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A Tragic New Era

by Michael McFaulvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Russia once again tramples democratic values and defies the world. Yet Putin has neither allies nor any appeal outside Russia itself. This autocracy too shall pass.

Lead from the Front

by Condoleezza Ricevia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Under the Obama administration, the United States looks weak and hesitant. Russia noticed.

Steady Hands

by George P. Shultz, Sam Nunnvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Nurture a free, independent Ukraine but engage with Russia—America can, and must, do both.

Czar Vladimir?

by Mark Harrisonvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Does Vladimir Putin want to be king—or emperor? The second ambition is more dangerous.

The Putinist Manifesto

by Tod Lindbergvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Putin did America a favor: he cleared up any doubt about whether Russia is a constructive partner. (It isn’t.)

Grand Illusions

by Amy Zegartvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Grand strategy in this fast-moving, multipolar world remains important—but it seems increasingly out of reach.

How to Make and Keep the Peace

by Angelo M. Codevillavia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, July 9, 2014

If leaders believe that war is constant and inevitable they will certainly make it so.

“Too Big to Fail”? The Problem Is Still With Us

by Charles Calomiris, Allan H. Meltzervia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Dodd-Frank was supposed to ensure that individual institutions could no longer threaten our entire financial system. Yet Dodd-Frank itself has failed. We don’t need more regulations; we need deeper bank equity.

Flex Time

by Michael Spence, David Bradyvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, July 9, 2014

How to retain a vibrant economy in a politically dysfunctional system? Embrace flexibility.

The Bad News in the Good Jobs Numbers

by Edward Paul Lazearvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, July 9, 2014

The economy is creating more jobs, but shorter workweeks have wiped out the gains.

The US Workforce, Wasting Away

by Charles Blahousvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Health-insurance subsidies that drive Americans out of the workforce? Bad medicine.

When a Majority Isn’t a Mandate

by Morris P. Fiorinavia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Odd though it sounds, the winner-take-all electoral system sometimes lets political parties ignore the voters’ views. Gridlock might have a silver lining.

How to Bring Conservatives Together

by Peter Berkowitzvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Raise the banner of individual liberty and govern under it.

Why House Republicans Don’t Need the Gerrymander

by Jowei Chen, Jonathan Roddenvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Commissions can redraw district lines all they like. The GOP would almost certainly retain a majority in the House.

Drones and the Next War

by Thomas Donnellyvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Drones revolutionized aerial warfare—but so did zeppelins. Why strategists should exercise caution in relying on the latest weapon or tactic.

Learn to Spell “Compromise”

by Chester E. Finn Jr.via Hoover Digest
Wednesday, July 9, 2014

“Either/or” positions have paralyzed education reform. Let’s pull our desks into the middle.

College Isn’t for Everyone—But School Is

by Michael J. Petrillivia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, July 9, 2014

How can we make school more valuable for students who aren’t college-bound?

The Struggle in the Fertile Crescent

by Fouad Ajamivia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, July 9, 2014

One of the enduring mirages of the Mideast is the vision of a free, stable Iraq. The Sunni-Shia clash keeps it perennially out of reach.

Headlong Retreat

by Russell A. Bermanvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Drones are no substitute for strategy and determination.

The Enduring Question

by Bruce Thorntonvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, July 9, 2014

All the complexities of constitutional theory and American political history come down to a single question: will citizens control their rulers, or vice versa?

Give Them the Tools

by Walter Russell Mead via Hoover Digest
Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Nations struggling toward democracy need not pressure but encouragement.

But the River Was Dry

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Water isn’t the only scarce commodity in California. So is the forethought that could have prevented shortages in a time of drought.

Gene-spliced Crops for the Dry Years

by Henry I. Millervia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Farms enrich California and feed much of the world. They also drink up most of the state’s water. Crops bred to be less thirsty could save the harvest.

Term-limits Two-step

by Carson Brunovia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Intended to encourage the emergence of citizen-legislators, term limits have simply extended the careers of seat-shopping politicians.

An Economic Trailblazer

by John B. Taylorvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, July 9, 2014

The late Hoover fellow Gary Becker followed the data to “amazing ideas and predictions.”

