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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 2009 No. 3
Wednesday, July 1, 2009

2009 No. 3

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by Peter M. Robinson Tuesday, June 30, 2009
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by Norman M. Naimark Monday, June 29, 2009
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2009 No. 2

by Peter M. Robinson Monday, April 20, 2009
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by David Brady, Douglas Rivers, Laurel Harbridge Monday, April 20, 2009
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by Michael J. Boskin Monday, April 20, 2009
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by Richard A. Posner Monday, April 20, 2009
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by John B. Taylor Monday, April 20, 2009
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by Todd Zywicki Monday, April 20, 2009
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by Robert J. Barro Monday, April 20, 2009
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by Russell Roberts Monday, April 20, 2009
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by David R. Henderson Monday, April 20, 2009
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by Chester E. Finn Jr. Monday, April 20, 2009
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by Terry M. Moe Monday, April 20, 2009
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by Chris Mondics Monday, April 20, 2009
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by Philip Bobbitt Monday, April 20, 2009
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by Jack Goldsmith, Benjamin Wittes Monday, April 20, 2009
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by Kori Schake Tuesday, April 14, 2009
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by Richard A. Epstein Tuesday, April 14, 2009
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by Henry I. Miller Tuesday, April 14, 2009
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by Victor Davis Hanson Tuesday, April 14, 2009
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by Daniel Pipes Monday, April 13, 2009
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Hoover Digest, 2009 • no. 1 • Winter
Thursday, January 22, 2009

2009 No. 1

by Todd Zywicki Thursday, January 22, 2009
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by George P. Shultz Thursday, January 22, 2009
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by Gary S. Becker Thursday, January 22, 2009
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by Michael J. Boskin Thursday, January 22, 2009
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by Russell Roberts Thursday, January 22, 2009
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by Terry Anderson, Laura E. Huggins 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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Wednesday, October 15, 2008

2008 No. 4

by Victor Davis Hanson Sunday, October 12, 2008
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by Paul R. Gregory Wednesday, October 15, 2008
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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?

Headlong Retreat

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

Drones are no substitute for strategy and determination.

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.

Opportunity Knocks

by Paul E. Petersonvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Upward mobility is alive and well—at least where schools, families, and neighborhoods flourish.

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?

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