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“Cold War II”: Applied History Seminar On U.S.-China Relations With Niall Ferguson And Graham Allison

mentioning Niall Fergusonvia Harvard Kennedy School
Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Niall Ferguson and Graham Allison, co-directors of the Belfer Center’s Applied History Project, will discuss “Cold War II” between the U.S. and China.  

Analysis and Commentary

Baby Sharks Take To The Streets

by Niall Fergusonvia Boston Globe
Tuesday, October 29, 2019

"Baby Shark, do do, do-do, do-do, Baby Shark, do do, do-do, do-do. . . . ” I am not sure how reassuring I would find that song if I were 15 months old, in a car surrounded by a crowd of political protesters. However, credit to them for doing their best to soothe the little Lebanese lad, whose mother had made the mistake of driving into their demonstration last week.

Analysis and Commentary

The Moral Idiocy Of Linguistic Segregation

by Bruce Thorntonvia FrontPage
Tuesday, October 29, 2019

A reflection on the brouhaha over Trump's use of the word "lynching".

In the News

HAI 2019 Fall Conference: Conversation, With Reid Hoffman And DJ Patil

mentioning Amy Zegartvia The Stanford Daily
Monday, October 28, 2019

The two technologists, in conversation with Hoover Institution fellow Amy Zegart, shared visions for ethical education, concerns for data privacy and the need for integrating technology in policy-making — bridging “the suits and the hoodies,” as Hoffman jokingly said — while acknowledging that the misuse of technology could lead to unintended harm.

In the News

The Voting Age Should Not Be Lowered To 16

mentioning David Davenportvia The News Record
Monday, October 28, 2019

Recently, there has been a push to lower the voting age from 18 to 16. Last March, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi (D-Cal), advocated the voting age to be lowered. "I myself have always been for lowering the voting age to 16,” Pelosi said. “I think it's really important to capture kids when they're in high school, when they're interested in all of this, when they're learning about government, to be able to vote.” Other supporters include Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass).

In the News

After Baghdadi, A Candidate To Lead ISIS Emerges

quoting Cole Bunzelvia CNN Politics
Monday, October 28, 2019

What remains of ISIS -- the so-called Islamic State in Iraq and Syria -- is yet to acknowledge the death of its leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi who died in a raid by US forces in northern Syria on Saturday.

In the News

Mattis On US Message To Terrorists From Baghdadi Raid: ‘We’ll Find You And Kill You’

quoting General Jim Mattisvia The Washington Examiner
Monday, October 28, 2019

Jim Mattis commended the American troops who followed Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al Baghdadi “to the ends of the earth” to kill the terrorist leader.

Analysis and Commentary

Michele Gelfand On Rule Makers, Rule Breakers

by Russell Robertsvia EconTalk
Monday, October 28, 2019

Psychologist Michele Gelfand talks about her book, Rule Makers, Rule Breakers, with EconTalk host Russ Roberts. Gelfand distinguishes between loose cultures and tight cultures--the degree to which culture and regulation restrict behavior or leave it alone. Gelfand explores the causes of why some cultures are tighter than others and the challenges societies face when culture is too tight or too loose. She also applies these ideas of cultural tightness and looseness to corporate mergers and family life.


Our Bankrupt Nomenklatura

by Victor Davis Hansonvia American Greatness
Sunday, October 27, 2019

Take all the signature brand names that the Baby Boomers inherited from prior generations—Harvard, Yale, the New York Times, NPR, CNN, the Oscars, the NFL, the NBA, the FBI, the CIA, the Rockefeller and Ford foundations, and a host of others. And then ask whether they enhanced our diminished such inheritances?

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Area 45: Steve Scully: C-SPAN And Campaign 2020

interview with Steve Scullyvia Area 45
Monday, October 28, 2019

The challenge of being a neutral “Switzerland” of political journalism.


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