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The Libertarian: North Korea And Trump’s Foreign Policy

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The Libertarian
Friday, June 15, 2018

Was the summit with Kim Jong-un a diplomatic breakthrough or a fool’s errand?

In the News

The Early Chapters

mentioning Michael McFaulvia The Washington Post
Friday, June 15, 2018

The early books detailing investigations of the Trump campaign and Russia's interference in the 2016 election tend to have lame, repetitive endings.

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Area 45: The 2018 Summit Featuring President Trump And Kim Jong-Un

interview with Michael R. Auslinvia Area 45
Wednesday, June 13, 2018

The summit in Singapore was, to paraphrase Winston Churchill, not the end of isolation. But it is, perhaps, the beginning of a new relationship with North Korea, the US, and the world.

In the News

How Adam Smith Can Change Your Life

featuring Russell Robertsvia Books of Titans
Wednesday, June 13, 2018

I usually try to avoid books that are about another book as I’d rather just read the original. But, in this case, my interest in Russ’ (sorry for the informality of not using Mr. Roberts, but I spend an hour a week with Russ in my earbuds, so we’re tight) podcast caused me to disobey that rule.

In the News

Russian Elegies: Candide Goes To Moscow

featuring Michael McFaulvia War on the Rocks
Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Candide, the hero of Voltaire’s 1759 satire, was educated in Baron Thunder-ten-Tronckh’s castle in Westphalia. There, Dr. Pangloss taught him to believe that ours is the “best of all possible worlds.” 

Hearing on the Long Arm of China
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History Matters: A Fellow Makes Sense Of China’s Present Through Its Past

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Glenn Tiffert, a Visiting Fellow, is among a new breed of historians who are marshalling digital technologies and the tools of data science to probe the past.  A specialist on twentieth-century China, he received his Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley, and taught at the University of Michigan...

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Know Neither Your Enemy Nor Yourself—The Lessons of Vietnam

by Miles Maochun Yuvia Military History in the News
Monday, June 11, 2018

The sage, albeit overly quoted, wisdom of the ancient Chinese military strategist Sun Tzu still applies in modern warfare: “Know your enemy and know yourself, find naught in fear for 100 battles. Know yourself but not your enemy, find level of loss and victory. Know thy enemy but not yourself, wallow in defeat every time.”

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Hoover Workshop Spotlights Political Economy

Monday, June 11, 2018

When Hoover historian Jennifer Burns approached the challenge of organizing a new workshop several years ago, the thinking was big picture and collaborative: embrace scholarly interest on the wide-ranging subject of political economy.

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The Libertarian: Religious Liberty And The Masterpiece Verdict

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The Libertarian
Monday, June 11, 2018

The Supreme Court hands down an unsatisfying ruling in a marquee case.

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The Libertarian: The (Self) Pardon Power?

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The Libertarian
Thursday, June 7, 2018

Can President Trump really use a pardon on himself?

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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.