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Analysis and Commentary

Wise Giants And Arrogant Dwarves

by Bruce Thorntonvia Front Page Magazine
Tuesday, July 31, 2018
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.
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How Athens Rebuilt Itself, Only To Be Defeated By A Foreign Power

featuring Victor Davis Hansonvia The Federalist
Friday, July 27, 2018
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.
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Uncommon Knowledge in Copenhagen: Revitalizing Democracies Around the World

interview with Peter M. Robinsonvia Uncommon Knowledge
Thursday, July 26, 2018


Building an Alliance of Democracies.

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Uncommon Knowledge In Copenhagen: Revitalizing Democracies Around The World

interview with José María Aznar, Felipe Calderón, Nick Clegg, Stephen Harper, Toomas Hendrik Ilvesvia Uncommon Knowledge
Thursday, July 26, 2018

Building an Alliance of Democracies.

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The Libertarian: Fighting The Trade War

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The Libertarian
Thursday, July 26, 2018

Judging the president’s efforts to recalibrate global trade.

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Area 45: The Enigmatic Russian President

interview with Robert Servicevia Area 45
Wednesday, July 25, 2018

From Russia . . . With Love?

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The Libertarian: Trump, Putin, And The US-Russia Relationship

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The Libertarian
Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Diagnosing what went wrong at the Helsinki summit.


An Interview With Peter Robinson, Former Presidential Speechwriter

interview with Peter M. Robinsonvia The Politic
Monday, July 16, 2018

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.”

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Stanford Political Scientist Explores How Iraqi Citizens Used Rumors As Resistance Against Saddam Hussein’s Regime

mentioning Hoover Institutionvia Stanford News
Monday, July 16, 2018

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.

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Russia's Last Tsar Executed 100 Years Ago

quoting Robert Servicevia The Express Tribune
Friday, July 13, 2018

It is a century since the execution of Russia’s last tsar and his family after the revolution that established the Soviet Union, a massacre that still raises questions today.


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.