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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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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 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 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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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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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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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.

Photographic portrait of the “Great and Generous Leader,” Joseph Stalin.
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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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Russia As It Is

by Michael McFaulvia Foreign Affairs
Friday, June 15, 2018

[Subscription Required] Relations between Russia and the United States have deteriorated to their most dangerous point in decades. The current situation is not, as many have dubbed it, a new Cold War.

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The Early Chapters

mentioning Michael McFaulvia The Washington Post
Friday, June 15, 2018

The early books detailing investigations of the Trump campaign and Russia's interference in the 2016 election tend to have lame, repetitive endings.

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