If you had told me 30 years ago America would be in another Cold War with another communist superpower by 2019, I would not have believed you. If you had told me that, simultaneously, socialism would be the height of fashion with young Americans, I would have directed you to a psychiatrist. But here we are. Three decades ago Francis Fukuyama published his seminal essay “The End of History?”, hailing the victory of liberal capitalism over all its ideological competitors, but especially over communism. The essay he needs to write today is “The Upend of History?”
The Trump administration’s full-court press against China is going strong, buttressed by a dramatic shift in opinion among the foreign-policy community, now increasingly critical of Beijing. Trade talks are continuing, and for the nonce, the administration does not seem to setting itself up for a quick deal that will be all smoke and no fire
The Middle East remains today a troublesome area for the United States. American interests in the region are threatened by a host of adversaries from a resurgent Russia, a hegemonic Iranian desire and campaign of subversion, and Jihadi threat that has morphed from Al Qaeda to the Islamic State. Moreover, despite long U.S. investments and alliances, the region remains deeply anti-American.
Queen Elizabeth II may be the only person who can fix the Brexit mess. She has the power to wave her scepter and declare a solution. It’s a power that the royals have not exercised in years, but at 92 years old and with her nation riven, the Sovereign should step in and decide on the United Kingdom’s sovereignty.
interview with Michael McFaulvia Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies
Thursday, March 28, 2019
Hoover Institution fellow Michael McFaul testifies before the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence at a hearing titled "Putin’s Playbook: The Kremlin’s Use of Oligarchs, Money and Intelligence in 2016 and Beyond."
Hoover Institution fellow Raghuram Rajan cites 'dissonance' between GDP and employment numbers and calls for an 'outsider' to look at the statistics. He says India was never questioned about the credibility of data and there is a need to restore that historical trust.
John Cochrane, a senior fellow at the Hoover Institute, has called the problem of pre-existing medical conditions “the central defect of American health insurance.” No health care reform plan will be successful without solving this problem.
Would Bernie Sanders be able to find enough doctors to practice socialized medicine? As he runs for the Democratic party nomination for President, Sen. Sanders (Socialist, Vt.) this week rejected any Democratic health care reform which does not ban private insurance and force all Americans into government-run care. But news from an existing socialized medical system serves as a reminder that providers of care may wish to avoid such a system just as much as patients do.
The Hoover Institution, which is celebrating its centennial this year, recently posted a tribute to Lou Henry Hoover, who many know only as the First Lady of President Herbert Hoover. But Lou Henry Hoover was a force in her own right as a geology scholar and philanthropist. Friday, March 29, would have been her 145th birthday.
In this great interview with Victor Davis Hanson, Dave Sussman makes a startling observation of Donald Trump and the erudite classicist Victor Davis Hanson, two men who would seem to differ as much as any in the public sphere in their character, background, and intellect, that each is “the everyman,” someone who speaks clearly to everyone and evinces a plainspoken authenticity.