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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.

In the News

A Cold War Arms Treaty Is Unraveling. But The Problem Is Much Bigger.

quoting George P. Shultzvia WRAL
Sunday, December 9, 2018

After the United States delivered an ultimatum to Russia last week that it was preparing to abandon a landmark weapons treaty, drawing a combative response from President Vladimir Putin, the specter of a rekindled nuclear arms race was widely seen as a rewind of the Cold War.

In the News

France, Pounded By Protests, Seeks Answers

quoting Victor Davis Hansonvia Boston Herald
Sunday, December 9, 2018

French President Emmanuel Macron is preparing to break nearly a month’s silence in the face of increasingly agitated and violent protests spurred by populist anger at what’s seen as a government that’s cast the working people aside.

In the News

Merkel Protege Kramp-Karrenbauer Succeeds Her As German CDU Leader

quoting Josef Joffevia UK Reuters
Thursday, December 6, 2018

Germany’s Christian Democrats elected Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer on Friday to replace Angela Merkel as party leader, a decision that moves her into pole position to succeed Europe’s most influential leader as chancellor.

In the News

Merkel Protege Kramp-Karrenbauer Succeeds Her As German CDU Leader

quoting Josef Joffevia US News
Thursday, December 6, 2018

Germany's Christian Democrats elected Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer on Friday to replace Angela Merkel as party leader, a decision that moves her into pole position to succeed Europe's most influential leader as chancellor.

Featured

Brexit And Democracy

by John H. Cochrane via Grumpy Economist
Thursday, December 6, 2018

Tyler Cowen has a very interesting Bloomberg column on Brexit. Essentially, he views the UK getting this right -- which I agree it does not seem to be doing -- as a crucial test of democracy. Tyler notes that the current agreement serves neither leave nor remain sides well.

In the News

Putin Vows To ‘React Accordingly’ If U.S. Withdraws From Nuclear Treaty

quoting George P. Shultzvia The New York Times
Wednesday, December 5, 2018
resident Vladimir V. Putin warned on Wednesday that Russia will respond in kind if the United States decides to develop new intermediate-range nuclear missiles.
In the News

Former Russian Ambassador Comes To Hawk Hill

featuring Michael McFaulvia The Hawk
Thursday, December 6, 2018

Michael McFaul, former United States ambassador to the Russian Federation gave a keynote lecture in Doyle Banquet Hall of Campion Student Center on Dec. 5. McFaul is the author of “From Cold War to Hot Peace: An American Ambassador in Putin’s Russia,” and spoke about his time as an ambassador in 2012-2014 and how the U.S. and Russian relationship has developed.

In the News

EU’s Vestager Urged To Probe How Tech Giants Cash In On Ads

quoting Nicolas Petitvia The Star Online
Tuesday, December 4, 2018

European Union antitrust enforcers are being urged to scrutinize how ads fuel profits at tech giants such as Google and Facebook Inc as watchdogs from France to Australia start to investigate how the market works.

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