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Area 45: A Blue Wave In The November 2018 Election?

interview with David Bradyvia Area 45
Tuesday, June 19, 2018

What are the most important factors in the odds of the House flipping for a third time in a little over a decade?

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The Dialectics Of Host And Guest On The Korean Peninsula

by Miles Maochun Yuvia Military History in the News
Monday, June 18, 2018

In the ancient Chinese military strategy classic, Questions and Replies between Tang Taizong and Li Weigong, the great Tang Dynasty Emperor Taizong of the 7th century famously ruminated that, “In war, we prefer the position of the host to that of the guest.”

Interviews

Niall Ferguson On The John Batchelor Show: The West and the Rest (Part 2)

interview with Niall Fergusonvia The John Batchelor Show
Sunday, June 17, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Niall Ferguson notes that all over the world, more and more people study at Western-style universities, work for Western-style companies, vote for Western-style governments, take Western medicines, wear Western clothes, and play Western sports. Yet six hundred years ago the petty kingdoms of Western Europe seemed like miserable backwaters, ravaged by incessant war and pestilence.

Interviews

Niall Ferguson On The John Batchelor Show: The West and the Rest (Part 1)

interview with Niall Fergusonvia The John Batchelor Show
Sunday, June 17, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Niall Ferguson argues that, beginning in the fifteenth century, the West developed six powerful new concepts that the rest of the countries lacked: competition, science, the rule of law, modern medicine, consumerism, and the work ethic. These were the ‘killer applications’ that allowed the West to leap ahead of the Rest; opening global trade routes, exploiting new scientific knowledge, evolving representative government, more than doubling life expectancy, unleashing the industrial revolution, and hugely increasing human productivity.

Interviews

Niall Ferguson On The John Batchelor Show: The West and the Rest (Part 3)

interview with Niall Fergusonvia John Batchelor Show
Sunday, June 17, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Niall Ferguson discusses how western civilization’s rise to global dominance is the single most important historical phenomenon of the past five centuries.

In the News

What Self-Governing Societies Can Learn From Ancient Athens

quoting Victor Davis Hansonvia The Federalist
Saturday, June 16, 2018

In the third lecture of Hillsdale College’s course on the histories of Athens and Sparta, Victor Davis Hanson asks: 'What is the chief virtue of Athens?'

Photographic portrait of the “Great and Generous Leader,” Joseph Stalin.
In the News

Georgy Zhukov’s Close Call With Stalin’s Killers

quoting Stephen Kotkinvia War Is Boring
Friday, June 15, 2018

Beginning in 1936, Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin set about deliberately murdering 700,000 people in the Great Purge, an act of mass killing that “constituted a form of rule” unto itself, as Stalin biographer Stephen Kotkin explained.

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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.

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