The recently acquired Ashizawa papers highlight activities of Hokubei Butokukai (the North American Military Virtue Society), branch of the Dai Nippon Butokukai (the Great Japan Military Virtue Society) in California in the 1920s and 1930s.
June 6 marks 50 years since a turning point in the long history of an American political dynasty — Robert F. Kennedy declaring victory in California’s Democratic presidential primary, then moments later was gunned down in the kitchen service area of Los Angeles’ Ambassador Hotel.
Recommended reading: “Stalin: Waiting for Hitler 1929–1941,” by Stephen Kotkin. A 900-page tome, it nevertheless presents a good overview of Stalin’s rule and the complicated interplay between Hitler and Stalin, whose alliance through the Hitler-Stalin Pact in 1939 was one both men figured would end in war between them, but when, how, and who would double-cross the other first was the question.
Hoover Institution fellow Michael McFaul shares his knowledge and provides a unique perspective on one of today’s most contentious and consequential international relationships between the US and Russia. McFaul talks about election interference, the rise of the hostile, paranoid, Russian president, and a firsthand account of McFaul’s ambassadorship.
Since its inception, the Hoover Institution has collected materials on education from around the world, from the Russian Mass Education pamphlet collection focused on early Soviet educational and propaganda efforts through the enormous Hanna Collection on the Role of Education in Twentieth-Century Society, established in 1976. Soviet education was always of special interest, and the library continued to receive materials until the collapse of the USSR.