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Steady and Rising

by Edward Paul Lazearvia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 24, 2017

The American economy, going from strength to strength.

The Human Side of Trade

by Russell Robertsvia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 24, 2017

In a dynamic economy, short-term pain is real. But over the longer term? Free trade leads to better, richer lives. 

Friedman on Freedom

by Milton Friedmanvia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 24, 2017

“A society that puts equality ahead of freedom will end up with neither equality nor freedom.” Wisdom from the late, great Milton Friedman.

Make America Exceptional Again

by John H. Cochrane via Hoover Digest
Monday, April 24, 2017

The rule of law, the centerpiece of American exceptionalism, is under assault. How to halt the predations of the regulatory state. 

Rugged Individualism

by David Davenport, Gordon Lloydvia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 24, 2017

Two of the gravest threats to this distinctively American value: nanny states and helicopter parents. 

The Soft Bigotry of Political Correctness

by Shelby Steelevia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 24, 2017

President Trump has never bowed to the culture of victimization. His lack of deference could be liberating.

Winning Women

by Elizabeth Cobbsvia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 24, 2017

Woodrow Wilson at first found himself scandalized by protesting women, but soon he championed their cause. How President Trump and feminists might likewise make common cause.

Ten Ways to Rescue Mideast Policy

by Russell A. Berman, Charles Hillvia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 24, 2017

In the Middle East the previous administration established neither democracy nor security—and now Russia is on the scene. 

Before Push Comes to Shove

by Peter Berkowitzvia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 24, 2017

What the president needs to learn—fast. 

The Russia Question

by Niall Fergusonvia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 24, 2017

American relations with Moscow have become a geopolitical mess—a mess, very largely, of our own making. 

Break Up the Bromance

by Michael McFaulvia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 24, 2017

Just getting along with Russia isn’t going to be good enough. If the new administration wants a “reset” of its own, it will need to demonstrate clarity and strength. 

“It’s Best Not to Mess with Us”

by Paul R. Gregoryvia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 24, 2017

The nuclear poker game with Moscow has already begun—or, rather, resumed. 

Chicken Soup for the Russian Soul

by Ralph Petersvia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 24, 2017

A strongman with a messianic streak, Vladimir Putin might almost have stepped from the pages of Russian history. 

Red Dawn

by Ellie Cawthorneinterview with Robert Servicevia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 24, 2017

A hundred years ago, Russia’s last czar pondered revolution, the modern world, and the end of the Romanovs. Historian Robert Service explores the mind of Nicholas II. 

Trump Versus the Spies

by Amy Zegartvia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 24, 2017

All presidents clash with their intelligence experts, but the hostility the new administration has displayed is unusual—and risky. 

Energy Efficiency: Still Low-hanging Fruit

by James L. Sweeneyvia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 24, 2017

There are still plenty of ways we can use energy more efficiently. Simple changes would produce large effects. 

Time to Count the Costs—And Adapt

by Gary D. Libecapvia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 24, 2017

Environmental activists must quit playing politics and begin to practice one of the fundamental disciplines of good governance: weighing benefits against costs. 

Inconvenient Math?

by Michael S. Bernstamvia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 24, 2017

On climate change, the uncertainties multiply—literally. 

Freedom for Indian Country

by Terry Andersonvia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 24, 2017

The federal government has long been proven unworthy of Indians’ trust. How the new administration can do better. 

Diplomacy, Not Doomsday

by William J. Perryvia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 24, 2017

When dealing with North Korea, diplomat and Hoover fellow William J. Perry advises, set aside the big stick—and the Kim regime might actually listen.

License to Hate

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 24, 2017

The label of “hate crime” is used to score political points, not to end violence. It should be eliminated. 

“The Core of a Just Society”

by Carolyn Pheniciefeaturing Condoleezza Ricevia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 24, 2017

Hoover fellow Condoleezza Rice calls for the transformation of our schools.

A Chance for Choice

by Paul E. Petersonvia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 24, 2017

By appointing Betsy DeVos education secretary, President Trump shows he’s listening to parents. 

Use Your Words—And Your Ideas

by Michael J. Petrillivia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 24, 2017

Arguments over education have divided America. Here’s how reformers can swap acrimony for action.

Farewell to a Citizen-Scientist

by David Hoffmanfeaturing Sidney D. Drellvia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 24, 2017

Hoover fellow Sidney Drell worked with science’s deepest and most dangerous nuclear secrets, and generations of American leaders benefited from his guidance. An appreciation of a physicist, a scholar, and a patriot. 

Wealth, Poverty, and Politics

by Peter M. Robinsonfeaturing Thomas Sowellvia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 24, 2017

There’s never been a level playing field, insists economist and Hoover fellow Thomas Sowell, and we should never have expected one. 

The Many Lives of Babi Yar

by Norman M. Naimarkvia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 24, 2017

One of the blackest chapters of World War II: the German massacre of Kyiv’s Jews. The horror of Babi Yar, suppressed in the Soviet era, may be finding its proper place in European memory at last. 

