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Polish Backslide On Holocaust Is Morally, Legally Troubling

by Richard A. Epsteinvia The Hill
Friday, February 9, 2018

In 1905, Spanish poet and philosopher George Santayana wisely remarked: "Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it." In 2018, it appears that the Polish government has suffered an incurable memory lapse now that it has enacted legislation that aims to punish — with up to three-year prison sentences — those who commit the unspeakable crime of using the three words: "Polish death camps," or, even worse, suggest "publicly and against the facts" that Poland had collaborated with the Nazis in the extermination campaign that left millions of Jewish people dead.

In the News

Poland’s Holocaust Law Is A License To Whitewash History

quoting Timothy Garton Ashvia Irish Times
Wednesday, February 7, 2018

They are placenames that will chill the heart for centuries to come: Auschwitz, Sobibor, Treblinka, Majdanek. They are the death camps where the genocide of European Jewry was perpetrated during the second World War in a crime known as the Holocaust.


Niall Ferguson: The Age Of Networking

interview with Niall Fergusonvia The Agenda (TVO)
Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Niall Ferguson discusses his new book The Square and the Tower: Networks and Power, From the Freemasons to Facebook. Ferguson explains the significance of social networks and how they have challenged the power of hierarchical institutions throughout history. He also discusses the outsized role companies such as Facebook have had on our lives.


Episode 192: Niall Ferguson On Networks

interview with Niall Fergusonvia The American Interest
Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Niall Ferguson discusses his new book The Square and the Tower: Networks and Power, from the Freemasons to Facebook.


Victor Davis Hanson: China Or Russia Who Is The Bigger Threat?

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia Real Clear Politics
Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson discusses the FISA warrant and Carter Page as well as whether China and its huge band of influence across the globe is a threat.


Michael McFaul On The Medved Show At The Hoover Institution

interview with Michael McFaulvia
Monday, February 5, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Michael McFaul discusses Russians interfering and influencing our elections and what should be done.


The Right Way To Manage Nuclear Competition With Russia

by Michael McFaul, Jon Wolfsthalvia The Washington Post
Monday, February 5, 2018

Vladimir Putin is no friend of the United States. The Russian president seeks to undermine many core interests of the United States, our allies, and our partners. In 2014, Putin annexed territory in Europe, seizing control of Crimea, and then intervened in eastern Ukraine, sparking a war during which more than 10,000 people have died.

In the News

Review: The Square And The Tower

featuring Niall Fergusonvia E-nvironmentalist
Sunday, February 4, 2018

The year 2017 was a turning point for how the world saw Facebook. Last year the social media giant was accused of spreading fake news, rigging the U.S. Election and Brexit vote, and gluing people to their screens. It was a tough year for Facebook and CEO Mark Zuckerberg. It leads you to wonder what his New Year’s resolution was. Be a better global citizen?


Kiron Skinner: Russia Retaliates After Pilot Is Killed In Rebel-Held Syria

interview with Kiron K. Skinnervia Fox News
Saturday, February 3, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Kiron Skinner discusses Russia's motivation in propping up the Assad regime as well as how to handle the North Korean situation.

Analysis and Commentary

Great Lives: Soldiering For Suffrage In World War I

by Elizabeth Cobbsvia
Saturday, February 3, 2018

In 1917, Secretary of War Newton Baker disliked the idea of female workers on Army bases so intensely that he didn’t even want to build toilets for them. They might stick around.