This looks like it’s going to be a very good series of lectures by Condoleezza Rice on THE BREAKDOWN OF THE INTERNATIONAL SYSTEM from the Hoover Institute at Stanford University. My older son, Devon, put me onto the value of the Hoover Institute only recently. I had obviously heard of it but had no idea of the depth of materials that are available to all of us at no cost.

I’ve only watched a small portion of it but she is in excellent teacher and presenter and obviously extremely bright. It’s no wonder that she was the President’s National Security Advisor and the Secretary of State in the administration of Pres. George W. Bush.

Love to hear your thoughts on this presentation or the Hoover Institute.

Best regards,

Below I’ve shared the comments of our colleague Jack Tar on his family’s personal connection with former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.

Jack Tarr
Wed, May 6, 1:18 PM


Thanks. My son, Travis was fortunate to graduate from Stanford (2003). She was Provost his Freshman year. She would have small 8 to 10 person dinners for Freshman a couple times per week. Travis put his name in to take a dinner chair anytime there was a”no-show” and fortunately for him he got the call often and was able to attend many more dinners than normal. I was able to meet her once at a small Parent function. She is very thorough, bright and articulate…someone you want on your team.


The Breakdown Of The International System