Numbers to Live By

by Edward Paul Lazearvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, July 9, 2014

To Gary Becker, the invisible hand was inescapably human.

The Courage of His Intuition

by Michael J. Boskinvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, July 9, 2014

A scholar whose penetrating questions led economists and social scientists where many had feared to tread.

A Professor’s Professor

by Russell Robertsvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, July 9, 2014

In his classroom, rigor was its own reward.

Gary Becker receives Presidential Medal of Freedom.

“Markets Are Hard to Appreciate”

by Peter M. Robinsonvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Academic debates will never end, but Gary Becker was convinced of this: Americans don’t want to go backward on economic liberty.

Unlike Ike

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Pundits have taken to comparing President Obama with President Eisenhower. Historian and Hoover fellow Victor Davis Hanson says that’s nonsense. For one thing, Ike was both diplomatic and assertive.

Master of Emergencies

by George H. Nashvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, July 9, 2014

During the First World War and its aftermath, millions of Europeans faced starvation. Herbert Hoover took up their cause. His work helped create the modern vision of humanitarian aid.

Picture at an Exhibition

by Clifton B. Parkervia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, July 9, 2014

A vivid tapestry, tucked away for decades, emerges from the archives.

On the Cover

via Hoover Digest
Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Sunlight bathes the bell tower of Mission Santa Barbara in this 1917 poster celebrating Wells Fargo’s sixty-fifth anniversary in California.

Hoover Digest 2003 No. 3
Tuesday, July 1, 2003

2003 No. 3

by Victor Davis Hanson Wednesday, July 30, 2003
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by Chappell Lawson, Strom C. Thacker Wednesday, July 30, 2003
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by Bruce Berkowitz Wednesday, July 30, 2003
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by Russell A. Berman Wednesday, July 30, 2003
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by Timothy Garton Ash Wednesday, July 30, 2003
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by Michael McFaul Wednesday, July 30, 2003
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by Larry Diamond Wednesday, July 30, 2003
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by Thomas H. Henriksen Wednesday, July 30, 2003
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by Alice L. Miller Wednesday, July 30, 2003
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by William Ratliff Wednesday, July 30, 2003
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by Jeb Bush Wednesday, July 30, 2003
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by Tom Bethell Wednesday, July 30, 2003
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by Richard Sousa, Hanna Skandera Wednesday, July 30, 2003
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by Diane Ravitch Wednesday, July 30, 2003
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by Jeffrey C. Bliss Wednesday, July 30, 2003
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Hoover Digest 2003 No. 2
Tuesday, April 1, 2003

2003 No. 2

by Larry Diamond Wednesday, April 30, 2003
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by Timothy Garton Ash Wednesday, April 30, 2003
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by Robert Zelnick Wednesday, April 30, 2003
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by Russell A. Berman Wednesday, April 30, 2003
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by Abraham D. Sofaer Wednesday, April 30, 2003
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by Gerald A. Dorfman Wednesday, April 30, 2003
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by Lisa D. Cook Wednesday, April 30, 2003
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by Michael McFaul Wednesday, April 30, 2003
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by Chester E. Finn Jr. Wednesday, April 30, 2003
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by Clint Bolick Wednesday, April 30, 2003
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by Hanna Skandera, Richard Sousa Wednesday, April 30, 2003
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by John E. Chubb Wednesday, April 30, 2003
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by James C. Miller III Wednesday, April 30, 2003
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by Kenneth L. Judd Wednesday, April 30, 2003
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by Thomas E. MaCurdy, Jeffrey M. Jones Wednesday, April 30, 2003
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by Elena Danielson Wednesday, April 30, 2003
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by Margaret Kriz Wednesday, April 30, 2003
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by Philip R. Alper Wednesday, April 30, 2003
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by Gregory Conko, Henry I. Miller Wednesday, April 30, 2003
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by Richard A. Epstein Wednesday, April 30, 2003
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by Robert Bork Wednesday, April 30, 2003
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by Niall Ferguson Wednesday, April 30, 2003
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by Ken Jowitt Wednesday, April 30, 2003
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by Timothy Garton Ash Wednesday, April 30, 2003
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by Adam Zagorin Wednesday, April 30, 2003
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by Bruce Berkowitz Wednesday, April 30, 2003
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by Abbas Milani Wednesday, April 30, 2003
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by Richard V. Allen Wednesday, April 30, 2003
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by Michael McFaul Wednesday, April 30, 2003
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by Chris Marquis Wednesday, April 30, 2003
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by George P. Shultz Wednesday, April 30, 2003
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by Arnold Beichman Wednesday, April 30, 2003
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by David Satter Wednesday, April 30, 2003
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Hoover Digest 2003 No. 1
Wednesday, January 1, 2003

