The Lessons of Munich

Bruce Thornton is a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, a Research Fellow at Stanford's Hoover Institution, and a Professor of Classics and Humanities at the California State University. He is the author of nine books and numerous essays on classical culture and its influence on Western Civilization. His most recent book, Democracy's Dangers and Discontents (Hoover Institution Press), is now available for purchase.


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What we can learn from the twentieth century’s greatest diplomatic disaster.

The Soviet Invasion of Czechoslovakia, 45 Years Later

Vladimir Tismaneanu is professor of politics at the University of Maryland (College Park) and author most recently of "The Devil in History: Communism, Fascism, and Some Lessons of the Twentieth Century" (University of California Press, 2012).


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The socialism that came in from the cold.

Holocaust Lesson: Genocide Always in the Name of ‘Human Rights’

Steven Plaut is a native Philadelphian who teaches business finance and economics at the University of Haifa in Israel.  He holds a PhD in economics from Princeton.  He is author of the David Horowitz Freedom Center booklets about the Hamas  and Jewish Enablers of the War against Israel.


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Its latest incarnation in the Mideast conflict is no different.

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Reading Václav Havel from His Jail Cell

Daniel J. Flynn is the author of numerous books, including "Blue Collar Intellectuals: When the Enlightened and the Everyman Elevated America," now available from ISI Books. Read Daniel's blog at www.flynnfiles.com.


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The poet-prime minister’s legacy is a vibrant Prague.

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The Defense Secretary Gives Israel a ‘Turn of the Screw’

Bruce Thornton is a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, a Research Fellow at Stanford's Hoover Institution, and a Professor of Classics and Humanities at the California State University. He is the author of nine books and numerous essays on classical culture and its influence on Western Civilization. His most recent book, Democracy's Dangers and Discontents (Hoover Institution Press), is now available for purchase.


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Setting the Jewish State up for the same fate as Czechoslovakia.

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The Velvet Philosophical Revolution


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Twenty years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, the battle for political freedom goes on.

Learning From Winston Churchill – by Tony Blankley


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The life of the great statesman instructs how to dissent with honor and boldness.