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The StateAnalysis and Commentary

As July 4th Approaches, Does California Freedom Have a Hollow Ring?

by Bill Whalenvia California on Your Mind
Thursday, July 2, 2020

As circumstance would have it, for the second consecutive year this column precedes America’s Fourth of July weekend. As such, it seems like the proper moment to discuss California and liberty.

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The Case against Revolution with Ayaan Hirsi Ali

interview with Ayaan Hirsi Alivia Uncommon Knowledge
Tuesday, June 30, 2020


As the United States and the world embark on fraught conversations about race, history, law enforcement, and the underpinnings of our very civilization, Ayaan Hirsi Ali joins Peter Robinson for an enlightening conversation.

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Area 45: Tom Gillian: Let Freedom Ring

interview with Thomas W. Gilliganvia Area 45
Thursday, July 2, 2020

Individual, economic, and political freedoms that are quintessentially American.

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GoodFellows: Condoleezza Rice On COVID, Russia, And Putin

interview with Condoleezza Rice, John H. Cochrane, Niall Ferguson, H. R. McMastervia Hoover Podcasts
Wednesday, June 24, 2020

This week on GoodFellows, we tackle a very complex geopolitical topic: Russia and the effects the COVID-19 crisis has had on that country’s economy, internal politics, international relations and aspirations, and ability to influence other countries and regions. To help us, we are fortunate to have one of the world’s foremost experts on the subject, someone who has years of direct experience in dealing with Russia and with Vladimir Putin himself: Hoover fellow (and soon to be director of the Hoover Institution) Condoleezza Rice, the former secretary of state and national security director under George W. Bush.

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The Doctor Is In: Scott Atlas and the Efficacy of Lockdowns, Social Distancing, and Closings

interview with Scott W. Atlasvia Uncommon Knowledge
Monday, June 22, 2020


Dr. Scott Atlas’s prescription includes more protection for people in nursing homes, two weeks of strict self-isolation for those with mild symptoms, and most importantly, the opening of all K–12 schools.

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Area 45: San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer: Getting Vocal

interview with Kevin Faulconervia Area 45
Thursday, June 18, 2020

Challenges facing both San Diego as well as many of America’s great cities.   

Trotsky in Exile

Video: Christopher Hitchens & Robert Service On The Life Of Trotsky (3 Parts)

interview with Robert Servicevia Mainstream Weekly
Monday, June 15, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Robert Service discusses the life of Leon Trotsky.

Analysis and Commentary

The Long Struggle For Voting Rights

by Larry Diamondvia The American Interest
Tuesday, June 9, 2020

The events of the past two weeks should remind us why the right to vote is sacred and non-negotiable.

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Area 45: Tom Bevan: The Trump-Media “War Of The Roses”

interview with Tom Bevanvia Area 45
Wednesday, June 10, 2020

The dysfunctional Trump-media dynamic and the progressive bent in America’s newsrooms.


Victor Davis Hanson On The Eric Metaxas Show

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia The Eric Metaxas Show
Tuesday, June 9, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson dissects and explains the deeper meaning of the protests that are being used to fundamentally transform this country using tactics closer to the French revolution than the American one.


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.