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Boris Johnson’s Only Way Out Of Brexit Chaos Is To Resign, Niall Ferguson Says

quoting Niall Fergusonvia CNBC
Friday, September 6, 2019
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has lost his game of Brexit “chicken” with U.K. opposition parties and the European Union, according to Niall Ferguson, a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University.
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Book Of The Week: How To Be A Dictator By Frank Dikötter

featuring Frank Diköttervia Evening Standard
Thursday, September 5, 2019
For Dutch historian Frank Dikötter, the purpose of a dictator’s personality cult is clear. It is not to convince or persuade but rather to “sow confusion, to destroy common sense, to enforce obedience, to isolate individuals and crush their dignity”.

World War II Rages On In Minds Of World Leaders – It Profoundly Influences Them Today

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Fox News
Thursday, September 5, 2019

World War II ended 74 years ago. But even in the 21st century, the lasting effects endure, both psychological and material. After all, the war took more than 60 million lives, redrew the map of Europe and ended with the Soviet Union and the United States locked in a Cold War of nuclear superpowers.

Hong Kong Umbrella Revolution Collection, Box 2, Hoover Institution Archives
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Opinion: The Power Of Informal Networks

quoting Niall Fergusonvia DW Akademie
Wednesday, September 4, 2019

In his latest book, historian Niall Ferguson discusses the way networks influence history. This can help us understand the conflicts in the world today, such as the protests in Hong Kong, says Alexander Görlach.


NATO in the Crucible

by Lieutenant Colonel Deborah Hanaganvia Hoover Institution Press
Wednesday, September 4, 2019

When the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) became involved in security operations during the War in Afghanistan, it faced a range of complex challenges, including a highly motivated Afghan insurgency that changed over time and repeatedly defied assumptions.

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The Classicist: Versailles At 100

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia The Classicist
Tuesday, September 3, 2019

How the treaty that ended World War I shaped the modern world — and why it’s so often misunderstood.

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The Libertarian: Britain After Brexit

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The Libertarian
Tuesday, September 3, 2019

How will the UK weather an exit from the European Union?

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Narrow Escapes In State Votes Earn Big German Parties A Few Months' Relief

quoting Josef Joffevia Reuters
Monday, September 2, 2019

German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives and their Social Democrat (SPD) coalition partners turned their sights with some relief on new hurdles months down the road after withstanding a far-right battering in two eastern regional elections on Sunday.

Analysis and Commentary

How Dare Remainers Say Boris Is Undemocratic - His Resolve Will Hand Parliament's Power To The People In Perpetuity

by Andrew Robertsvia Daily Mail (UK)
Saturday, August 31, 2019

Who could have guessed that Boris Johnson’s brave and correct decision to prorogue Parliament for four weeks would serve up so many rich and enjoyable ironies for the British people? What pleasure he has inadvertently given us.

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An Interview With Former U.S. Ambassador To Russia, Michael McFaul

featuring Michael McFaulvia Los Angeles Times High School Insider
Friday, August 30, 2019

Walking on the campus of Stanford University, you might spot Michael McFaul in one of its Romanesque buildings or somewhere along one of its well-curated paths. At Stanford, he is a professor of political science and a senior fellow at both the Freeman Institute for International Studies and the Hoover Institution.