“The great man or woman in history,” the philsopher Sidney Hook argues in his book, The Hero in History...
The four most famous words of Ronald Reagan's Presidency almost were never uttered...
Twenty years ago today Ronald Reagan stood in front of the Berlin Wall at the Brandenburg Gate and gave the speech heard 'round the world...
Former President Gerald Ford died on December 26 at age 93...
Al Gore has spoken: The world must embrace a "carbon-neutral lifestyle…
David Mamet is one of this generation’s most acclaimed playwrights—and, as of an intellectual conversion just a few years ago, also one of its freshest political thinkers.
A strongman with a messianic streak, Vladimir Putin might almost have stepped from the pages of Russian history.
US-Russian relations are hardly doomed to an eternal deep freeze, but Vladimir Putin will keep them on ice as long as he’s around.
Biographer and historian Andrew Roberts, granted exclusive access to archives about Winston Churchill (including the diaries of King George VI), paints a portrait both familiar and fresh.
The man behind former President Ronald Reagan's famous "tear down this wall" line faced many barriers trying to bring the speech to life.
Sometimes a president has to step out on a limb and do something he knows is needed and is right, even though his political advisors say otherwise. That is what President Ronald Reagan did in 1987 at the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin when he demanded “Mr Gorboachev, tear down this wall.”
Not quite three-quarters of a century ago, the grand alliance of the United States, the British empire, and the Soviet Union defeated Nazi Germany and imperial Japan. Three big historians, David Kennedy, Andrew Roberts, and Stephen Kotkin, on Roosevelt, Churchill, and Stalin.
Are genocides a thing of the past? Senior Hoover Fellow Norman Naimark argues no.
Peter Berkowitz on Betraying Spinoza: The Renegade Jew who Gave us Modernity by Rebecca Goldstein.
Pope Francis and the Future of Catholicism.
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)
In this episode of Uncommon Knowledge, Peter sits down with Liam Fox, member of Parliament and former secretary of state for defense, to discuss his new book, Rising Tides, as well as current issues regarding the purpose of NATO, Scotland’s move for independence, and the conflicts in the Middle East.
Egypt’s minorities, long persecuted, are counting on the U.S. president to defend religious freedom.
Ronald Reagan would embarrass himself and the country by asking Mikhail Gorbachev to tear down the Berlin Wall, which was going to be there for decades. . . .