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The Systemization of Everything

by Woody Westvia Policy Review
Friday, October 1, 1999

Woody West on The First World War by John Keegan and Over There: The United States in the Great War, 1917-18 by Byron Farwell

Treasures from the Archives

by Richard Sousavia Hoover Digest
Friday, April 30, 1999

Hoover Institution associate director Richard Sousa on a document that looks innocuous—but changed the world.

The Myth of Democratic Pacifism

by Thomas Schwartz, Kiron K. Skinnervia Hoover Digest
Friday, April 30, 1999

Academics and pundits routinely assert that democracies do not wage wars against other democracies. If only it were so. By Thomas Schwartz and Hoover fellow Kiron Skinner.

Fateful Decision

by Edward Tellervia Hoover Digest
Friday, October 30, 1998

Fifty years ago nuclear scientists from Robert Oppenheimer to Enrico Fermi advised President Truman against developing the hydrogen bomb. Only one nuclear scientist disagreed, instead advising the president to go ahead. Hoover fellow Edward Teller looks back on his decision to break ranks.

Admiral Yamamoto Isoroku

Planning Pearl Harbor

by David C. Evansvia Hoover Digest
Thursday, April 30, 1998

Admiral Yamamoto Isoroku opposed war with the United States, but once the decision was made, he did his duty, laying meticulous plans for the attack on Pearl Harbor. Hoover fellow Mark R. Peattie joins David C. Evans in describing how Yamamoto achieved a brilliant tactical success—only to set in train the events that would lead to Japanese defeat.

Profiles in Citizenship

by Wesley A. Riddlevia Policy Review
Thursday, January 1, 1998

Sylvanus Thayer turned men into citizen–soldiers at West Point

Judge Robert P. Patterson

The Man Who Mobilized America

by Keith Eilervia Hoover Digest
Thursday, October 30, 1997

At the outbreak of World War II, the United States found itself with a weak, outmoded military and a civilian population utterly unprepared for the shock of total war. Serving as undersecretary of war, Judge Robert P. Patterson mobilized the nation. An appreciation by Keith E. Eiler.


Military History Working Group

The Working Group on the Role of Military History in Contemporary Conflict examines how knowledge of past military operations can influence contemporary public policy decisions concerning current conflicts.