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Pakistan Most Dangerous Country, Its Leaders Don't Care About Their People: Jim Mattis

featuring General Jim Mattisvia The Economic Times
Thursday, September 5, 2019
Terming Pakistan as the "most dangerous" country for its nuclear capabilities and radicalisation, former US Secretary of Defence Jim Mattis has said the tragedy for Pakistani people is that they do not have leaders who care about their future.
Analysis and Commentary

Paul Romer Likes Anarchy And Thinks It's Government

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Thursday, September 5, 2019

Mr. Romer’s answer is to do with this moment what Burning Man does every summer: Stake out the street grid; separate public from private space; and leave room for what’s to come. Then let the free market take over. No market mechanism can ever create the road network that connects everyone. The government must do that first.

Analysis and Commentary

Arnold Kling's Ex-Communist Mother's Testimony

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Thursday, September 5, 2019

Arnold Kling, an EconLog mainstay, posted this morning with a link to his mother’s fascinating testimony before a St. Louis meeting of the famous House Unamerican Activities Committee. His mother, Anne Ruth Kling, nee Yasgur, had been a member of the Communist Party during and slightly after World War II. That in itself I find fascinating.

Hong Kong Umbrella Revolution Collection, Box 2, Hoover Institution Archives
Analysis and Commentary

Hong Kong Protesters Teach China A Thing Or Two, But They Need Their Own History Lessons, Too

by Markos Kounalakisvia Miami Herald
Thursday, September 5, 2019

Pencils sharpened. Check. Lunches packed. Check. Yellow helmets and gas masks. Check.

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Analysis and Commentary

The Torch Has Been Passed . . . But Can A Fourth Generation Of Aspiring Kennedys Run With It?

by Bill Whalenvia Forbes
Thursday, September 5, 2019

Try this for unusual: the most intriguing U.S. Senate race in 2020 may have nothing to do with the balance of power in the chamber. I’m referring to next year’s Democratic primary in Massachusetts, where the incumbent Sen. Ed Markey may find himself fending off a challenge from Rep. Joseph P. Kennedy.

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Book Of The Week: How To Be A Dictator By Frank Dikötter

featuring Frank Diköttervia Evening Standard
Thursday, September 5, 2019
For Dutch historian Frank Dikötter, the purpose of a dictator’s personality cult is clear. It is not to convince or persuade but rather to “sow confusion, to destroy common sense, to enforce obedience, to isolate individuals and crush their dignity”.
Interviews

Lanhee Chen: Hong Kong's Chief Executive Makes A Concession To Protesters

interview with Lanhee J. Chenvia KCBS Radio
Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Lanhee Chen discusses the heated political situation in Hong Kong and whether it will cool down now that Chief Executive, Carrie Lam announced that the government will be withdrawing the extradition bill that sparked massive protests for the past few months.

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Area 45: Tim Kane’s Economic “Beauty Contest”

interview with Timothy Kanevia Area 45
Wednesday, September 4, 2019

The importance of valuation with regard to America’s  economy.

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The Classicist: Versailles At 100

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia The Classicist
Tuesday, September 3, 2019

How the treaty that ended World War I shaped the modern world — and why it’s so often misunderstood.

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Jim Mattis on Call Sign Chaos: Learning to Lead

interview with General Jim Mattisvia Uncommon Knowledge
Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Call Sign Chaos is Jim Mattis’s memoir of his lifelong journey from marine recruit to four-star general and secretary of defense. It’s also the story of his quest to learn from every experience and pass on those lessons, so that future generations can plan better, lead better, and do and be better, thus creating a safer and more successful United States and world.

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