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Jim Mattis on Call Sign Chaos: Learning to Lead

interview with General Jim Mattisvia Uncommon Knowledge
Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Call Sign Chaos is Jim Mattis’s memoir of his lifelong journey from marine recruit to four-star general and secretary of defense. It’s also the story of his quest to learn from every experience and pass on those lessons, so that future generations can plan better, lead better, and do and be better, thus creating a safer and more successful United States and world.

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The Libertarian: Britain After Brexit

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The Libertarian
Tuesday, September 3, 2019

How will the UK weather an exit from the European Union?

In the News

James Mattis Gives The Country A Warning

quoting General Jim Mattisvia National Review
Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Making the click-through worthwhile: A warning from former secretary of defense James Mattis about what really threatens our country; House Democrats conclude that what the country really needs right now is high-profile hearings about the payments to Stormy Daniels; and Bill de Blasio loses interest in his day job.

Soldiers of the People's Liberation Army Ground Force in 2011.

John Yoo: China's Chief Executive Carrie Lam Says There Are No Plans To Send The Military To Hong Kong As Protests Continue

interview with John Yoovia Fox News
Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow John Yoo discusses Hong Kong, and what the US can do to help the people of Hong Kong, including inviting people and companies in Hong Kong to move to the US. Yoo notes that US leaders should make statements of support for Hong Kong.

Hong Kong Umbrella Revolution Collection, Box 2, Hoover Institution Archives
Analysis and Commentary

Why Aren’t The Presidents Of America’s Leading Universities Publicly Supporting The Quest Of Hong Kong Students For Democracy And Freedom?

by Alvin Rabushkavia Thoughtful Ideas
Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Almost every leading university in America has a center for the study of democracy and encourages its students to help build democracy around the world. But why haven’t the leaders of these same universities signed and published a letter supporting the students in their quest for freedom and democracy against repressive rule from China?


Israel’s Good And Bad New Realities

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review
Tuesday, September 3, 2019

New alliances with Arab nations are positive but unstable, and old enemies are most dangerous when in a weakened state.

In the News

Narrow Escapes In State Votes Earn Big German Parties A Few Months' Relief

quoting Josef Joffevia Reuters
Monday, September 2, 2019

German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives and their Social Democrat (SPD) coalition partners turned their sights with some relief on new hurdles months down the road after withstanding a far-right battering in two eastern regional elections on Sunday.

General Jim Mattis: What Should We Do About Iran?
In the News

Jim Mattis: 'Nations With Allies Thrive, Nations Without Allies Wither'

featuring General Jim Mattisvia NPR
Monday, September 2, 2019

When former defense secretary Jim Mattis is asked about his relationship with President Trump, he has an answer ready.

Analysis and Commentary

How Dare Remainers Say Boris Is Undemocratic - His Resolve Will Hand Parliament's Power To The People In Perpetuity

by Andrew Robertsvia Daily Mail (UK)
Saturday, August 31, 2019

Who could have guessed that Boris Johnson’s brave and correct decision to prorogue Parliament for four weeks would serve up so many rich and enjoyable ironies for the British people? What pleasure he has inadvertently given us.

In the News

U.S. Unleashes Military To Fight Fake News, Disinformation

quoting Andrew Grottovia Bloomberg
Saturday, August 31, 2019

Fake news and social media posts are such a threat to U.S. security that the Defense Department is launching a project to repel “large-scale, automated disinformation attacks,” as the top Republican in Congress blocks efforts to protect the integrity of elections.


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