2003 No. 1

by Melvyn B. Krauss Thursday, January 30, 2003
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by Charles Wolf Jr. Thursday, January 30, 2003
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by Richard Sousa Thursday, January 30, 2003
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by Milton Friedman Thursday, January 30, 2003
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by Paul E. Peterson Thursday, January 30, 2003
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by Richard Sousa, Hanna Skandera Thursday, January 30, 2003
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by Edward Paul Lazear Thursday, January 30, 2003
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by John Ferejohn Thursday, January 30, 2003
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by David Brady, Morris P. Fiorina Thursday, January 30, 2003
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by Dinesh D’Souza Thursday, January 30, 2003
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by Richard A. Epstein Thursday, January 30, 2003
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by Clark S. Judge Thursday, January 30, 2003
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by Henry I. Miller Thursday, January 30, 2003
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by Arnold Beichman Thursday, January 30, 2003
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by Dinesh D’Souza Thursday, January 30, 2003
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by Larry Diamond Thursday, January 30, 2003
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by Robert Zelnick Thursday, January 30, 2003
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by Charles Hill Thursday, January 30, 2003
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by Michael McFaul Thursday, January 30, 2003
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by Michael Walker Thursday, January 30, 2003
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by Timothy Garton Ash Thursday, January 30, 2003
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by Bruce Berkowitz Thursday, January 30, 2003
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by Donald Abenheim Thursday, January 30, 2003
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by Stephen Haber, Herbert S. Klein, Richard Sousa Thursday, January 30, 2003
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by Michael McFaul Thursday, January 30, 2003
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by Gerald A. Dorfman Thursday, January 30, 2003
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by Robert J. Barro Thursday, January 30, 2003
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by Arnold Beichman Thursday, January 30, 2003
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Hoover Digest 2002 No. 4
Tuesday, October 1, 2002

2002 No. 4

by Gary S. Becker Wednesday, October 30, 2002
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by George W. Bush Wednesday, October 30, 2002
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by George F. Will Wednesday, October 30, 2002
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by Diane Ravitch Wednesday, October 30, 2002
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by Hanna Skandera, Richard Sousa Wednesday, October 30, 2002
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by Terry M. Moe Wednesday, October 30, 2002
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by Milton Friedman Wednesday, October 30, 2002
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by Stanley Kurtz Wednesday, October 30, 2002
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by George P. Shultz Wednesday, October 30, 2002
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by Tod Lindberg Wednesday, October 30, 2002
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Diamonds for the Ivies

by Nancy Hassvia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 21, 2014

An elegant technique developed by Hoover fellow CAROLINE M. HOXBY helps isolated, high-achieving kids get into colleges—good colleges.

Dealing with the New Deal

by David Davenport, Gordon Lloydvia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 21, 2014

The debate that erupted in the 1930s still presents us with the same fundamental choice: greater liberty, or greater government power?

Not too Late for a Cure

by John H. Cochrane via Hoover Digest
Monday, April 21, 2014

ObamaCare isn’t settled law if it doesn’t work. Rather than wait for a total collapse, let’s come up with a genuine alternative now.

Vigorous Youth

by Edward Paul Lazearvia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 21, 2014

Why welcome young immigrants? Because there’s an entrepreneurial payoff.

The War on Poverty Is Lost

by Lee Ohanianvia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 21, 2014

An army of programs didn’t just fail to defeat poverty. It created a culture of permanent government assistance.

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