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GoodFellows: Madison: The Musical

interview with John H. Cochrane, Niall Ferguson, H. R. McMaster, Bill Whalen, John Yoovia Hoover Podcasts
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Is the 2020 American election destined for a decisive result or a series of legal challenges that will delay the outcome and throw the nation into tumult, possibly sparking a constitutional crisis? With Election Day now less than five weeks away, Hoover senior fellows Niall Ferguson, H. R. McMaster, and John Cochrane and Hoover visiting fellow John Yoo—a constitutional law expert—discuss the various strains on America’s voting system.

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The Soviet Umbrella And The Volcker Shock By Michael De Groot

Thursday, October 1, 2020
Hoover Institution, Stanford University

A History Working Group seminar with Michael De Groot.


Leaving Socialism Behind: A Lesson From German History

by Russell A. Bermanvia Socialism and Free Market Capitalism: The Human Prosperity Project
Tuesday, September 29, 2020

The well-known images of East Germans eagerly pouring into West Berlin on the night of November 9, 1989, have become symbols of the beginning of the end of the Cold War and, more specifically, evidence of the failure of Communist rule in the German Democratic Republic (GDR, or East Germany) and its socialist economic system. Yet that historic moment was only the final dramatic high point in the long history of dissatisfaction with living conditions in the eastern territory of Germany, first occupied by the Red Army during the defeat of Nazi Germany in 1945 and, four years later, established as the GDR when, in Winston Churchill’s words, the Iron Curtain fell across the continent.


Jack Goldsmith: Live At Politics And Prose

interview with Jack Goldsmithvia Live at Politics and Prose
Friday, November 1, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Jack Goldsmith discusses his book In Hoffa's Shadow: A Stepfather, a Disappearance in Detroit, and My Search for the Truth.

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An Empty SCOTUS Seat: Epstein & Yoo on Ginsburg, Barrett, the Hearings, and the Future of the Court

interview with Richard A. Epstein, John Yoovia Uncommon Knowledge
Monday, September 28, 2020

John Yoo is a professor at the University of California–Berkeley School of Law and a visiting fellow at the Hoover Institution. Richard Epstein is a professor of law at NYU, a professor of law emeritus at the University of Chicago, and a fellow at the Hoover Institution. In this wide-ranging discussion, recorded the day after Amy Coney Barrett accepted President Trump’s nomination to the Supreme Court, the professors discuss Barrett’s qualifications and why it was correct and proper to nominate her now—five weeks before an election.

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GoodFellows: Defending The Free World

interview with John H. Cochrane, Niall Ferguson, H. R. McMaster, Bill Whalenvia Hoover Podcasts
Thursday, September 24, 2020

In his three-plus decades of service to his country, Hoover senior fellow and former national security advisor H. R. McMaster fought for freedom’s cause and defended America’s national security interests abroad. The author of  the newly released book Battlegrounds: The Fight to Defend the Free World shares his world vision—rival powers’ mindsets and warnings of crises to come—with Hoover senior fellows Niall Ferguson and John Cochrane. 

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Is It Time for A “490 B.C. Project”?

quoting Bruce Thorntonvia Independent
Wednesday, September 23, 2020

When Americans knew classical history, they could reach beyond partisan differences by drawing on the shared roots of our civilization. American students once learned, for example, about the Greek victory at Marathon in 490 B.C. This kept Greece from being swallowed up by the Persian Empire and ushered in the Golden Age of Athenian democracy which, for all its shortcomings, was a pathbreaking achievement.

Analysis and Commentary

A Commission On Teaching American History Might Do Some Good

by Michael J. Petrillivia Flypaper (Fordham Education Blog)
Wednesday, September 23, 2020

President Trump caused a stir last week when he celebrated Constitution Day by attacking the “radicals” who “want to burn down the principles enshrined in our founding documents” and calling for a 1776 Commission. It echoed his comments from the Fourth of July, when he warned that “our children are taught in school to hate their own country, and to believe that the men and women who built it were not heroes, but that they were villains.”

Hong Kong Umbrella Revolution Collection, Box 2, Hoover Institution Archives
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China will crush dissent in Hong Kong, just as it did in Tiananmen Square

via The Guardian
Thursday, June 4, 2020

The state wants us to forget, but those of us who were there in 1989 cling to our memories – and worry for Hong Kong.

by Ma Jian


Articles On: Flu and Jim Crow In China

via China Global Sharp Power Weekly Alert
Sunday, May 10, 2020

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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.