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A Recall Debate—And Memories Of Nixon And Arnold

by Bill Whalenvia California on Your Mind
Thursday, July 29, 2021

Years and years ago, a California state legislator named Joe Simitian had a refreshing approach to how the government in Sacramento could better serve its constituents: an annual “There Ought to Be a Law” contest that encouraged citizens to submit ideas for new statutes or for taking existing ones off the books.

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What Would Bismarck Think?

by Barry Straussvia Military History in the News
Thursday, July 29, 2021

Otto von Bismarck (1815-1898), dubbed the “Iron Chancellor,” was one of modern history’s masters of Realpolitik. As Prussia’s minister-president, he executed the “blood and iron” war policies that resulted in 1871 in Germany’s long-desired unification.

Analysis and Commentary

Historian’s Corner: Civilizational Death Or Renewal?

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Victor Davis Hanson Private Papers
Tuesday, July 27, 2021

History is replete with examples of societies in crises that either imploded or were destroyed, through internal and external forces—as well as those that met such dangers and endured.


Hoover Acquires New Material Related To Food Relief And Refugees

Monday, July 26, 2021

Hoover has acquired new materials related to William Hallam Tuck, a colleague of Herbert Hoover who worked extensively with refugees and relief organizations in Europe.


The World’s Cascade Of Disasters Is Not A Coincidence

by Niall Fergusonvia Bloomberg
Sunday, July 25, 2021

A pandemic, fires, floods, popular unrest — it’s an intertwined pattern seen throughout history and even in the Bible.

Analysis and Commentary

Democrats No More

by Victor Davis Hansonvia American Greatness
Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Now with money, institutions in their hip pocket, and cool popular culture, the Left would not just damn American institutions, but infect them to transform them into revolutionary agencies.

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Mohammed Bin Salman And Saudi Arabia

interview with Ben Hubbard, Russell A. Bermanvia The Caravan Notebook
Wednesday, July 21, 2021

A discussion with Ben Hubbard, author of MBS.

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Credible Commitments: A Key To Economic Progress

by Barry R. Weingastvia PolicyEd
Wednesday, July 21, 2021

England’s Glorious Revolution of 1688 demonstrates why countries that make a credible commitment to protect property rights ultimately prosper.

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Conflict In The Eastern Mediterranean

by Barry Straussvia Military History in the News
Wednesday, July 21, 2021

This is a story of the sea. It comes from the place where sea stories began, the Mediterranean realm of Homer’s Odyssey and of the naval battles of Salamis and Actium. It’s a story of pluck and ingenuity but also of the dramatic changes that technology is bringing to war, from the skies above to the seas below.

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The Classicist: World War II Reconsidered

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia The Classicist
Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson discusses his book The Second World Wars: How the First Global Conflict Was Fought and Won.


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.