In the 12th century Bernard of Chartres first pointed out that we have more knowledge than those who came before us not because of our greater intelligence and understanding, but because we are “dwarves sitting on the shoulders of giants,” and can see farther because of the accumulated achievements of generation after generation of intellectual pioneers who preceded us.
In the ninth and final lecture of Hillsdale College’s course on the histories of Athens and Sparta, which you can follow along with me here, Victor Davis Hanson, a history fellow at the college, explains the downfall of ancient Athens.
Hoover Institution fellow Peter Robinson discusses his articles, books, speeches, Ronald Reagan, Milton Friedman, Bill Buckley, and notes that the end of the Cold War could not have happened as it did without the resurgence, the renewal, the revitalization of the United States. And Robinson argues that all three of those figures – Milton Friedman, Ronald Reagan, and Bill Buckley – were indispensable to that.”
Using documents in the Hoover Institution archives, Stanford political scientist Lisa Blaydes examined life in Iraq under Saddam Hussein, including how Iraqi citizens found creative ways to resist the Baath Party’s authoritarian regime.