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Wisconsin Filmmaker Creates Documentary Of WWI Female Telephone Operators

quoting Elizabeth Cobbsvia Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Monday, February 12, 2018

They were known as the "Hello Girls" — American women fluent in French and English who answered the urgent call for telephone operators needed in France during World War I.

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A Classicist’s View Of The Cataclysm

featuring Victor Davis Hansonvia City Journal
Friday, January 26, 2018
The general reader, as well as the more scholarly specialist, will feel similarly grateful to Victor Davis Hanson for sharing his insights into the complexities of a war that still has much to teach us. The Second World Wars: How the First Global Conflict Was Fought and Won is scholarly popular history at its very best, offering as it does a brilliant overview of the war. It is also full of fascinating detail.

Kori Schake: Will China Impose A New World Order?

by Tunku Varadarajanfeaturing Kori Schakevia Wall Street Journal
Friday, February 9, 2018
When Pax Britannica gave way to Pax Americana, the transition was peaceful. A repeat is unlikely, says the author of ‘Safe Passage.’
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Statues of Limitation

by Markos Kounalakisvia Hoover Digest
Friday, January 26, 2018

How do the countries of the former Iron Curtain deal with their inconvenient monuments? Sometimes by painting a tank pink, or swapping a Stalin for a Steve Jobs. 

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From Sparta to Saddam

by Barry Strauss via Hoover Digest
Friday, January 26, 2018

Nations that abandon diplomacy enter a realm of violence and confusion.

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No Shortage of Quagmires

by Williamson Murrayvia Hoover Digest
Friday, January 26, 2018

Seizing the military initiative can lead to success, as history confirms, but only if the party that seizes the initiative is fully prepared to exploit it. Few are. 

The Classicist with Victor Davis Hanson:
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The Classicist: DACA, DREAMers, And Immigration

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia The Classicist
Thursday, January 18, 2018

The vital considerations that most immigration debates overlook.

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The Classicist: Tribal America Vs. E Pluribus Unum

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia The Classicist
Thursday, January 18, 2018

Recorded on December 18, 2017

How identity politics threatens to blow apart the American experiment.

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Area 45: Iran On The Brink? With Abbas Milani

interview with Abbas Milanivia Area 45
Thursday, January 11, 2018

Is the current unrest in Iran a flash in the pan or a sign that the repressive theocracy is coming to an end?

Hammer, Sickle, and Soil: The Soviet Drive to Collectivize Agriculture
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Hammer, Sickle, And Soil: The Soviet Drive To Collectivize Agriculture By Jonathan Daly

mentioning Hoover Institutionvia EuropeNow
Thursday, December 14, 2017

This book contains reproductions of more than sixty Soviet propaganda posters from the 1920s and 1930s, selected from a large collection at the Hoover Institution in Stanford, California.


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.