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Wisconsin Filmmaker Creates Documentary Of WWI Female Telephone Operators

quoting Elizabeth Cobbsvia Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Monday, February 12, 2018

They were known as the "Hello Girls" — American women fluent in French and English who answered the urgent call for telephone operators needed in France during World War I.

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If Donald Trump Really Is Like JFK, It Could Get Even Uglier For The Stock Market

mentioning Niall Fergusonvia Market Watch
Monday, February 12, 2018

Last summer, Niall Ferguson, British historian and senior fellow at Stanford University, banged out a laundry list of the president’s shortcomings: He’s a serial adulterer with medical issues that he keeps hidden from the press. He hired a close relative to work in his administration. He’s got a back-channel to the Kremlin. He’s a disrupter who uses modern media to communicate directly to the public. And the prospect of nuclear war under his leadership is more than a little unsettling.

He was talking about JFK, of course. Who else?

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A Classicist’s View Of The Cataclysm

featuring Victor Davis Hansonvia City Journal
Friday, January 26, 2018
The general reader, as well as the more scholarly specialist, will feel similarly grateful to Victor Davis Hanson for sharing his insights into the complexities of a war that still has much to teach us. The Second World Wars: How the First Global Conflict Was Fought and Won is scholarly popular history at its very best, offering as it does a brilliant overview of the war. It is also full of fascinating detail.
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Mansfield Examines Origins Of US Government

featuring Harvey C. Mansfieldvia The Heights
Monday, February 5, 2018

Harvey Mansfield, a political philosopher and professor at Harvard, gave a talk on Friday afternoon as part of BC’s John Marshall Project, which studies the citizenship and statesmanship required by a constitutional republic. Mansfield’s talk focused on The Federalist Papers and the way in which James Madison, Alexander Hamilton, and John Jay formulated their argument for America’s current system of government.

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Area 45: The State Of The Golden State

interview with David Cranevia Area 45
Thursday, January 25, 2018

Is California Dreaming Away Its Problems?

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The Crown under the Hammer

by Bertrand M. Patenaude, Jodi Robertsvia Hoover Digest
Friday, January 26, 2018

Pictures at a revolution.

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Statues of Limitation

by Markos Kounalakisvia Hoover Digest
Friday, January 26, 2018

How do the countries of the former Iron Curtain deal with their inconvenient monuments? Sometimes by painting a tank pink, or swapping a Stalin for a Steve Jobs. 

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"I'm Not Running for Office"

by Chris Sweeneyinterview with Harvey C. Mansfieldvia Hoover Digest
Friday, January 26, 2018

Hoover fellow Harvey Mansfield, when not studying American political parties, relishes his role at Harvard: the politically incorrect Party of One. 

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Dilbert and the Donald

by Peter M. Robinsonvia Hoover Digest
Friday, January 26, 2018

Dilbert cartoonist Scott Adams on managing luck, parsing Trump, and otherwise cutting pointy-headed experts down to size. 

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As A Candidate, Trump Criticized Obama’s Use Of Executive Power. So Guess What Powers President Trump Has Been Leaning On?

quoting Adam J. Whitevia The Washington Post
Saturday, January 20, 2018

At year’s end, President Trump repeatedly boasted of his “legislative approvals,” claiming to have broken “a record long held” by Harry Truman: “And we beat him on legislative approvals, for which I get no credit.” That might have been because just 97 laws were enacted in 2017. 


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The Working Group on the Role of Military History in Contemporary Conflict examines how knowledge of past military operations can influence contemporary public policy decisions concerning current conflicts.