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What Will You Do?

by Condoleezza Ricevia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 19, 2020

Protest takes us only so far. Americans must reject recriminations, face old problems squarely, and seek justice for all.

Still Shining

by Peter M. Robinson interview with Ayaan Hirsi Alivia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 19, 2020

To Hoover fellow Ayaan Hirsi Ali, America’s promise remains undimmed.

Pride and Humility

by Peter Berkowitzvia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 19, 2020

A fresh commitment to America’s founding principles and leadership in the cause of human rights.

Genuine Hope and Change

by John Yoo, Horace Coopervia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 19, 2020

“Defunding the police” is just a new way for cities to throw good money after bad—bad social programs, that is. There are better ways to tackle crime and promote opportunity.

Black Livelihoods Matter

by David R. Hendersonvia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 19, 2020

Rigid regulations still deny low-income African-Americans the upward mobility they need.

Ironies of the Plague Year

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 19, 2020

Protesting violence with violence, destroying economies to save them—these have been months of bitter paradox.

To Protect and to Serve

by Russell A. Bermanvia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 19, 2020
As globalization totters and disease spreads, an old principle—the sovereignty of the individual state—re-emerges as a bulwark of freedom.

Democracy Endures

by Josef Joffevia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 19, 2020

The coronavirus has persuaded democracies around the world to trade individual rights for public health measures, surrendering liberty for safety—or so we keep hearing. Not so, says Josef Joffe. Citizens are not “endlessly docile.”

Taiwan’s Triumph

by Michael R. Auslinvia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 19, 2020

Snubbed by the World Health Organization and the world at large, Taiwan has performed magnificently during the pandemic. It deserves the world’s praise—and restored recognition.

Choose Economic Freedom

by John B. Taylorvia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 19, 2020
To preserve our economic liberty, we must remember how difficult it was to win.

Dangers of Disengagement

by H. R. McMastervia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 19, 2020
Should we roll back US foreign commitments? When? By how much? These are serious questions, and simplistic thinking doesn’t help.

A Game of Finesse

by Admiral James O. Ellis Jr.via Hoover Digest
Monday, October 19, 2020
“Cut and run” or “stay the course” in the Middle East? This is a false choice. We should think instead in terms of a continuum of ways to use both soft power and hard.

Cold Days Ahead

by Timothy Garton Ashvia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 19, 2020
As we seek to manage our newly frosty relationship with China, lessons from the Cold War can help.

Serbia, Russia, and the New Great Game

by Jovana Lazić Knežević, Norman M. Naimarkvia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 19, 2020

After twenty years of an uneasy peace in the Balkans, Belgrade is moving closer to Europe—but also displaying Russian-style autocracy and flirting with China.

Empty Pedestals, Hollow Minds

by Chester E. Finn Jr.via Hoover Digest
Monday, October 19, 2020

Those who failed to learn history are especially eager to erase it.

Your Money and Your Life

by May Wong featuring Michael J. Boskin, John Shovenvia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 19, 2020

Call it financial wellness: Hoover’s Michael J. Boskin and John Shoven have launched an innovative personal-finance class to guide students on “your life journey.”

A Free and Healthy Market

by George P. Shultz, Vidar Jorgensenvia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 19, 2020
Singapore’s health care system thrives on transparency and competition. Why can’t ours?

Fear Is Not Our Master

by Clint Bolickvia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 19, 2020
The Constitution is clear: even during emergencies, government powers remain limited.

Rude Awakenings

by Bill Whalenvia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 19, 2020

Commit an outrage, react to the outrage, repeat: why do California’s racial crises recur?

The Hunger (for Admission) Games

by Chester E. Finn Jr.via Hoover Digest
Monday, October 19, 2020
The University of California’s decision to scrap standardized tests earns an “F.” The move does nothing for fairer admissions or better schools.

More Students Left Behind

by Lee Ohanianvia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 19, 2020
Decades ago, California voters soundly rejected race-based college admissions, and women and minority applicants thrived. A ballot measure threatens to reverse that progress.

