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Shaken and Stirred

by James W. Ceaservia Hoover Digest
Friday, January 27, 2017

That tremor felt after Election Day was American democracy in action. Donald Trump’s allies and foes alike can make sure American principles stand firm. 

Visions of Democracy

by Larry Diamondvia Hoover Digest
Friday, January 27, 2017

Global democracy is in trouble, and Donald Trump can either help it or harm it. Where will he lead? 

No, Prime Minister

by David Bradyvia Hoover Digest
Friday, January 27, 2017

Many Americans see our own political system as broken. But would a parliamentary democracy like those of Europe fix it? 

The Infrastructure Myth

by Paul R. Gregoryvia Hoover Digest
Friday, January 27, 2017

Politicians always demand more infrastructure—and the spending that goes with it. Yet the United States already spends vast sums on such things, much of it wasted. 

Return of the “Forgotten Man”

by David Davenportvia Hoover Digest
Friday, January 27, 2017

American leaders like to invoke this character to win elections. What can the new administration do for him? 

Putting Words into Action

by Lee Ohanianvia Hoover Digest
Friday, January 27, 2017

The new administration’s economic policies range from good to not so good. The time is short to straighten them out. 

Globalism and Its Discontents

by Michael Spencevia Hoover Digest
Friday, January 27, 2017

Pushing aside multilateral trade—with all its promise—for multiple variations of “America first.” Is this what the world needs now? 

“A Thousand Things Going Wrong”

featuring John H. Cochrane via Hoover Digest
Friday, January 27, 2017

Hoover fellow John H. Cochrane surveys the effects of economic reality on economic theory. 

Non-Explanation for Non-Recovery

by Robert J. Barrovia Hoover Digest
Friday, January 27, 2017

The sharp downturn, as history suggests, should have been followed by a sharp rebound. Why has the economy sagged instead? Look to the feds.

Work Long and Prosper

by Charles Blahousvia Hoover Digest
Friday, January 27, 2017

For robust economic health, more Americans need to work, and to keep working. (Some solutions really are that simple.) 

The Latest German Model

by Edward Paul Lazear, Simon Janssenvia Hoover Digest
Friday, January 27, 2017

Germany knows how to get young people into good jobs without a college degree: vocational training. America should follow its example. 

Progressively Poorer

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Hoover Digest
Friday, January 27, 2017

So-called progressives are hostile to free markets, capital, and labor—the very things that would reduce the inequality they claim to abhor. 

Don’t Poor Lives Matter?

by Henry I. Millervia Hoover Digest
Friday, January 27, 2017

Regulation that chokes off investment hits everyone in the pocketbook, but the poor also pay with their health. 

Allies First, Mr. President

by Michael McFaulvia Hoover Digest
Friday, January 27, 2017

Here’s how Donald Trump can reassure our allies that the United States won’t abandon its friends. 

Staying Power

by Elizabeth Cobbsvia Hoover Digest
Friday, January 27, 2017

Some of America’s founders would have liked Donald Trump’s “America First” foreign policy. After all, they were the original foes of risky entanglements abroad. 

General Mattis Advances on Washington

by General Jim Mattisvia Hoover Digest
Friday, January 27, 2017
President Trump’s choice for secretary of defense made his name as both scholar and strategist, as a master of both strategy and details. Now he brings his wisdom to the Pentagon.

The Other Forever War

by Jack Goldsmith, Matthew Waxmanvia Hoover Digest
Friday, January 27, 2017

It’s been two long years since we launched a war against the Islamic State, yet the American people have never had a chance to debate it—or consent to the sacrifices it entails. 

Islamism Implacable

by Charles Hillvia Hoover Digest
Friday, January 27, 2017

The terrorists are in some way only Europe’s second-worst enemy. Europe’s worst enemy is itself. 

Can Trump Handle Putin?

by Paul R. Gregoryvia Hoover Digest
Friday, January 27, 2017

Forewarned is forearmed. Let’s arm our new president with the facts about Russia. 

A Different “Special Relationship”

by Katya Drozdovavia Hoover Digest
Friday, January 27, 2017

Whether allies or rivals, the United States and Russia have deep ties. It’s time for both nations to again pursue mutual benefit in a complex, dangerous world. 

All Quiet on the Balkan Front?

by Norman M. Naimark, Aleksandar Matovskivia Hoover Digest
Friday, January 27, 2017

With Yugoslavia’s successor states simmering with conflict and discontent, problems of security, governance, and identity could boil over.

