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Did Germany Win The 100-Year War?

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Defining Ideas
Thursday, August 23, 2018

The country has gradually reassumed its historic continental influence.

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Elizabeth Cobbs: They Were America’s First Female Soldiers. Now They’re Getting The Recognition They Deserve

interview with Elizabeth Cobbsvia Task and Purpose
Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Elizabeth Cobbs discusses her book The Hello Girls: America’s First Women Soldiers, which is about a team of women assigned to fulfill a crucial communications role alongside American service members deployed to France as part of World War I. These incredible women broke barriers and changed the course of history.

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Europe’s Deep Localism And Populism

by Angelo M. Codevillavia Military History in the News
Thursday, August 23, 2018

On June 25, 1183, representatives of Italy’s Lombard League met Holy Roman Emperor Frederick I Barbarossa on Lake Konstanz to receive his signature on a charter promising to respect the effective independence of the League’s component cities, as well as the League’s right to continue defending that independence by force of arms.

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University Of North Carolina Protesters Knock Over 1913 Pro-Confederate 'Silent Sam' Statue

quoting Condoleezza Ricevia The Daily Wire
Tuesday, August 21, 2018
On Monday evening, students at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill toppled “Silent Sam,” a 1913 statue placed on campus in memoriam of the 300 alumni who served in the Confederate Army.
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The Best Books For Making Sense Of The Financial Crash, 10 Years Later

mentioning Niall Fergusonvia The Strategist (New York Magazine)
Monday, August 20, 2018

The financial crisis of 2008 was the most important single economic event since the 1930s — and it was also the subject of last week’s print issue of our magazine, which chronicles the ascent of the New New Left and Donald Trump, as well as the demise of the middle class, pop culture, and the American Dream.

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The Art Of Diplomacy: Communication, Heritage And Technology In 1970’s Iran

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

From 1967-1977, Iran hosted one of the most experimental festivals in modern history. The Shiraz Arts Festival (or Jashn-e Honar-e Shiraz in Persian) invited musicians, dancers, dramatists, and filmmakers from all over the world to perform on ancient and modern sites around the historic city of Shiraz. 

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The Classicist: The Future Of NATO

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia The Classicist
Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Has the trans-Atlantic alliance been stretched to a breaking point?

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Russia, China, and the Future of Democracy

interview with Nick Clegg, Felipe Calderón, Toomas Hendrik Ilves, Anders Fogh Rasmussenvia Uncommon Knowledge
Monday, August 20, 2018

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Analyzing the future of democracy with former prime ministers and presidents. Featuring Nick Clegg, Felipe Calderón, Toomas Henrik Ilves, and Anders Fogh Rasmussen.

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Harriet Tubman On The $20 Bill Would Be Smart For The President, His Party And The Nation

by Elizabeth Cobbsvia The Hill
Sunday, August 19, 2018

Could a black, Republican, female military hero who once helped reunite our country do so again? The Trump administration has vacillated on whether or not to place Harriet Tubman on the new $20 bill, but confirming this choice would be smart for the president, his party, and the nation.

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Marine City Woman’s World War I Service Featured In Documentary

mentioning Elizabeth Cobbsvia The Voice
Friday, August 17, 2018

More than 7,000 women applied for the honor of serving their country as telephone operators with the U.S. Army Signal Corps. Only 450 were accepted. Among them was Marine City resident Oleda Ruth Joure Christides, who was one of the 223 women deployed to France during World War I as part of a unit that came to be known as the “Hello Girls.”

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