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Interviews

Jamil Jaffer: Protecting Elections From Interference

interview with Jamil Jaffervia Bloomberg
Monday, August 12, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Jamil Jaffer discusses election security including vote manipulation, as well as overt and covert influence via social media.

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No, This Isn’t The Fall Of Rome

by Niall Fergusonvia Boston Globe
Monday, August 12, 2019

“A republic, madam — if you can keep it.” That was supposedly Benjamin Franklin’s reply to a woman who asked him the result of the Constitutional Convention after it adjourned, in 1787.

In the News

Help Wanted: American Ambassador In Moscow

quoting Michael McFaulvia The Hill
Monday, August 12, 2019

The imminent departure of Ambassador Jon Huntsman from Moscow creates a huge hole in America’s Russia team. Other countries have the ability to challenge the United States in the military or economic fields, but only Russia represents a potential existential threat to the republic. Mr. Huntsman’s successor will need a unique set of traits to deal with the increased tensions between the United States and the Russian Federation.

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The Strange Case Of ‘White Supremacy’

by Victor Davis Hansonvia American Greatness
Sunday, August 11, 2019

Any majority population must be careful not to revert to pre-civilized tribalism and oppressing minority groups. The United States, like every other country that enjoys diverse populations has struggled from its beginning to ensure equality, sometimes unsuccessfully, and only at the cost of thousands of lives.

Frank Dikötter, chair professor of humanities at the University of Hong Kong and the author of Mao's Great Famine: The History of China's Most Devastating Catastrophe
In the News

An Evening With Frank Dikötter In Conversation With Sam Leith

quoting Frank Diköttervia Eventbrite
Tuesday, September 3, 2019

How does a cult of personality begin – and how does it sustain itself? How do tyrants create the illusion of popular support – and what do they fear most?

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Socialism Has Failed. Period.

by David R. Hendersonvia Defining Ideas
Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Two economists journey through Socialist lands—and tell us what they see. 

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With Upcoming Second Spanish Conference, Intelligent Design’s European Footprint Grows

mentioning Hoover Institution, Peter M. Robinsonvia Evolution News & Science Today
Tuesday, August 6, 2019

You may remember the story of how the first European Conference on Intelligent Design (TDI Europe) was chased out of two universities in Portugal only to find refuge in León, Spain. Paul Nelson, who was there and traveled with the refugees (what else to call them?), told about his experiences in an article at Evolution News. 

Observations From The Roundtable

Observations from the Roundtable: Europe in an Emerging New World

by Jim Hoaglandvia Governance In An Emerging New World
Monday, February 4, 2019

After sparking two world wars that brought horrific destruction to its own ancient civilizations, Europe finished the 20th century riding a wave of economic and political success. With decisive economic, political, and military support from the United States, the 15 countries that would form the European Union had rebuilt themselves and helped the United States prevail in the Cold War. They gradually would welcome 13 more countries into their organization, which became widely seen as a pathway to prosperity and a guardrail against the embittered, competing nationalisms that had led to war. Some members of the EU even adopted a common currency, in part to emphasize the benefits of nations working together through economic cooperation rather than trying to dominate each other.

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David Kennedy, Andrew Roberts, And Stephen Kotkin Discuss The Big Three Of The 20th Century: Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Winston Churchill, And Joseph Stalin

interview with David M. Kennedy, Stephen Kotkin, Andrew Robertsvia Uncommon Knowledge
Monday, August 5, 2019

Accomplished historians David Kennedy, author of Freedom from fear; Andrew Roberts, author of Churchill: Walking with Destiny; and Stephen Kotkin, author of Stalin: Waiting for Hitler discuss why the peaceful new international order that Roosevelt, Churchill, and Stalin agreed to establish after crushing Nazi Germany turned instead into each of the Allies pursuing their own national interests amid the Cold War.

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David Kennedy, Andrew Roberts, and Stephen Kotkin Discuss the Big Three of the 20th Century: Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Winston Churchill, and Joseph Stalin

interview with David M. Kennedy, Stephen Kotkin, Andrew Robertsvia Uncommon Knowledge
Thursday, August 1, 2019

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Accomplished historians David Kennedy, author of Freedom from fear; Andrew Roberts, author of Churchill: Walking with Destiny; and Stephen Kotkin, author of Stalin: Waiting for Hitler discuss why the peaceful new international order that Roosevelt, Churchill, and Stalin agreed to establish after crushing Nazi Germany turned instead into each of the Allies pursuing their own national interests amid the Cold War. 

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