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Yes, Be Very Worried Over Growing Polarization

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Defining Ideas
Friday, October 19, 2018

Beware a fetish for 'data' and faux statistical exactitude.

Analysis and Commentary

Kevin Mckenna On Characters, Plot, And Themes Of In The First Circle

by Russell Robertsvia EconTalk
Thursday, October 18, 2018

Russian Literature Professor Kevin McKenna of the University of Vermont talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about the characters, plot, and themes of Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn's masterpiece, In the First Circle. This is the second episode of the EconTalk book club discussing the book. The first episode--a discussion of Solzhenitsyn's life and times--is available on EconTalk at Kevin McKenna on Solzhenitsyn, the Soviet Union, and In the First Circle.

Analysis and Commentary

Richard Nixon's 1968 Campaign For President

by David R. Henderson featuring Annelise Andersonvia EconLog
Wednesday, October 17, 2018

"The first thing that Martin did for Richard Nixon—one of the first things—it’s dated July 4, 1967—is to make the argument for abolishing the military draft and moving to an all-volunteer armed force." This is my Hoover colleague Annelise Anderson reminiscing about how she and her husband, the late Martin Anderson, got involved in Richard Nixon’s 1967-68 campaign for president of the United States.

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How the World Recovered: The 2008 Financial Crisis Ten Years Later

interview with George Osborne, Kevin Warshvia Uncommon Knowledge
Wednesday, October 17, 2018


Analyzing the Global Financial Crisis and Its Aftermath in the United States and the United Kingdom with Kevin Warsh and George Osborne.

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How The World Recovered: The 2008 Financial Crisis Ten Years Later

interview with Kevin Warsh, George Osbornevia Uncommon Knowledge
Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Analyzing the global financial crisis and its aftermath in the United States and the United Kingdom with Kevin Warsh and George Osborne.

Analysis and Commentary

A Reminder Of What Binds Us

by Victor Davis Hansonvia The National Review
Tuesday, October 16, 2018

In these divisive times, one constant for all Americans has been the hallowed work of the American Battle Monuments Commission, the small and sometimes unheralded federal agency created in 1923 to establish, operate, and oversee foreign cemeteries of American war dead, largely from the First and Second World Wars, as well as a number of commemorative sites.

Jerzy Wiatr (right) with Wojciech Jaruzelski in the Polish parliament next to a bust of Ignacy Daszyński, Polish socialist politician, Warsaw, 1994
In the News

The Papers Of Jerzy Józef Wiatr, Polish Social Scientist And Politician, Added To The Hoover Archives

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Hoover has received the first tranche of papers of Jerzy Józef Wiatr, Polish sociologist and political scientist, an advisor to General Wojciech Jaruzelski, Communist Poland’s head of state.  Professor Wiatr was one of the chief ideologues of the ruling Polish United Workers’ Party during the 1980s, the final decade of its existence. 

In the News

Racial Science, Domestic Reform, And Japanese Immigrants In Territorial-Era Hawaii

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

In the early 20th century, Hawai‘i became a dynamic site of encounters between US settler colonizers and Japanese immigrant laborers. With the rise of the plantation economy, the white plantation oligarchs deployed various means of discipline vis-à-vis Japanese immigrants, regulating their health, nutrition, and sanitation to ensure the availability of a reliable labor force.

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Strategika Issue 54: Space Force And Warfare In Space

via Strategika
Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Strategika Issue 54 is now available online. Strategika is an online journal that analyzes ongoing issues of national security in light of conflicts of the past—the efforts of the Military History Working Group of historians, analysts, and military personnel focusing on military history and contemporary conflict.


Annelise Anderson: Richard Nixon's 1968 Victory

interview with Annelise Andersonvia CSPAN
Friday, September 21, 2018

Annelise Anderson joins a panel discussion on Richard Nixon’s victorious 1968 presidential election.


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.