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Analysis and Commentary

Kevin McKenna On Solzhenitsyn, The Soviet Union, And In The First Circle

by Russell Robertsvia EconTalk
Monday, September 10, 2018

Russian Literature Professor Kevin McKenna of the University of Vermont talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about the life and times of Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn. This is the opening episode of the EconTalk Book Club for Solzhenitsyn's masterpiece In the First Circle: The First Uncensored Edition. A subsequent episode to air in the next few weeks discusses the book itself.


Italian Diplomat’s Scrapbooks Received By The Hoover Archives

by Maciej Siekierskivia Stanford News
Sunday, September 9, 2018

Two albums containing an eclectic mix of materials gathered by Count Mauro Tosti di Valminuta, one of Benito Mussolini’s trusted diplomats, have been added to Hoover Institution holdings.

In the News

From Cold War To Hot Peace: Former Ambassador, Author Michael McFaul Visits Duke

featuring Michael McFaulvia The Duke Chronicle
Friday, September 7, 2018

Michael McFaul, former U.S. Ambassador to Russia, stopped by Duke Wednesday to promote his book "From Cold War to Hot Peace" and discuss U.S.-Russian relations since the Cold War.

In the News

How The Great Recession Turned America’s Student-Loan Problem Into A $1.5 Trillion Crisis

quoting Caroline M. Hoxbyvia Market Watch
Friday, September 7, 2018

The financial crash, which began 10 years ago this month with the collapse of Lehman Brothers, created a perfect storm


Adam White: The History Of Supreme Court Confirmation Hearings

interview with Adam J. Whitevia Constitution Center
Thursday, September 6, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Adam White explores the history of Supreme Court confirmation hearings and considers their constitutional implications. Some ideas he discusses are: what does the Constitution say about the Senate’s duty to provide “advice and consent;” how did the Framers envision it; and how has it played out over time? 


Niall Ferguson: The US Would Be In A Bigger Mess Under Clinton Than It Is Under Trump

interview with Niall Fergusonvia CNBC
Thursday, September 6, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Niall Ferguson says that a Hillary Clinton presidency would have been even more disruptive than the current Trump administration.

Analysis and Commentary

Our Troops Are Dying For A Lost Cause. We’ve Got To Get Out Of Afghanistan.

by Markos Kounalakisvia Miami Herald
Thursday, September 6, 2018

Twenty-seven years ago, I was in Afghanistan to watch the Russians cut and run from a military quagmire and failed occupation that helped bring down the Soviet Union. In 2018, America is ready to walk away from a similarly failed military adventure. As Lt. Col. John W. Nicholson Jr., the exiting American and NATO forces’ commander in Afghanistan put it: “It is time for this war in Afghanistan to end.”

USS Bataan (LHD-5), a Wasp-class amphibious assault ship.

Remarks By LTG H.R. McMaster At The United States Naval Academy

by H. R. McMaster
Sunday, January 21, 2018

Thank you, Tayler (MIDN Johnston) for that introduction.  I am honored to have the opportunity to address you—the future leaders and officers of our American Navy and Marine Corps — the greatest naval force the World has known. I want to thank all of you for your patriotism and for your willingness to serve our nation and your fellow sailors and Marines.

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Area 45: Trump & Conservatism With Matthew Continetti

interview with Matthew Continettivia Area 45
Monday, September 10, 2018

What’s the status of Donald Trump’s relationship with his conservative base?

Analysis and Commentary

America, The Forever Has-Been?

by Josef Joffevia The American Interest
Thursday, September 6, 2018

In the years following the global financial crisis, the United States has increasingly ceded its leadership in the world, while China has rushed in to fill the gap left behind.


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.