“Looking in the Wrong Direction”

by Peter M. Robinsonvia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 19, 2020

Matt Ridley, author of How Innovation Works, explains that all innovation involves an element of surprise—as do challenges, such as Covid-19, that we can only meet by innovating. “We should have been worrying about pandemics all along.”

Vandalizing History

by Bruce Thorntonvia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 19, 2020
Today’s ideologues claim to be advancing new arguments, but they’re only re-enacting the same tired melodrama that dates from the Sixties—and the audience must not fail to applaud.

Self-haters, Sit Down

by Andrew Robertsvia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 19, 2020

Western civilization, the pearl of great price.

From Flanders Fields

by Niall Fergusonvia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 19, 2020
The red poppies of November are not just remembrances of things past. They suggest losses yet to come.

Days of Reckoning

by George H. Nashvia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 19, 2020

As the year of the coronavirus nears an end, consider the devastating flu epidemic of 1918–20, an even more severe trial of the American spirit.

“America First” and a Road Not Taken

by Jean McElwee Cannonvia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 19, 2020

The records of the America First Committee raise an intriguing question: what if a celebrity isolationist had captured the White House in 1940?

“Dear Mr. President-elect . . . ”

by Bertrand M. Patenaudevia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 19, 2020
While a banking crisis deepens in early 1933, outgoing president Herbert Hoover makes an extraordinary gesture: a letter to his successor, Franklin Roosevelt, seeking his help.

On the Cover

via Hoover Digest
Monday, October 19, 2020

Czar Nicholas II, the last ruler of imperial Russia, leads his troops in what this poster proclaims as a holy war. The highly stylized image, reminiscent of heroic paintings from the medieval era, shows the larger-than-life czar at the head of a modern army of infantry and Cossacks arrayed against the forces of Germany and Austria- Hungary during World War I. 

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2020 No. 4

by Condoleezza Rice Monday, October 19, 2020
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by Peter M. Robinson interview with Ayaan Hirsi Ali Monday, October 19, 2020
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by Peter Berkowitz Monday, October 19, 2020
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by John Yoo, Horace Cooper Monday, October 19, 2020
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by David R. Henderson Monday, October 19, 2020
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by Victor Davis Hanson Monday, October 19, 2020
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by Russell A. Berman Monday, October 19, 2020
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by Josef Joffe Monday, October 19, 2020
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by Michael R. Auslin Monday, October 19, 2020
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by John B. Taylor Monday, October 19, 2020
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by H. R. McMaster Monday, October 19, 2020
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by Admiral James O. Ellis Jr. Monday, October 19, 2020
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by Timothy Garton Ash Monday, October 19, 2020
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by Jovana Lazić Knežević, Norman M. Naimark Monday, October 19, 2020
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by Chester E. Finn Jr. Monday, October 19, 2020
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by May Wong featuring Michael J. Boskin, John Shoven Monday, October 19, 2020
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by George P. Shultz, Vidar Jorgensen Monday, October 19, 2020
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by Clint Bolick Monday, October 19, 2020
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by Bill Whalen Monday, October 19, 2020
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by Chester E. Finn Jr. Monday, October 19, 2020
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by Lee Ohanian Monday, October 19, 2020
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by Peter M. Robinson Monday, October 19, 2020
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by Bruce Thornton Monday, October 19, 2020
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by Andrew Roberts Monday, October 19, 2020
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by Niall Ferguson Monday, October 19, 2020
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by George H. Nash Monday, October 19, 2020
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by Jean McElwee Cannon Monday, October 19, 2020
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by Bertrand M. Patenaude Monday, October 19, 2020
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Monday, October 19, 2020
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Tuesday, August 4, 2020

