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The New Enlightenment: A Call To Arms At Adam Smith’s Panmure House

mentioning Niall Fergusonvia Business Wire
Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Adam Smith is remembered for his disdain for beggar-thy-neighbor “mercantilist” trade policies and for the “invisible hand” theorem of how to use decentralized markets to organize an economy better than any centralized authority could. To many, he is closely associated with laissez-faire economics. But those who actually read his work know that he took a much more nuanced view of markets, businesses, and government, recognizing the moral and social aspects of how individuals behave and how prosperity ensues.

Analysis and Commentary

Understanding The Leadership Of Kim Jong Un

interview with Markos Kounalakisvia World Affairs
Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Markos Kounalakis talks with Anna Fifield, Beijing, bureau chief for the Washington Post and author of The Great Successor: The Divinely Perfect Destiny of Brilliant Comrade Jong Un, about how a better understanding of North Korea’s leader might lead to improved relations with the closed-off nation.

In the News

The Framers Never Intended For Impeachment To Be A Political Weapon, Former Federal Judge Tells Levin

quoting Michael McConnellvia Conservative Review
Monday, June 24, 2019

On Sunday night’s episode of Life, Liberty & Levin on Fox News, LevinTV host Mark Levin was joined by constitutional expert and former federal Judge Michael McConnell to discuss how the framers constitution really intended for impeachment to work.

In the News

International Honors For “Women Of The Gulag” – And An Exclusive Podcast From The Stanford Screening!

quoting Paul R. Gregory, George P. Shultz, Eric Wakinvia The Book Haven
Monday, June 24, 2019

It premiered in Hollywood and New York – but on June 11, Women of the Gulag, a documentary film based on Paul Gregory‘s book of the same name, came home to Stanford. It got a big audience at Hoover’s Hauck Auditorium, in the new David & Joan Traitel Building, with a splendid reception afterwards. (We’ve written about the film here and here and here and here.)

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Immigrant Remittances Are Private Foreign Aid

by David R. Hendersonvia Defining Ideas
Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Americans are free to give their money to foreigners if they wish to. 

Dr. Michał Przeperski recieving the Professor Alina "Inka" Brodzka-Wald  competition, presented at the headquarters of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw
In the News

Former Silas Palmer Fellow Receives Award for Rakowski Dissertation

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Dr. Michał Przeperski, a Silas Palmer fellow in 2015, won the second place award in the Professor Alina "Inka" Brodzka-Wald competition, presented at the headquarters of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw, for his doctoral dissertation "Mieczysław Rakowski: An Outline of a Political Biography." 


The Cowardly Incoherence Of Name-Changing, Statue-Toppling, And Other Iconoclasms

by Victor Davis Hansonvia The National Review
Tuesday, June 25, 2019

A few activists succeed in demonizing Father Serra and removing a mission bell, but progressives still want the names ‘Stanford’ and ‘Yale’ on their résumés.


Michael Auslin On The John Batchelor Show

interview with Michael R. Auslinvia The John Batchelor Show
Monday, June 24, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Michael Auslin discusses his Law and Liberty article "China’s Privileging of “Mr. Science” over “Mr. Democracy”."

Operation Bagration And The Destruction Of The Army Group Center

by Peter R. Mansoorvia Military History in the News
Monday, June 24, 2019

Two and a half weeks ago the nations of Europe, the United States, and Canada joined together in commemorating the 75th anniversary of the Normandy invasion, which initiated the Great Crusade—the liberation of western Europe from Hitler’s grip. This week marks the anniversary of another major event in World War II that, though it will be little noticed outside of Russia, was just as important a piece in the mosaic of Allied victory as was D-Day. Operation Bagration, the Red Army offensive into Byelorussia from June 23 to August 19, 1944, resulted in the destruction of 28 of 34 divisions of the German Third Panzer, Fourth, and Ninth Armies of Army Group Center. 

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David Davenport On How Public Policy Became War

interview with David Davenportvia Uncommon Knowledge
Monday, June 24, 2019

Presidential Power, and how to Make Congress Great Again (MCGA)


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