Jillian Melchior of the Wall Street Journal reports from the front lines of the protests.
This week's EconTalk features Bruce Bueno de Mesquita discussing his latest book, The Strategy of Campaigning: Lessons from Ronald Reagan and Boris Yeltsin...
Fifty years ago, a towering figure of the 20th century passed from the world scene...
Behind the headlines lies an old and basic question: in the clash between Islamism and the nation-state, who will win? By Charles Hill.
To say that Henry Kissinger is the most controversial of twentieth-century American Secretaries of State would be an understatement...
In his latest book, The War of the World, historian Niall Ferguson explains why the twentieth century was the bloodiest in modern history, and why he thinks it could happen again...
Not since the 19th century has a U.S. president kept a diary through his entire White House tenure, and this volume tells us more about Ronald Reagan than many of his biographies...
Carnegie Mellon University history and political science professor Kiron Skinner's latest book, "The Strategy of Campaigning," explores how two towering political figures of the 20th century, Ronald Reagan and Boris Yeltsin, managed to overcome their "fringe" status and win the highest elected offices in their respective countries...
Hoover Institution fellow Frank Dikotter discusses his book How to Be a Dictator: The Cult of Personality in the Twentieth Century.
[Subscription Required] In March of 1951, a year into the Korean War, the US Treasury offered long-term notes at 2 3/4 per cent in exchange for short-term notes at 2 1/2 per cent. According to a narrative written half a century later by the Richmond Fed, the Federal Reserve supported the price of the long-term notes, but: only up to a limited volume it had agreed on with the Treasury.
Samuel Huntington’s "clash of civilizations" proved an ominous vision. History may yet prove it right. By Fouad Ajami.
Memo to the new leadership: don’t just charge ahead, think ahead. By Thomas H. Henriksen.
Jihadist violence troubles the lands around the Arabian Sea, where sailing of any sort has rarely been smooth. By Camille Pecastaing.
In 1911, China rejected feudalism to enter the modern era. A new Hoover exhibit on a century of change. By Hsiao-ting Lin and Lisa Nguyen.
Craig S. Lerner on A Time to Fight: Reclaiming a Fair and Just America by Jim Webb
Will the peoples of Islam tear down their walls as the people of Central and Eastern Europe tore down theirs? . . .
The doomsayers are back. Regardless of what they say, the United States remains first on any scale of power that matters—economic, military, diplomatic, or cultural. By Josef Joffe.
A portrait of the late Robert S. McNamara. By Philip Bobbitt.
Some necessary reforms