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9/11/2001 And The 18 Years Since Then

by John B. Taylorvia Economics One
Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Today we remember September 11, 2001 and all that has happened in the 18 years since then.

In the News

In Chicago, Former Defense Secretary James Mattis Recounts 9/11, Warns Of Internal Divisions As Threat To Nation

featuring General Jim Mattisvia Chicago Tribune
Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Appearing in Chicago on the 18th anniversary of 9/11, former Defense Secretary James Mattis recalled how he first heard about the terrorist attacks on his car radio while a brigadier general in the Marines, newly arrived at Camp Pendleton from a senior post in the Pentagon.


Condoleezza Rice Talks New Book That Compares The Cold War To Present Day

interview with Condoleezza Ricevia Fox Business
Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Condoleezza Rice discusses her new book To Build A Better World: Choices to End the Cold War and Create a Global Commonwealth, as well as the issues with China and the trade war.  


Condoleezza Rice Remembers 9/11 On 18th Anniversary

interview with Condoleezza Ricevia MSNBC Today Show
Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Condoleezza Rice discusses 9/11 as well as her new book To Build A Better World: Choices to End the Cold War and Create a Global Commonwealth.

9/11, Six Years Later

by David R. Henderson
Wednesday, September 11, 2019

George W. Bush has provided, and is providing, much of that pavement. As you know if you’ve been paying attention to the news, this is the 18th anniversary of the murders of almost 3,000 people in Washington, D.C., New York City, and Pennsylvania. I wrote a piece for 6 years after the event and, since I own the copyright, I’m reprinting it here:

In the News

The Ghosts Of Past Wars Live On In A Critical Archive

mentioning Hoover Institutionvia War on the Rocks
Wednesday, September 11, 2019

The United States will soon deploy soldiers to Afghanistan born after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. Next August will mark the 30th anniversary of Iraq’s invasion of Kuwait, along with the subsequent American-led military buildup leading to Operation Desert Storm in January 1991. The American military has been directly engaged in the “greater Middle East” since. For the people of Afghanistan and Iraq, the experience of war has extended longer, with this December marking the 40th anniversary of the Soviet Union’s invasion of Afghanistan and next September the same for Iraq’s invasion of Iran. 


Markos Kounalakis With Larry Diamond: Saving American Democracy

with Larry Diamond, Markos Kounalakisvia World Affairs
Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Hoover Institution fellows Markos Kounalakis and Larry Diamond discuss Diamond's new book, Ill Winds: Saving Democracy from Russian Rage, Chinese Ambition, and American ComplacencyDiamond argues that we are at a pivotal point where either a new era of tyranny or democratic renewal could be ushered in around the globe. This next era will depend on political reforms and political leadership from the United States and other free republics.

In the News

New Book Records Harrowing Stories Of Witnesses, Officials In 9/11 Attacks

quoting Condoleezza Ricevia The Jerusalem Post
Wednesday, September 11, 2019

A new book entitled The Only Plane in the Sky: an Oral History of 9/11 records the firsthand accounts of witnesses to the terror attacks of September 11, 2001, including detailed interviews with United States government and military officials who were serving at the time. The book, by former Politico magazine editor Garrett Graff, includes the transcripts of the interviews.

John F. Kennedy

Bill Whalen: The Kennedy Clan Returns To The Hunt For The Senate And Beyond

interview with Bill Whalenvia The John Batchelor Show
Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Bill Whalen discusses Forbes article "The Torch Has Been Passed . . . But Can A Fourth Generation Of Aspiring Kennedys Run With It?"

The Numbers GameFeatured

Let's Party Like It's 1973!

by Russell Robertsvia PolicyEd
Tuesday, September 10, 2019

The American standard of living has improved for more people than the numbers suggest.


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.