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One Giant Leap

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Monday, July 22, 2019

At Tyler Cowen’s recommendation, I bought One Giant Leap: The Impossible Mission that Flew Us to the Moon,by Charles Fishman. I recommend it, with reservations.

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Mathematical Challenges To Darwin’s Theory Of Evolution, With David Berlinski, Stephen Meyer, And David Gelernter

with David Berlinski, Stephen C. Meyer, David H. Gelerntervia Uncommon Knowledge
Monday, July 22, 2019

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Based on new evidence and knowledge that functioning proteins are extremely rare, should Darwin’s theory of evolution be dismissed, dissected, developed or replaced with a theory of intelligent design?

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Recollections On The Moon Walk

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Las Vegas Review Journal
Saturday, July 20, 2019

On July 20, 1969, in Boppard, Germany, I heard the news — der Adler ist gelandet. As Neil Armstrong reported, the Eagle had indeed landed on the moon, with one small step for man and one large leap for mankind. Here are two takeaways from this brief personal anecdote.

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On the Cover

via Hoover Digest
Tuesday, July 16, 2019

The fierce metal bear that guards the reading room of the Hoover Archives reminds visitors of a link between California—the former “Bear Flag Republic”—and Russia, where Herbert Hoover worked as a mining engineer in the early twentieth century.

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“China Will Reclaim Its Greatness”

by Andy Fitch interview with Elizabeth Economyvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, July 16, 2019

China expert Elizabeth C. Economy analyzes a “third revolution” and a second coming: that of Mao Zedong, in the form of Xi Jinping.

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The Once and Future Anti-Semitism

by Clifton B. Parker interview with Russell A. Bermanvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Hoover fellow Russell A. Berman examines the modern motives beyond an ancient hatred.

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Area 45: The US-UK “Special Relationship” With Andrew Roberts

interview with Andrew Robertsvia Area 45
Friday, July 12, 2019

Is the US-UK relationship on shaky ground?

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Spanish Literature Animates The Ghosts Of Its Embattled History

mentioning Hoover Institutionvia The Los Angeles Times
Friday, July 5, 2019

For the past month, I’ve been here in Spain working on my next project about my Purépecha grandmother. The connection to this country is that her uncle, my great uncle, relocated with his Spanish employers, who were fleeing the perils of the Mexican Revolution. He was their servant in Michoacán and, circa 1910, he chose to leave his family and the Americas in exchange for Europe. He was never heard from again.

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Number, Please? 'Hello Girls' Answered The Call In World War I

featuring Elizabeth Cobbsvia North Jersey
Friday, July 5, 2019
Grace Banker served in some very high places during World War I. For 20 months, she lived like a soldier at a time when the Army didn't allow women in the ranks.
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Uncommon Knowledge with David Berlinski on “The Deniable Darwin”

interview with David Berlinskivia Uncommon Knowledge
Monday, July 8, 2019

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Is Charles Darwin’s theory fundamentally deficient? David Berlinski makes his case, noting that most species enter the evolutionary order fully formed and then depart unchanged. Where there should be evolution, there is stasis. So, was Darwin wrong?

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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.