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In the News

The End Of Cathedral Culture

quoting Victor Davis Hansonvia Townhall
Friday, April 19, 2019
Shortly after the tragic sight of Notre Dame Cathedral going up in flames in Paris, as crowds watched and sang "Ave Maria," historian Victor Davis Hanson put our modern times in perspective.
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“Hail Caesar!” Again And Again

by Ralph Petersvia Military History in the News
Friday, April 19, 2019

By his own account, Julius Caesar was a brilliant soldier, and his masterful prose obscures his later misrule. Brutus didn’t draw his dagger because he was having a bad-toga day. In his time, Caesar set the pattern for repeated—all but countless—military moves against the Roman state and, consequently, rule by ill-suited emperors, with here and there a blood-sustained triumvirate or a doomed duopoly inserted between one-man reigns. The Roman Empire was not destroyed by barbarians, but by soldiers determined to fix it.


Hoover Panelists Address Prosperity In The Last 100 Years

featuring George P. Shultz, Terry Anderson, John F. Cogan, Lee Ohanian, Peter M. Robinson, Hoover Institutionvia Stanford Daily
Thursday, April 18, 2019

“If students here could take anything away from this right now — you have no idea how much us old guys up here suffered to make your lives better,” Peter M. Robinson said, as the audience broke into laughter. Robinson’s lighthearted sentiment echoed the more serious issues of standards of living and sustained financial prosperity addressed in the Hoover Institution’s panel discussion on Thursday, the second in a three-part centennial speaker series, A Century of Ideas for a Free Society.

In the News

What Is Taylor Rule?

featuring John B. Taylorvia Banking School
Tuesday, April 16, 2019

The Taylor rule was first proposed by economist John B. Taylor in 1993 to provide guidance to the U.S. Federal Reserve* and other central banks for setting short-term interest rates based on economic conditions. 

Thomas Sowell in front of a black background with an Uncommon Knowledge mug
In the News

A Talk With Tom

featuring Thomas Sowellvia The National Review
Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Thomas Sowell is an economist, writer, and all-around great guy. He is one of the great public teachers of our age. By “public” I mean that he teaches through his books and articles, not in the classroom, although he has done plenty of that, too. I have recorded a podcast with him, a Q&Ahere.

Analysis and Commentary

30 Years After Tiananmen

by Glenn Tiffertvia Journal of Democracy
Tuesday, April 16, 2019

The Chinese Communist Party allows no public commemoration of the protest movement that it violently crushed in the vicinity of Tiananmen Square in 1989, but its private reckoning with that tragedy has never mattered more. President Xi Jinping has quietly taken Tiananmen as a guiding light, reading it as a cautionary tale of regime decay and a playbook for revival. This view has inspired his campaigns to tackle corruption, restore ideological discipline, and reclaim control over history. And the most lasting contribution of all to Xi's tenure may be the selective rehabilitation of traditional Chinese culture as a source of political legitimacy.

Analysis and Commentary

Jill Lepore On Nationalism, Populism, And The State Of America

by Russell Robertsvia EconTalk
Monday, April 15, 2019

Historian and author Jill Lepore talks about nationalism, populism, and the state of America with EconTalk host Russ Roberts. Lepore argues that we need a new Americanism, a common story we share and tell ourselves. Along the way, topics in the conversation include populism, the rise of globalization, and the challenge of knowing what is true and what is false in the internet era.


Shelby Steele On The Ricochet Podcast: Event Horizon (12:33)

interview with Shelby Steelevia Ricochet
Friday, April 12, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Shelby Steele discusses reparations.

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The Legacy Of Firing Line With William F. Buckley Jr.

via The Hoover Centennial
Friday, April 12, 2019

The show that proved civil discourse could be entertaining and educational on television.

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Area 45: A Healthier America With Health And Human Services Deputy Secretary Eric Hargan

interview with Eric Harganvia Area 45
Thursday, April 11, 2019

How to increase longevity and healthy living, and reduce unintentional injuries, overdoses, and deaths.


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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.