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Emily Esfahani Smith

Biography: 

Emily Esfahani Smith is the managing editor of the Hoover Institution journal Defining Ideas. Her writings have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, Washington Times, Daily Beast, and New Criterion. Emily contributed a chapter titled “Performance Art: The Faux Creativity of Lady Gaga” to Acculturated, a book published in 2011 by Templeton Press. A recent Dartmouth College graduate, she was editor of the Dartmouth Review.

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Profile In Classics: Victor Davis Hanson

by Emily Esfahani Smithvia Defining Ideas (Hoover Institution)
Thursday, September 13, 2012
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Profile in Classics: Victor Davis Hanson

by Emily Esfahani Smithvia Defining Ideas
Thursday, September 13, 2012

We in the West forget the wisdom of the ancient past at our own peril.

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Obamacare and its Discontents

by Emily Esfahani Smithvia Defining Ideas
Tuesday, June 26, 2012

A round-up of our essays analyzing the controversial healthcare law.

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Profile in Strategy: Charles Hill

by Emily Esfahani Smithvia Defining Ideas
Wednesday, November 2, 2011

A sage of American diplomacy reproaches the Obama administration for "sleep walking" through the Arab Spring.

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Profile in School Reform: Terry Moe

by Emily Esfahani Smithvia Defining Ideas
Friday, April 15, 2011

The politics of education, and why technology will render teachers unions obsolete.

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Profile in Courage: Harvey Mansfield

by Emily Esfahani Smithvia Defining Ideas
Monday, December 13, 2010

The professor on the death of courage and the crisis of liberalism in the West.