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History’s Bad Ideas Are An Inspiration For Progressives

by Victor Davis Hansonvia American Greatness
Friday, July 6, 2018

What we now consider stupid and dangerous ideas of the past, progressives see as useful in the present.

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Target Assad’s Enablers

by Russell A. Bermanvia Hoover Digest
Monday, July 9, 2018

The Syrian civil war teems with outside actors. American strategy must reckon with their ambitions—and check them.

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Elegy for the Arab Spring

by Samuel Tadrosvia Hoover Digest
Monday, July 9, 2018

Seven years on, those who hoped for a modern, humane Syria have few illusions left—Syrians fewest of all.

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Where the Great Powers Collide

by Charles Hillvia Hoover Digest
Monday, July 9, 2018

Syria is a historical “roundabout” around which religions, civilizations, and nations flow—and clash.

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The Classicist: Modern Paradoxes

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia The Classicist
Tuesday, July 3, 2018

From China to the Middle East to the U.S., a look at some of the strangest developments in global politics.

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Ex-Trump Adviser McMaster To Join Stanford University’s Hoover Institution

featuring H. R. McMastervia Wall Street Journal
Sunday, July 1, 2018

Pushed out of White House in April, McMaster heads to Hoover Institution to develop bipartisan national security ideas.

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'The Hello Girls' Tells The Story Of Telephone Operators On The Frontlines Of WWI

featuring Elizabeth Cobbsvia WUWM
Thursday, June 28, 2018
As we approach the centennial anniversary of Armistice Day, there has been a growing conversation about the impact the first World War had on the U.S. and the world as a whole. Now celebrated as Veterans Day, the war famously ended at the eleventh hour, of the eleventh day, of the eleventh month in 1918.

Samuel Tadros: Sam And Ammar. A Special Episode In The Holocaust Museum

interview with Samuel Tadrosvia Alhurra
Wednesday, June 27, 2018
Hoover Institution fellow Samuel Tadros discusses the Holocaust: explaining what happened and exploring the Arab's relationship to it from collaboration to saving Jews to protecting Nazi war criminals, and from denial to celebration, to accusations of exploitation and comparisons.
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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


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. 


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.