2020 No. 3

by John H. Cochrane Tuesday, August 4, 2020
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by Kevin Warsh Tuesday, August 4, 2020
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by Raghuram Rajan Tuesday, August 4, 2020
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by Edward Paul Lazear Tuesday, August 4, 2020
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by Peter Berkowitz Tuesday, August 4, 2020
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by Josef Joffe Tuesday, August 4, 2020
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by Michael R. Auslin Tuesday, August 4, 2020
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by Bill Whalen Tuesday, August 4, 2020
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by Henry A. Kissinger Tuesday, August 4, 2020
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by Michael R. Auslin Tuesday, August 4, 2020
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by Michael McFaul Tuesday, August 4, 2020
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by John Yoo, Ivana Stradner Tuesday, August 4, 2020
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by Markos Kounalakis Tuesday, August 4, 2020
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by Peter M. Robinson interview with Stephen Kotkin Tuesday, August 4, 2020
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by Scott W. Atlas Tuesday, August 4, 2020
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by Lanhee J. Chen Tuesday, August 4, 2020
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by George P. Shultz, Michael J. Boskin, John F. Cogan, John B. Taylor Tuesday, August 4, 2020
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by Stephen D. Krasner Tuesday, August 4, 2020
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by Tony Badran Tuesday, August 4, 2020
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by Sanam Vakil Tuesday, August 4, 2020
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by Michael J. Petrilli Tuesday, August 4, 2020
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by Paul E. Peterson Tuesday, August 4, 2020
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by David Davenport Tuesday, August 4, 2020
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by Terry Anderson Tuesday, August 4, 2020
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by Lee Ohanian Tuesday, August 4, 2020
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by Peter M. Robinson Tuesday, August 4, 2020
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by Tunku Varadarajan Tuesday, August 4, 2020
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by William Damon Tuesday, August 4, 2020
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by Victor Davis Hanson Tuesday, August 4, 2020
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by Peter Berkowitz Tuesday, August 4, 2020
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by Mary Schaeffer Conroy, Valentina Fedorovna Sosonkina Tuesday, August 4, 2020
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Tuesday, August 4, 2020
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Monday, April 20, 2020

2020 No. 2

by Scott W. Atlas Monday, April 20, 2020
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by Troy Senik interview with John H. Cochrane Monday, April 20, 2020
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by Victor Davis Hanson Monday, April 20, 2020
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by Dan Crenshaw interview with Edward Paul Lazear Monday, April 20, 2020
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by John H. Cochrane Monday, April 20, 2020
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by Peter Berkowitz Monday, April 20, 2020
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by Larry Diamond Monday, April 20, 2020
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by David R. Henderson Monday, April 20, 2020
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by Lee Ohanian Monday, April 20, 2020
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by John B. Taylor Monday, April 20, 2020
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by Raghuram Rajan Monday, April 20, 2020
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by David Davenport Monday, April 20, 2020
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by Tunku Varadarajan featuring Frank Dikötter Monday, April 20, 2020
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by Victor Davis Hanson Monday, April 20, 2020
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by Charles Hill Monday, April 20, 2020
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by Jonathan Movroydis interview with Abraham D. Sofaer Monday, April 20, 2020
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by Jacquelyn Schneider Monday, April 20, 2020
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by Josef Joffe Monday, April 20, 2020
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by Chester E. Finn Jr., Andrew Scanlan Monday, April 20, 2020
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by Frederick M. Hess, Chester E. Finn Jr. Monday, April 20, 2020
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by Amy Zegart Monday, April 20, 2020
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by Amy Zegart Monday, April 20, 2020
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by Rachel Tausendfreund interview with Timothy Garton Ash Monday, April 20, 2020
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by Richard A. Epstein Monday, April 20, 2020
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by Peter M. Robinson interview with Douglas Murray Monday, April 20, 2020
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by Russ Roberts Monday, April 20, 2020
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by General Jim Mattis Monday, April 20, 2020
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by Bruce Thornton Monday, April 20, 2020
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by Bertrand M. Patenaude Monday, April 20, 2020
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Monday, April 20, 2020
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Monday, January 20, 2020

