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The Boiling Moat: Urgent Steps to Defend Taiwan
The Boiling Moat: Urgent Steps to Defend Taiwan
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Getting Monetary Policy Back on Track
Getting Monetary Policy Back on Track
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Americans Now Live Farther From Their Employers
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How Election Rules Affect Who Wins
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Issues Affecting American Democracy | Elections 2024

To help inform citizens as they gear up for the 2024 elections, the Hoover Institution is offering "Issues Affecting American Democracy," a non-partisan compendium of fellows' insights into key policy issues. A few recent highlights are featured below. Click the button below to explore more content.

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Lessons Of The Trump Assassination Attempt

[Subscription Required] The world sees a strong American leader even amid ominous division.

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Israel And The Next US Administration

According to an oft-repeated Israeli story from the 1960s, when an aide mentioned a drought, Prime Minister Levi Eshkol worriedly asked, “Where? “In the Negev,” explained the aide. “Thank God it’s not in the US, then I’d be really concerned,” said Eshkol.

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Politics Versus Policy At The NATO Summit In Washington Last Week

Biden got the political win by demonstrating his leadership of the free world; Zelenskyy got the policy win of “irreversible” into the communique about Ukraine’s path to NATO membership.

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Lanhee Chen: Why Trump Chose 'MAGA Warrior Vance' As His Running Mate

Hoover Institution fellow Lanhee Chen discusses why former President Trump's picked JD Vance for his vice-president.

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Podcasts
Lessons From Lincoln, Then And Now (With Diana Schaub)

What lessons can we take from the speeches of Abraham Lincoln for today's turbulent times? How did those speeches move the nation in Lincoln's day? Listen as political scientist Diana Schaub of Loyola University, Maryland talks with EconTalk's Russ Roberts about three of Lincoln's most important speeches and what they can tell us about the United States then and now.

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A Republic, If We Can Teach It: Fixing America's Civic Education Crisis
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A Republic, If We Can Teach It: Fixing America's Civic Education Crisis

The Civic Education Crisis: How We Got Here, What We Must Do is a call to action, an effort to save our republic through better civic education. America faces a crisis in civic education that imperils the long-term health of the country. 

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FEATURED PUBLICATIONS
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Strategika

Strategika

An online journal that analyzes ongoing issues of national security in light of conflicts of the past.

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Remember The Wampanoag
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China’s All-Of-Society Procurement Strategy
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The Caravan

The Caravan

The Caravan is a quarterly publication on the contemporary dilemmas of the Greater Middle East

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October 7 And American Grand Strategy
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Defense Of The Middle East
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California on Your Mind

California on Your Mind

Analysis, politics, and the economics of the Golden State

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Despite California Spending $24 Billion On It Since 2019, Homelessness Increased. What Happened?
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In A “Free” California, Think 1776—Not 1939
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The Magician’s Twin, With David Berlinski, Stephen Meyer, And James Orr

In his 1943 book The Abolition of Man, C. S. Lewis wrote: “The serious magical endeavor and the serious scientific endeavor are twins: One was sickly and died, the other strong and throve. But they were twins.

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The Senior Moment With Jonah Goldberg

The Dispatch’s Jonah Goldberg joins Good Fellows to discuss his differences with Niall Ferguson’s Soviet America essay, the Biden/Trump gerontocracy, and the European elections. Also, can someone help Niall choose a dog?

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Israel At War: A Conversation With Meir Finkel

In this episode of Battlegrounds, H.R. McMaster and Meir Finkel discuss the Israeli campaign to destroy Hamas in Gaza, the broader regional conflict, and how the wars in the Middle East might evolve in the coming months and years, on Wednesday, July 10, 2024.

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Economic Growth, Macro-Models, And A Move To The Hoover Institution

What is the appropriate role of government in fostering economic growth and a stable economy in the 21st century? Join Jon Hartley and John Cochrane as they introduce the Capitalism and Freedom in the 21st Century podcast to the Hoover audience and delve into the state of macroeconomics and some of the most pressing economic policy issues confronting our time.

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A World-Class Library & Archives

Founded by Herbert Hoover in 1919, the Hoover Institution Library & Archives is home to some of the world's most renowned collections documenting war, revolution, peace, and political, economic, and social change in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. 

Free and open to all, discover how to search the collections, arrange a research visit, or explore exhibitions by clicking below.

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Exhibitions | Now On View

The exhibitions Un-Presidented: Watergate and Power in America (February 12–August 11, 2024) and Hoover@100: Ideas Defining A Century (ongoing) are open and free to all visitors to Hoover Tower, at the heart of Stanford University campus.

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Research Services

Planning an onsite visit to the reading room? Conducting your research from afar? Staff are ready to connect you with the most relevant materials through reference consultations, assisting with registration and material requests, digitization, and more.

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The Collections

Acquiring, preserving, and making accessible collections of enduring value, including more than one million library volumes and over six thousand archival collections.

Digital First Initiative

Our aim is to make full archival collections accessible to researchers around the world through the digitization of textual, graphical, sound, and moving-image materials.

Engagement & Outreach

Building connections to our collections by sparking curiosity in audiences interested in the meaning and role of history through exhibitions, classes, tours, and special programing.

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This week includes the Republican National Convention, with Donald Trump becoming a third-time GOP presidential nominee. What to look for

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