The Hoover Library & Archives hosted a special event on December 17, 2019, to discuss the life and legacy of Chiang Ching-kuo and to announce the opening of his diaries at Hoover in February 2020. Chiang Ching-kuo was the son of Chiang Kai-shek and his political heir as leader of the Republic of China (Taiwan).
Why is the era of trying to cut federal government spending over? The answer lies in the large number of zeros attached to the federal budget deficit, just the deficit itself, not total government spending.
Hoover Institution fellow Frank Dikotter discusses his recent book How to be a Dictator, which is about the cult of personality behind some of the twentieth century’s most renowned dictators, as well as which of today's leaders fall under the same category.
Hoover Institution fellow Abbas Milani discusses US relations with Iran following events that include Iran’s missile strike against Iraqi military bases that house US forces and the assassination of Iranian general Qasem Soleimani.
Dr. Laura Ritter, coordinator of the Basel Graduate School of History in Switzerland, has just published a new study of General Aleksei von Lampe, based largely on the general’s papers in the Hoover Institution Library & Archives.
“Although the housing boom and bust has national repercussions its origins tended to be concentrated in particular places. Most of the adventurous financing was concentrated in places like coastal areas like California, Phoenix, Florida, which was where the great bulk of the defaults and foreclosures had occurred in later years. In fact, you can break it down into particular counties within these states..."
A new generation of judges is changing the face of the nation’s most liberal court. And it’s also breaking up government gridlock in the feud between the Republican Trump Administration and California’s Democratic government, experts say.
In studying the roots of macroeconomic trends across the advanced economies in recent decades, it is tempting to conclude that a declining rate of output growth is the inevitable result of deeper historical forces and intractable structural factors. But secular stagnation is well within our power to reverse.
More than 700 years of history show that the times as they are now, at least in regard to interest rates, aren’t quite so different as we’re led to believe, according to research that goes back to the Black Death plague of the 14th century.
On Monday, New Jersey senator Cory Booker announced that he’s ending his bid for the Democratic presidential nomination. While the postmortem will focus on broader questions, it’s worth noting what his exit highlights about the complicated relationship Democrats have with charter schools.
Military conflict with Iran, trade conflict with China, “endless war” in Afghanistan, changing alliances and shifting priorities—clearly, America’s foreign policy has changed under President Trump. Are these the changes we need? How should the U.S. address the challenges posed by Iran, Iraq, China, Russia and North Korea?