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Analysis and Commentary

Report From The Cyberwar Front Lines

by Tunku Varadarajanfeaturing Toomas Hendrik Ilvesvia Wall Street Journal
Friday, December 29, 2017

Estonia’s former President Toomas Hendrik Ilves warns the West to harden defenses against cyberattack and makes the case for a universal electronic ID.

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Analysis and Commentary

The Politics Of Caesar’s Wife

by Bruce Thorntonvia Front Page Magazine Online
Thursday, December 28, 2017
In 62 B.C., the tribune Clodius Pulcher was caught sneaking into Julius Caesar’s house during a religious ritual forbidden to men. Clodius was allegedly attempting to seduce Caesar’s wife, Pompeia, who was hosting the ceremony and was rumored to welcome Clodius’ advances. Because the scandal happened at Caesar’s house, he divorced her.
Analysis and Commentary

Civilization’s ‘Darkest Hour’ Hits The Silver Screen

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review
Thursday, December 28, 2017

A masterful new film shows how Churchill saved the world from Nazi Germany in May of 1940.

In the News

Best Of 2017: Books

mentioning Niall Fergusonvia The Arts Desk
Sunday, December 31, 2017

In non-fiction, the gulf between the ordered hierarchies of yesterday and the flat, shifting networks of our wired-up present prompted Niall Ferguson, in The Square and the Tower, to propose two alternatives models of power. His encyclopaedic tour of history’s groups, blocs and grids intrigued and (almost) convinced Marina Vaizey.

In the News

Seeing Red

featuring Hoover Institutionvia Palo Alto Online
Thursday, December 28, 2017
Stanford exhibition shows how the Bolshevik Revolution upended Russian art and politics.
In the News

From The Romanovs To Putin, These Books Offer Insight Into Russia’s History

featuring Robert Servicevia Seattle Times
Thursday, December 28, 2017

The story of Russia is one of wild swings; these books help us understand them.

Analysis and Commentary

Mark Steyn Agrees With Bryan Caplan On Immigration

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Wednesday, December 27, 2017

My fellow Canadian Mark Steyn wrote recently about what he sees as some of the harmful effects of Muslim immigration into Europe. I hasten to say that I don't disagree with everything he says.


Michael McFaul: Former US Ambassador To Russia Explains Exactly Why He Was The Target Of Putin’s Trolls

interview with Michael McFaulvia Raw Story
Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Hoover Institution fellow Michael McFaul discusses how Russia has been using the same playbook to meddle in American politics as far back as 2012, when it aggressively trolled McFaul, US ambassador to Russia, on Twitter.


Kiron Skinner On The Impact Of The Ukraine Arms Agreement

interview with Kiron K. Skinnervia Fox News
Tuesday, December 26, 2017
Hoover Institution fellow Kiron Skinner discusses the impact of the Trump Administration's decision to sell anti-tank missiles to the Ukraine.
In the News

A New History Of The Second World War

featuring Victor Davis Hansonvia The New Yorker
Saturday, December 23, 2017

In 1936, Charles Lindbergh arrived in Berlin to inspect the Luftwaffe. The visit had been arranged by Truman Smith, an ingenious intelligence officer who knew that Herman Göring, the Nazi air marshal, would find the American aviator’s celebrity irresistible; Lindbergh flew to Berlin with his wife, Anne, as his co-pilot, and then, along with Smith and another officer, spent a few days meeting German pilots, inspecting operations, and even flying several German planes.