Hello everyone, I would like to present a link today of an interview Henry Kissinger granted to Peter Robinson as part of the Hoover Institution's interview series, Uncommon Knowledge...
Want the American troops out of Iraq now? Be careful what you wish for. By Niall Ferguson.
Hoover Institution fellow Peter Robinson as well as many scholars and historians review the history of the Berlin Wall.
Richard Epstein, the Peter and Kirsten Bedford Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, discusses the findings of a task force he participated in dedicated to determining whether the United States committed acts of torture in the aftermath of 9/11.
Why the war in Iraq is not like the war in Vietnam—and why the present conflict must not be permitted to end the way the former conflict ended. By Victor Davis Hanson.
They’d teach us about war. By Victor Davis Hanson.
Under President Nixon, in 1973 the United States abolished the draft, moving to an all-volunteer armed forces. Now some—most notably New York congressman Charles Rangel, chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee—have called for a reinstatement of the draft. Is this a good idea? What lessons from history can we call on to help answer this question? And what impact would the reinstatement of the draft have on society as a whole and the military in particular? Peter Robinson speaks with David Kennedy and Edwin Meese. (33:11) Video transcript
Peter Schweizer, the William J. Casey Research Fellow at the Hoover Institution and a former consultant to NBC News, discusses how Congress and the government, in giving sweetheart contracts to friends and big donors, cause a tremendous waste of taxpayer dollars.
Bestselling author Sebastian Junger sets the premise for his latest book, War, which focuses on the fighting in Afghanistan’s Korengal Valley...
Victor Davis Hanson describes the several ways in which the American way of war is distinctive. . . .
John Arquilla and Victor Davis Hanson discuss the importance of many and small. . . .
Steven Hayward discusses Reagan, Gorbachev, and the end of the Cold War...
War and the media — the two have not partnered so well since Vietnam...
General Jim Mattis on what US fighting forces need most: a clear mission and clear goals.
Hoover fellow Victor Davis Hanson on his new book, The Second World Wars.
Are genocides a thing of the past? Senior Hoover Fellow Norman Naimark argues no.
This week on Uncommon Knowledge historian Andrew Roberts discusses, with Hoover research fellow Peter Robinson, his book The Storm of War: A New History of the Second World War. In the book, Roberts investigates what led up to the war, the historical factors responsible for Hitler’s rise to power, Hitler’s shortcomings as a military leader, Nazi Germany’s defeat, and Allied contributions to the victory. (38:15)
Fouad Ajami says history will be immensely kind to George W. Bush and his decision to go to war in Iraq...
Our president has been spotted carrying an assortment of books, from FDR biographies to the collected poems of David Walcott...
Twenty years ago today, the President of the United States did what every single diplomat told him not to do, but he did it because he believed it was the right thing to do...