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Principles vs. Optics: Race in American Institutions

featuring Shelby Steelevia Fellow Talks
Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Shelby Steele, Robert J. and Marion E. Oster Senior Fellow, gives a talk titled "Principles vs. Optics: Race in American Institutions."

Analysis and Commentary

The Posner And Weyl Historical Error

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Tuesday, May 8, 2018

In a recent article in which they lament the timidity of modern economists, Eric Posner and Glen Weyl recently wrote: The upshot is that economics has played virtually no role in all the major political movements of the past half-century, including civil rights, feminism, anti-colonialism, the rights of sexual minorities, gun rights, antiabortion politics, and "family values" debates.

Interviews

Michael McFaul: US And Russia: 'A Very Confrontational Moment'

interview with Michael McFaulvia CNN
Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Michael McFaul discusses the US relationship with Russia as well as his new book, From Cold War to Hot Peace.

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The Libertarian: Mueller’s Mistakes

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The Libertarian
Tuesday, May 8, 2018

How the Russia investigation careened out of control.

Interviews

Michael McFaul, Former U.S. Ambassador To Russia On Putin: ‘He Thinks We’re Out To Get Him’

interview with Michael McFaulvia Maclean's
Monday, May 7, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Michael McFaul discusses what people need to know about Putin, Garry Kasparov’s withering criticisms of Obama, problematic media discourse on Russia, and one Canadian’s leadership in maintaining the call for international order.

Analysis and Commentary

Murphy On National Defense As A Justification For Tariffs

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Monday, May 7, 2018

Even Adam Smith recognized national security as a possible justification for tariffs on strategically important commodities. But is it a good justification for tariffs on steel and aluminum in the 21st century when the United States has many potential sources of those two items? This month's Feature Article author, Jon Murphy, a fan of Adam Smith, says no.

Interviews

Michael McFaul: U.S. And Russia: How It Came To This

interview with Michael McFaulvia WNYC
Monday, May 7, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Michael McFaul examines how the US/Russia relationship went from the thaw at the end of the Cold War to the current tensions over Syria, Ukraine, and interference in the 2016 elections.

Analysis and Commentary

An Ancient Trap Awaits China And US

by Niall Fergusonvia The Boston Globe
Monday, May 7, 2018

A hundred years ago, World War I was entering its final phase. No one in either Berlin or London had set out to expend so vast a quantity of blood and treasure on four years of industrialized slaughter. As I argued 20 years ago in “The Pity of War,” World War I was perhaps the greatest error of modern history.

In the News

'Fox & Friends' Defends CIA Director Nominee

quoting Condoleezza Ricevia Independent Journal Review
Monday, May 7, 2018

“Fox & Friends” defended President Donald Trump's controversial nominee for CIA Director, Gina Haspel, on Monday morning, days before she is set to face a potentially contentious Senate confirmation hearing this week. 

In the News

A Bill To Curtail The Forever War, Or Extend It?

quoting Jack Goldsmithvia The Atlantic
Monday, May 7, 2018

Presidential war-making powers have grown far beyond what the Constitution envisioned, but some argue a new bipartisan proposal meant to restrain that growth would simply make it worse.

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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.