Pipe Dreams of a Normal Iran

by Thomas Donnellyvia Hoover Digest
Friday, January 27, 2017

Permit the rise of Iran? That wouldn’t just be foolish. It would represent an abdication of the West’s moral legitimacy. 

What Syrians Want

by Daniel Corstangevia Hoover Digest
Friday, January 27, 2017

A survey of Syrian refugees shows just where their allegiances lie. 

The Schools We Deserve

by Chester E. Finn Jr., Bruno V. Manno, Brandon L. Wright via Hoover Digest
Friday, January 27, 2017

Old-style local control of public schools is fading—except, that is, in charter schools. 

Grading on an Invisible Curve

by Michael J. Petrillivia Hoover Digest
Friday, January 27, 2017

Evidence, not habit, should guide how we develop the best schools. Why is evidence so scarce? 

Rust Belt Prophet

by Peter M. Robinsonvia Hoover Digest
Friday, January 27, 2017

Family, sheer grit, and the Marine Corps rescued J. D. Vance, author of the searching memoir Hillbilly Elegy. He wonders what, if anything, will rescue his people. 

A Miracle or a Relic

by Peter M. Robinsoninterview with Terry M. Moevia Hoover Digest
Friday, January 27, 2017

Hoover fellow Terry Moe argues that the US Constitution is an anachronism that needs fundamental change. 

Past Is Prologue

by Graham Allison, Niall Fergusonvia Hoover Digest
Friday, January 27, 2017

Determined to shape the future, the new president needs to be reminded of the past. Let’s convene a council of historians. 

Change for a Dollar?

by Bill Whalenvia Hoover Digest
Friday, January 27, 2017

Even his former enemy King George III called George Washington “the greatest man in the world.” Tell that to the activist trying to rename a San Francisco school. 

A Bomb to Remember

by Jean McElwee Cannon, James Samvia Hoover Digest
Friday, January 27, 2017

The 1946 nuclear tests at Bikini Atoll were a shocking introduction to the perils of the atomic age. Rare artifacts and records tell the story. 

Historical Harvest

by Maciej Siekierskivia Hoover Digest
Friday, January 27, 2017

Witold Sworakowski, diplomat and scholar, numbered among those who gathered historical documents in Europe for the Hoover Institution’s collections. As he built, the secret police watched. 

On the Cover

via Hoover Digest
Friday, January 27, 2017

One of Mexico’s best defenders of democracy is a young, tousleheaded artist named Antonio Arias Bernal,” Life magazine reported in early 1942. At the time, Arias Bernal (1913–1960) had never visited the United States, but he had “many American traits,” Life assured its readers, including a liking for baseball, cigarettes, and playing loud music on the radio. 

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Thursday, January 22, 2009

2009 No. 1

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by Russell Roberts Thursday, January 22, 2009
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by Michael J. Boskin Thursday, January 22, 2009
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by Michael Spence Thursday, January 22, 2009
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by Gary S. Becker Thursday, January 22, 2009
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by Tunku Varadarajan Thursday, January 22, 2009
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by Shelby Steele Thursday, January 22, 2009
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by Bill Whalen Thursday, January 22, 2009
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by Timothy Garton Ash Thursday, January 22, 2009
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by David Davenport Thursday, January 22, 2009
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by Fouad Ajami Thursday, January 22, 2009
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by Joshua Teitelbaum Thursday, January 22, 2009
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by Thomas H. Henriksen Thursday, January 22, 2009
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by Daniel Pipes Thursday, January 22, 2009
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by Abraham D. Sofaer Thursday, January 22, 2009
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by Terry Anderson, Laura E. Huggins Thursday, January 22, 2009
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by Richard A. Epstein Thursday, January 22, 2009
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by Amichai Magen Thursday, January 22, 2009
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by Henry A. Kissinger, George P. Shultz Thursday, January 22, 2009
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by John B. Dunlop Thursday, January 22, 2009
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by Josef Joffe Thursday, January 22, 2009
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by Mvemba Phezo Dizolele Thursday, January 22, 2009
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by Gerald A. Dorfman Thursday, January 22, 2009
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by Kareem Yasin, Norman M. Naimark Thursday, January 22, 2009
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by Thomas Sowell Thursday, January 22, 2009
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by Bill Steigerwald Thursday, January 22, 2009
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by Mark Harrison Wednesday, January 21, 2009
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by Robert Conquest Wednesday, January 21, 2009
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by Maciej Siekierski Wednesday, January 21, 2009
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by Nicholas Siekierski Wednesday, January 21, 2009
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by Christine B. Podmaniczky Wednesday, January 21, 2009
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Hoover Digest, 2008 • no. 4 • fall
Wednesday, October 15, 2008

