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Squaring Ends And Means

by Angelo M. Codevillavia Military History in the News
Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Self-determination for countries that had been occupied by Nazi Germany—Poland in particular—was foremost of the common objectives to which President Franklin Roosevelt and Prime Minister Winton Churchill committed on August 14, 1941 after meeting on the British battleship Prince of Wales off Newfoundland. Germany’s invasion of Poland had been the reason why Britain had declared war. Restoring Poland’s freedom was the war’s first-order objective. The Soviet Union’s 1939 partnership with Germany in that invasion and, by August 1941, its alliance with Britain, added a layer of difficulties. 

In the News

Bohuslav Pekárek’s Memoirs And Other Czechoslovak Legion Documentation Added To The Hoover Library & Archives

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Another significant increment of materials generated a century ago by the  Czechoslovak Legions on the Western Front and in Siberia has been added to the Hoover holdings.  Among the trove’s notable items, acquired from sources in Germany and Turkey, are the memoirs of a Czech Legionnaire, Bohuslav Pekárek, as well as a number of ephemeral publications and imprints.


We Shot The War: Overseas Weekly In Vietnam Shows The Person Behind The Photo

featuring Hoover Institutionvia Stanford Daily
Sunday, August 12, 2018

New photography exhibit at the Herbert Hoover Memorial Exhibit Pavilion highlights the lives of soldiers and citizens in the Vietnam War era.

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Spotlight On Unique Vietnam War Media Coverage

Friday, July 27, 2018
Hoover Institution, Stanford University

The new Hoover Institution Press publication, We Shot the War: Overseas Weekly in Vietnam, examines the legacy of one of the most popular and eccentric newspapers to cover the Vietnam War. 

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Veterans Column: Janet Jones Experiences War First Hand

quoting Elizabeth Cobbsvia Newark Advocate
Saturday, August 11, 2018

No other letters from Janet Jones exist about her service once she arrived in France. However, by looking at her service record and using information from author Elizabeth Cobbs’ book “The Hello Girls, America’s First Woman Soldiers” an accurate picture of what they did can be seen.


Victor Davis Hanson On The John Batchelor Show Discussing US Intelligent Agencies

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia John Batchelor Show
Thursday, August 9, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson discusses his National Review article "The Police Were Not Policed."

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The Libertarian: Federalism And The Resistance

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The Libertarian
Thursday, August 9, 2018

How the Trump presidency made progressives fans of the 10th Amendment.

Denise Ho (left) and Michael Auslin (right) in the workshop.

Hoover Holds Annual Summer Workshop On Modern China

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

The sixth annual Hoover Institution Workshop on Modern China, entitled “War and Revolution in Modern China: A Long View from the Twenty-First Century,” was held through July 30 and August 3, 2018.

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Study: 40% Of Americans Don’t Know What 1st Amendment Guarantees

mentioning John Villasenorvia The Western Journal
Wednesday, August 8, 2018

A new survey has shown that a vast number of Americans do not know which rights the Founding Fathers considered so important they were put in the First Amendment to the Constitution.

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Nuclear Birthday

by Angelo M. Codevillavia Military History in the News
Wednesday, August 8, 2018

On August 6 and 9, the popular mind recalls the destruction of Hiroshima and Nagasaki by nuclear bombs, congratulates itself that no such weapons have been used since, and pleases to imagine that none will be used ever again. Never mind that they have ceased to be exotic, that nine governments now possess them (Iran is on the cusp of joining them), and that just about any government so inclined can have them. There is near-unanimity that nuclear power “changed everything, forever.” Not quite.


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.