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The Classicist with Victor Davis Hanson:
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The Classicist: Turkey: Our Untenable Ally

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia The Classicist
Thursday, November 7, 2019

As tensions grow in the relationship between Washington and Ankara, is the relationship worth preserving?

Analysis and Commentary

Victor Davis Hanson: Socialism Guarantees Failure And Suffering – So Why Do So Many Americans Support It?

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Fox News
Thursday, November 7, 2019

Multiple forms of socialism, from hard Stalinism to European redistribution, continue to fail.

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The Libertarian: Confronting Your Impeacher?

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The Libertarian
Thursday, November 7, 2019

Does President Trump have a legal right to cross-examine the whistleblower?

In the News

What The Fall Of The Berlin Wall Meant For Eastern European Jews

quoting Timothy Garton Ashvia Jewish Telegraphic Agency (NY)
Wednesday, November 6, 2019

“Neither ox nor donkey can block the path to socialism,” the East German leader Erich Honecker boldly declared on Aug. 14, 1989. Less than three months later, on Nov. 9, the Berlin Wall would fall.


The Future Of A Stable Israeli Democracy

by Arye Carmonvia The Washington Times
Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Political system is threatened by the absence of a constitution.

Analysis and Commentary

The Journal's Muddled Reasoning On Illegal Drugs

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Wednesday, November 6, 2019

In today’s Wall Street Journal, the editors address the recent murder of some Americans in Mexico by a gang. Although the reports I’ve read (here’s one example) claim that it was a drug gang (everyone misuses the word “cartel”), I haven’t seen enough evidence that it was. I suspect, though, that the odds are high that the murderers were part of a drug gang.

In the News

Why It's OK To Disagree About Politics

cited Larry Diamondvia Mother Nature Network
Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Yes, it can be stressful, but if you listen, there's a lot to be learned.

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Area 45: John Batchelor

interview with John Batchelorvia Area 45
Friday, November 8, 2019

John Batchelor discusses what drew him to the world of talk radio and how the Trump presidency has affected his show.

In the News

“First Amendment Is First For A Reason.” The Wisdom Of Dave Chappelle

quoting Thomas Sowellvia Independent Institute
Monday, November 4, 2019

On college campuses, the new film No Safe Spaces explains, the First Amendment, intellectual freedom, and the very idea of free speech are under attack with threats, bans, and even violence. That threat has come to the attention of comedian Dave Chapelle, latest winner of the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor.

Analysis and Commentary

How Should Universities Respond To China’s Growing Presence On Their Campuses?

by Larry Diamondvia China File
Monday, November 4, 2019

Over the last several months, opponents of the ongoing protests in Hong Kong have clashed with protest supporters at universities across the world. In Australia and New Zealand, pro-Beijing students have occasionally shoved, doxed, and threatened peaceful protesters. In some cases, these activities seem to have been directed by Chinese embassies and consulates, while others appear to have been spontaneous actions, undertaken by students from mainland China.


Virtues Task Force