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Area 45: Fred Barnes: Impeachment Then, Then, And Now

via Area 45
Friday, December 13, 2019

What does the current drama in Washington say about these hyper-partisan times?

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Law Talk With Epstein & Yoo: Check Your (Executive) Privilege

interview with Richard A. Epstein, John Yoovia Hoover Daily Report
Thursday, December 12, 2019

Impeachment hearings, the IG report, and whether you can impeach an ex-president.

In the News

“Keep Buggering On”: New Book Reveals The Human Side Of The Much-Loved Statesman

mentioning Andrew Robertsvia Hong Kong Buzz
Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Andrew Roberts’ new biography, “Churchill”, is magnificent, readable and inspiring. The book may not match its subject for greatness but it certainly gives a marvelous, full portrait of the “Last Lion”. All readers of history know about Churchill’s bravery as a soldier, immense contribution to English literature and peerless leadership of Britain during the last world war (“Let us brace ourselves to our duties, and so bear ourselves…”). 

In the News

Is 'The Irishman' Right About Hoffa? US Attorney Promises 'More To Come'

quoting Jack Goldsmithvia ABA Journal
Tuesday, December 3, 2019

The U.S. attorney for the office that investigated Jimmy Hoffa’s disappearance isn’t relying on the Netflix movie The Irishman for its theories of the case. Nor is a law professor whose stepfather was portrayed as the man who drove Hoffa to his death.


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


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.


‘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.

Andrew Nagorski at the Berlin Wall, early 1990, shortly after it fell

Timothy Garton Ash: ‘Ideological Competition Is Actually Good For Us’

interview with Timothy Garton Ashvia Transitions Online
Friday, November 29, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Timothy Garton Ash discusses 1989, and looks at the major events of that year, including the fall of the Berlin Wall, the Tiananmen Square protests, and the breakup of Yugoslavia.

Analysis and Commentary

Are The Claims In The New Film ‘The Irishman’ True?

by Jack Goldsmithvia Lawfare
Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Martin Scorsese’s “The Irishman” has received superb reviews during its limited theater run in advance of its streaming release on Netflix on Nov. 27. The film centers on Frank “The Irishman” Sheeran’s supposed “confession” to murdering former Teamsters president Jimmy Hoffa. Several people, including myself, have argued that Sheeran’s confession to killing Hoffa—and many of the other things Sheeran supposedly confessed to as well—are bunk. 


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.