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Analysis and Commentary

My Message To Europe: Tell Us You Want Britain To Stay

by Timothy Garton Ashvia The Guardian
Thursday, December 13, 2018

Leaders across Europe might want to get Brexit over the line. But in the long term the EU would be weaker without the UK.

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Succession Politics In Post-Merkel Germany

by Josef Joffevia The American Interest
Wednesday, December 12, 2018

While Europe’s key powers—Britain, France and Italy—are succumbing to the populists in the streets and in parliament, Germany is the default anchor of continuity and stability.

Interviews

Paul Gregory On The John Batchelor Show

interview with Paul R. Gregoryvia The John Batchelor Show
Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Paul Gregory discusses his Hill article "Putin's latest Ukraine stunt may blow up in his face."

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Russia Probe Could Lead To Constitutional Dilemma, John Yoo Says

interview with John Yoovia Morning Edition (NPR)
Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow John Yoo offers his perspective on the probe into Russian interference in the 2016 election.

Analysis and Commentary

Life After Liberation

by Timothy Garton Ashvia Foreign Affairs
Tuesday, December 11, 2018

[Subscription Required] Welcome to the Wild East. First, there are Bulgarian Gypsies with dancing bears. Then there is a Polish village whose inhabitants dress up as Hobbits from The Lord of the Rings, along with Gandalf, played by a woman, and Gollum—in private life a farmer who receives European Union subsidies. There are hundreds of thousands of communist-era bunkers in Albania, some of them now being demolished by men in search of rebar. 

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What The New Congress Can Learn From Aristotle

by Peter Berkowitzvia Real Clear Politics
Tuesday, December 11, 2018

The swearing in of the 116th Congress next month returns divided government to Washington. A Democratic-controlled House coupled with a fortified Republican Senate majority is likely to exacerbate the rancor and vitriol that have suffused national politics since long before Donald Trump’s theatrical announcement in the summer of 2015 that he was running for president.

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Putin's Latest Ukraine Stunt May Blow Up In His Face

by Paul R. Gregoryvia The Hill
Monday, December 10, 2018

Germany postures itself as the conscience of Europe. It takes in floods of refugees and scolds those who do not. It claims to guard European unity against the nation-state and ridicules the United States for electing a real estate developer as president.

Analysis and Commentary

A Missive From Harvey Mansfield

by Harvey C. Mansfieldvia Harvard Magazine
Monday, December 10, 2018

Kenan Professor of Government Harvey Mansfield wrote to this magazine in late November to share a story about the belated, posthumous publication of a dissertation he supervised 44 years ago—that of Delba Winthrop, Ph.D. ’74, who later became his wife. She takes up book three of Aristotle's Politics, on the subject of democracy, and the balance of the whole versus the parts, so fundamental to self-governance in a democratic society. A conference honoring the book takes place today at the Hoover Institution in Washington, D.C.

Analysis and Commentary

When It Comes To Politics: Nothing Works

by Niall Fergusonvia Boston Globe
Monday, December 10, 2018

Back in the 1970s, the joke was that run-down Glasgow was Disneyland. “Aye, because this disnae work, and that disnae work. . . . ” Well, we all live in Disnaeland now.

Interviews

Victor Davis Hanson | The Classical Tradition

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia HuffDuffer
Monday, December 10, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson explains the classical tradition, its importance to the development of western civilization, as well as why it is being forgotten and trodden upon today.

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