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America Has Held Together Through Worse Times Than Now

quoting Morris P. Fiorinavia Brookings Institution
Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Sen. Lindsay Graham (R-SC) reminded President Trump earlier this year, “America is an idea, not a race.” That idea is actually a plural of concepts based on our Constitution, our system of democratic institutions and norms, and our belief in the American Dream—the notion that regardless of where you come from, you can realize anything, go anywhere.

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Rethinking Watergate

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Defining Ideas
Wednesday, February 21, 2018

FISA-gate is as scandalous as Nixon’s break-in. Why won’t the press say so? 

In the News

Visiting Fellow Stephan Kieninger Conducts Research For His Forthcoming Book

featuring George P. Shultz, Hoover Institutionvia Public Now
Tuesday, February 20, 2018

During spring 2018, Visiting Fellow Stephan Kieninger used Scholar Support from the Hoover Institution to conduct research for his forthcoming book 'The Diplomacy of Détente. Cooperative Security Policies from Helmut Schmidt to George Shultz' which examines the relevance of Western trade with the former Soviet Union as a means to facilitate mutual trust and the emergence of new habits of transparency regardless of recurring military crises.

Analysis and Commentary

China Humiliates Another Western Company

by Michael R. Auslinvia Wall Street Journal
Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Beijing increasingly demands corporate self-censorship.

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Area 45: Influencing Influenza With Dr. Henry Miller

interview with Henry I. Millervia Area 45
Tuesday, February 20, 2018

How to cure what literally ails the nation.


Networks, Power, And Chaos: A Conversation With Niall Ferguson

interview with Niall Fergusonvia
Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Niall Ferguson discusses his new book The Square and the Tower: Networks and Hierarchies, from the Freemasons to Facebook as well as his career as a writer, networks and hierarchies, how history gets written, the similarity between the 16th century and the 21st, the role of social media in the 2016 Presidential election, the influence of advertising on the public sphere, President Trump, the Russian investigation, Islamic extremism, counterfactuals, what would have happened if Clinton had won the presidency, immigration in Europe, conspiracy theories, capitalism, globalization, communism, wealth inequality, universal basic income, Henry Kissinger, the prospect of a US war with China, cyberwar, and other topics.


Open Societies Most Likely To Overcome Power, Technological Disruptions, Stanford Historian Niall Ferguson Says

Tuesday, February 20, 2018
Hoover Institution, Stanford University

Hoover Institution fellow Niall Ferguson discusses his new book, The Square and the Tower: Networks and Power, from the Freemasons to Facebook.


Niall Ferguson On Think Again – The Ghost Of Future Past

interview with Niall Fergusonvia Acast
Saturday, February 17, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Niall Ferguson discusses his new book The Square and the Tower: Networks and Hierarchies, from the Freemasons to Facebook and looks at the two ancient power structures that continue to move the world today. 

In the News

Character Counts: What Really Makes Us Who We Are?

quoting George P. Shultzvia Christian Today
Friday, February 16, 2018

I was at a meeting recently and we were all asked to say some words about ourselves. People spoke about their qualifications, about the jobs they'd done and books they'd written. They were an impressive bunch. But I was getting very bored indeed.

In the News

History As Networks In Ferguson's 'The Square And The Tower

featuring Niall Fergusonvia Inside Higher Education
Thursday, February 15, 2018
A recommendation that I’ll be interested if you take up.


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.