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Analysis and Commentary

Achilles And Patroclus: Archetypal Heroes

by Tod Lindbergquoting Kori Schakevia War on the Rocks
Thursday, December 10, 2015

My dear friend Kori Schake has written a wonderful article at War on the Rocks in praise (mostly) of my new book, The Heroic Heart: Greatness Ancient and Modern. The book takes up the subject of how ideas about heroism changed over the millennia and what this tells us about ourselves.

Analysis and Commentary

How Woodrow Wilson Denied African-Americans An Academic Education

by Williamson M. Eversvia Education Week
Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Princeton University protesters against Woodrow Wilson captured headlines in mid-November. When he was the president of Princeton, Wilson expressed his pride that no African-American students had been admitted during his tenure.

Douglass C. North
Analysis and Commentary

Douglass North Was A Visionary

by Margaret Levi, Barry R. Weingastvia The Washington Post
Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Douglass North, winner of the Nobel Memorial Prize in economics, was perhaps the single most influential economist of institutions. His work on economic history, and his ideas about economic development have shaped intellectual argument across the social sciences and had an important influence on public policy. Douglass North died last month.

Analysis and Commentary

An Interesting Question About Donald Trump

by Benjamin Wittesvia Lawfare
Tuesday, December 8, 2015

On Twitter, NYU Law Professor Robert Howse posed a very interesting question about Donald Trump.

George P. Shultz

Five Questions For 95-Year-Old George Shultz

interview with George P. Shultzvia San Francisco Chronicle
Tuesday, December 8, 2015

[Subscription Required] Hoover Institution fellow George Shultz reflects on his life and career.

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The Libertarian: “The Threat From ISIS”

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The Libertarian
Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Does the San Bernardino attack justify a reappraisal of Western anti-terror efforts?


Kiron Skinner On Newsmax Prime

interview with Kiron K. Skinnervia NewsMax
Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Hoover Institution fellow Kiron Skinner, former member of the U.S. Defense Department's Defense Policy Board and Matthew Franck, the director of the Simon Center on Religion and the Constitution at the Witherspoon Institute in Princeton discuss the role of religion in foreign policy especially when dealing with groups like ISIS.

Analysis and Commentary

Henry I. Miller: Chipotle's Misplaced Food Priorities

by Henry I. Millervia Investor's Business Daily
Tuesday, December 8, 2015

There's a regular newspaper column that includes items dubbed, "Why Do Bad Things Always Happen to Him?" — implying that unwelcome outcomes often result from flawed judgment rather than bad luck. That fits with what has been happening to restaurant chain Chipotle Mexican Grill.

Thomas Sowell discusses wealth, poverty, and politics
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Wealth, Poverty, And Politics

interview with Thomas Sowellvia Uncommon Knowledge
Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Poverty in America and the Welfare State.

Analysis and Commentary

Truckers Halt Moscow Traffic As Putin Shifts The Blame

by Paul R. Gregoryvia Forbes
Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Long-haul truckers from the North Caucasus to Western Siberia began a protest against a new GPS-based federal road tax on November 11. Independent truckers formed slow-moving convoys that caused kilometer-long traffic jams throughout the affected regions.


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