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Is England Still Part Of Europe?

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review
Thursday, September 12, 2019

Britain has a last chance to re-embrace the free-market democratic world that it once helped to create.

In the News

The Ghosts Of Past Wars Live On In A Critical Archive

mentioning Hoover Institutionvia War on the Rocks
Wednesday, September 11, 2019

The United States will soon deploy soldiers to Afghanistan born after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. Next August will mark the 30th anniversary of Iraq’s invasion of Kuwait, along with the subsequent American-led military buildup leading to Operation Desert Storm in January 1991. The American military has been directly engaged in the “greater Middle East” since. For the people of Afghanistan and Iraq, the experience of war has extended longer, with this December marking the 40th anniversary of the Soviet Union’s invasion of Afghanistan and next September the same for Iraq’s invasion of Iran. 

Analysis and Commentary

Britain Could Lead The Fightback Against Nationalist Populism

by Timothy Garton Ashvia The Guardian
Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Parliament has stopped the Brexit bullies in their tracks. And pro-Europeans can win the democratic showdown

In the News

Russian President Vladimir Putin's Party Suffers Major Losses In Moscow Elections

quoting Michael McFaulvia Salon
Monday, September 9, 2019

But experts agree that the Communist and A Just Russia parties are both controlled by the Kremlin, to some extent.

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In the News

Boris Johnson Has Lost The Brexit Game, Only Escape Is To Resign

quoting Niall Fergusonvia News Agree
Monday, September 9, 2019

According to senior fellow at Stanford University Niall Ferguson, Boris Johnson the current prime minister of Britain has no alternative left before him except to resign as he has lost. There is already immense pressure on Mr. Johnson to complete formalities of Brexit within 55 days followed by political uncertainty within the country.

In the News

Draghi Under Pressure To Deliver Fresh Stimulus Package

quoting Melvyn B. Kraussvia Financial Times
Sunday, September 8, 2019

Growing opposition to easing will heighten tension at this week’s ECB meeting.


The Battalion Artist

via Hoover Institution Press
Sunday, September 1, 2019

The Battalion Artist explores the three years, three months, and three days of Nat Bellantoni’s life on the Pacific front in World War II. He had known since childhood that he wanted to be—that he in fact was—an artist. When he packed his seabag and took leave of his family and his sweetheart to go to war, he knew that the best way to manage the narrative of his life and to cope with the ups and downs of his feelings was to create images—visual records that spoke of what he felt, as well as what he saw.


Boris Vs. Jo — Oh Brother

by Niall Fergusonvia Boston Globe
Monday, September 9, 2019

To lose 21 members of Parliament may be regarded as a misfortune; to lose your own brother looks like carelessness. Back in 2010, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson mocked David and Ed Miliband after the latter defeated his elder brother in the Labor party’s 2010 leadership race.

In the News

In Brief: The Mountbattens; This Is Happiness; Churchill – Reviews

mentioning Andrew Robertsvia The Guardian
Sunday, September 8, 2019

A revelatory aristocratic life by Andrew Lownie, a magical novel from Niall Williams and an incisive political biography by Andrew Roberts.

In the News

Without Principled Leadership, Things Can Go To Hell Quickly

quoting Andrew Robertsvia The Lewiston Tribune
Friday, September 6, 2019
In spare yet elegant language, Winston Churchill, determined to tell his story of the second Great War in his lifetime, wrote about this week 80 years ago.