To what extent are government leaders personally responsible for the outcomes of foreign policy and war? We review the career of Henry Kissinger, one of the most colorful statesmen of the twentieth century. Recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize and the Presidential Medal of Freedom, Kissinger served as national security adviser and secretary of state under Presidents Nixon and Ford during two pivotal events in American history, the cold war and the Vietnam War. Is Kissinger guilty, as some have charged, of war crimes and crimes against humanity for his conduct during that era? Or should he be regarded as a bold defender of American freedom during a time of crisis?
Alexander Hamilton, the first secretary of the treasury, may today be better known for his death in a duel with Aaron Burr, than for the role he played as a founder of the nascent United States. His vision of a federal, mercantile nation was in opposition to Thomas Jefferson's vision of an agrarian society. Who won this battle of ideas and why? Just what is the enduring legacy of Alexander Hamilton? Peter Robinson speaks with Ron Chernow.
The causes, the players, and the likely consequences of the Arab eruptions. A conversation with Hoover fellows Peter Berkowitz, Victor Davis Hanson, and Peter Robinson.
Hoover Institution fellow Peter Robinson discusses President Reagan, the GOP, and the American Presidency.
Hoover Institution fellow Peter Robinson discusses his life and the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall.
Hoover Institution fellow Peter Robinson discusses how the "Tear Down This Wall" speech came about.
Hoover Institution fellow Peter Robinson on Common Knowledge, what Robinson already knows.
Hoover Institution fellow Peter Robinson discusses 1989, the fall of the Berlin Wall, and the lessons from that fateful year.
Peter Robinson, former Reagan speechwriter, who wrote the Tear Down That Wall Speech on the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. . . .
Hoover Institution fellow Peter Robinson talks about a president's use of the "bully pulpit" to persuade, console, encourage, and inspire.
Hoover Institution fellow Peter Robinson discusses crafting what would become one of the world’s most famous presidential speeches.
Peter Arcidiacono, Professor of Economics at Duke University, discussed his paper on “Legacy and Athlete Preferences at Harvard.”
Hoover Institution fellow Peter Robinson discusses his articles, books, speeches, Ronald Reagan, Milton Friedman, Bill Buckley, and notes that the end of the Cold War could not have happened as it did without the resurgence, the renewal, the revitalization of the United States. And Robinson argues that all three of those figures – Milton Friedman, Ronald Reagan, and Bill Buckley – were indispensable to that.”
Presidential communication in this age of shock tweets and nonstop news cycles.
Where neoconservatism came from, what it stands for, and how it became associated with the war in Iraq. An intellectual movement considered. By Peter Berkowitz.
Why shouldn’t American universities give conservative ideas their due? By Peter Berkowitz.
What happens when South Korean students take a close look at American democracy. By Peter Berkowitz.
The 2016 Fall Retreat, which took place during October 16–18, the talks were for the first time organized around a single theme: American exceptionalism.
The Arab struggles may be new, but American goals are not. Three recent presidents laid the groundwork. By Peter Berkowitz.
Hoover fellow Peter Berkowitz on Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, the late Soviet dissident and honorary Hoover fellow to whom “one word of truth outweighed the whole world.”