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The Classicist with Victor Davis Hanson:
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The Classicist: Germany, The Soviet Union, And The Pact That Shaped World War II

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia The Classicist
Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Reflections on the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact, 80 years later.

Interviews

Niall Ferguson On The Remnant With Jonah Goldberg

interview with Niall Fergusonvia The Remnant with Jonah Goldberg
Monday, August 26, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Niall Ferguson discusses how the West grew rich, the problems with contemporary historical scholarship, and other weighty issues.

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The Hello Girls

by Elizabeth Cobbsvia Books by Hoover Fellows
Thursday, April 6, 2017

This is the story of how America’s first women soldiers helped win World War I, earned the vote, and fought the U.S. Army. In 1918, the U.S. Army Signal Corps sent 223 women to France. They were masters of the latest technology: the telephone switchboard. General John Pershing, commander of the American Expeditionary Forces, demanded female “wire experts” when he discovered that inexperienced doughboys were unable to keep him connected with troops under fire. Without communications for even an hour, the army would collapse.

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Why Here, Why Now? Why Did The United States Enjoy Dramatic Improvements In The Standard Of Living During The Last Century?

interview with John F. Cogan, Lee Ohanian, Terry Anderson, George P. Shultzvia Uncommon Knowledge
Monday, August 26, 2019

Hoover Institution economists John Cogan, Lee Ohanian, Terry Anderson, and George Shultz examine the causes for and the reasons behind so many improvements being made to the quality of life in the United States over the past century. They analyze the role that free markets, property rights, innovation, regulation, taxes, and national security played in these remarkable achievements.

Interviews

Michael McConnell On Bound By Oath

interview with Michael McConnellvia Bound By Oath
Monday, August 26, 2019

(2:00) Hoover Institution fellow Michael McConnell discusses the Bill of Rights.

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Why Here, Why Now? Why Did The United States Enjoy Dramatic Improvements In The Standard Of Living During The Last Century?

interview with Terry Anderson, John F. Cogan, Lee Ohanian, George P. Shultzvia Uncommon Knowledge
Monday, August 26, 2019

Hoover Institution economists John Cogan, Lee Ohanian, Terry Anderson, and George Shultz examine the causes for and the reasons behind so many improvements being made to the quality of life in the United States over the past century. They analyze the role that free markets, property rights, innovation, regulation, taxes, and national security played in these remarkable achievements.

Featured

Andrew Roberts On Churchill And The Craft Of Biography

by Russell Roberts interview with Andrew Robertsvia EconTalk
Monday, August 26, 2019

Historian Andrew Roberts talks about the life of Winston Churchill and the art of biography with EconTalk host Russ Roberts. How did Churchill deal with the mistakes he inevitably made in a long career? Was he prescient or just the right man in the right place at the right time? Was he an alcoholic?

Adolf Hitler, courtesy of the German Federal Archive (Deutsches Bundesarchiv)
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In Brief: Will; The Wall; How To Be A Dictator – Reviews

mentioning Frank Diköttervia The Guardian
Sunday, August 25, 2019

Antwerp under the Nazis, a dystopian near-future Britain and the pathology of dictators.

Analysis and Commentary

Asian Territorial Disputes And The 1951 San Francisco Peace Treaty: The Case Of Dokdo

by Thomas Schwartz, John Yoovia Chinese Journal of International Law
Thursday, August 22, 2019

This Article analyzes whether the 1951 San Francisco Peace Treaty, the only multilateral international agreement that draws borders in East Asia, resolves the longstanding dispute over Dokdo between Korea and Japan. It uses the dispute to draw larger lessons about the nature of the treaty that ended World War II in the Pacific and how it structured the peace in Asia differently from that in Europe. It uses U.S. archival material to reconstruct the history of the making of the Treaty, which continues to be the most significant international legal instrument governing post-WWII Asia.

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How Civil War Ignites

by Angelo M. Codevillavia Military History in the News
Monday, August 26, 2019

On August 10, 1932, General José Sanjurjo, commander of Spain’s army and former commander of its Civil Guard, declared rebellion against Prime Minister Manuel Azaña’s government. The General treated the Prime Minister as a Leftist enemy, and the Prime Minister treated the General as a monarchist enemy. Both were correct. Both were trying to use the government to harm their least favorite causes and people. The rebellion failed. The General was condemned to death, but only exiled. The level of mutual hate was yet insufficient for civil war. That changed.

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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.