Professor Heinrichs discusses the U.S. response to COVID-19 on Fox Business

Professor Rebeccah Heinrichs of IWP and the Hudson Institute appeared on Fox Business on March 17 to discuss beating COVID-19 and how other countries have handled the crisis. In this appearance, Professor Heinrichs looked at other countries’ responses to the coronavirus pandemic and what we can learn from them. She was critical of China’s authoritarian…

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‘Hitler’s Pope’? Not So Fast

Professor Henry Kamen of Oxford was one of the fiercest detractors of the Supreme Sacred Congregation of the Roman and Universal Inquisition (currently known as the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith). Then Pope John Paul II allowed him into the Secret Vatican Archives which led to the publication of The Spanish Inquisition: A Historical Revision (New…

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Technological Disruption and a Surge in Sensibility

The triumph of technology has not been limited to a revolution of our working tools; it has taken possession of our minds through a permanent state of connection. In the space of just a few years, technological disruption has snuffed out quiet contemplation and the pure creation that is inherent to poetry. So much so…

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A Virus in the Ocean

This article was first published by the Rennes School of Business. History is littered with ironies, so it is perhaps little surprise that the virus currently dominating our imaginations has taken up residence in three great civilizations that have fascinated France’s collective consciousness for almost 400 years. In the blink of an eye, chinoiseries, Persian…

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Coronavirus

Pandemics We Have Known

Now the entire country is in a “pandemic.” The word has a combined meaning. One is sociological, “panic,” “hysteria,” chaos.” The second is biological, “fever,” “virus,” “spread.” Combined, they represent what might be called a national “lockdown,” meaning everything geared toward a single purpose, no deviation. Our nation has come together before The last time…

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The Volunteer by Jack Fairweather – A review by Dr. Marek Chodakiewicz

In his synthetically magisterial The Second World Wars: How the First Global Conflict Was Fought and Won (New York: Basic Books, 2017), Victor Davis Hanson estimates that some 65 million people perished as a result of this apocalyptic conflict. The greatest number of victims, some 15 million, were Chinese. Then there was the Holocaust, a very…

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Skanderbeg Monument

An Interview on Albania with Prof. Steve H. Hanke

The interview below was conducted by IWP alumnus Peter M. Tase. Steve Hanke is a Professor of Applied Economics at Johns Hopkins University, the world’s expert on measuring and stopping hyperinflation, a former member of Ronald Reagan’s Council of Economic Advisers, where he was in charge of President Reagan’s privatization programs, and an adviser to…

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Lee Park, Charlottesville, VA

“Dancin’ in the Dark”

There are times when I wonder if I may have missed something, amidst the vitriol engaged between and among today’s “populations.” Or, to the contrary, am I all right while they keep talking “past one another” toward destinations unknown? I finally take refuge in age: I’m simply too old to understand current interests (now that…

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Europe’s Double Torment

Thomas Flichy de La Neuville is an IWP Research Professor and the Chair of Geopolitics at the Rennes School of Business. Europe is currently undergoing a series of fundamental changes. It is midway through the process of reconstituting itself, leaving its landscapes completely reshaped and mixing a whole array of identities within its major cities…

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