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The Classicist with Victor Davis Hanson:
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The Classicist: Understanding Chinese Strategy

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia The Classicist
Thursday, May 16, 2019

A deep analysis of how Beijing is asserting itself on the world stage.


Our Modern ‘Satyricon’

by Victor Davis Hansonvia American Greatness
Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Sometime around A.D. 60, in the age of Emperor Nero, a Roman court insider named Gaius Petronius wrote a satirical Latin novel, “The Satyricon,” about moral corruption in Imperial Rome. The novel’s general landscape was Rome’s transition from an agrarian republic to a globalized multicultural superpower.

Louis Armstrong visits with Radio Liberty reporters
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Swinging With Freedom: Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty And The Power Of Jazz

via The Hoover Centennial
Friday, May 10, 2019

Western music, and jazz in particular, became a popular form of resistance against the Communist regimes, especially in Eastern Europe.


Area 45: Japan’s New Emperor With Michael Auslin

interview with Michael R. Auslinvia Area 45
Thursday, May 9, 2019

Japan’s new emperor and empress and the continuation of a centuries-old tradition.


The Big Show In Bololand

featuring Bertrand M. Patenaude, Hoover Institutionvia C-SPAN
Monday, March 11, 2019

Author Bertrand Patenaude shared the story of a US famine relief mission to Bolshevik Russia in 1921 that saved millions of lives in his book, The Big Show in Bololand: The American Relief Expedition to Soviet Russia in the Famine of 1921.

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Pacific Century: H.R. McMaster Takes On China

interview with H. R. McMaster, Michael R. Auslin, John Yoovia The Pacific Century
Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Hoover fellow and former national security advisor H.R. McMaster joins the Pacific Century to discuss the rise of China.

Analysis and Commentary

A Question On Victims Of Communism Day 2019

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Wednesday, May 1, 2019

George Mason University law professor Ilya Somin, over at The Volokh Conspiracy, makes the point that May 1 should be a day to honor victims of Communism. I agree.

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Famous Guests At The Hoover Institution Throughout History

via The Hoover Centennial
Friday, May 3, 2019

Heads of state have frequently visited the Hoover Institution to learn from the scholars and the Library & Archives.

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A Stitch in Time

by Jean McElwee Cannonvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Belgian women, rescued by US aid during World War I, thanked Americans by sending messages made from traditional lace and needlework. Lou Henry Hoover gathered those fragile reminders of a historic humanitarian moment.

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Siberian Quagmire

by Kyle Duchynskivia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, April 24, 2019

As the First World War drew to a close, the victorious Allies suddenly found themselves clashing with Bolsheviks in Russia. How that intervention went astray is a tangled, and cautionary, tale.


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.