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Nations With Allies Thrive, Those Without, Wither

quoting General Jim Mattisvia Antelope Valley Press
Monday, January 13, 2020

Retired Marine Corps Gen. Jim Mattis, the former secretary of defense and an exceptionally well-read warrior, has said, “Throughout history, we see nations with allies thrive, and nations without allies wither.”

Nobel Prize-winning economist Milton Friedman
Analysis and Commentary

Landsburg's Book On Milton Friedman

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Monday, January 13, 2020

I enjoyed reading Steven Landsburg’s The Essential Milton Friedman, which was recently published by the Fraser Institute. It’s a short quick exposition of Friedman’s work and views by a master expositor.

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The Race For Big Ideas Is On

by Amy Zegart quoting Herbert Linvia The Atlantic
Monday, January 13, 2020

The United States faces genuinely new global challenges—but tries to understand them using outmoded theories from a bygone era.

Analysis and Commentary

Some Recollections About G. Warren Nutter

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Saturday, January 11, 2020

At the midcentury mark, economist G. Warren Nutter (1923–79) provided one of the lone dissenting voices to challenge what had become a matter of conventional wisdom among Sovietologists. Whereas others perceived vibrancy and vitality in the socialist society’s industrial growth, Nutter recognized its long-term economic decline concealed behind a politically crafted veneer of propaganda about socialist industrial prowess.

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Don't Miss These Upcoming Charitable Events In Greater Palm Springs

mentioning Elizabeth Cobbsvia Desert Sun
Friday, January 10, 2020

Benefiting Friends of the College of the Desert Library. Join us in conversation with the New York Times bestselling author of The Hamilton Affair and author of The Tubman Command.


Condoleezza Rice: ‘We Are Only As Strong As Our Weakest Link’

featuring Condoleezza Ricevia PCMA
Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Throughout a career that has taken her to the highest reaches of power, former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice drew on the values of faith, family, and education that she learned as she was growing up in racially segregated Birmingham, Alabama, she told the audience during the closing keynote at PCMA Convening Leaders 2020 in San Francisco. 


Targeted Killings: Suleimani & Hoffa (With Jack Goldsmith)

interview with Jack Goldsmithvia Stay Tuned with Preet
Thursday, January 9, 2020

(10:35) Hoover Instituion fellow Jack Goldsmith discusses his most recent book is In Hoffa's Shadow: A Stepfather, a Disappearance in Detroit, and My Search for the Truth.

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The Historical Threat To Freedom

by Milton Friedmanvia PolicyEd
Thursday, January 9, 2020

America’s founders understood that the persistent and historical threat to freedom is the concentration of power, especially in the hands of the government. They wrote America’s Constitution in a manner that preserves individual freedom by limiting the government’s power. But too many people in modern times have forgotten the risk involved in giving the government more power and control over their lives.

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The Libertarian: Iran, War Powers, And The Constitution

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The Libertarian
Thursday, January 9, 2020

How the evolution of war powers has muddled the constitutional balance between the White House and Congress.


Niall Ferguson: Be It Resolved: Liberal Democracy Will Not Survive The 21st Century

interview with Niall Fergusonvia The Munk Debates Podcast
Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Nial Ferguson discusses the rise of an anti-liberal order globally and whether the core tenants and ideals of liberal democracy, which dominated western politics for the latter half of the 20th century, can survive the 21st century.


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.