Hoover and the Great Outdoors

by Jean McElwee Cannonfeaturing Herbert Hoovervia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 24, 2017

A lifelong outdoorsman, Herbert Hoover praised nature as a font of inspiration, relaxation, and American values. Naturally, Hoover played an energetic role in developing America’s national parks. 

Weapon on the Wall

by Jean McElwee Cannonvia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 24, 2017

As World War I raged, posters encouraged, enticed, and even shamed young Americans into joining the great conflict.

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Hoover Digest 2010 No. 2
Wednesday, April 21, 2010

2010 No. 2

by John B. Taylor Thursday, April 22, 2010
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by Michael J. Boskin Wednesday, April 21, 2010
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by Edward Paul Lazear Wednesday, April 21, 2010
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by Russell Roberts Wednesday, April 21, 2010
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by Gary S. Becker, Steven J. Davis, Kevin M. Murphy Wednesday, April 21, 2010
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by Michael J. Petrilli Wednesday, April 21, 2010
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by Shelby Steele Wednesday, April 21, 2010
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by David Brady, Daniel P. Kessler, Douglas Rivers Wednesday, April 21, 2010
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by Peter Berkowitz Wednesday, April 21, 2010
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by Richard A. Epstein Wednesday, April 21, 2010
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by Fouad Ajami Wednesday, April 21, 2010
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by Abraham D. Sofaer Wednesday, April 21, 2010
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by George P. Shultz, William J. Perry, Henry A. Kissinger, Sam Nunn Wednesday, April 21, 2010
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by Bruce Thornton Wednesday, April 21, 2010
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by Jessica Stern Wednesday, April 21, 2010
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by Abbas Milani Wednesday, April 21, 2010
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by Daniel Pipes Wednesday, April 21, 2010
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by Tunku Varadarajan Wednesday, April 21, 2010
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by Gerald A. Dorfman Wednesday, April 21, 2010
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by Richard A. Epstein Wednesday, April 21, 2010
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by Peter M. Robinson Wednesday, April 21, 2010
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by Chester E. Finn Jr. Wednesday, April 21, 2010
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by Bruce Bueno de Mesquita, Michael Krasny Wednesday, April 21, 2010
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by Condoleezza Rice, Katherine Bell Wednesday, April 21, 2010
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by Gary S. Becker, John Cassidy Wednesday, April 21, 2010
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by Victor Davis Hanson Wednesday, April 21, 2010
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by Bertrand M. Patenaude Wednesday, April 21, 2010
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by Robert Service Wednesday, April 21, 2010
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by Maciej Siekierski, Jolanta Szabone Szuba Wednesday, April 21, 2010
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by Paul R. Gregory, Hsiao-ting Lin, Lisa Nguyen Wednesday, April 21, 2010
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by Richard Sousa Wednesday, April 21, 2010
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Hoover Digest 2010 No. 1
Thursday, January 14, 2010

2010 No. 1

by Robert J. Barro, Charles J. Redlick Thursday, January 14, 2010
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by John B. Taylor Thursday, January 14, 2010
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by David R. Henderson Thursday, January 14, 2010
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by Edward Paul Lazear Thursday, January 14, 2010
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by Michael J. Boskin Thursday, January 14, 2010
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by John F. Cogan, John B. Taylor, Volker Wieland Thursday, January 14, 2010
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by David Brady, Daniel P. Kessler Thursday, January 14, 2010
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by John F. Cogan, R. Glenn Hubbard, Daniel P. Kessler Thursday, January 14, 2010
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by John F. Cogan, Christopher Edley Jr. Thursday, January 14, 2010
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by Thad Kousser Thursday, January 14, 2010
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by Michael J. Boskin, John F. Cogan Thursday, January 14, 2010
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by Bill Whalen Thursday, January 14, 2010
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by Fouad Ajami Thursday, January 14, 2010
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by Victor Davis Hanson Thursday, January 14, 2010
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by Kori Schake Thursday, January 14, 2010
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by Thomas H. Henriksen Thursday, January 14, 2010
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by Christopher Hitchens Thursday, January 14, 2010
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by Fouad Ajami Thursday, January 14, 2010
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by Peter Berkowitz Thursday, January 14, 2010
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by Robert Zelnick Thursday, January 14, 2010
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by Lou Cannon Thursday, January 14, 2010
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by Peter M. Robinson Thursday, January 14, 2010
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by Henry I. Miller Thursday, January 14, 2010
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by Chester E. Finn Jr. Thursday, January 14, 2010
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by Richard A. Epstein Thursday, January 14, 2010
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by Jeffrey M. Jones Thursday, January 14, 2010
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by Thomas Sowell Thursday, January 14, 2010
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by Martin Wolf Thursday, January 14, 2010
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by Peter Berkowitz Thursday, January 14, 2010
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by Josef Joffe Thursday, January 14, 2010
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by Mark Harrison Thursday, January 14, 2010
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by Maciej Siekierski, Richard Sousa Thursday, January 14, 2010
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Hoover Digest 2009 No. 4
Friday, October 9, 2009

