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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 2012 No. 3 Cover
Monday, August 13, 2012

2012 No. 3

by Scott W. Atlas Monday, August 13, 2012
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by John Yoo Monday, August 13, 2012
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by Thomas Sowell Monday, August 13, 2012
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by Daniel P. Kessler Monday, August 13, 2012
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by John F. Cogan, R. Glenn Hubbard, Daniel P. Kessler Monday, August 13, 2012
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by Richard A. Epstein Monday, August 13, 2012
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by Edward Paul Lazear Monday, August 13, 2012
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by Gary S. Becker Monday, August 13, 2012
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by Kevin M. Warsh
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by Thomas J. Sargent, William Silber Monday, August 13, 2012
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by John B. Taylor Monday, August 13, 2012
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by Michael J. Boskin, John F. Cogan Monday, August 13, 2012
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by Samuel J. Abrams, Morris P. Fiorina Monday, August 13, 2012
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by Clint Bolick Monday, August 13, 2012
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by Amy Zegart Monday, August 13, 2012
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by Michael J. Boskin Monday, August 13, 2012
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by Richard A. Epstein Thursday, August 9, 2012
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by Condoleezza Rice, Joel Klein Monday, August 13, 2012
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by George P. Shultz, Eric Hanushek Monday, August 13, 2012
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by Williamson M. Evers Monday, August 13, 2012
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by Terry Anderson Monday, August 13, 2012
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by Gary D. Libecap Monday, August 13, 2012
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by Fouad Ajami Monday, August 13, 2012
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by Thomas H. Henriksen Monday, August 13, 2012
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by Bruce Thornton Monday, August 13, 2012
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by Peter Berkowitz, Jennifer Rubin Monday, August 13, 2012
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by Condoleezza Rice, Peter M. Robinson Monday, August 13, 2012
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by Diana Schaub Monday, August 13, 2012
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by Thomas Sowell Monday, August 13, 2012
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by Harvey C. Mansfield Monday, August 13, 2012
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by Bertrand M. Patenaude Monday, August 13, 2012
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Friday, April 6, 2012

2012 No. 2

by Michael J. Boskin Friday, April 6, 2012
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by Kevin M. Warsh Friday, April 6, 2012
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by Gary D. Libecap Friday, April 6, 2012
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by Robert J. Barro Friday, April 6, 2012
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by Richard A. Epstein Friday, April 6, 2012
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by John B. Taylor Friday, April 6, 2012
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by Mark Harrison Friday, April 6, 2012
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by Paul E. Peterson Friday, April 6, 2012
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by David Brady, Douglas Rivers Friday, April 6, 2012
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by Fouad Ajami Friday, April 6, 2012
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by Benjamin Wittes Friday, April 6, 2012
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by Edwin Meese III Friday, April 6, 2012
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by Robert Service Friday, April 6, 2012
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by Robert Conquest Friday, April 6, 2012
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by Stephen D. Krasner Friday, April 6, 2012
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by Toshio Nishi Friday, April 6, 2012
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by Dimitri Landa Friday, April 6, 2012
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by Kenneth Anderson Friday, April 6, 2012
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by Gary S. Becker Friday, April 6, 2012
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by James Huffman Friday, April 6, 2012
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by Scott W. Atlas Friday, April 6, 2012
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by Colonel Joseph (JP) McGee Friday, April 6, 2012
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by Kori Schake Friday, April 6, 2012
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by Peter Berkowitz Friday, April 6, 2012
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by Victor Davis Hanson Friday, April 6, 2012
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by Jeremy Carl Friday, April 6, 2012
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by George H. Nash, Charity Nebbe Friday, April 6, 2012
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by Tom Bethell Friday, April 6, 2012
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by Thomas J. Sargent Friday, April 6, 2012
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2012 No. 1

by John B. Taylor Monday, January 23, 2012
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by Michael J. Boskin Monday, January 23, 2012
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by Thomas Sowell Monday, January 23, 2012
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by Lee Ohanian, Harold L. Cole Monday, January 23, 2012
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by Richard A. Epstein Monday, January 23, 2012
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by Robert J. Barro Monday, January 23, 2012
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by Gary S. Becker Monday, January 23, 2012
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by Peter Berkowitz Monday, January 23, 2012
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by David Davenport Monday, January 23, 2012
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by Fouad Ajami Monday, January 23, 2012
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by Abbas Milani Monday, January 23, 2012
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by Adam Bosiacki Monday, January 23, 2012
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by Mark Harrison Monday, January 23, 2012
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by Kori Schake Monday, January 23, 2012
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by Jessica Stern Monday, January 23, 2012
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by Amy Zegart Monday, January 23, 2012
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by Henry I. Miller, Jeff Stier Monday, January 23, 2012
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by Scott W. Atlas Monday, January 23, 2012
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by Eric Hanushek, Paul E. Peterson Monday, January 23, 2012
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by Michael J. Petrilli Monday, January 23, 2012
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by William Damon Monday, January 23, 2012
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by Bruce Thornton Monday, January 23, 2012
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by Russell A. Berman Monday, January 23, 2012
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by Edward Paul Lazear Monday, January 23, 2012
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by Laura E. Huggins Monday, January 23, 2012
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by Terry Anderson Monday, January 23, 2012
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by Art Rolnick Monday, January 23, 2012
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by Paul D. Ryan, Peter M. Robinson Monday, January 23, 2012
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by Richard A. Epstein Monday, January 23, 2012
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by Anthony Kröner Monday, January 23, 2012
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by David Jacobs Monday, January 23, 2012
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by Donal O’Sullivan Monday, January 23, 2012
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Wednesday, October 12, 2011

2011 No. 4

by Fouad Ajami Wednesday, October 12, 2011
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by Gary S. Becker Wednesday, October 12, 2011
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by John F. Cogan Wednesday, October 12, 2011
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by John B. Taylor Wednesday, October 12, 2011
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by Michael J. Boskin Wednesday, October 12, 2011
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by Condoleezza Rice Wednesday, October 12, 2011
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by Kori Schake Wednesday, October 12, 2011
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by Jessica Stern Wednesday, October 12, 2011
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by Amy Zegart Wednesday, October 12, 2011
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by David Davenport Wednesday, October 12, 2011
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by James Huffman Wednesday, October 12, 2011
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by Larry Diamond Wednesday, October 12, 2011
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by Gary S. Becker Wednesday, October 12, 2011
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by Bruce Bueno de Mesquita, Alastair Smith Wednesday, October 12, 2011
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by Camille Pecastaing Wednesday, October 12, 2011
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by Daniel P. Kessler Wednesday, October 12, 2011
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by Henry I. Miller, Gilbert Ross Wednesday, October 12, 2011
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by Richard A. Epstein Wednesday, October 12, 2011
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by Herbert J. Walberg Wednesday, October 12, 2011
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by Chester E. Finn Jr., Michael J. Petrilli Wednesday, October 12, 2011
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by Abbas Milani Wednesday, October 12, 2011
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by David R. Henderson Wednesday, October 12, 2011
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by Peter Berkowitz Wednesday, October 12, 2011
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by Michael Spence, Peter M. Robinson Wednesday, October 12, 2011
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by Yuri Yarim-Agaev Wednesday, October 12, 2011
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by Edwin Meese III Wednesday, October 12, 2011
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by Victor Davis Hanson Wednesday, October 12, 2011
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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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