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Area 45: Iran – Will Protests Lead To Progress? With Abbas Milani

mentioning Abbas Milanivia Area 45
Monday, November 19, 2018

Will sanctions and protects lead to a sea of change in Iran?


‘Churchill: Walking With Destiny’ Review: A Life At Full Pelt

by Tunku Varadarajan with Andrew Robertsvia The Wall Street Journal
Friday, November 16, 2018

[Subscription Required] Some of the best accounts of Churchill’s life were written by Churchill himself, setting his biographers some daunting competition. How do you write more eloquently than a man who wrote prose so fine it was deemed worthy (in 1953) of a Nobel Prize in literature?

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University’s First Human Rights Minor Reflects On Experiences As A Student

mentioning Norman M. Naimarkvia Stanford Daily
Thursday, November 15, 2018

Alina Utrata ‘17, the first Stanford graduate with a minor in human rights, visited the Handa Center on Tuesday to share her experiences at Stanford and as a master’s student in the U.K. “The Handa Center was one of the most important – if not the most important – parts of my undergraduate experience,” Utrata said.

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Area 45: Giving Thanks With Niall Ferguson

interview with Niall Fergusonvia Area 45
Wednesday, November 21, 2018

The many reasons why Americans should be giving thanks this holiday season.

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CRB: Blood-Soaked Monsters

mentioning Stephen Kotkinvia Power Line Blog
Tuesday, November 13, 2018

The Claremont Review of Books is of course the flagship publication of the Claremont Institute.

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Blood-Soaked Monster

featuring Stephen Kotkinvia The Claremont Review of Books
Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Writing a biography of Joseph Stalin is a monumental task, which he made as difficult as possible.


Goodbye To All That, Again

by Niall Fergusonvia Boston Globe
Monday, November 12, 2018

To my 19-year-old son, World War I — which ended 100 years ago yesterday — is as remote an event as the Congress of Berlin was to me when I was his age. To my generation, World War I was not quite history. My father’s father, John Ferguson, had joined up at the age of 17 and fought on the Western Front as a private in the Seaforth Highlanders. He was one of more than 6 million men from Great Britain who served. Of that number, 722,785 did not come back alive. Just under half of all those who lost their lives were aged between 16 and 24 — a fact that never fails to startle.


The Legacy Of World War I Includes One Bright Note: Global Humanitarian Aid

featuring Herbert Hoovervia National Review
Sunday, November 11, 2018

Responding to Europe’s plight, Herbert Hoover helped organize and lead an international relief effort on an unprecedented scale.


Russ Roberts: How Kibbutzim Succeeded Despite The Laws Of Economics

interview with Russell Robertsvia Mosaic Magazine
Thursday, November 8, 2018
In the early 20th century, socialist Zionist zeal inspired Jewish pioneers in the Land of Israel to form collective farms known as kibbutzim. In them all property was held in common, children were raised communally, and the maxim “from each according to his ability, to each according to his need” was strictly observed. Economic theory would seem to suggest that kibbutzim would fail, but they did not.
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The Libertarian: Debating Birthright Citizenship

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The Libertarian
Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Does the constitution guarantee citizenship for children born to illegal immigrants in the US?


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.