2009 No. 4

by Kenneth E. Scott, John B. Taylor Friday, October 9, 2009
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by Edward Paul Lazear Friday, October 9, 2009
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by Terry Anderson, Richard Sousa Friday, October 9, 2009
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by Richard A. Epstein Friday, October 9, 2009
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by Peter Berkowitz Friday, October 9, 2009
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by Chester E. Finn Jr. Friday, October 9, 2009
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by Diane Ravitch Friday, October 9, 2009
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by Christopher Hitchens Friday, October 9, 2009
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by Marc Thiessen Friday, October 9, 2009
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by Terry Anderson, Reed Watson Friday, October 9, 2009
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by David Davenport Friday, October 9, 2009
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by F. Scott Kieff, Kevin Rivette Friday, October 9, 2009
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by Gary S. Becker Friday, October 9, 2009
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by Henry I. Miller Friday, October 9, 2009
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by Robert J. Barro, Jose F. Ursua Friday, October 9, 2009
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by Scott W. Atlas Friday, October 9, 2009
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by Richard A. Epstein Friday, October 9, 2009
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by Peter M. Robinson Friday, October 9, 2009
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by Bill Whalen Friday, October 9, 2009
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by Lieutenant General H. R. McMaster Friday, October 9, 2009
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by Abbas Milani Friday, October 9, 2009
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by George P. Shultz Friday, October 9, 2009
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Hoover Digest 2009 No. 3
Wednesday, July 1, 2009

2009 No. 3

by John B. Taylor Wednesday, July 1, 2009
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by Michael J. Boskin Wednesday, July 1, 2009
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by Niall Ferguson Wednesday, July 1, 2009
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by Gary S. Becker, Kevin M. Murphy Wednesday, July 1, 2009
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by Thomas Sowell Wednesday, July 1, 2009
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by Peter M. Robinson Wednesday, July 1, 2009
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by Shelby Steele Wednesday, July 1, 2009
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by Diane Ravitch Wednesday, July 1, 2009
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by Chester E. Finn Jr. Wednesday, July 1, 2009
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by Diane Ravitch Wednesday, July 1, 2009
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by Eric Hanushek, Alfred Lindseth Wednesday, July 1, 2009
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by Fouad Ajami Wednesday, July 1, 2009
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by Marc Thiessen Wednesday, July 1, 2009
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by Katya Drozdova Wednesday, July 1, 2009
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by Robert Zelnick Wednesday, July 1, 2009
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by Scott W. Atlas Wednesday, July 1, 2009
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by Josef Joffe Wednesday, July 1, 2009
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by Amichai Magen Wednesday, July 1, 2009
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by Bruce Bueno de Mesquita Wednesday, July 1, 2009
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by Tunku Varadarajan Wednesday, July 1, 2009
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by Diana Schaub Tuesday, June 30, 2009
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by Conor Clarke Wednesday, July 1, 2009
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by Peter M. Robinson Tuesday, June 30, 2009
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by Christian Brose Tuesday, June 30, 2009
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by Mary Anastasia O'Grady Tuesday, June 30, 2009
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by Shelby Steele Tuesday, June 30, 2009
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by Zoltan Barany Monday, June 29, 2009
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A “Big Intellectual Risk”

featuring Lee Ohanianvia Hoover Digest
Friday, October 21, 2016

Hoover fellow Lee E. Ohanian dared to question the belief that Franklin Roosevelt’s New Deal had anything to do with ending the Depression. His research continues—and continues to make ideologues uncomfortable. 

In the Spirit of Friendship

by William Damonvia Hoover Digest
Friday, October 21, 2016

Benjamin Franklin knew social ties would create the ideas to energize his brave, new society. The Hoover Institution is helping to rekindle that bright idea. 

“We Ought to Be Humble”

featuring Russell Robertsvia Hoover Digest
Friday, October 21, 2016

Economist and Hoover fellow Russ Roberts tries mightily to make the dismal science less dismal—and offers a warning about the “science” part. 

John Hennessy: The Exit Interview

by Peter M. Robinsonvia Hoover Digest
Friday, October 21, 2016

The outgoing Stanford president reflects on the founding, and the future, of a truly great university. 

Writing on the Walls

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Hoover Digest
Friday, October 21, 2016

The truth is as old as Hadrian’s Wall: cultures that don’t unite won’t get along. 

“We Have to Hold the Line”

featuring Timothy Garton Ashvia Hoover Digest
Friday, October 21, 2016

Hoover fellow Timothy Garton Ash pens a free-speech manifesto for the Internet age. 

Climate Wars Heat Up

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Hoover Digest
Friday, October 21, 2016

Rancor over climate change has turned ExxonMobil into a scapegoat—free speech be damned. 

School of Hard Knocks

by Chester E. Finn Jr., Brandon L. Wright via Hoover Digest
Friday, October 21, 2016

For a quarter of a century now, charter schools have been trying to provide “disruptive innovation.” A summary of what we’ve learned. 

One Brainchild Left Behind

by Paul E. Petersonvia Hoover Digest
Friday, October 21, 2016

The federal drive for school reform has ground to a halt. Now the long struggle is back in the hands of states and communities. 

The Snowden Cure

by Jack Goldsmithvia Hoover Digest
Friday, October 21, 2016

America and its intelligence establishment have recovered from Edward Snowden’s disclosures—and are better off for them. 

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