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Niall Ferguson Maps The World’s History Of Networks And Power

interview with Niall Fergusonvia The Federalist
Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Niall Ferguson discusses  his new book, The Square and the Tower, and he puts the last 20 years of Silicon Valley into perspective by explaining the importance of networks throughout history. 

Analysis and Commentary

Tet In Retrospect

by Mark Moyarvia Military History in the News
Tuesday, January 30, 2018

This week marks the 50th anniversary of the Tet Offensive. During the Tet holiday ceasefire, Vietnamese Communist forces attacked all of South Vietnam’s towns and cities in order to smash South Vietnamese government forces and incite popular uprisings. Many of the government’s soldiers and policemen were off duty during the holiday, enabling the Communists to infiltrate the towns and cities undetected and strike the first blows. But government forces rallied quickly, and everywhere the population rejected Communist appeals to take part in the uprising. 


Niall Ferguson On Yahoo Finance Live (21:15)

interview with Niall Fergusonvia Yahoo News
Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Niall Ferguson discusses his new book The Square And The Tower as well as President Trump's presidency.


New Issue Of Hoover Digest Online

via Hoover Daily Report
Tuesday, January 30, 2018

The winter issue of Hoover Digest is now available online. The journal focuses on topics both classical—the economy, personal freedom, the role of government—and timely, such as cybersecurity, terrorism, and geopolitical shifts. 

Newly Digitized Publications from the Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty Corporate Records Now Available

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Newly digitized print publications from the Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty Corporate records are now available through Hoover’s Digital Collections portal

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Newly Digitized Collection Material Now Available

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Hoover Library & Archives has made new collection material available through its digital portal!

Stephen Kotkin Author of Stalin: Waiting for Hitler, Speaks at Hoover Institution
In the News

Hoover Senior Fellow Stephen Kotkin On Stalin, Hitler, And The Dynamics Of Power During World War II

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

On January 23rd the Library & Archives were delighted to welcome Hoover senior fellow and Princeton historian Stephen Kotkin, who discussed his recent publication Stalin: Waiting for Hitler, 1920–1941, the second of a three-volume biography of Stalin, the first volume of which was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize.

In the News

Stephen Kotkin At The Commonwealth Club

featuring Stephen Kotkinvia Commonwealth Club
Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Pulitzer Prize finalist Stephen Kotkin continues his definitive biography of Stalin with a second volume, Stalin: Waiting for Hitler, 1929–1941, which covers collectivization and the Great Terror until the eve of the war with Hitler's Germany. Once Stalin had achieved dictatorial power over the Soviet empire, he began transforming Russia's vast peasant economy into a modern socialist one, using the most relentless campaign of shock industrialization the world had ever seen. 

In the News

Niall Ferguson With David M. Kennedy At Kepler's Books

featuring Niall Fergusonvia Kepler's Literary Foundation
Monday, January 29, 2018

In his most sweeping and ambitious work to date, Niall Ferguson, tells the story of human history, from the Middle Ages to Facebook, through the lens of the networks that have sustained us. A monumental work from one of the worlds most renowned historians, The Square and the Tower, is a tapestry of history delineated by two key network formations that have ruled humankind. Join the great historian as he sits down with Pulitzer Prize-winner and fellow historian, David M. Kennedy.

In the News

‘Honey, There Will Always Be War’

quoting Victor Davis Hansonvia Los Angeles Times
Friday, January 26, 2018

I've just finished reading military historian Victor Davis Hanson's brilliant new book, "The Second World Wars: How the First Global Conflict Was Fought and Won." The six years of WWII (1939-1945) saw the deaths of 60 million to 65 million human beings.


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.