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No Shortage of Quagmires

by Williamson Murrayvia Hoover Digest
Friday, January 26, 2018

Seizing the military initiative can lead to success, as history confirms, but only if the party that seizes the initiative is fully prepared to exploit it. Few are. 

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Rx for Rose-colored Glasses

by Lanhee J. Chen, Micah Weinbergvia Hoover Digest
Friday, January 26, 2018

“Medicare for all”? Please. Every country with a nationalized health care system, even those held up as models, struggles with serious tradeoffs.

Interviews

Civilization: The West And The Rest By Niall Ferguson (Author). Part 3 Of 3.

mentioning Niall Fergusonvia The John Batchelor Show
Sunday, January 21, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Niall Ferguson discusses his book Civilization: The West and the Rest.

Interviews

Civilization: The West And The Rest By Niall Ferguson (Author). Part 2 Of 3.

interview with Niall Fergusonvia The John Batchelor Show
Sunday, January 21, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Niall Ferguson discusses his book Civilization: The West and the Rest.

Analysis and Commentary

Prosperità Per L’Italia

by Alvin Rabushkavia Thoughtful Ideas
Saturday, January 20, 2018

Italy is a wonderful country.  It has spectacular monuments, museums, churches, castles, cuisine, wine, and beautiful women:  Sophia Loren, Gina Lollobrigida, Claudia Cardinale, Monica Vitti, and Virna Lisi to name a few.

Interviews

Niall Ferguson: A Shutdown Looms, Again

interview with Niall Fergusonvia KCRW
Friday, January 19, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Niall Ferguson talks about the swings of power between hierarchies and networks through the centuries, and which of the two has more power today.

Interviews

Niall Ferguson: The Square And The Tower (32:38)

interview with Niall Fergusonvia Center for Strategic & International Studies
Friday, January 19, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Niall Ferguson contends in his new book The Square and the Tower that power is as old as human civilization itself. While emperors and presidents may have claimed to rule society from their high towers, real power has often resided in the constantly-adapting networks of people in the town square below.

Analysis and Commentary

Hope For Italy?

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Sunday, January 21, 2018

A coalition of center-right parties (market-oriented, low-tax conservative parties in American parlance) agreed to an electoral pact on Thursday, January 18, 2018. 

In the News

Our World Is Changing. It's Time For Historians To Explain Why

quoting Niall Fergusonvia The Guardian
Thursday, January 18, 2018

Historians need to ditch their aversion to public discourse. By looking to the past, they can teach us about our future.

Analysis and Commentary

Hostile Turkey Warns U.S.-Backed Kurds, Aims To Sideline Washington

by Markos Kounalakisvia News and Observer (NC)
Thursday, January 18, 2018

Simmering for years, the full outbreak of hostilities between American-backed forces and President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's Turkey is now finally at a boil. Turkey, an unreliable NATO ally at best, has again made clear that the U.S. is not welcome in the neighborhood.

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