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In the News

Silas Palmer Fellow Researches A Forgotten Foreign Correspondent And Journalistic Ethics In The Third Reich

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Journalists write the first draft of history, so the saying goes.  Even beyond their newspaper articles and reports, the shelves of journalism history at modern university libraries are dotted with the grandiosely titled memoirs of journalists of the 20th century. 

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Silas Palmer Fellow Greg Robinson Explores The Economic And Cultural Connections Between Japan And Louisiana In The 20th Century

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

My project, “Japanese in Louisiana,” focuses on the economic and cultural connections between Japan and Louisiana in the 20th century, most importantly in New Orleans. During these decades, the port of New Orleans became ...

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Silas Palmer Fellow Asks: Why The Interwar Polish Elite Embarked On A Colonial Campaign

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Thanks to support from the Hoover Institution, I came to Stanford in October 2018 to conduct dissertation research in the Reading Room. My doctoral project examines the interwar Polish state’s engagement in colonial ideas and actions.

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Still In The Trenches: World War I And Its Complicated Aftermath

featuring Stephen Kotkinvia Princeton Alumni Weekly
Wednesday, November 7, 2018

One hundred years later, all remains quiet on the Western Front. An area known as the Zone Rouge running from Lille to Verdun, scene of some of the heaviest fighting of the First World War, is fenced off to this day. Entire towns within it were abandoned, the surrounding fields and collapsed trenches filled with human bones and tons of unexploded ordnance. It remains too dangerous to enter, the soil still saturated, even now, with the chemicals of war: mercury, lead, chlorine, and arsenic.


Jennifer Burns On The Long Arm Of Ayn Rand: Why She Still Matters, Part 1

interview with Jennifer Burnsvia CBC News (Canada)
Thursday, November 1, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Jennifer Burns discusses Ayn Rand and why she still matters

Photographic portrait of the “Great and Generous Leader,” Joseph Stalin.
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Stephen Kotkin’s “Stalin: Waiting for Hitler, 1929–1941” Wins 2018 CFR Arthur Ross Book Award

featuring Stephen Kotkinvia International House
Friday, November 2, 2018

On November 1, 2018, the Council on Foreign Relations announced the winner of the Arthur Ross Book Award, the most prestigious for a book on foreign policy. International House President and CEO, Calvin Sims, served on the awards jury.

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The Destructive Consequences Of Socialism

by David R. Hendersonvia Defining Ideas
Saturday, November 3, 2018

Trump’s CEA reports on an ideology that retards growth—and worse.

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New Issue Of Hoover Digest Online

via Hoover Digest
Friday, November 2, 2018

The fall issue of Hoover Digest is now available online. The journal focuses on topics both classical—the economy, personal freedom, the role of government—and timely, such as cybersecurity, terrorism, and geopolitical shifts. 

Analysis and Commentary

The Watergate Road Map: What It Says And What It Suggests For Mueller

by Jack Goldsmith, Benjamin Wittesvia Lawfare
Wednesday, October 31, 2018

In neat script near the top of the document, someone has written, “Filed under seal, March 1, 1974.” Above that, red typed letters read, “Unsealed October 11, 2018 by Chief Judge Beryl A. Howell, United States District Court for the District of Columbia, Order No. 11-mc-44 (BAH).

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The Great Wall Of Tigers Inside The Nassau Inn Tap Room

mentioning George P. Shultzvia Community News
Wednesday, October 31, 2018

This is a story about a wall, not the one neither Mexico nor Congress wants to pay for, that billion-dollar dream of keeping America’s reality imprisoned inside Stephen Miller’s fantasy. It’s not about Pink Floyd’s 1979 double album either, that lyric opera of a man’s isolation from a society he views as relentlessly repressive in the name of conformity, profit, and war. Not the holy site in Jerusalem nor the crumbled divider of postwar Germany.


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.