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Interviews

The Bookmonger Episode 275: How To Be A Dictator By Frank Dikotter

interview with Frank Diköttervia The Bookmonger
Monday, December 2, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Frank Dikotter discusses his book How to Be a Dictator: The Cult of Personality in the Twentieth Century.

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Uncommon Knowledge and the Hoover Institution Commemorate the 30th Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall

interview with George P. Shultzvia Uncommon Knowledge
Monday, December 2, 2019

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The Hoover Institution Commemorates the 30th Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall.

The 30th Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall
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Uncommon Knowledge And The Hoover Institution Commemorate The 30th Anniversary Of The Fall Of The Berlin Wall

interview with George P. Shultzvia Uncommon Knowledge
Monday, December 2, 2019

The Hoover Institution Commemorates the 30th Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall.

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‘How To Be A Dictator’ Review: A Poetics For Tyrants

by Tunku Varadarajan featuring Frank Diköttervia The Wall Street Journal
Friday, November 29, 2019

A dictator cannot lead through oppression alone. He must also create the illusion of public support.

Thanksgiving Redux

by Bing Westvia Military History in the News
Wednesday, November 27, 2019

In describing the first Thanksgiving in 1621, the prominent Pilgrim farmer Edward Winslow wrote, “Our harvest being gotten in, our governor sent four men on fowling, that so we might after a special manner rejoice together…many of the Indians coming amongst us…by the goodness of God, we are so far from want that we often wish you partakers of our plenty.” About half of the small Pilgrim party had perished since landing at Plymouth the preceding year. 

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American Naval Initiative—The Next Time Around

by Bing Westvia Military History in the News
Wednesday, November 20, 2019

In November of 1942, the U.S. Navy wrested the warfighting initiative from imperial Japan and set the course toward victory. Less than a year after Japan had attacked Pearl Harbor and proclaimed that all of Asia belonged to Emperor Hirohito, American successes in two naval battles permanently altered the course of the war. In the words of the Naval War College, the “operational initiative” lay with the American Navy.

In the News

Rice And Zelikow On ‘Catalytic Choices’

with Condoleezza Rice, Philip Zelikowvia Russia Matters
Wednesday, November 13, 2019
Having both entered U.S. government service in the second half of the 1980s, Philip Zelikow and Condoleezza Rice then spent three and a half decades alternating between making and shaping America’s foreign policies, and this extensive experience shows in their September 2019 book, “To Build a Better World: Choices to End the Cold War and Create a Global Commonwealth.”
The 30th Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall
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The 30th Anniversary Of The Fall Of The Berlin Wall

featuring Peter M. Robinson, Condoleezza Rice, Stephen Kotkin, David Holloway, Timothy Garton Ash, Norman M. Naimark, Niall Ferguson, Robert Service, Victor Davis Hanson, Michael McFaul, Amir Weinervia Hoover Daily Report
Thursday, November 14, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Peter Robinson as well as many scholars and historians review the history of the Berlin Wall.

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Leadership Lessons With General James Mattis

interview with General Jim Mattisvia Habitual Hero (Ricochet)
Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow James Mattis discusses his childhood, early adulthood, and life as a military leader. Mattis explains some of the leadership lessons he has learned and expresses some of those ideas in his new book, Call Sign Chaos.

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Pacific Century: At The Barricades In Hong Kong

interview with Michael R. Auslin, John Yoovia The Pacific Century
Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Jillian Melchior of the Wall Street Journal reports from the front lines of the protests.

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