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Liberals On Jihad Mode Against Kanye West And The West

quoting Thomas Sowellvia The Sunday Guardian
Saturday, May 12, 2018

The rapper Kanye West’s slavery remarks are indeed insensitive. He suggested that the blacks in America chose to become and remain slaves for centuries. He is wrong because in a society that legitimises slavery, only slavers make choices, and their choices dictate the lives of slaves.

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Marxism “The Opium Of The Intellectuals”

quoting Thomas Sowellvia Troy Media
Friday, May 11, 2018
Karl Marx is buried in England, in the north London suburb of Highgate. I know that because I came across his grave in the summer of 1964. Topped by a large bronze bust on a marble pedestal, the tomb is hard to miss.

What American History Can Teach Us

by David Bradyvia Stanford Magazine
Friday, May 11, 2018

When journalists and pundits write about or mention polarization, they do not normally make distinctions about who is polarized: members of congress, political party elites or average americans. Nor do they distinguish between different intensities of polarization.

Analysis and Commentary

Stuck In The Middle With Virtue

by Harvey C. Mansfieldvia The Weekly Standard
Friday, May 11, 2018

Here is a fine comparison of America’s founders with Aristotle on the value of a middle class.

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Cohen Vs. Mcfaul: Is Russia Or America To Blame For The New Cold War?

featuring Michael McFaulvia Meduza
Thursday, May 10, 2018

In a story for The New York Times Magazine published on May 8, Keith Gessen profiled the “Russia hands” who currently run the show in Washington.

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Truman May Have Been The Proto-Trump

by Victor Davis Hansonvia The National Review
Thursday, May 10, 2018

When President Harry S. Truman left office in January 1953, most Americans were glad to see him go. Since the introduction of presidential approval ratings, Truman's 32 percent rating was the lowest for any departing president except for that of Richard Nixon, who 21 years later resigned amid the Watergate scandal.

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Polish Scholar Researching Ignacy Jan Paderewski In The Hoover Archives

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Tomasz Schramm, professor of political history of the 19th and 20th centuries at the University of Poznań in Poland, has gone through Hoover’s extensive materials on Ignacy Jan Paderewski (1860−1941), pianist and statesman.  He was particularly interested in documentation on Paderewski’s crucial contributions to the recovery of Poland’s independence, the one hundredth anniversary of which is celebrated this year.

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Area 45: Iran Nuclear Deal – The Aftermath Of Withdrawing

interview with Abbas Milanivia Area 45
Thursday, May 10, 2018

Abbas Milani explains how the US withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal affects both the politics of Iran and the Middle East region.

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Seminal Gathering Devoted To Influence Of Charles Plosser

featuring Charles I. Plosservia University of Rochester Newscenter
Thursday, May 10, 2018

The work of Charles Plosser, former dean of Rochester’s Simon Business School and past president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, was the focus of the Carnegie-Rochester-NYU Conference on Public Policy, held at the University this past April.


Victor Davis Hanson On The Larry O'Connor Show (1:23)

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia The Larry O'Connor Show
Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson discusses the morality of warfare techniques especially in light of the questions at the confirmation hearing of potential CIA Director Gina Haspel.


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.