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Native American Heritage: It’s Not What You Think

by Terry Anderson, Wendy Purnellvia Defining Ideas
Tuesday, February 12, 2019

The ideas defining a free Native American society.

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Infrastructure Policy: Lessons From American History

by Adam J. Whitevia The New Atlantis
Sunday, April 1, 2012

For the last several years, dating back to the Iraq War’s low point, it has been the vogue to speak of “nation-building at home.” It is intended as a pun: usually when we talk about “nation-building” we mean the work of establishing in other countries the institutions and values necessary for political stability. Those who speak of “nation-building at home” imply that the cost of overseas interventions has left the United States in a condition of disrepair. They suggest that money being spent abroad would be better spent on domestic projects, including on a more literal kind of nation-building — the construction and repair of roads, railroads, bridges, dams, pipelines, and the other elements of infrastructure.

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Gavin Newsom States His Case -- And A Nation-State Lurches Further To The Left

by Bill Whalenvia Forbes
Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Under the category of “hours wasted that I’ll regret on my death bed,” I spent part of last week sifting through responses to the presidential State of the Union Addresses.

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Three Obamacare Tweaks That Both Parties Can Love

by Lanhee J. Chen, James C. Caprettavia Politico
Tuesday, February 12, 2019

The Republican loss of the House last November brought an official end (at least through 2020) to the party’s long campaign to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. The Democrats, despite their new majority, won’t be able to pass their health care agenda either, because the Republican president and Senate will block it.

Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

The Democrats’ Dangerous Gong Show

by Bruce Thorntonvia Front Page Magazine
Tuesday, February 12, 2019

The dire risks of absurdity in politics.

Analysis and Commentary

Diversity, Part 7. The Who, What, Why, When, Where, And How

by Alvin Rabushkavia Thoughtful Ideas
Wednesday, February 13, 2019

In 1967, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that marriage across racial lines was nationally legal.  That year, only 3% of newlyweds married a spouse of a different race or ethnicity.  The percentage increased almost six-fold to 17% in 2015.

Interviews
Interviews

Financial Historian Niall Ferguson Dives Into Crypto

interview with Niall Fergusonvia Breaker Mag
Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Niall Ferguson discusses cryptocurrencies and the future of money.

Interviews

Ep. 211: Charlie’s Wars With Charles Hill

interview with Charles Hillvia Q & A, Hosted by Jay Nordlinger
Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Charles Hill talks about his upbringing in New Jersey, his life in the arena, his career in the academy, and the fate of the world.

In the News
In the News

'Illusions' Of Heavy Bank Regulation Obscure Risks, Warns Niall Ferguson

featuring Niall Fergusonvia Australian Financial Review Magazine
Wednesday, February 13, 2019

British historian Niall Ferguson is urging Australia to avoid the mistakes of US and European regulators who sought, in the aftermath of the 2008 crisis, to regulate "with great specificity every single aspect of a bank's operation."

In the News

New York Senior Librarian Explores the Ivan Petrushevich Papers

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

The Hoover Library & Archives has several little-researched Ukrainian collections; one of them is the Ivan Petrushevich papers. Petrushevich (Ukrainian, 1875–1950) was a versatile and gifted individual: a journalist, writer, translator...

News
In the News

Visiting Researcher Stipe Kljaic Quests For Opposition To The Yugoslav Communist Regime At The Hoover Institution

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

My primary research interest is intellectual history of the 20th century Croatia and former Yugoslavia, so the archival research done at the Hoover Institution was of great significance for my theme of interest. 

News
In the News

Does Technology Favor Tyranny?

quoting Timothy Garton Ash, Michael R. Auslin, Larry Diamond, Niall Fergusonvia Foreign Affairs
Tuesday, February 12, 2019

We at Foreign Affairs have recently published a number of pieces dealing with technology and authoritarianism. To complement these articles, we decided to ask a broad pool of experts for their take.

In the News

Victimization, American-Style

quoting Victor Davis Hansonvia Courier Express
Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Of all the headlines about the scandals concerning the alleged past sins of one after another high official in Virginia, one struck me most poignantly. It was this, from the front page of The Washington Times: ”Democrats to vet candidates closely for secrets in past.”

In the News

Procedure Without Accountability

quoting Eric Hanushekvia City Journal
Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Philip Howard details how government-worker unions impede rational decision-making.

In the News

What’s The Best Policy For Combating Climate Change?

quoting Kenneth L. Juddvia Chicago Booth Review
Tuesday, February 12, 2019

One of the difficulties of mitigating climate change is that when people or companies send carbon dioxide into the atmosphere—thereby contributing to a process that is raising global temperatures—they don’t pay the full environmental cost of that action.

In the News

Kean University’s China Fiasco Illustrates Need For State Oversight

quoting Hoover Institutionvia NJ Spotlight
Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Plan to give management control of campus outpost in Wenzhou to the Chinese government has security and ethical risks.

In the News

"Who Will Pick Up The Pieces" – MSC Kick-Off 2019 In Berlin

quoting Timothy Garton Ashvia Munich Security Conference
Monday, February 11, 2019

"Who will pick up the pieces of the disintegrating world order?" This is the overarching question of the Munich Security Report 2019, which Ambassador Wolfgang Ischinger, Chairman of the Munich Security Conference (MSC), presented at this year’s MSC Kick-off event on 11 February at the Bavarian State Representation in Berlin with over 300 guests. On this occasion, Timothy Garton Ash, Professor for European Studies in Oxford, and Sabine Weyand, Deputy Chief Brexit Negotiator of the EU, discussed the possible consequences of an exit of the United Kingdom from the EU in the context of a disintegrating world order.

In the News

Drunkenmiller And Warsh: Perspective On Fed Tightening

quoting Kevin Warshvia Fox Business
Tuesday, February 12, 2019

In an article for The Wall Street Journal, co-authors Stanley Druckenmiller (chairman and CEO of Duquesne Family Office LLC) and former Federal Reserve Board member Kevin Warsh argue that the Fed should suspend its “double-barreled blitz of higher interest rates and tighten liquidity.” 

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Nyack Library Looks At America's 'Creed,' With Help From Condoleezza Rice

mentioning Condoleezza Ricevia Lohud
Tuesday, February 12, 2019

From now till August, Nyack Public Library will be taking a long look at what it means to be an American, courtesy of former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and the American Library Association.