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A podcast series features monthly interviews with authors of important, new national security-oriented books and publications. Interviews are conducted by Jack Goldsmith or Benjamin Wittes, the cochairs of Hoover’s Working Group on National Security, Technology, and Law, and take place before a live audience.

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A podcast series features monthly interviews with authors of important, new national security-oriented books and publications. Interviews are conducted by Jack Goldsmith or Benjamin Wittes, the cochairs of Hoover’s Working Group on National Security, Technology, and Law, and take place before a live audience.

    Habeas Corpus In Wartime With Amanda Tyler

    Habeas Corpus In Wartime With Amanda Tyler

    The Hoover Institution hosted "Security by the Book: Habeas Corpus in Wartime with Amanda Tyler" on Monday, May 14, 2018 from 5:00pm - 6:30pm EST.

    In her new book, Habeas Corpus in Wartime, Amanda Tyler traces the wartime the Anglo-American legal and political history of habeas corpus in wartime. Join Tyler and Benjamin Wittes for a wide ranging conversation covering the English Habeas Corpus Act, the English suspension framework, the United States Constitution's Suspension Clause, and habeas throughout many American wartime periods, including the American Revolution, the Civil War, World War II, and the War on Terror. (PLaying time: 1:00:30)

    A Discussion Of Tim Maurer's New Book: Cyber Mercenaries

    A Discussion Of Tim Maurer's New Book: Cyber Mercenaries

    The Hoover Institution hosts "'A Discussion of Tim Maurer's New Book: Cyber Mercenaries" on Thursday, April 5, 2018 from 5:30pm - 7:00pm EST.

    Tim Maurer's new book, Cyber Mercenaries: The State, Hackers and Power, is an exploration of the intersection between cyberspace and geopolitics. In timely commentary considering recent revelations about state-sponsored cyber operations, Maurer describes a landscape of state actors deploying, sponsoring and exploiting hackers to express power in the international sphere. State-hacker relationships have created new frontiers for the regulatory and legal questions around offensive cyber capabilities. Through case studies, Maurer demonstrates the importance of creating a framework for understanding the pros and cons of using cyber operations as geopolitical tools. (Playing time: 49:41)

    A discussion with Niall Ferguson on The Square and the Tower

    A discussion with Niall Ferguson on The Square and the Tower

    Recorded on March 14, 2018

    The twenty-first century has been hailed as the Age of Networks. However, in new book “The Square and the Tower,” historian and Hoover Institution Senior Fellow Niall Ferguson argues that networks have always been with us. From the cults of ancient Rome to the dynasties of the Renaissance, from the founding fathers to Facebook, “The Square and the Tower” tells the story of the rise, fall and rise of networks, shows how network theory can transform our understanding of both the past and the present, and provides a brilliant recasting of the turning points in world history, including the one we’re living through, as a struggle between old hierarchies and new social networks.

    Jack Goldsmith and Niall Ferguson sit down for a discussion on the history of social networks. (Playing tim: 54:00)

    Featuring Amy Chua

    Featuring Amy Chua

    The Hoover Institution hosted "'Security by the Book featuring Amy Chua" on Tuesday, March 13, 2018 from 5:00pm - 7:00pm EST.

    In her newest book, Chua argues that more successful foreign policy is only possible if the United States government acknowledges, and deals with, the realities of political tribalism. But Chua's analysis isn't limited to foreign political tribalism; she turns the magnifying glass inward to critique our domestic political culture. A successful America is one that overcomes the intense tribalism ripping apart our politics and our country by facing our inequities and differences no matter how difficult that process may be. Amy Chua was interviewed by Jack Goldsmith, Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution.

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    Max Boot's New Book, The Road Not Taken

    Max Boot's New Book, The Road Not Taken

    The Hoover Institution hosted "Security by the Book: Max Boot's new book, 'The Road Not Taken,'" on Wednesday, February 28, 2018 from 5:00pm - 7:00pm EST.

    Max Boot's new book, "The Road Not Taken" chronicles the life of Edward Landsdale, a relatively obscure but crucial figure in American military and foreign policy. In this new biography, Boot reframes Landsdale's legacy to demonstrate his contributions to American diplomacy, from the Philippines to the Vietnam war. While many of Landsdale's policy suggestions were ignored, they were insightful in their recognition of the importance of ideas and ideals in addition to cold and calculating warfare.

    Benjamin Wittes interviewed Max Boot on the complex role Landsdale played in American military history.
    Did you like the show? Please rate, review, and subscribe! (Playiny time: 54:49)

    Listening In: Cybersecurity In An Insecure Age

    Listening In: Cybersecurity In An Insecure Age

    The Hoover Institution hosts "Listening In: Cybersecurity in an Insecure Age" on Wednesday, November 1, 2017 from 5:00pm - 7:00pm EST.

    Ben Wittes joined author Susan Landau, author of Listening In: Cybersecurity in an Insecure Age, for a book discussion. (Playing time: 46:35)

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