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Arthur Herman

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Dr. Arthur Herman (Ph.D. Johns Hopkins, 1985) is the author of eight books, including the New York Times bestselling How the Scots Invented the Modern World (2001); the Pulitzer Prize Finalist Gandhi and Churchill (2008); To Rule the Waves: How the British Navy Shaped the Modern World (nominated for the UK’s Mountbatten Prize); and the highly acclaimed Freedom’s Forge: How American Business Produced Victory in World War II, which The Economist magazine picked as one of the Best Books of 2012.

His most recent work, Douglas MacArthur: American Warrior, was published by Random House in June of 2016. His previous book, The Cave and the Light: Plato Versus Aristotle and the Struggle for the Soul of Western Civilization, was published by Random House in 2013.

Educated at the University of Minnesota and Johns Hopkins University in history and classics, Dr. Herman is a frequent contributor on defense, energy, and technology issues to Commentary magazine, the New York Post, National Review, and the Wall Street Journal. He was also the first non-British citizen to be named to the Scottish Arts Council from 2007 to 2009.

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Upcoming book by Arthur Herman reviewed by Kirkus Reviews

Arthur Herman quoted by National Review Online on Boost Phase Intercept missile defense

Arthur Herman’s article on the anniversary of World War I written up in Fox News

Arthur Herman’s recent Wall Street Journal op-ed on North Korea’s missile launch quoted in Fox News

Kenneth Weinstein and Arthur Herman quoted in Agence France-Presse on the US, Japan, and the current global security environment

Arthur Herman’s book, The Idea of Decline in Western History, cited in David Brook’s New York Times article

Arthur Herman’s book Douglas McArthur: American Warrior reviewed in National Review

Arthur Herman’s new book about Douglas MacArthur cited on Team USA’s website regarding General Douglas MacArthur’s involvement in the 1928 Olympic games

Arthur Herman quoted in Canadian Free Press on the accuracy of Senator Joseph McCarthy’s charges

Arthur Herman’s new book, Douglas MacArthur: American Warrior, reviewed in Kirkus Reviews

Hudson’s event on the natural gas economy written up in Bloomberg Government, Washington Examiner and Yahoo! News

Hudson Institute’s all-day panel on the natural gas economy featured in Bloomberg and The Hill

Arthur Herman quoted in Bloomberg Government on how fracking, directional drilling and deep seismic testing could help wean European nations off dependence on Russia

Arthur Herman quoted in The Federalist, dispelling myths about Winston Churchill

Arthur Herman interviewed in Sekai Nippo (Japan) on the impending Australian-Japan submarine deal

Arthur Herman quoted in Standard Times on oil export restrictions

Arthur Herman quoted in LA Times on the export ban on U.S. crude oil

Arthur Herman quoted in Japan Times on Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s remarks about international security after the Paris attacks

Hudson’s event on naval warfare and the Falklands War of 1982 covered in Seapower Magazine

Arthur Herman’s National Review’s Corner article on President Obama’s responses to Putin’s aggression quoted in the Washington Post and Powerline

Arthur Herman’s interview with GOP Presidential Candidate Carly Fiorina written up in the Washington Post and the San Francisco Chronicle

Arthur Herman’s interview with Gov. Bobby Jindal written up in Daily Signal

Rep. Mike Rogers and Arthur Herman’s event on the cyber threat from Russia and China written up in National Journal, The Hill and FCW

Arthur Herman’s book, Gandhi & Churchill quoted in BBC on Churchill’s positive role in India’s famine

Walter Russell Mead and Arthur Herman featured in Foreign Affairs’ Best of 2014 Compilation

Arthur Herman’s National Review article on American oil cited in Real Clear Politics

Arthur Herman quoted in Indian Express on the US’s oil and gas boom

Arthur Herman quoted in TIME on America’s energy policy in the Middle East