Hoover Daily Report
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Featured

What The New Congress Can Learn From Aristotle

by Peter Berkowitzvia Real Clear Politics
Tuesday, December 11, 2018

The swearing in of the 116th Congress next month returns divided government to Washington. A Democratic-controlled House coupled with a fortified Republican Senate majority is likely to exacerbate the rancor and vitriol that have suffused national politics since long before Donald Trump’s theatrical announcement in the summer of 2015 that he was running for president.

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The Simple Analytics Of Why California Home Prices Will Soon Fall

by Lee Ohanianvia California on Your Mind
Tuesday, December 11, 2018

The median price of a single-family home in California has increased to about $546,000. This is a record high, and is more than 80 percent above the 2012 median of $300,000. California home prices are likely peaking now, and I expect that they will decline soon. 

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The Dangers Of Asymmetry

by Victor Davis Hansonvia The National Review
Tuesday, December 11, 2018

International disequilibrium in trade, religious freedoms, immigration — plenty of Americans are fed up.

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Putin's Latest Ukraine Stunt May Blow Up In His Face

by Paul R. Gregoryvia The Hill
Monday, December 10, 2018

Germany postures itself as the conscience of Europe. It takes in floods of refugees and scolds those who do not. It claims to guard European unity against the nation-state and ridicules the United States for electing a real estate developer as president.

Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Life After Liberation

by Timothy Garton Ashvia Foreign Affairs
Tuesday, December 11, 2018

[Subscription Required] Welcome to the Wild East. First, there are Bulgarian Gypsies with dancing bears. Then there is a Polish village whose inhabitants dress up as Hobbits from The Lord of the Rings, along with Gandalf, played by a woman, and Gollum—in private life a farmer who receives European Union subsidies. There are hundreds of thousands of communist-era bunkers in Albania, some of them now being demolished by men in search of rebar. 

Analysis and Commentary

A Missive From Harvey Mansfield

by Harvey C. Mansfieldvia Harvard Magazine
Monday, December 10, 2018

Kenan Professor of Government Harvey Mansfield wrote to this magazine in late November to share a story about the belated, posthumous publication of a dissertation he supervised 44 years ago—that of Delba Winthrop, Ph.D. ’74, who later became his wife. She takes up book three of Aristotle's Politics, on the subject of democracy, and the balance of the whole versus the parts, so fundamental to self-governance in a democratic society. A conference honoring the book takes place today at the Hoover Institution in Washington, D.C.

Analysis and Commentary

Religion And Politics In Lebanon: The Case Of A Christian ‘Alliance’ With Hezbollah

by Habib Malikvia The Caravan
Tuesday, December 11, 2018

It may be somewhat inconvenient for the secular Western mind to acknowledge the fact that ultimate identity on both the personal and group levels in a place like the Middle East remains conceived primarily in religious terms.  If this is indeed a given, then it should hardly be surprising that religion and politics become intricately intertwined within and across both communities and states in the region.

Analysis and Commentary

Democracy, Populism, And Polytheism: Islam In India

by Aishwary Kumarvia The Caravan
Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Extreme fascination with idols, statues, and names is widespread across South Asia and the ritualistic violence that accompanies such practices is neither modern nor singular to India, the region’s most doggedly democratic and unequivocally polytheistic country. In fact, until this past November, when the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi unveiled India’s colossal 182-meter high Statue of Unity, which now stands as the world’s highest monument to a revisionist history of nationalism, the record for height belonged to a more modest Buddhist statue in China, shorter than Modi’s populist gift to India by more than 100 feet.

Interviews
Interviews

Stock Market Dive Is A Vicious Cycle: Famed Harvard Professor Martin Feldstein

interview with Martin Feldsteinvia Fox Business
Monday, December 10, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Martin Feldstein discusses the outlook for the US economy and markets.

Interviews

John Yoo: Mueller Could Spark A Constitutional Confrontation

interview with John Yoovia Fox News
Monday, December 10, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow John Yoo discusses the Mueller probe.

Interviews

Russia Probe Could Lead To Constitutional Dilemma, John Yoo Says

interview with John Yoovia Morning Edition (NPR)
Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow John Yoo offers his perspective on the probe into Russian interference in the 2016 election.

In the News
In the News

Bytes, Bombs, And Spies

featuring Herbert Lin, Amy Zegartvia Brookings Institution
Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Offensive cyber operations have become increasingly important elements of U.S. national security policy. From the deployment of Stuxnet to disrupt Iranian centrifuges to the possible use of cyber methods against North Korean ballistic missile launches, the prominence of offensive cyber capabilities as instruments of national power continues to grow.

In the News

Education 20/20 Speaker Series: Michael Barone And Ian Rowe

Tuesday, December 11, 2018
Hoover Institution, Washington DC

The Education 20/20 speaker series resumes with another all-star double-header, featuring Washington Examiner senior political analyst Michael Barone and Public Preparatory Network CEO and Fordham Institute senior visiting fellow Ian Rowe.

Event
In the News

"All Indians Should Be Concerned," Says Raghuram Rajan On RBI Crisis

quoting Raghuram Rajanvia NDTV
Monday, December 10, 2018

Urjit Patel took over from Raghuram Rajan in 2016, just two months before Prime Minister Narendra Modi's colossal demonetisation move.

In the News

Thomas Sowell On #FakeNews

quoting Thomas Sowellvia NOQ Report
Tuesday, December 11, 2018

One of the great conservative thinkers of our time (or any time for that matter) is Thomas Sowell. He has been dishing out dimes of wisdom for decades, and though he is getting on in years he is still quite capable of breaking down the current status of geopolitics, economics, and cultural differences.

In the News

China’s Efforts To Influence U.S. Culture And Information

mentioning Hoover Institutionvia Homeland 411
Monday, December 10, 2018

While China’s global diplomatic, military, and economic power projections are well documented, a new Hoover Institution report wades into the country’s “cultural and informational influence,” examining its myriad efforts to further project global power and influence.

In the News

Stossel's Stocking Stuffers

mentioning Thomas Sowellvia Reason
Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Holiday season is here. To help your friends or family learn about liberty, why not give them a book?