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Capitalism, Socialism And Nationalism: Lessons From History

by Niall Fergusonvia Socialism and Free Market Capitalism: The Human Prosperity Project
Monday, February 24, 2020

Schumpeter warned that socialism might ultimately prevail over capitalism, for four reasons. Creative disruption is rarely popular. Capitalism itself tends towards oligopoly. Intellectuals are susceptible to socialism. So are many bureaucrats and politicians. Socialism had manifestly failed everywhere it had been tried by the 1980s, apparently proving Schumpeter wrong.

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How To Reform The Pardon Power

by Bob Bauer, Jack Goldsmithvia Lawfare
Wednesday, February 26, 2020

President Trump is reportedly “obsessed” with the pardon power, which he apparently understands to be the unbounded constitutional authority to dispense forgiveness as he pleases. In his recent rash of 11 pardons and commutations, Trump dispensed with the Department of Justice process for vetting pardon applications and relied instead on the advice of friends and allies, and on his own judgments about redressing “unfairness.” 

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The Elephant's Family

by John H. Cochranevia Grumpy Economist
Tuesday, February 25, 2020

David Brooks essay in the Atlantic "The nuclear family was a mistake" has a lot of interesting ideas. We used to (1800s) largely live with extended family. In the mid 20th century we moved to mom, dad and kids, the nuclear family that David thinks is a mistake. Now we increasingly live the widely parodied Life of Julia (Taranto scathing review at WSJ, guide to parodies at Atlantic), individuals whose main relationship in life is to the federal government.

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2020 Hoover Institution Summer Policy Boot Camp

via Hoover Daily Report
Wednesday, February 26, 2020

The Hoover Institution’s Summer Policy Boot Camp (HISPBC) is an intensive, one-week residential immersion program in the essentials of today’s national and international United States policy. 

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The Classicist with Victor Davis Hanson:
Analysis and Commentary

The Classicist: Trump’s Unorthodox Orthodoxy

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia The Classicist
Tuesday, February 25, 2020

How the president has created a new normal in foreign affairs.

Analysis and Commentary

Quarantines, Soldiers, And Cities

by Ralph Petersvia Military History in the News
Tuesday, February 25, 2020

At the end of a lecture on future threats to the Missouri National Guard a few years ago, I was asked what unexpected event might challenge their capabilities. I replied that a mission impossible would result from an explosively lethal pandemic that triggered quarantines on major cities—their enforcement efforts would fail, due to the physical structures of today’s urban areas.

Interviews
Interviews

The Victor Davis Hanson Podcast: Gray Matter Anatomy

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia The Victor Davis Hanson Podcast
Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson discusses Michael Bloomberg’s campaign for president, the Orwellian practices of Red China’s regime (and the question of the regime’s durability in the face of the ongoing coronavirus crisis), the political durability of attacks on Bernie Sanders, European Antisemitism, and a lesson on a patron saint.

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Elizabeth Economy: Fred Hochberg On The U.S.-China Trade Deal And U.S. Trade Policy

interview with Elizabeth Economyvia Council on Foreign Relations
Monday, February 24, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Elizabeth Economy discusses some common misunderstandings surrounding trade deals as well as what the United States’ trade policy might be with China. Economy also talks about how the upcoming presidential election might affect US trade policy.

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Bill Whalen On The John Batchelor Show

interview with Bill Whalenvia The John Batchelor Show
Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Bill Whalen discusses the Democratic primaries and the challenges of trying to defeat Bernie Sanders.

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Michael Petrilli On KirbyCast

interview with Michael J. Petrillivia 570 KVI
Monday, February 24, 2020

(23:07) Hoover Institution fellow Michael Petrilli discusses his new book, co-authored with Chester Finn, titled How to Educate an American: The Conservative Vision for Tomorrow's Schools.

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Jack Goldsmith, Author Of "In Hoffa’s Shadow"

interview with Jack Goldsmithvia Goldman Sachs
Monday, February 24, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Jack Goldsmith discusses his examination of the disappearance of former Teamsters' leader Jimmy Hoffa in 1975, the impact of Hoffa’s story on Goldsmith’s own life, and the evolution of the American labor movement and Hoffa’s legacy.

In the News
In the News

Venezuela: What Happens When Socialism Fails

quoting Niall Fergusonvia Fox Wilmington
Tuesday, February 25, 2020

In 1998, a career military officer was elected president of the wealthiest country in Latin America on a platform of socialism. It was an election victory that shocked the world, as many believed that the catastrophic failure of the Soviet Union had closed the book on socialism as a form of government.

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Americans Should Not Be Confident About Security Of 2020 Election, Experts Say

quoting Herbert Linvia The Hour
Monday, February 24, 2020

Americans should not be confident about the security of the 2020 election, according to a slim majority of experts surveyed by The Washington Post.

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More Than 4,000 Expected To Visit During Stanford’s Family Weekend

mentioning Larry Diamondvia Stanford News
Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Stanford is preparing to welcome more 4,000 visitors on Feb. 28 and 29 for the annual Family Weekend, which gives parents and guardians a glimpse into Stanford academic and campus life.