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Echoes of the Gipper

by Peter M. Robinsonvia Hoover Digest
Saturday, April 30, 2005

What would Ronald Reagan say? By Peter Robinson.

Chinatown Revisited

via Hoover Digest
Saturday, April 30, 2005

Los Angeles, it is widely believed, was able to become a major city only after stealing water from farmers elsewhere in California in the 1920s. The problem with this belief? It’s false. By Gary D. Libecap.

The Sage of Fresno

by Jonathan Kayvia Hoover Digest
Saturday, April 30, 2005

Victor Davis Hanson, down on the farm. By Jonathan Kay.

Freedom Is Not Free

by William C. Edwardsvia Hoover Digest
Saturday, April 30, 2005

Not all threats to our freedom come from beyond our borders. By William C. Edwards.

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Labour’s Labor Problem

by Gerald A. Dorfmanvia Hoover Digest
Saturday, April 30, 2005

Why Tony Blair’s Labour Party has kept the labor movement at arm’s length. By Gerald A. Dorfman.

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The Adventures of the ARA in Minsk

by Alexander Lukashukvia Hoover Digest
Saturday, April 30, 2005

From 1920 to 1923, a group of Americans working for the American Relief Administration, an organization directed by Herbert Hoover, helped provide famine relief in the war-torn Soviet republic of Belarus. Their efforts have now been largely forgotten, but journalist Alexander Lukashuk has made use of the extensive collection of ARA letters and documents housed in the Hoover Archives as well as in Belarusian archives to tell their story.

Slouching Toward Byzantium

by Robert Conquestvia Hoover Digest
Saturday, April 30, 2005

Robert Conquest on the United Nations, the European Union, and the decline of the West.

ALEXANDER THE GREAT: Alexander Hamilton

with Ron Chernowvia Uncommon Knowledge
Friday, April 15, 2005

Alexander Hamilton, the first secretary of the treasury, may today be better known for his death in a duel with Aaron Burr, than for the role he played as a founder of the nascent United States. His vision of a federal, mercantile nation was in opposition to Thomas Jefferson's vision of an agrarian society. Who won this battle of ideas and why? Just what is the enduring legacy of Alexander Hamilton? Peter Robinson speaks with Ron Chernow.

HITCH-COCKED: A Conversation with Christopher Hitchens

via Uncommon Knowledge
Friday, March 25, 2005

Journalist Christopher Hitchens discusses neoconservatives and the left, his break with The Nation magazine over his support of the war in Iraq, and his tour of the three members of the "axis of evil."


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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.