This issue explores a topic of current controversy: Should women serve in front line combat units? Kori Schake explores the multiple dimensions to this question and then situates the topic in a historical framework, while Josiah Bunting III and Kiron K. Skinner advance different perspectives on how today's civilian and military leadership should approach this dilemma. Additional commentary is provided by Victor Davis Hanson, Admiral Gary Roughead, and Bruce S. Thornton.
Hoover research fellow Clint Bolick argues that comprehensive immigration reform offers the best way of revamping the existing inefficient system. Bolick also believes that we should not miss the opportunity to reorient the nation's immigration laws toward employment-based preferences. Bringing in young workers and preventing future illegal immigration are within reach, says Bolick.
This week on Uncommon Knowledge, Senator Rand Paul discusses his political ideas, ideals, and philosophies, noting that “we’re all born with an instinct towards individualism.” He gives his insights into dealing with immigration, unemployment, foreign policy, national security, taxes, personal responsibility, and many other issues. Senator Paul’s unique perspective and solutions could be a starting point for getting the United States back on track. (39:23)
The John H. Bunzel papers, which document Bunzel's career in education and his activities concerning civil rights, are available for research.
Copies of some 150 of the Mieczyslaw Jalowiecki watercolors from the Hoover Archives, created from digital images provided to the Lithuanian State Archives, were exhibited in the National Museum of Lithuania between April 25 and June 2, 2013. A symposium on Mieczyslaw Jalowiecki and his collection was held at the museum on May 29, with one of the particpants’ being Maciej Siekierski, senior curator in the Hoover Institution Library and Archives.
The Hoover Institution Archives has acquired the papers of Winifred Armstrong, a US economist specializing in African development. The papers primarily document Armstrong's work with the international mining company AMAX (formerly American Metal Climax Corporation) and its African operations between 1966 and 1975.
Richard Epstein discusses the recent Supreme Court case that overturned Arizona’s requirement that voters provide proof of citizenship.
In this podcast Russell Roberts, a research fellow at the Hoover Institution and EconTalk host, talks with Dan Pallotta, chief humanity officer of advertising for Humanity and author of Uncharitable. Pallotta argues that charities are deeply handicapped by their culture and how we view them.
John Taylor, the George P. Shultz Senior Fellow in Economics at the Hoover Institution and the Mary and Robert Raymond Professor of Economics at Stanford University, weighs in on the effects of the quantitative easings. Taylor thinks that the Fed policy is a drag on the economy and that the recovery would be stronger if we had a better monetary policy.
Fouad Ajami, a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution and cochair of the Working Group on Islamism and the International Order, weighs in on the US involvement in the Syrian civil war and the Turkish government's agreement with protesters.