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“We Need Really Good Answers”

by Peter M. Robinson interview with Condoleezza Ricevia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, January 19, 2021

New director Condoleezza Rice has her eye on both continuity and challenge—and how Hoover can help answer some of our most urgent questions.

A Path to Economic Freedom

by John B. Taylorvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, January 19, 2021

How to revive and strengthen our defenses of free market capitalism.

Don’t Go Overboard

by Raghuram Rajanvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, January 19, 2021

A wave of pandemic debt threatens to overwhelm future generations. We must make sure they don’t drown.

Billion-Dollar Strawman

by Jesús Fernández-Villaverde, Lee Ohanianvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Protesters have been accusing Amazon mogul Jeff Bezos of being, well, rich. But he’s made the rest of us richer too.

The Fed: A Time for Vigilance

by Kevin Warshvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, January 19, 2021

The central bank has great power. We need to make sure it exercises great responsibility—and great independence.

No Trust-Busting Required

by David R. Hendersonvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Accusations notwithstanding, the tech business is not a monopoly business. Competition, driven by innovation, is still the name of the game in tech.

Socialism’s False Promise

by Ayaan Hirsi Alivia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Socialism cannot satisfy people’s hunger for autonomy, dignity—or even food. But bitter new politics have revived this failed ideology and hidden its failings.

Real Power to the People

by Peter Berkowitzvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Only a liberal democracy can protect individuals and restrain rulers, and liberal democracy demands liberal education.

Unchecked, Unbalanced

by John Yoovia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, January 19, 2021

For centuries, federal power has been expanding at the expense of states’ healthy, proper role—and of individual freedom.

Markets Defeat Malthus

by Terry Andersonvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Only free enterprise has the power to harmonize environmentalism with people’s needs—and to protect land, water, and air for future generations.

Green Power

by Bjorn Lomborgvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, January 19, 2021

The world won’t recycle its way out of climate change. We need new and affordable sources of energy.

No More Mr. Nice China

by Larry Diamondvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Beijing’s “peaceful rise” no longer serves the country’s rulers. Instead they have adopted “sharp power.”

Turmoil in the Home Waters

by Michael R. Auslinvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Beijing isn’t seeking control over the high seas—where US fleets remain dominant—but over the “inner seas,” where dangerous clashes with other nations are likelier.

Charter Schools Rising

by David Griffith, Michael J. Petrillivia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Black and low-income students are making faster gains in charter schools than in traditional ones.

The Coronavirus Scar

by Eric Hanushek, Ludger Woessmannvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, January 19, 2021

How can we reduce the lifelong learning losses many students have suffered? By making education’s “new normal” a better normal.

Strategy for a New Age

by Charles Hillvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Why has US policy in the Middle East lost its way, and America its authority? Because we have failed to embrace our new role in an “age of freedom.”

The Mideast, with No Illusions

by Russell A. Bermanvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, January 19, 2021

In the Middle East, the United States can face its limitations, simplify its aims—and still represent a force for good.

At Home in the Anglosphere

by Andrew Robertsvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Post-Brexit Britain need not go it alone. A new federation with Canada, Australia, and New Zealand would create an economic superpower, an ally for the United States, and a bulwark against China.

Checks, Balances, and Guardrails

by Michael McConnellvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, January 19, 2021

The Constitution leaves the “how” of government largely to citizens’ wishes. Rule of law and individual rights shield us from political self-destruction.

Faithless Guardian

by Terry Anderson, Adam Crepelle via Hoover Digest
Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Federal oversight over land and development has kept Native American tribes in shackles. A recent legal ruling might loosen them.

Self-Canceling Culture

by Harvey C. Mansfieldvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, January 19, 2021

“Systemic racism” is a myth and a dodge.

How to Undo Racial Progress

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Reparations for black Americans would create a new class of victims ex nihilo—and violate every principle of justice.

California Leavin’

by Lee Ohanianvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Wildfire smoke comes and goes, but California’s haze of overregulation and high taxes never clears. Why businesses are getting out.

Going Dark

by David R. Hendersonvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Rolling electrical blackouts don’t just happen. They result from unwise commitments to solar and wind power.

“Afghanistan Will Never Be Denmark”

by Peter M. Robinson interview with H. R. McMastervia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Discussing his new book, Battlegrounds, Hoover fellow H. R. McMaster surveys the strategic landscape.

America, “a Force for Good”

by Russ Robertsvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Economics professor Glenn Loury sees not “systemic racism” but systemic problems—problems we can address without violence or attacks on American ideals.

Individuals in Action

by David Davenportvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Is “rugged individualism” selfish? Far from it. It’s what moves good people to build their communities of virtue, without waiting for government to do it for them.

Then They Came for Hamilton . . .

by Michael J. Petrillivia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, January 19, 2021

It’s a tough time to try to tell a balanced, complete, and (dare we say it?) inspiring story about American history.

Maleficent Marxism

by Bruce Thorntonvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Bitter experience should have cured the world long, long ago of the virulent virus called Marxism. But the disease always finds new hosts.

