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The Berlin Wall’s Chinese Shadow

quoting Niall Ferguson, Timothy Garton Ashvia The Washington Post
Thursday, November 7, 2019
Even more than the commemoration marked a decade ago, the 30th anniversary this Saturday of the fall of the Berlin Wall feels like a reckoning. A full generation of people weren’t alive during the heady days of 1989, when the collapse of a literal and symbolic barrier preceded the implosion of the Soviet Union and the end of the Cold War.
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'Tear Down This Wall' Speechwriter Recounts What Almost Wasn't

featuring Peter M. Robinsonvia Fulton Sun
Thursday, November 7, 2019

The man behind former President Ronald Reagan's famous "tear down this wall" line faced many barriers trying to bring the speech to life.

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Judicial Legitimacy And Proposals To Restructure The Supreme Court

interview with Richard A. Epstein, Adam J. Whitevia Reasonable Disagreements
Thursday, November 7, 2019

Nice Court You Have Here, Shame If Something Happened To It.

The Classicist with Victor Davis Hanson:
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The Classicist: Turkey: Our Untenable Ally

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia The Classicist
Thursday, November 7, 2019

As tensions grow in the relationship between Washington and Ankara, is the relationship worth preserving?

Democrat's Donkey
Analysis and Commentary

Democrats, Tyranny, And Sophistry

by Bruce Thorntonvia FrontPage
Thursday, November 7, 2019

Something more ancient and dangerous is going on than just the usual Democrat double standards.

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The Libertarian: Confronting Your Impeacher?

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The Libertarian
Thursday, November 7, 2019

Does President Trump have a legal right to cross-examine the whistleblower?


Reagan’s ‘Mr. Gorbachev, Tear Down This Wall’ Was Almost Left Unsaid, Recalls Former Speechwriter, Now Hoover Fellow

featuring Peter M. Robinsonvia Stanford News
Wednesday, November 6, 2019

On the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, Ronald Reagan’s former speechwriter and current Hoover Institution fellow Peter M. Robinson shares what inspired those now famous words – “Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall” – and how they were almost cut from the speech.

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What The Fall Of The Berlin Wall Meant For Eastern European Jews

quoting Timothy Garton Ashvia Jewish Telegraphic Agency (NY)
Wednesday, November 6, 2019

“Neither ox nor donkey can block the path to socialism,” the East German leader Erich Honecker boldly declared on Aug. 14, 1989. Less than three months later, on Nov. 9, the Berlin Wall would fall.


Peter Robinson: Common Knowledge With Michael Knowles

interview with Peter M. Robinsonvia The Daily Wire
Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Peter Robinson on Common Knowledge, what Robinson already knows.


Reagan Speechwriter Peter Robinson Shares The Backstory Of Iconic 'Tear Down This Wall' Speech

interview with Peter M. Robinsonvia KSMU Radio
Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Peter Robinson discusses how the "Tear Down This Wall" speech came about.


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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.