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Democracy Demotion

by Larry Diamondvia Foreign Affairs
Wednesday, June 12, 2019

For three decades beginning in the mid-1970s, the world experienced a remarkable expansion of democracy—the so-called third wave—with authoritarian regimes falling or reforming across the world. By 1993, a majority of states with populations over one million had become democracies. Levels of freedom, as measured by Freedom House, were steadily rising as well. In most years between 1991 and 2005, many more countries gained freedom than lost it.

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Why Are The Western Middle Classes So Angry?

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Bozeman Daily Chronicle (MT)
Wednesday, June 12, 2019

What is going on with the unending Brexit drama, the aftershocks of Donald Trump’s election and the “yellow vests” protests in France? What drives the growing estrangement of southern and eastern Europe from the European Union establishment? What fuels the anti-EU themes of recent European elections and the stunning recent Australian re-election of conservatives?

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Hoover Senior Fellow Martin Feldstein Passes Away

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Martin Feldstein, a renowned economist and senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, passed away on June 11. Feldstein was the Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers for President Reagan. Hoover Fellows who served on this council with him included Tom Gilligan, John Cochrane and David Henderson.

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Education 20/20 Speaker Series: William Bennett

Thursday, June 13, 2019
Hoover Institution, Washington DC

The Hoover Institution hosted "Education 20/20 Speaker Series: William Bennett" on Thursday, June 13, 2019 from 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM EDT.

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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

The Hidden Harmonies Of Everyday Life: Adam Smith's Vision Of Human Interaction

by Russell Robertsvia Adam Smith Works
Thursday, June 6, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Russ Roberts discusses what Adam Smith's books The Theory of Moral Sentiments has in common with The Wealth of Nations--the hidden harmony that binds people together

Analysis and Commentary

Martin Feldstein RIP

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Wednesday, June 12, 2019

I learned late last night that my boss for two years at the Council of Economic Advisers, Marty Feldstein, died yesterday. He was only 79.

Interviews
Interviews

Larry Diamond On Fostering Democratic Institutions Amid A Global Authoritarian Trend

interview with Larry Diamondvia KQED
Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Larry Diamond discusses his new book Ill Winds, and warns that the US's role as an international champion of liberal democracy is needed now more than ever to counteract Russia and China's increasing global influence.

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Jonathan Rodden: The American Urban-Rural Split Examined: "Cities Lose"

interview with Jonathan Roddenvia Jefferson Public Radio
Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Jonathan Rodden talks about his book Why Cities Lose: The Deep Roots of the Urban-Rural Political Divide, and shows how events both accidental and deliberate make Democrats and the left stronger in cities, and Republicans and the right stronger in rural areas.

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Elizabeth Cobbs: Local Author Tells Story Of Harriet Tubman In New Novel

interview with Elizabeth Cobbsvia KPBS
Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Elizabeth Cobbs discusses her new book, The Tubman Command, and how Harriet Tubman changed America, and why Cobbs is pushing for Tubman's face to be on the $20 bill.

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On the Spot: Niall Ferguson

interview with Niall Fergusonvia History Today
Thursday, June 6, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Niall Ferguson discusses the the things he likes and dislikes as well as what future generations might think of us.

Interviews

Raghuram Rajan: CEO Initiative 2019: A Conversation About Capitalism

interview with Raghuram Rajanvia Fortune
Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Raghuram Rajan argues that capitalism needs both top-down reforms and bottom-up policies to maintain trust in a market economy.

Interviews

Alex Stamos On Securing American Elections

interview with Alex Stamosvia Lawfare
Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Alex Stamos discusses what happened in 2016, and the enormously complex landscape of defending not just election infrastructure but also preserving the integrity of the information ecosystems in which Americans make their decisions about how to vote, including the possible consequences of regulating foreign media.

In the News
In the News

School’s Purpose Is Indoctrination.

quoting Thomas Sowellvia Human Events
Tuesday, June 11, 2019

The near sole purpose of present-day academia is indoctrination. This is a fairly bold thesis, but the evidence is in its favor.

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How Anti-Semitism Became A Staple Of ‘Woke’ Activism On Campus

quoting Victor Davis Hansonvia The Daily Signal
Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Recent events in higher education have led many to conclude that college campuses are hubs of anti-Semitism.

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'A Simple Pattern': How Trump Claims Victory When Facts Suggest Otherwise

quoting Bill Whalenvia The Guardian
Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Another drama, another cliffhanger, another disaster averted at the last minute. Donald Trump had saved the world. Again.

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Unchartered Territory: 2020 Democrats Back Away From Charter Schools

quoting Michael J. Petrillivia MSN
Sunday, June 9, 2019

In 2009, a newly-elected President Barack Obama called on lawmakers to remove limits on charter schools, saying it "isn't good for our children, our economy, or our country" to hinder their growth.

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News Industry Hopes To Leverage Tech Antitrust Crisis For Financial Gain

quoting Jamil Jaffervia Townhall
Tuesday, June 11, 2019

A hearing begins today on Capitol Hill, led by Rhode Island Democrat David Cicilline who chairs the House Judiciary antitrust subcommittee, to examine the effect Google, Amazon, Apple, and Facebook have on the news industry following an explosive study indicating Google made $4.7 billion off the news in 2018.

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Frontline Research & Learning Institute's New Print Issue Of The Line Asks: 'Are We Delivering On The Promise Of Education?'

mentioning Eric Hanushekvia PR Newswire
Tuesday, June 11, 2019

The Frontline Research & Learning Institute today released the fifth print issue of The Line, a publication dedicated to encouraging civil discourse among K-12 education leaders by presenting diverse viewpoints on the most pressing issues facing education today. The Line reaffirms its commitment to progressing K-12 education by asking complex questions of publication contributors who include two former secretaries of education, heads of education policy organizations and nonprofits, teacher leaders, superintendents and other advocates. The fifth issue boldly addresses critical issues that have significant consequences for our communities.

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Geopolitical Flashpoints With Ian Bremmer, Niall Ferguson, And Dana Perino

mentioning Niall Fergusonvia North Texas e-News
Wednesday, June 12, 2019

On June 12, the George W. Bush Presidential Center will present “Geopolitical Flashpoints with Ian Bremmer, Niall Ferguson, and Dana Perino,” part of the “Engage at the Bush Center, Presented by Highland Capital Management” series. Dana Perino of Fox News Channel will moderate the discussion between global political experts Ian Bremmer and Niall Ferguson, which will delve into the panelists’ unique perspectives on today’s global hot spots, including China, Russia, North Korea, and the Middle East. Auditorium seating for this event is sold out, but the program will be livestreamed at BushCenter.org and via Facebook Live.

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KOLB: Why Are American Students So Uneducated?

mentioning Chester E. Finn Jr.via The Daily Caller
Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Americans like to talk about K-12 education reform, but lasting accomplishments or significant achievements are few. It’s presidential campaign season now, so expect more education-policy bromides.