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Harvard Law School Library Book Talk: In Hoffa’s Shadow: A Stepfather, A Disappearance In Detroit, And My Search For The Truth

mentioning Jack Goldsmithvia Harvard Law School
Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Jack Goldsmith, In Hoffa’s Shadow: A Stepfather, a Disappearance in Detroit, and My Search for the Truth (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, Sept. 24, 2019). Jack Goldsmith is the Henry L. Shattuck Professor of Law, Harvard Law School.

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Democracy Is Under Attack In Post-Wall Europe – But The Spirit Of 1989 Is Fighting Back

by Timothy Garton Ashvia The Guardian
Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Thirty years after the fall of the Berlin Wall and Europe’s velvet revolutions, a new generation is standing up to the populists.

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Marshalling The Troops: The Proliferation Of Defense Cooperation Agreements In The Age Of Alliances

by Christopher R. O’Deavia Military History in the News
Wednesday, October 30, 2019

The announcement that the United States had signed a new security agreement with Greece in early October highlights the increasing use of bilateral “defense cooperation agreements,” or DCAs, during an era of multilateral security alliances covering large geographic regions and numerous countries.

Books

Building Democracy on Sand: Israel without a Constitution

by Arye Carmonvia Hoover Institution Press
Sunday, December 1, 2019

Autobiographical anecdotes of the author’s life in Israel illuminate a philosophical discussion of that nation’s democratic vulnerabilities amid its identity conflicts and its absence of a constitution.

Leadership in War: Essential Lessons from Those Who Made History

by Andrew Robertsvia Books by Hoover Fellows
Tuesday, October 29, 2019

A comparison of nine leaders who led their nations through the greatest wars the world has ever seen and whose unique strengths--and weaknesses--shaped the course of human history, from the bestselling, award-winning author of Churchill and Napoleon.

Interviews

Author Andrew Roberts On His New Book “Leadership In War”

interview with Andrew Robertsvia Fox News
Monday, October 28, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Andrew Roberts discusses his latest book, Leadership In War: Essential Lessons From Those Who Made History.

In the News

After Baghdadi, A Candidate To Lead ISIS Emerges

quoting Cole Bunzelvia CNN Politics
Monday, October 28, 2019

What remains of ISIS -- the so-called Islamic State in Iraq and Syria -- is yet to acknowledge the death of its leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi who died in a raid by US forces in northern Syria on Saturday.

Analysis and Commentary

Vladimir Bukovsky RIP

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Monday, October 28, 2019

Tom G. Palmer, at Cato @ Liberty, has written a moving tribute to Vladimir Bukovsky, who died yesterday at age 76. I had always wondered why the Soviet government didn’t outright murder him. I think I understand a little better after reading Tom’s tribute.

Interviews

The Weekly With Peter Robinson

interview with Peter M. Robinsonvia C-SPAN
Thursday, October 24, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Peter Robinson discusses President Reagan, the GOP, and the American Presidency.

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Our Bankrupt Nomenklatura

by Victor Davis Hansonvia American Greatness
Sunday, October 27, 2019

Take all the signature brand names that the Baby Boomers inherited from prior generations—Harvard, Yale, the New York Times, NPR, CNN, the Oscars, the NFL, the NBA, the FBI, the CIA, the Rockefeller and Ford foundations, and a host of others. And then ask whether they enhanced our diminished such inheritances?

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