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George Shultz Discusses His New Book Thinking About The Future.

interview with George P. Shultzvia C-SPAN
Friday, October 18, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow George Shultz discusses his new book Thinking about the Future.

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October Man: Mikhail Gorbachev

by Christopher R. O’Deavia Military History in the News
Friday, October 18, 2019

October is the month for bringing in the harvest and consolidating power. According to his biography on the Gorbachev Foundation website, the last leader of the Soviet Union is proud of his ability to detect a fault in a combine harvester just by the sound of it. His acumen with agricultural machinery—learned from his father—helped the younger Gorbachev become the youngest winner of the Order of the Red Banner of Labor award for his part in bringing in the bumper crop of 1949 at the age of just seventeen. The award helped secure him a place at the Moscow State University, where he studied law.

In the News

Review: New Churchill Biography Sweeping, Superbly Written Full-Life Account

featuring Andrew Robertsvia The Post And Courier
Thursday, October 17, 2019

Taking on a nearly 1,000-page biography of Winston Spencer Churchill is apt to leave most readers feeling as if their lives have been a silly waste of time. This protean figure, surely the most influential statesman of the 20th century, who served over his 90 years in nearly every office of the British government, including twice as prime minister, and who led his country through the horrors of World War II, was also a deeply eccentric man.

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Trump’s Economic Policies: An Assessment, Part-1

by David R. Hendersonvia Defining Ideas
Thursday, October 17, 2019

In this essay: What the president has done right. 

In the News

Hoffa And Harvard Law

featuring Jack Goldsmithvia Harvard Magazine
Thursday, October 17, 2019

Jack Goldsmith is Shattuck professor of law. As such, he is known for his work on the legal aspects of terrorism, national security, and other fraught topics in international law. But like all faculty members, he has a life beyond the classroom and his scholarship. In his case, the complications of that personal life are the subject of the new book, In Hoffa’s Shadow: A Stepfather, a Disappearance in Detroit, and My Search for the Truth (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, $28). 

In the News

His View: Unalienable Right Can’t Be Source Of Own Destruction

quoting Thomas Sowellvia Moscow-Pullman Daily News
Wednesday, October 16, 2019

In 1689, John Locke argued that political society exists for the sake of protecting one’s natural right to “life, liberty, and estate.” Thomas Jefferson extended Locke’s thesis, stating in the Declaration that we have unalienable rights to “Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness.”


Jack Goldsmith: Scholars Explore ‘Law In American History, Vol. III’

interview with Jack Goldsmithvia University of Virginia School of Law
Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Jack Goldsmith discusses UVA Law professor G. Edward White’s final volume in his “Law in American History” series.

Analysis and Commentary

Christopher Columbus: A Progressive Tool For Discrediting America

by Bruce Thorntonvia FrontPage
Wednesday, October 16, 2019

The Left’s vicious assault on American history ensues.


Jack Goldsmith: Living Life 'In Hoffa's Shadow'

interview with Jack Goldsmithvia Amanpour (CNN International)
Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Jack Goldsmith speaks about his time in the Bush Administration, executive power, and his personal connection to Jimmy Hoffa, which he writes about in his new book In Hoffa's Shadow: A Stepfather, a Disappearance in Detroit, and My Search for the Truth.

In the News

An Open Letter To Sergey Brin

mentioning Ayaan Hirsi Alivia Townhall
Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Dear Mr. Brin: Fifty years ago this week, when I was a 21-year-old college senior, I was in the Soviet Union, sent by the government of Israel to smuggle in Jewish religious items and smuggle out names of Jews who wanted to escape the Soviet Union and could then be issued a formal invitation to Israel.


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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.