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Did the Moon Landing Have Meaning?

On July 20, 1969, Astronaut Neil Armstrong left Apollo 11, stepped on the surface of the moon, and told the world that he was making history. His first step, he declared, was “one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind.” But what was the “giant” leap? Was the moon landing a singular…

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Russian agents of influence and the war on fracking

2500 years ago, Sun Tzu said that to defeat your enemy without using force is the acme of skill. So, how does one do this? It involves the use of various arts of statecraft that are not well-cultivated in the United States. But the Russians have long cultivated them.

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Papers & Studies

Muravchik writes on “The Abandonment of Democracy”

IWP Adjunct Professor Joshua Muravchik suggests that Barack Obama's "Cairo oration [of June 4, 2009] was a culmination of the themes of Obama's early months. He had blamed America for the world financial crisis, global warming, Mexico's drug wars, for 'failure to appreciate Europe's role in the world,' and in general for 'all too often'…

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Students & Alumni

IWP Student Profile: Capt. Paris Michaels

Paris Michaels appreciates the emphasis put on history in the IWP curriculum.  He even feels that, “You couldn’t be a patriot if you don’t understand [IWP’s] curriculum… And you don’t understand the curriculum without an appreciation for the history of the nation and the history of the world.”

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When God Looked the Other Way: A Review

I have read many memoirs of the Second World War and its aftermath, including a large number of Polish recollections of the Gulag. Most are primary sources accessible only to scholars who have time and funds to research in such far-flung documentary depositories as the Hoover Institution at Stanford, CA or the Eastern Archive (Archiwum…

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How to Steer the Saudi Crown Prince Away from a Nuclear Weapon

In a recent 60 Minutes interview the Saudi crown prince, the effective ruler, cast a new light on the proposed U.S.-Saudi nuclear energy cooperation agreement that he and the Trump administration would like to seal: “Without a doubt,” the prince said, “if Iran developed a nuclear bomb, we will follow suit as soon as possible.”

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