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Shaping The Greater West

by Adrian Pabstvia Defining Ideas
Thursday, May 11, 2017

We need a renewal of traditional Western leadership to counter the rise of authoritarian, illiberal rule around the world.

The Frayed Pillars Of Democracy

by Samuel Issacharoffvia Defining Ideas
Wednesday, May 10, 2017

There is a politics of anger surging on the left and right that threatens the existing order.

Gender@Facebook

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Defining Ideas (Hoover Institution)
Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Sexism doesn’t explain why there are fewer female engineers at the social media company. 

Beijing’s View Of The World

by Gordon G. Changvia Defining Ideas
Tuesday, May 9, 2017

A model of global governance—made in China.

The West And The Battle Of Ideas

by Russell A. Bermanvia Defining Ideas (Hoover Institution)
Monday, May 8, 2017

Our educational institutions must instill in future generations the legacy of Western values.      

Making Sense Of Trump's Win

by Morris P. Fiorinavia Defining Ideas (Hoover Institution)
Thursday, May 4, 2017

It's clear that voters supported the Republican despite, not because of, his incendiary positions. 

Man, The Religious Animal

by Charles Hillvia Defining Ideas
Wednesday, May 3, 2017

World affairs aren’t matters of politics and economics alone. We ignore religion at our own peril. 

Trump's Tax Plan

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Defining Ideas (Hoover Institution)
Monday, May 1, 2017

The next important step: more concrete detail.

Three Democrat Errors

by Allan H. Meltzervia Defining Ideas
Tuesday, April 25, 2017

A party that rejects free speech and popular sovereignty cannot hope to win.

The Bill O’Reilly Scandal

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Defining Ideas (Hoover Institution)
Monday, April 24, 2017

Lesson: We don’t need federal enforcement of civil rights laws to curb sexual abuse. 

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