Epidemics—Even of “Wokeness”—Do Subside

by Josef Joffevia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, January 19, 2021

America’s liberal tradition may, in the end, be the best medicine against the predations of an arrogant elite.

Mission to Baghdad

by Haidar Hadi, Rayan Ghazal, Erik Lunde, Jean McElwee Cannonvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Just as it might have done a hundred years ago, the Hoover Archives has rescued, protected, and restored a historical treasure. The beneficiaries include scholars, of course, but above all the people of Iraq.

On the Cover

via Hoover Digest
Tuesday, January 19, 2021

This Hungarian poster offers a biting satire of a communist trope. Here the familiar “Red worker” of socialism, generally shown smashing capitalism with his sledgehammer, has accidentally smashed Hungary itself. 

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2021 No. 1

by Peter M. Robinson interview with Condoleezza Rice Tuesday, January 19, 2021
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by John B. Taylor Tuesday, January 19, 2021
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by Raghuram Rajan Tuesday, January 19, 2021
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by Jesús Fernández-Villaverde, Lee Ohanian Tuesday, January 19, 2021
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by Kevin Warsh Tuesday, January 19, 2021
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by David R. Henderson Tuesday, January 19, 2021
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by Ayaan Hirsi Ali Tuesday, January 19, 2021
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by Peter Berkowitz Tuesday, January 19, 2021
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by John Yoo Tuesday, January 19, 2021
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by Terry Anderson Tuesday, January 19, 2021
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by Bjorn Lomborg Tuesday, January 19, 2021
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by Larry Diamond Tuesday, January 19, 2021
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by Michael R. Auslin Tuesday, January 19, 2021
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by David Griffith, Michael J. Petrilli Tuesday, January 19, 2021
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by Eric Hanushek, Ludger Woessmann Tuesday, January 19, 2021
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by Charles Hill Tuesday, January 19, 2021
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by Russell A. Berman Tuesday, January 19, 2021
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by Andrew Roberts Tuesday, January 19, 2021
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by Michael McConnell Tuesday, January 19, 2021
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by Terry Anderson, Adam Crepelle Tuesday, January 19, 2021
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by Harvey C. Mansfield Tuesday, January 19, 2021
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by Richard A. Epstein Tuesday, January 19, 2021
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by Lee Ohanian Tuesday, January 19, 2021
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by David R. Henderson Tuesday, January 19, 2021
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by Peter M. Robinson interview with H. R. McMaster Tuesday, January 19, 2021
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by Russ Roberts Tuesday, January 19, 2021
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by David Davenport Tuesday, January 19, 2021
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by Michael J. Petrilli Tuesday, January 19, 2021
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by Bruce Thornton Tuesday, January 19, 2021
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by Josef Joffe Tuesday, January 19, 2021
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by Haidar Hadi, Rayan Ghazal, Erik Lunde, Jean McElwee Cannon Tuesday, January 19, 2021
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Monday, October 19, 2020

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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On the Cover

via Hoover Digest
Tuesday, January 19, 2021

This Hungarian poster offers a biting satire of a communist trope. Here the familiar “Red worker” of socialism, generally shown smashing capitalism with his sledgehammer, has accidentally smashed Hungary itself. 

Mission to Baghdad

by Haidar Hadi, Rayan Ghazal, Erik Lunde, Jean McElwee Cannonvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Just as it might have done a hundred years ago, the Hoover Archives has rescued, protected, and restored a historical treasure. The beneficiaries include scholars, of course, but above all the people of Iraq.

Epidemics—Even of “Wokeness”—Do Subside

by Josef Joffevia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, January 19, 2021

America’s liberal tradition may, in the end, be the best medicine against the predations of an arrogant elite.

Maleficent Marxism

by Bruce Thorntonvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Bitter experience should have cured the world long, long ago of the virulent virus called Marxism. But the disease always finds new hosts.

Then They Came for Hamilton . . .

by Michael J. Petrillivia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, January 19, 2021

It’s a tough time to try to tell a balanced, complete, and (dare we say it?) inspiring story about American history.

Individuals in Action

by David Davenportvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Is “rugged individualism” selfish? Far from it. It’s what moves good people to build their communities of virtue, without waiting for government to do it for them.

America, “a Force for Good”

by Russ Robertsvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Economics professor Glenn Loury sees not “systemic racism” but systemic problems—problems we can address without violence or attacks on American ideals.

“Afghanistan Will Never Be Denmark”

by Peter M. Robinson interview with H. R. McMastervia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Discussing his new book, Battlegrounds, Hoover fellow H. R. McMaster surveys the strategic landscape.

Going Dark

by David R. Hendersonvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Rolling electrical blackouts don’t just happen. They result from unwise commitments to solar and wind power.

California Leavin’

by Lee Ohanianvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Wildfire smoke comes and goes, but California’s haze of overregulation and high taxes never clears. Why businesses are getting out.

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