2008 No. 4

by Peter Berkowitz Sunday, October 12, 2008
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by Victor Davis Hanson Sunday, October 12, 2008
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by Daniel Pipes Sunday, October 12, 2008
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by Josef Joffe Sunday, October 12, 2008
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by Benjamin Wittes Sunday, October 12, 2008
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by Jack Goldsmith Sunday, October 12, 2008
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by Dino Falaschetti, Michael J. Orlando Sunday, October 12, 2008
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by Prakash Loungani Sunday, October 12, 2008
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by Alvin Rabushka Sunday, October 12, 2008
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by W. Kurt Hauser, David Ranson Sunday, October 12, 2008
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by Diane Ravitch Sunday, October 12, 2008
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by Chester E. Finn Jr., Michael J. Petrilli Sunday, October 12, 2008
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by Henry I. Miller Sunday, October 12, 2008
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by Bill Whalen Sunday, October 12, 2008
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by James W. Ceaser Sunday, October 12, 2008
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by Peter Berkowitz Sunday, October 12, 2008
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by Richard A. Epstein Sunday, October 12, 2008
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by Janine di Giovanni Sunday, October 12, 2008
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by Paul R. Gregory Wednesday, October 15, 2008
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by Colonel Christopher Starling Tuesday, October 14, 2008
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by James J. Hentz Tuesday, October 14, 2008
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by William Damon Tuesday, October 14, 2008
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by Gary S. Becker Tuesday, October 14, 2008
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by Richard Sousa, He Lidan Tuesday, October 14, 2008
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by Michael Spence Tuesday, October 14, 2008
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by Philip Bobbitt, Peter M. Robinson Tuesday, October 14, 2008
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by Lieutenant Colonel Joseph William "Bill" DeMarco Tuesday, October 14, 2008
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Hoover Digest 2008 No.3
Tuesday, July 1, 2008

2008 No. 3

by Larry Diamond Friday, June 27, 2008
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by Fouad Ajami Friday, June 27, 2008
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by Shmuel Bar, Bruce Berkowitz Friday, June 27, 2008
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by Peter Berkowitz Friday, June 27, 2008
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by Thomas H. Henriksen Friday, June 27, 2008
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by Victor Davis Hanson Friday, June 27, 2008
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by Cecile Shea Friday, June 27, 2008
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by Gary S. Becker Friday, June 27, 2008
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by John F. Cogan, R. Glenn Hubbard Friday, June 27, 2008
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by Richard A. Posner Friday, June 27, 2008
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by Diane Ravitch Friday, June 27, 2008
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by Jay Mathews Friday, June 27, 2008
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by Chester E. Finn Jr. Friday, June 27, 2008
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by Henry I. Miller Friday, June 27, 2008
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by Arnold Beichman Friday, June 27, 2008
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by Gary S. Becker Friday, June 27, 2008
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by Richard A. Epstein Friday, June 27, 2008
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by F. Scott Kieff Friday, June 27, 2008
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by Niall Ferguson Friday, June 27, 2008
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by William Ratliff Friday, June 27, 2008
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by Thomas Sowell Friday, June 27, 2008
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by Paul R. Gregory, Maciej Siekierski Friday, June 27, 2008
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by Jialin Zhang Tuesday, July 1, 2008
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by Timothy Garton Ash Tuesday, July 1, 2008
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by Golfo Alexopoulos Tuesday, July 1, 2008
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by Peter M. Robinson Tuesday, July 1, 2008
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2008 No. 2

by Victor Davis Hanson Friday, April 18, 2008
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by John Shoven Friday, April 18, 2008
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by George P. Shultz, William J. Perry, Henry A. Kissinger, Sam Nunn Thursday, April 17, 2008
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by Oscar Espinosa Chepe, William Ratliff Thursday, April 17, 2008
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by Timothy Garton Ash Thursday, April 17, 2008
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by Lieutenant Colonel Deborah Hanagan Thursday, April 17, 2008
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Shocks to the System

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