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Area 45: Tom Gilligan On Ideas Defining A Free Society

interview with Thomas W. Gilliganvia Area 45
Wednesday, June 27, 2018

The quintessential economic and political conditions for freedom to flourish.

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Joseph Stalin: Waiting For Hitler

interview with Stephen Kotkinvia Uncommon Knowledge
Monday, June 25, 2018

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Part 2: How Joseph Stalin engineered the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact with Hitler and his struggle with disinformation leading up to the Nazi invasion of the Soviet Union. 

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The Libertarian: North Korea And Trump’s Foreign Policy

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The Libertarian
Friday, June 15, 2018

Was the summit with Kim Jong-un a diplomatic breakthrough or a fool’s errand?

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Area 45: The 2018 Summit Featuring President Trump And Kim Jong-Un

interview with Michael R. Auslinvia Area 45
Wednesday, June 13, 2018

The summit in Singapore was, to paraphrase Winston Churchill, not the end of isolation. But it is, perhaps, the beginning of a new relationship with North Korea, the US, and the world.

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Why Does Joseph Stalin Matter?

interview with Stephen Kotkinvia Uncommon Knowledge
Thursday, June 7, 2018

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How Stalin transformed the USSR in profound and enduring ways.
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Why Does Joseph Stalin Matter?

interview with Stephen Kotkinvia Uncommon Knowledge
Thursday, June 7, 2018

Part 1: How Stalin transformed the USSR in profound and enduring ways.

In the News

Menter: Five Bloody Beaches

quoting Victor Davis Hansonvia Aspen Daily News
Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Can you name them, the five beaches of the D-Day invasion? Their code names were Utah, Omaha, Gold, Juno and Sword. 

In the News

Italy And The End Of The Euro

quoting Victor Davis Hansonvia American Thinker
Tuesday, June 5, 2018

At the time Italy joined the European Monetary Union (EMU) in 1999 on its way to full-fledged membership in the eurozone in January 2002, economists debated whether this never-tried-before experiment will succeed or not. 

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Summer Reading List 2018

mentioning Niall Fergusonvia Crosswalk
Thursday, May 31, 2018

Every year, shortly after Memorial Day, I offer 10 titles as a suggested summer reading list. These are books that I have either read over the past year or plan to read myself over the summer.

Interviews

Ambassador Michael McFaul: A Brief History Of Russia

interview with Michael McFaulvia Commonwealth Club
Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Michael McFaul shares his knowledge and provides a unique perspective on one of today’s most contentious and consequential international relationships between the US and Russia. McFaul talks about election interference, the rise of the hostile, paranoid, Russian president, and a firsthand account of McFaul’s ambassadorship.

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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.