Hoover fellows comment on the events in the Middle East. Will the revolutions beget counterrevolutions and new rounds of repression and revolt?
The following are links to articles, videos, podcasts, and commentary by Hoover fellows concerning the mayhem in the Middle East.
The finding aid to the Iris Chang papers in the archives has been expanded to include a description of the substantial increments added to the collection since it was originally received in 2004.
This week on Uncommon Knowledge, Hoover fellow and author Thomas Sowell discusses his newest book, Intellectuals and Race, which argues that the impact of intellectuals' ideas and crusades on the larger society, both past and present, is the ultimate concern. (38:27)
“The intellectuals have told them [African Americans] that the world is unjust, that other people are keeping them down, that the fact that they don't have what other people have, is somebody else's fault.”
John B. Taylor, the George P. Shultz Senior Fellow in Economics at the Hoover Institution, testified before the House Financial Services Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations that the Orderly Liquidation Act (OLA) in Title II of the Dodd-Frank Act has not reduced the likelihood of bailouts of large financial firms. Taylor’s blog and Wall Street Journal commentary with Kenneth E. Scott, senior research fellow at Hoover, explain that the OLA requires more discretion by the FDIC, thus leaving policy makers with less clarity about the reorganization process and more likely to ignore it in the heat of a crisis.
Fouad Ajami, a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution and cochair of the Working Group on Islamism and the International Order, discusses Turkey’s Prime Minister Erdogan and the dilemma he is in because of the Syrian provocations. Erdogan threatens dire consequences, yet draws back, sheltered behind the assertion that his country won’t be drawn into a full-scale war with the regime in Damascus.
From 1935 to 1940, students from all over the United States participated in a contest to create posters inspired by the theme of Peace. The National Circulating Library of Students' Peace Posters, based in Philadelphia, sponsored the contest; in 1940, the winning posters were reproduced and sold as collectible, stamp-sized stickers. The sponsoring organization was founded by Nancy Babb, a Quaker who volunteered with the American Relief Administration's famine relief efforts in Russia in 1921.
Richard Epstein, the Peter and Kirsten Bedford Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, discusses recent revelations of IRS discrimination against conservative nonprofits and considers the scandal surrounding the Justice Department's monitoring of the Associated Press.
Scott W. Atlas, MD, a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, in discussing his book In Excellent Health, takes a critical look at the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (“Obamacare”) and alternatives such the single-payer system in place in other advanced countries.
Victor Davis Hanson, the Martin and Illie Anderson Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, discusses his book The Savior Generals: How Five Great Commanders Saved Wars That Were Lost—from Ancient Greece to Iraq.
For decades after his defeat by the Chinese Communists in 1949, Chiang Kai-shek relied heavily and almost exclusively on the United States to defend and consolidate his island redoubt, Taiwan, against the communist invasion. Under the facade of an ostensibly formidable US-Taiwan alliance during the cold war, however, Chiang would, from time to time, turn to his erstwhile enemies in World War II for military advice.