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Caravan Notebook Podcast
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The Competition Between Saudi Arabia And Iran Since 1979

interview with Kim Ghattas, Russell A. Bermanvia The Caravan Notebook
Tuesday, May 4, 2021

A Discussion with Kim Ghattas, Author of Black Wave.

Analysis and Commentary

Optimism, Inc.: One Too Many Lies?

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Victor Davis Hanson's Private Papers
Tuesday, May 4, 2021

I think daily, incrementally, insidiously the number of Americans that does not believe official Ministry of Truth communiques grows larger. And the number promulgating them for careerist purposes shrinks.

Analysis and Commentary

Katy Milkman On How To Change

by Russ Robertsvia EconTalk
Monday, May 3, 2021

Behavioral scientist Katy Milkman of the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania talks about her book How to Change with EconTalk host Russ Roberts. What can we learn from research in psychology and behavioral economics about breaking the habits we want to change? Is that research reliable? And should Russ Roberts accept being overweight or keep working at finding the thinner man trying to get out?


An Open Letter To Swarthmore President Valerie Smith

by Peter Berkowitzvia Real Clear Politics
Sunday, May 2, 2021

Dear President Smith, Thank you for your “Reflections on Yesterday’s Verdict,” which you sent to Swarthmore students, alumni, faculty, and staff on April 21 and posted on the college’s website.

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Fir and Empire

via Hoover Podcasts
Saturday, May 1, 2021

Forestry was important to state-building efforts in the early modern world. Timber and fuel were strategic goods needed for shipbuilding, civil engineering, urban construction, iron smelting, and coin minting.

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The History Of Killing

by Ralph Petersvia Military History in the News
Friday, April 30, 2021

During the week in which this column was drafted, renewed fighting, replete with atrocities, spread in Darfur; in Mozambique, Islamist fanatics continued to kill fellow Muslims; in Chad, the ethno-religious conflict worsened; the Chinese government continued to torture Uighurs; the Taliban welcomed the prospect of an American withdrawal with fresh attacks; and deadly eruptions pocked the Middle East.

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Law Talk: Guns, Cheerleaders, And Polygamy

interview with Richard A. Epstein, John Yoo, Troy Senikvia Law Talk With Epstein, Senik & Yoo
Thursday, April 29, 2021

A roundup of new cases before the Supreme Court.


The Politics Of Identity Politics: Learning From A German Discussion

by Russell A. Bermanvia Telos Press
Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Criticism of identity politics is hardly new. The insistence on—or “celebration” of—fractional community identities rather than a common good was presented as an explanation for Hillary Clinton’s defeat in the 2016 presidential election. No coalition of separate groups will ever be able to muster the political magnetism of an inclusive rhetoric of national solidarity. That is the first problem: how identity politics divides, rather than unites.

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New Issue Of Hoover Digest Online

via Hoover Digest
Monday, April 26, 2021

The spring issue of Hoover Digest is now available online. The journal focuses on topics both classical—the economy, personal freedom, the role of government—and timely, such as cybersecurity, terrorism, and geopolitical shifts. 

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A Conversation With Senator Rick Scott

via Hoover Podcasts
Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Senator Rick Scott in conversation with Niall Ferguson on Wednesday, April 28, 2021 at 12:00 PM ET.


Virtues Task Force