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With Challenges Aplenty, Europe’s Navies Are Coming To Grips With High-End Warfare

quoting Admiral Gary Rougheadvia Defense News
Monday, June 22, 2020

The former head of the U.S. Navy said in June testimony that as the service grapples with establishing the right type of force, it must account for the degraded capabilities of its allies, hinting at the once substantial Cold War-era European navies.

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FAQ: Is A Russia-U.S. Prisoner Swap Possible?

quoting Michael McFaulvia The Washington Post
Thursday, June 18, 2020

MOSCOW — For the year and a half that former Marine Paul Whelan was held in a Russian prison on espionage charges, there was speculation that securing his release would ultimately involve a prisoner exchange between Washington and Moscow.


Europe’s Pivot To Asia

by Russell A. Bermanvia Die Weltwoche
Thursday, June 18, 2020
In regard of China, economic relations seem to be more important to the EU than freedom and democracy. Is Europe still a reliable partner in the transatlantic alliance? Or will the Brussels-Berlin-Beijing axis dominate?

Victor Davis Hanson On The Eric Metaxas Show

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia The Eric Metaxas Show
Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson dissects and explains the deeper meaning of the protests that are being used to fundamentally transform this country using tactics closer to the French revolution than the American one.

Police Unions Sue Leftist Newspaper For Hate Speech --In Germany

by Paul R. Gregory
Tuesday, June 16, 2020

TAZ is a leftist German newspaper born in radical leftist cells in the 1960s. TAZ is published in German and in English; its paywall is virtually impenetrable. Its articles are “in your face,” designed to provoke and anger the reader. TAZ stirred up a hornets’ nest with its June 15 article: “Getting rid of the police – All Cops are Berufsunfaehig (unsuited to any job).” After considering alternative employment opportunities for former cops, TAZ concludes they should be deposited in the nearest garbage dump.


Paul Gregory On The John Batchelor Show

interview with Paul R. Gregoryvia The John Batchelor Show
Monday, June 15, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Paul Gregory discusses his Hill article "The NYT and the Cotton op-ed: Opinion or party line?"

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In The Name Of The Communist Ideal

cited Timothy Garton Ashvia International View Point
Monday, June 15, 2020

One of the received ideas that became a ‘truth’ after the fall of the Berlin Wall was that the Soviet bloc’s populations cursed communism, yet obeyed it slavishly. In fact, many social movements within the Eastern bloc had long aspired to genuine socialism. The collapse of the Soviet bloc in 1989-1991 is still portrayed as a collection of simplistic clichés. British political analyst Timothy Garton Ash says that ‘in 1989 Europeans proposed a new model of non-violent, velvet revolution’, a reverse image of that of the storming of the Winter Palace in October 1917. 


Outcry Over Troop Reductions In Germany Ignores Necessary Foreign Policy Debate

by Russell A. Bermanvia American Greatness
Sunday, June 14, 2020

President Trump’s plan to reduce the U.S. military footprint in Germany points to even more significant aspects of his foreign policy inclinations.

Trotsky in Exile

Video: Christopher Hitchens & Robert Service On The Life Of Trotsky (3 Parts)

interview with Robert Servicevia Mainstream Weekly
Monday, June 15, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Robert Service discusses the life of Leon Trotsky.

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The Thoughtless Campaign Against Western History

cited Andrew Robertsvia National Review
Friday, June 12, 2020

In his recent cover story for National Review, Andrew Roberts, the most recent of many biographers of Winston Churchill, warned that, though their methods are “obviously not so appallingly extreme,” a new wave of zealots — as found among Instagram influencers and the dominant media class — are “now succeeding where Adolf Hitler and the Nazis failed” in undoing Western civilization.