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The Walking Dead

by Paul R. Gregoryvia Hoover Digest
Friday, October 21, 2016

Continually revived by unprincipled—or ignorant—US politicians, socialism is a zombie idea. 


Larry Diamond Talks About Democracy In Decline Around The Globe On WNYC

interview with Larry Diamondvia WYNC
Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Hoover Institution fellow Larry Diamond talks about how the the early years of the 21st century might be viewed historically as the beginning of the decline of democracy itself. Through his research, Diamond has found that 27 countries experienced a breakdown in democracy between 2000 and 2015, while authoritarian governments have become increasingly emboldened and locked down. Democracy, Diamond notes, seems to have lost its appeal.


Kori Schake On The John Batchelor Show

interview with Kori Schakevia The John Batchelor Show
Saturday, September 17, 2016

Hoover Institution fellow Kori Schake discusses her Defining Ideas article "Dispatch From Havana."

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Dispatch From Havana

by Kori Schakevia Defining Ideas
Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Obama’s realignment with Cuba marked a high point in his presidency, but the future looks bleak for our southern neighbor. 

Analysis and Commentary

Forced Labor In Venezuela

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Saturday, July 30, 2016

Well, Venezuela's government has now taken the next step--to forced labor.

Analysis and Commentary

A Dissertation On The Strategic Logic Of Military Coups

by Kenneth Andersonvia Lawfare
Friday, July 15, 2016

In light of the coup attempt in Turkey (still apparently underway at this writing), I want to note a fairly recent book on coup d'etats from a political science perspective - Naunihal Singh's Seizing Power: The Strategic Logic of Military Coups (Johns Hopkins Press 2014). 

Analysis and Commentary

Uber Is Even More Valuable Abroad

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Sunday, June 5, 2016

In Lima, taxis don't have meters. To use one, you need to negotiate a fare (in Spanish) to your destination. Sometimes they seem to operate collectively, taking on additional passengers.

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Kori Schake: Is Brazil The Chicago Of Latin America?

interview with Kori Schakevia Foreign Policy
Monday, April 25, 2016

Hoover Institution fellow Kori Schake discusses he BRICS — Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa — and the problems each country faces and why the expectation of seeing true change over the course of a few years is a pipe dream.

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Analysis and Commentary

Here Are The 3 (Big!) Challenges Facing Peru’s Next President

by Michael Albertusvia The Washington Post
Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Peru’s presidential candidates squared off in the first round of voting April 10. Keiko Fujimori, the first-place winner, and Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, in second place, now face a runoff vote in June.

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Cheating For Gold Defies Purpose, Spirit Of Olympics

by Markos Kounalakisvia Sacramento Bee
Friday, March 18, 2016

Athletes competing in the ancient Olympic games were venerated for their prowess and ability. Here, on these original Olympiad grounds of now toppled temples and former glory, visitors are reminded of the elevated role honor played within competition.