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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”.

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.


We Cannot Win The War On Drugs By Obsessing Over Supply

by George P. Shultzvia The Financial Times
Friday, August 30, 2019

[Subscription Required] The news that Johnson & Johnson has been ordered to pay $572m by the state of Oklahoma over its contribution to the US opioid crisis is just the latest skirmish in a seemingly never-ending war on drugs.

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Condoleezza Rice And Phillip Zelikow To Speak At AU About Upcoming Book Release

mentioning Condoleezza Ricevia The Eagle
Thursday, August 29, 2019
Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice will speak in Bender Arena on Sept. 12, along with co-author Dr. Phillip Zelikow to discuss the release of their book, “To Build a Better World,” the Kennedy Political Union announced on Thursday.
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Experts: ‘Math Guy’ Andrew Yang’s Calculations For Universal Basic Income Are Pretty Far Off

quoting John F. Cogan, Timothy Kanevia The Federalist
Thursday, August 29, 2019
Entrepreneur and Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang has taken us all by surprise with his growing fan base and tie-less debate attire. On social media, he’s coined phrases like #YangGang and created viral apparel that says “MATH.”
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On Targeting The Price Of Gold

quoting Thomas J. Sargentvia CATO
Thursday, August 29, 2019

Thanks to President’s Trump’s picks for prospective Fed Board nominees, the subject of gold price targeting (or a gold “price rule”) is getting attention once again.

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Red California

quoting Victor Davis Hansonvia OpsLens
Thursday, August 29, 2019
“Daddy, let’s say hi to that guy!” my five-year-old chirped as my husband bumped down the road in our golf cart. My husband glanced over to see an older man watering his front yard with a hose.


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