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mentioning Andrew Robertsvia Star Tribune
Monday, January 20, 2020

Cold, snowy weather lends itself to bus or train commutes. Instead of white-knuckling your way along an icy freeway, you are in a warm place with plenty of time to read. So here is an array of books, new in paperback, to tuck into your backpack for your daily journey. Don’t dread the commute — enjoy it. And don’t forget to thank your bus driver.

Analysis and Commentary

Janine Barchas On The Lost Books Of Jane Austen

by Russell Robertsvia EconTalk
Monday, January 20, 2020

Author and professor Janine Barchas of the University of Texas talks about her book, The Lost Books of Jane Austen, with EconTalk host Russ Roberts. The conversation explores Austen's enduring reputation, how the cheap reprints of her work allowed that reputation to thrive, the links between Shakespeare and Austen, how Austen has thrived despite the old-fashioned nature of her content, Colin Firth's shirt, and the virtue of studying literature.

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Law Talk With Epstein & Yoo “The Bottle Episode”

interview with Richard A. Epstein, John Yoovia Hoover Daily Report
Friday, January 17, 2020

The legality of the Iran strikes, an update on impeachment, whether DOJ can compel Apple to unlock phones, and the First Amendment implications of personalized license plates.

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The Impeachment Handbook with John Yoo & Richard Epstein

interview with Richard A. Epstein, John Yoovia Uncommon Knowledge
Friday, January 17, 2020


The impeachment proceedings against President Trump has now reached the Senate and to help our viewers navigate the legal and political issues surrounding it, Peter Robinson sits down with the Hoover Institution’s Visiting Fellow John Yoo and Senior Fellow Richard Epstein, two of the foremost legal scholars in the country.

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On the Cover

via Hoover Digest
Monday, January 20, 2020

This poster captioned “Loor a los Héroes!” (Praise to the Heroes) lionized the air forces of Republican Spain as the Spanish Civil War intensified in the late 1930s. 

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On to the Next Hundred Years

by George H. Nashvia Hoover Digest
Monday, January 20, 2020

Herbert Hoover’s namesake institution and its enduring ambition to satisfy intellectual hunger.

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‘A Perfect Knight’: Remembering Roger Scruton

quoting Timothy Garton Ashvia The Spectator
Saturday, January 18, 2020

Tributes from William Shawcross, Daniel Hannan, Jonathan Aitken, David Matthews and more.

Peter Kudrik Papers in the Hoover Institution Archives

Thursday, January 16, 2020

Peter Kudrik was born Petr Aleksandrovich Kudrin in Russia in 1914. His family lived in Vilnius (now Lithuania) between the two world wars, changing their last name to Kudrik.


Justin Grimmer: Did Americans’ Racial Attitudes Elect Trump?

interview with Justin Grimmervia Niskanen Center
Thursday, January 16, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Justin Grimmer discusses the people who voted for President Trump in 2016.

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Lessons From The United States’ Showdown With The Barbary Pirates

by John Yoovia National Review
Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Jefferson’s example in dealing with the pirates supports the Soleimani strike.


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.