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The Pressure Builds

by Larry Diamondvia Hoover Digest
Sunday, July 30, 2006

If the dam of mass violence bursts in Iraq, U.S. forces will be unable to stop the flood. Why we must find a political, not a miltary, solution. By Larry Diamond.

Memories . . . of the Way We Weren't

by Thomas Sowellvia Hoover Digest
Sunday, July 30, 2006

Glory days: Why liberals can't let go of their self-serving myths about the sixties. By Thomas Sowell.

Where Are All the Protesters?

by John H. Bunzelvia Hoover Digest
Sunday, July 30, 2006

The war in Iraq may be getting more unpopular by the day, but antiwar protesters are mostly missing in action. Why? By John Bunzel.

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George Shultz, Father of the Bush Doctrine

by Daniel Henningervia Hoover Digest
Sunday, July 30, 2006

"We must reach a consensus," George P. Shultz said in 1984, "that our responses [to terrorism] should go beyond passive defense to ... active prevention, preemption, and retaliation." An interview with the father of the Bush Doctrine. By Daniel Henninger of the Wall Street Journal.

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Chernobyl 20 Years Later

by David Sattervia Hoover Digest
Sunday, July 30, 2006

Twenty years after the Chernobyl catastrophe, Russia and Ukraine remain committed to nuclear power—and to dubious standards of construction and safety. By David Satter.

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The Christian Tradition, Islam, and Contemporary Europe

by Michael Burleighvia Hoover Digest
Sunday, July 30, 2006

In the war on terror, we must assert the virtues of Western civilization—including our Christian heritage—without apology. By Michael Burleigh.

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John Taylor, Scholar and Policymaker

by Douglas Clementvia Hoover Digest
Sunday, July 30, 2006

Class is in session: Economics 101 with Professor John B. Taylor. An extended interview by Douglas Clement of The Region.

Analysis and Commentary

Space-Age Babies

by David Sattervia Moscow Times
Friday, July 28, 2006

During the Brezhnev years, U.S. scholars often relied on Soviet official information without thinking or wanting to think about its true value…

Analysis and Commentary

Cease-fire calls ring hollow in light of WWII history

by Thomas Sowellvia Creators Syndicate
Thursday, July 27, 2006

Those of us old enough to remember World War II face many painful reminders of how things have changed in Americans' behavior during a war…

Analysis and Commentary

Rose and Milton Friedman The Romance of Economics

by Tunku Varadarajan with Milton Friedmanvia Opinion Journal (Wall Street Journal)
Saturday, July 22, 2006

One doesn't interview a man like Milton Friedman -- the Nobel laureate in economics in 1976 and among the five or six most consequential thinkers of the 20th century -- without doing some assiduous homework…


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.