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Rice And Zelikow On ‘Catalytic Choices’

with Condoleezza Rice, Philip Zelikowvia Russia Matters
Wednesday, November 13, 2019
Having both entered U.S. government service in the second half of the 1980s, Philip Zelikow and Condoleezza Rice then spent three and a half decades alternating between making and shaping America’s foreign policies, and this extensive experience shows in their September 2019 book, “To Build a Better World: Choices to End the Cold War and Create a Global Commonwealth.”
The 30th Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall
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The 30th Anniversary Of The Fall Of The Berlin Wall

featuring Peter M. Robinson, Condoleezza Rice, Stephen Kotkin, David Holloway, Timothy Garton Ash, Norman M. Naimark, Niall Ferguson, Robert Service, Victor Davis Hanson, Michael McFaul, Amir Weinervia Hoover Daily Report
Thursday, November 14, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Peter Robinson as well as many scholars and historians review the history of the Berlin Wall.

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The Libertarian: DACA In The Dock

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The Libertarian
Thursday, November 14, 2019

Will the Supreme Court allow the Trump Administration to undo Obama’s immigration program?

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It Was The Right Thing To Do

quoting Peter M. Robinsonvia Gasconade County Republican
Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Sometimes a president has to step out on a limb and do something he knows is needed and is right, even though his political advisors say otherwise. That is what President Ronald Reagan did in 1987 at the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin when he demanded “Mr Gorboachev, tear down this wall.”

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How A Russian’s Grocery Store Trip In 1989 Exposed The Lie Of Socialism

quoting Thomas Sowellvia The Federalist
Wednesday, November 13, 2019

The fall of the Berlin Wall was indeed a watershed in the collapse of the Soviet Empire, yet one could argue the true death knell came two months before at a small grocery store in Clear Lake, Texas.

Interviews

Bert Patenaude: Alexander Kerensky: Overthrown By The Bolsheviks

interview with Bertrand M. Patenaudevia Stanford and the Twentieth Century
Monday, November 11, 2019

Stanford professor Bert Patenaude joins Daniel to examine the singular life of Alexander Kerensky, the Russian revolutionary overthrown by the Bolsheviks in 1917. 

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Pacific Century: At The Barricades In Hong Kong

interview with Michael R. Auslin, John Yoovia The Pacific Century
Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Jillian Melchior of the Wall Street Journal reports from the front lines of the protests.

The Berlin Wall
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Immovable Wall Vs. Irresistible Power

quoting Peter M. Robinsonvia Hamodia
Tuesday, November 12, 2019

On June 12, 1987, then-President Ronald Reagan was in a limousine on the way to give a speech at the base of the Brandenburg Gate in West Berlin. While this gate had originally been commissioned by King Frederick William II of Prussia and had been built some two centuries earlier as an entranceway to an avenue leading to the palace, for decades prior to Reagan’s visit the sealed gate had become a symbol of the Berlin Wall that epitomized the division of Germany into two separate countries.

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Frank Dikotter: Inside The Dictator's Mind

interview with Frank Diköttervia ABC Radio
Tuesday, November 12, 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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How Ronald Reagan’s ‘Prophetic’ Demand To Tear Down Berlin Wall Happened, Came To Symbolize Cold War’s End

quoting Peter M. Robinsonvia Oregon Live
Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Peter Robinson liked what he saw as he made his way through the streets. The city was bright, beautiful, full of life. Then he climbed a series of steps to an observation platform and peered over a wall. Not a wall, actually. The wall.

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