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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.

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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.

In the News

The War of the World

with Niall Fergusonvia Front Page Magazine Online
Friday, January 26, 2007

Frontpage Interview’s guest today is Niall Ferguson, Laurence A. Tisch Professor of History at Harvard University, a Senior Research Fellow of Jesus College, Oxford University, and a Senior Fellow of the Hoover Institution, Stanford University...

Analysis and Commentary

Another Vietnam?: Part II

by Thomas Sowellvia Creators Syndicate
Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Critics of the Bush administration's conduct of the war in Iraq have long demanded that he admit his mistakes...

Analysis and Commentary

Another Vietnam?

by Thomas Sowellvia Creators Syndicate
Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Nothing is easier than to second-guess decisions made in wartime...

In the News

Rethinking Twentieth-Century History

with Niall Fergusonvia California Literary Review
Tuesday, January 9, 2007

Niall Ferguson is hot—about as hot as a historian can get...

Analysis and Commentary

Stasis or Victory?

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review Online
Friday, January 5, 2007

There are troop surges, and then there are troop surges, in military history. Some radically alter the calculus of the battlefield...

In the News

Study War for Peace

with Larry Diamondvia Anti-war.com
Wednesday, December 27, 2006

The war will still be around – and quite possibly expanding – next week...

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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.