2020 No. 1

by Richard A. Epstein Monday, January 20, 2020
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by Milton Friedman Monday, January 20, 2020
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by Edmund L. Andrews featuring Joshua D. Rauh Monday, January 20, 2020
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by Charles Blahous Monday, January 20, 2020
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by John F. Cogan Monday, January 20, 2020
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by David R. Henderson Monday, January 20, 2020
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by Larry Diamond Monday, January 20, 2020
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by Michael McConnell Monday, January 20, 2020
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by Bruce Thornton Monday, January 20, 2020
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by Chris Gibson Monday, January 20, 2020
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by John Yoo Monday, January 20, 2020
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by Eric Hanushek Monday, January 20, 2020
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by Daniel Disalvo featuring Terry M. Moe Monday, January 20, 2020
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by Bjorn Lomborg Monday, January 20, 2020
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by George P. Shultz, Pedro Aspe Monday, January 20, 2020
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by Michael S. Bernstam Monday, January 20, 2020
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by Amy Zegart Monday, January 20, 2020
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by Frank Dikötter Monday, January 20, 2020
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by Michael R. Auslin Monday, January 20, 2020
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by Josef Joffe Monday, January 20, 2020
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by Abbas Milani Monday, January 20, 2020
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by Richard A. Epstein Monday, January 20, 2020
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by Lee Ohanian Monday, January 20, 2020
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by Bill Whalen Monday, January 20, 2020
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by Peter M. Robinson interview with General Jim Mattis Monday, January 20, 2020
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by Michael J. Boskin Monday, January 20, 2020
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by David Davenport, Gordon Lloyd Monday, January 20, 2020
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by Peter Berkowitz Monday, January 20, 2020
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by Peter M. Robinson interview with David M. Kennedy, Andrew Roberts, Stephen Kotkin Monday, January 20, 2020
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by George H. Nash Monday, January 20, 2020
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Monday, January 20, 2020
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On the Cover

via Hoover Digest
Monday, October 19, 2020

Czar Nicholas II, the last ruler of imperial Russia, leads his troops in what this poster proclaims as a holy war. The highly stylized image, reminiscent of heroic paintings from the medieval era, shows the larger-than-life czar at the head of a modern army of infantry and Cossacks arrayed against the forces of Germany and Austria- Hungary during World War I. 

“Dear Mr. President-elect . . . ”

by Bertrand M. Patenaudevia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 19, 2020
While a banking crisis deepens in early 1933, outgoing president Herbert Hoover makes an extraordinary gesture: a letter to his successor, Franklin Roosevelt, seeking his help.

“America First” and a Road Not Taken

by Jean McElwee Cannonvia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 19, 2020

The records of the America First Committee raise an intriguing question: what if a celebrity isolationist had captured the White House in 1940?

Days of Reckoning

by George H. Nashvia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 19, 2020

As the year of the coronavirus nears an end, consider the devastating flu epidemic of 1918–20, an even more severe trial of the American spirit.

From Flanders Fields

by Niall Fergusonvia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 19, 2020
The red poppies of November are not just remembrances of things past. They suggest losses yet to come.

Self-haters, Sit Down

by Andrew Robertsvia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 19, 2020

Western civilization, the pearl of great price.

Vandalizing History

by Bruce Thorntonvia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 19, 2020
Today’s ideologues claim to be advancing new arguments, but they’re only re-enacting the same tired melodrama that dates from the Sixties—and the audience must not fail to applaud.

“Looking in the Wrong Direction”

by Peter M. Robinsonvia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 19, 2020

Matt Ridley, author of How Innovation Works, explains that all innovation involves an element of surprise—as do challenges, such as Covid-19, that we can only meet by innovating. “We should have been worrying about pandemics all along.”

More Students Left Behind

by Lee Ohanianvia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 19, 2020
Decades ago, California voters soundly rejected race-based college admissions, and women and minority applicants thrived. A ballot measure threatens to reverse that progress.

The Hunger (for Admission) Games

by Chester E. Finn Jr.via Hoover Digest
Monday, October 19, 2020
The University of California’s decision to scrap standardized tests earns an “F.” The move does nothing for fairer admissions or better schools.

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