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The Case Against the Draft

by Gary S. Beckervia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, June 19, 2007

An argument that was ahead of its time, and remains relevant today. By Gary S. Becker.

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The Indispensable Partnership

by Chris Gibson via Hoover Digest
Tuesday, June 19, 2007

A study of two great generals who knew how to keep civilian and military leaders working together. By Colonel Chris Gibson.

The Myth of the Invincible Terrorist

by Christopher C. Harmonvia Policy Review
Sunday, April 1, 2007

Vulnerabilities of an elusive enemy

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The Soviet Quagmire

by Paul R. Gregoryvia Hoover Digest
Sunday, April 1, 2007

Secret documents show how the Kremlin persuaded itself to invade Afghanistan in 1979 against its own best advice. By Paul R. Gregory.

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Europe Remembers Herbert Hoover, “Napoleon of Mercy”

by George H. Nashvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, January 30, 2007

An exhibit in Belgium celebrates the humanitarian legacy of Herbert Hoover, who did so much to prevent starvation in Europe during and after World War I. George H. Nash tells the story.

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“A Distinct Honor”

via Hoover Digest
Tuesday, January 30, 2007

President Bush awards the National Humanities Medal to the Hoover Institution and to nine distinguished Americans for their contributions to the humanities.

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Urgency on the Battlefield

by Clark S. Judgevia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Islamism, fascism, and communism are historical bedfellows—co-combatants against democracy in a Hundred Years War that continues today. The place of Iraq and the war on terror in a century of conflict. By Clark S. Judge.

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Food as a Weapon

by Bertrand M. Patenaudevia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Herbert Hoover fed not only the citizens of Belgium but also, in the hope that they would throw off the Bolsheviks, the citizens of Soviet Russia. Bertrand M. Patenaude has another remarkable story.

Liberal Reform in an Illiberal Regime

Liberal Reform in an Illiberal Regime: The Creation of Private Property in Russia, 1906–1915

by Stephen F. Williamsvia Books by Hoover Fellows
Thursday, November 2, 2006

An examination of property rights reforms in Russia before the revolution reveals the advantages and pitfalls of liberal democracy in action—from a government that could be described as neither liberal nor democratic. The author analyzes whether truly liberal reform can be effectively established from above versus from the bottom up—or whether it is simply a product of exceptional historical circumstances.

The North, the South, and God

by Ross Douthatvia Policy Review
Wednesday, February 1, 2006

Ross Douthat on Upon the Altar of the Nation: A Moral History of the Civil War by Harry S. Stout


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.