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Stalin: Volume I: Paradoxes of Power, 1878-1928
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"Stalin: Waiting For Hitler": Talk By Stephen Kotkin

mentioning Stephen Kotkinvia Amherst College
Friday, February 22, 2019
"Stalin: Waiting for Hitler" is a talk by Stephen Kotkin, who is the John P. Birkelund Professor in History and International Affairs at Princeton University. He is also a fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University. He directs Princeton's Institute for International and Regional Studies and co-directs its Program in the History and Practice of Diplomacy.
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Faculty Note: Senior Lecturer Kevin Kain Publication

mentioning Hoover Institutionvia University of Wisconsin Green Bay
Wednesday, February 20, 2019

This study examines information about the display of early Soviet visual anti-religious propaganda in the past in order to conceptualize its re-presentation in the digital future. Based on research conducted during a Research Fellowship at Hoover Institution Library and Archive (January, 2018) and other American and Russian collections, it considers printed visual images of the 1920s–1930s, including posters and antireligious periodicals.

Policy Seminar with David Mulford

Wednesday, February 20, 2019
George Shultz Conference Room, Herbert Hoover Memorial Building

David Mulford, distinguished visiting fellow at the Hoover Institution, former vice chairman of Credit Suisse and former U.S. Ambassador to India, presented “Leadership and the Power of Global Markets”

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Ronald Reagan And Pope John Paul II: The Partnership That Changed The World

interview with Edwin Meese IIIvia Uncommon Knowledge
Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Former attorney general Edwin Meese III explains the relationship between President Reagan and Pope John Paul II and how their collaboration helped end the Cold War.

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How The US Actually Financed The Second World War

quoting Lee Ohanianvia Financial Times Alphaville
Wednesday, February 13, 2019

[Subscription Required] In March of 1951, a year into the Korean War, the US Treasury offered long-term notes at 2 3/4 per cent in exchange for short-term notes at 2 1/2 per cent. According to a narrative written half a century later by the Richmond Fed, the Federal Reserve supported the price of the long-term notes, but: only up to a limited volume it had agreed on with the Treasury.

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A Century Of Ideas: The Big Three: Roosevelt, Stalin, And Churchill During The Second World War

Thursday, July 18, 2019
Hauck Auditorium, Stanford University

During the Second World War, President Franklin Roosevelt, Premier Joseph Stalin, and Prime Minister Winston Churchill exchanged hundreds of cables and held two summit meetings, coordinating the vast allied effort to defeat Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan. Panelists will discuss why the peaceful new international order that the three agreed to establish after the conflict turned instead into the Cold War.

The Nationalist Revival
Analysis and Commentary

The Nationalist Revival

interview with Jack Goldsmith, John Judisvia Security by the Book
Thursday, February 14, 2019

Trade, Immigration, and the Revolt Against Globalization.

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The Pursuit of Peace

via The Hoover Centennial
Friday, February 15, 2019

In 1919, Europe was in recovery from the devastation of World War I, the Russian Civil War was raging, the Versailles peace negotiations had begun, Adolph Hitler gave his first speech to the German Workers Party, and the world was awash in change. Herbert Hoover had witnessed firsthand the devastating aftermath of the war as Chairman of the Commission for Relief in Belgium, where he led the relief effort for the food crisis that Belgium faced after the German invasion. He recognized that history was being forged around him and in 1919 he sent $50,000 to his alma mater, Stanford University, to be used to archive materials from the “Great War” for future generations.

Victor Davis Hanson 2019 Pasadena
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Victor Davis Hanson: What’s New and What’s Not in Trump’s Foreign Policy

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia Fellow Talks
Tuesday, February 5, 2019

The Case for Trump’s Foreign Policy.

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Churchill’s Lessons For Us All – Including Leftie Pipsqueaks

featuring Andrew Robertsvia The Conservative Woman
Thursday, January 31, 2019

Churchill had a sense of entitlement but this turned out to be an asset. So says Andrew Roberts, author of the latest biography of the great wartime leader, Winston Churchill: Walking with Destiny.


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.