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Taking the Great out of Britain

by Henrik Beringvia Policy Review
Saturday, October 1, 2005

Henrik Bering on Never Had It So Good: A History of Britain from Suez to the Beatles by Dominic Sandbrook

Tammany’s Boss

by Sam Munsonvia Policy Review
Monday, August 1, 2005

Sam Munson on Boss Tweed by Kenneth D. Ackerman

Orwell’s Burmese Enigma

by Cheryl Millervia Policy Review
Monday, August 1, 2005

Cheryl Miller on Finding George Orwell in Burma by Emma Larkin

The Great Awakener

by Thomas Meaneyvia Policy Review
Monday, August 1, 2005

Thomas Meaney on Jonathan Edwards: America’s Evangelical by Philip Gura

All Deliberate Speed?

by Clint Bolickvia Hoover Digest
Saturday, July 30, 2005

The Supreme Court’s Brown v. Board of Education ruling in 1954 was supposed to have improved educational opportunities for minorities. Yet in many ways the educational chasm between minority and non-minority schoolchildren is as great now as it was then. By Clint Bolick.

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Vinegar Joe and the Generalissimo

by Tai-Chun Kuo, Hsiao-ting Lin, Ramon H. Myersvia Hoover Digest
Saturday, July 30, 2005

During World War II, personal relations between Chiang Kai-shek, the Chinese Nationalist leader, and General Joseph Stilwell, America’s top military adviser to China, grew famously acrimonious. The strained relationship, some have argued, may have had dire consequences for the Nationalists, who lost the Chinese civil war to the Communists in 1949.

Newly opened documents in the Hoover Institution Archives of T. V. Soong, one of Chiang’s closest aides, shed new light on the matter. Chiang, the documents show, considered firing Stilwell as early as 1942—and had the blessing of top American officials to do so—but ultimately chose not to. Had Stilwell been replaced, might history have been different? Tai-Chun Kuo, Hsiao-Ting Lin, and Ramon H. Myers consider one of history’s most intriguing “what-ifs.”

SIDEBAR: A New Window on Modern Chinese History

Who Could Have Asked for More?

by Peter J. Duignanvia Hoover Digest
Saturday, July 30, 2005

Sixty years after the end of World War II, Peter Duignan reflects on what arose from the ashes.

Fair Winds and Following Seas

by Scott Taitvia Hoover Digest
Saturday, July 30, 2005

The world has lost a truly great man. By Scott Tait.

Party Affairs

Hu Jintao and the Central Party Apparatus

by Alice L. Millervia China Leadership Monitor
Saturday, July 30, 2005

Nearly three years into his tenure as the top leader of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), Hu Jintao has yet to make substantial progress in consolidating his power over the key organs of the central party apparatus. Hu's predecessor Jiang Zemin also moved cautiously and with limited success to place political subordinates into these posts at a comparable point in his tenure. Soon after consolidating his position at the top of the PRC political order, however, Jiang moved more quickly to promote his associates in the central party apparatus. Now that Hu has completed a comparable transition, he may move more assertively to do the same, especially as 2007 approaches, bringing with it the 17th Party Congress.

Cowboys and Indians

by Niall Fergusonvia Hoover Digest
Saturday, July 30, 2005

Want the American troops out of Iraq now? Be careful what you wish for. By Niall Ferguson.


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.