 21, 2019

Rudy Giuliani, President Donald Trump's personal attorney, said Sunday that there is "nothing wrong" with a campaign accepting information from Russians, defending the Trump team's efforts to obtain damaging material about Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton during the 2016 race.

Analysis and Commentary

Faded Memories Of The Communist Disasters

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Sunday, April 21, 2019

Such distant secondhand accounts are not enough, Dr Fanta concludes. To be deterred from placing themselves back in danger, people have to hear disaster tales from eye witnesses who can convey the visceral emotion of having lived through them. The group’s findings thus suggest that one way of teaching history more effectively might be to bring eye witnesses into the classroom. That approach will not work for ever, of course. Over time, witnesses’ own memories fade, and then the witnesses themselves expire.

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'Time Is Short': Why Experts Warn Russian Meddling Detailed In Mueller Report Could Happen Again

quoting Michael McFaulvia USA Today
Saturday, April 20, 2019

On page after page, special counsel Robert Mueller detailed an elaborate, sophisticated Russian operation to sow division in the U.S. and interfere in the 2016 presidential election by using cyberattacks and social media as weapons. The Russians’ methods may have been new. But their goal was not. Since the Cold War, Russia has worked to create a fractious West that no longer poses an existential threat.

Analysis and Commentary

Ninotchka

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Friday, April 19, 2019

Even today, almost 30 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, there are very few anti-Communist films. There were almost none in the 1930s. One of the few in the 1930s, possibly the only one, is Ninotchka. I finally saw it on Turner Classic Movies recently. I highly recommend it. The transformation of Ninotchka, played by the beautiful Greta Garbo, from a humorless, robotic official from the Soviet Union into a fun-loving, life-loving fan of the West, is quite well done.

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