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Andrew Ferguson

Land of Lincoln

by Peter M. Robinsonwith Andrew Fergusonvia Uncommon Knowledge
Tuesday, July 10, 2007

"Abraham Lincoln hasn’t been forgotten, but he’s shrunk … That earlier Lincoln, that large Lincoln, seems to be slipping away." So writes author Andrew Ferguson. Here Ferguson brings that "large" Lincoln back into view and offers insights into how Lincoln shaped himself into one of the nation’s great wartime leaders and perhaps its greatest presidential orator. He answers the fundamental question of why does Lincoln still matter. (28:46) Video transcript

Fred Thompson, The Candidate

by Peter M. Robinsonwith Fred Thompsonvia Uncommon Knowledge
Monday, June 11, 2007

Hoover Institution fellow, Peter Robinson, speaks with Fred Thompson about his candidacy for President of the United States. Robinson delves into the key issues facing America today, the politics of running for president, and the source of Thompson's conservative views. (14:47) Video transcript

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Sec. of Veterans Affairs Jim Nicholson

with R. James "Jim" Nicholsonvia Uncommon Knowledge
Wednesday, June 6, 2007

U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs R. James "Jim" Nicholson met with Hoover fellows on Wednesday, June 6, as the guest of honor at a roundtable discussion.

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Polarization in America

with David Brady, Morris P. Fiorinavia Uncommon Knowledge
Monday, June 4, 2007

The general public is often portrayed as bitterly divided on social, political, and economic issues, but new research shows that most Americans stand in the middle of the political landscape, preferring centrist candidates and holding moderate positions on charged cultural issues. It is the political parties and the media that have ignored this fact and distorted public perceptions.

Hammihan Newspaper Interview with Abbas Milani

with Abbas Milanivia Uncommon Knowledge
Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Abbas Milani, a research fellow at the Hoover Institution and co-director of Hoover's Iran Democracy Project, was interviewed for the Hammihan, a newspaper published in Iran.

An Enduring Peace Built on Freedom

with John S. McCain IIIvia Uncommon Knowledge
Tuesday, May 1, 2007

In the first week of his official presidential campaign, Republican Arizona Sen. John McCain paid a visit to the Hoover Institution at Stanford University to talk about America's suffering international image, his proposal for a "League of Democracies" and his support for pressing on with additional troops in Iraq.

Beyond Iraq

with Victor Davis Hansonvia Uncommon Knowledge
Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Victor Davis Hanson speaks about Iraq and beyond. This event was part of the Hoover Institution's Spring Retreat 2007.

Will Mayoral Control Save Our Schools?

with Diane Ravitchvia Uncommon Knowledge
Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Diane Ravitch speaks at the Hoover Institution on issues about mayoral control theory and states opinions on the American public school system. This event was part of the Hoover Institution's Spring Retreat 2007.

How One State Dealt with Hurricane Katrina

with Haley Barbourvia Uncommon Knowledge
Monday, April 23, 2007

Haley Barbour discusses how one State dealt with Hurricane Katrina. This event was part of the Hoover Institution's Spring Retreat 2007.

The Peculiar Economics of Political Pandering

with Russell Robertsvia Uncommon Knowledge
Monday, April 23, 2007

Russell Roberts, Hoover Fellow and professor of economics at George Mason University, speaks on Hillary, Daisuke, and China: The Peculiar Economics of Political Pandering. This event was part of the Hoover Institution's Spring Retreat 2007.