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The Libertarian: California Burning

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The Libertarian
Wednesday, December 11, 2019

How Golden State policymakers are compounding the damage from California’s wildfires.

In the News

General James Mattis Joins The Washington Post Live’s Securing Tomorrow For A Conversation With David Ignatius

mentioning General Jim Mattisvia The Washington Post
Tuesday, December 10, 2019

On Friday, December 13 The Washington Post Live will welcome General James Mattis (Ret.) for Securing Tomorrow with Washington Post columnist David Ignatius closely following the recent Washington Post report detailing never-before-seen confidential documents about the war in Afghanistan.


Jimmy Hoffa And The Surveillance State (Robert Wright & Jack Goldsmith)

interview with Jack Goldsmithvia The Wright Show
Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Jack Goldsmith discusses: the illegal surveillance of his stepfather Chuckie by the feds; J. Edgar Hoover and the origins of FBI surveillance; Robert F. Kennedy's war on Jimmy Hoffa; why prosecutorial discretion is one of the government's most dangerous powers; Goldsmith's challenge to Bush's post-9/11 surveillance program; and much more.

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The Cost For Saving A Life

by Bing Westvia Military History in the News
Monday, December 9, 2019

A few weeks ago in Afghanistan, the Taliban handed over one American and one Australian citizen in exchange for three high-level Taliban prisoners, including a leader of the notorious Haqqani terrorist network. President Trump praised the swap, tweeting (November 20, 2019, 1:45 p.m.), “Let’s hope this leads to more good things…” The reaction by the Congress and the mainstream press in America was muted but positive in tone.

In the News

Germany’s Crisis Has Been Averted. But At What Cost?

quoting Timothy Garton Ashvia The Washington Post
Friday, December 6, 2019

What a way to climb down. And how very German. Having promised revolution one week, Germany’s Social Democrats called it off the next, hoping that nobody would take much notice. As so often in contemporary German politics, rupture was averted for the sake of stability, open conflict exchanged for suppressed frustration, movement foregone for stasis.

In the News

Library & Archives Acquires Papers Of General Wojciech Jaruzelski

Monday, December 9, 2019

The Hoover Institution Library & Archives have obtained the papers of Wojciech Jaruzelski (1923–2014), first secretary of the Polish United Workers Party (1981–89), prime minister of Poland (1981–85) and head of state (1985–90).

Analysis and Commentary

Priors And Prejudice

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Wednesday, December 4, 2019

When I was in twelfth grade (in Canada, we called it Grade 12), one of the main novels we studied was Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice. I read it once because I was supposed to, twice to be able to answer questions on exams, and the third time because I loved it.

In the News

“Keep Buggering On”: New Book Reveals The Human Side Of The Much-Loved Statesman

mentioning Andrew Robertsvia Hong Kong Buzz
Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Andrew Roberts’ new biography, “Churchill”, is magnificent, readable and inspiring. The book may not match its subject for greatness but it certainly gives a marvelous, full portrait of the “Last Lion”. All readers of history know about Churchill’s bravery as a soldier, immense contribution to English literature and peerless leadership of Britain during the last world war (“Let us brace ourselves to our duties, and so bear ourselves…”). 

In the News

Is 'The Irishman' Right About Hoffa? US Attorney Promises 'More To Come'

quoting Jack Goldsmithvia ABA Journal
Tuesday, December 3, 2019

The U.S. attorney for the office that investigated Jimmy Hoffa’s disappearance isn’t relying on the Netflix movie The Irishman for its theories of the case. Nor is a law professor whose stepfather was portrayed as the man who drove Hoffa to his death.

Policy BriefsFeatured

Condoleezza Rice On What Unifies Us As Americans

by Condoleezza Ricevia PolicyEd
Tuesday, December 3, 2019

What unifies us as Americans is an aspirational narrative. It does not matter where you come from, only where you are going. The energy, youthfulness, and risk-taking of immigrants who come from all over the world is what has made America what it is 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.