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We Shot the War: Overseas Weekly in Vietnam Panel

Panel Discussion On The Vietnam War Opens New Exhibition

Monday, June 4, 2018

On Thursday, May 31, Hoover Library & Archives marked the opening of the exhibition We Shot the War: Overseas Weekly in Vietnam with a panel discussion about Vietnam War-era politics and journalism.

Hokubei Butokukai
In the News

Hoover Institution Acquires Ashizawa Papers Highlighting The Hokubei Butokukai

Monday, June 4, 2018

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.

Analysis and Commentary

Searching For Another Bobby Kennedy

by Bill Whalenvia The Washington Times
Sunday, June 3, 2018

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.

In the News

Spring Cleaning 2018

mentioning Stephen Kotkinvia Observer-Reporter
Saturday, June 2, 2018

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.

Victor David Hanson

Victor Davis Hanson Wins Edmund Burke Award

featuring Victor Davis Hansonvia Stanford News
Thursday, May 31, 2018

Victor Davis Hanson has won the 2018 Edmund Burke Award, which honors people who have made major contributions to the defense of Western civilization.

In the News

Summer Reading List 2018

mentioning Niall Fergusonvia Crosswalk
Thursday, May 31, 2018

Every year, shortly after Memorial Day, I offer 10 titles as a suggested summer reading list. These are books that I have either read over the past year or plan to read myself over the summer.


Victor Davis Hanson And James Panero Discuss “Burke Today.”

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia The New Criterion
Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson discusses Edmund Burke, his recent book, and the current political climate.


Ambassador Michael McFaul: A Brief History Of Russia

interview with Michael McFaulvia Commonwealth Club
Tuesday, May 29, 2018

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.

In the News

Patriotic Education Literature From The Russian Federation

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

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.


The Post-War Order Is Over

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review
Tuesday, May 29, 2018

The 75-year-old post-war order crafted by the United States after World War II is falling apart. Almost every major foreign-policy initiative of the last 16 years seems to have gone haywire.


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.