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The Purpose of a Corporation

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Hoover Digest
Monday, January 20, 2020

Milton Friedman is still right: the role of a corporation is to make a profit—not to get entangled in the demands of endless “stakeholders” or social engineering.

Prophet Sharing

by Milton Friedmanvia Hoover Digest
Monday, January 20, 2020

Hoover fellow Milton Friedman explained in this famous article the “one and only one social responsibility of business.”

Take This Job and Relocate It

by Edmund L. Andrews featuring Joshua D. Rauhvia Hoover Digest
Monday, January 20, 2020

Hoover fellow Joshua D. Rauh finds that even slight tax increases prompt companies to move out, seeking greener pastures in other states.

Too Large, Yet in Charge

by Charles Blahousvia Hoover Digest
Monday, January 20, 2020

Government can’t keep up with the free market’s dynamism, innovation, and power to improve lives. Someone should tell the presidential candidates.

Warren’s Senior Moment

by John F. Coganvia Hoover Digest
Monday, January 20, 2020

The candidate would lavish money on Social Security recipients, even on the millions of seniors who don’t need it, by imposing a new and unfair tax. Her plan is just an election-year soaking.

Taxation by Stealth

by David R. Hendersonvia Hoover Digest
Monday, January 20, 2020
Easing government regulations, as the Trump administration has done, puts money in people’s pockets—and expands their liberties.

America in One Room

by Larry Diamondvia Hoover Digest
Monday, January 20, 2020

If voters stopped shouting at each other and tried listening instead, what would they hear? And what would they do next? A novel experiment aimed to find out.

Pluralism 101

by Michael McConnellvia Hoover Digest
Monday, January 20, 2020

Universities need free speech—and free thinkers—to fulfill their very mission.

The Wages of Hubris

by Bruce Thorntonvia Hoover Digest
Monday, January 20, 2020
Social engineers love to think they possess the wisdom of the ages—and to inflict it on others. Tocqueville noticed this conceit two hundred years ago.

Still Exceptional

by Chris Gibson via Hoover Digest
Monday, January 20, 2020

The founders were right: when we weaken America’s historical sense of balance, we weaken ourselves.

Well-regulated Background Checks

by John Yoovia Hoover Digest
Monday, January 20, 2020
Yes, Congress can expand scrutiny of gun sales without violating the Second Amendment. The real question? Whether those checks would accomplish anything.

It’s Not “for the Children”

by Eric Hanushekvia Hoover Digest
Monday, January 20, 2020

Striking for more money serves the needs of teachers, not students. To put pupils’ needs first, boost the salaries of effective teachers.

An Imperfect Storm

by Daniel Disalvo featuring Terry M. Moevia Hoover Digest
Monday, January 20, 2020

Hoover fellow Terry Moe scrutinizes the creative destruction that Hurricane Katrina wrought, quite literally, on New Orleans’ schools. 

Hastening Doomsday

by Bjorn Lomborgvia Hoover Digest
Monday, January 20, 2020

Panic over climate change could sabotage the quality of life of billions.

Lands Held Under

by George P. Shultz, Pedro Aspevia Hoover Digest
Monday, January 20, 2020

Uncontrolled immigration happens when migrants try to escape poor, dangerous countries. If we make their homelands safer, more functional, and more prosperous, we can lessen everyone’s burden.

Home at Last

by Michael S. Bernstamvia Hoover Digest
Monday, January 20, 2020
Adult foster care is a fresh idea that could stem the tide of homelessness.

9/11: Look Back and Learn

by Amy Zegartvia Hoover Digest
Monday, January 20, 2020
Spy agencies failed spectacularly to predict the 2001 terrorist attacks, and today the threats have grown worse. Our intelligence apparatus needs radical reinvention.

Liberated in Name Only

by Frank Diköttervia Hoover Digest
Monday, January 20, 2020

The People’s Republic of China’s seventieth anniversary was a hollow celebration.

The “Asian Century”—Over So Soon?

by Michael R. Auslinvia Hoover Digest
Monday, January 20, 2020

Amid trade tensions and geopolitical frictions, relations between the United States and China have taken a twist. But that twist creates opportunities for the United States—and for human rights.

Tehran Won’t Disarm

by Josef Joffevia Hoover Digest
Monday, January 20, 2020

Iran’s strategic ambitions depend on its threat to get the bomb—or “almost a bomb.” The US won’t go to war to prevent this from happening, and Tehran knows it.

How to Win by Losing

by Abbas Milanivia Hoover Digest
Monday, January 20, 2020

The mullahs have their pride—and their reasons for pursuing nuclear status. America should seek careful, face-saving compromises.

The Gig Is Up

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Hoover Digest
Monday, January 20, 2020

There’s no other way to say this: California has destroyed the gig economy.

Forbidden Cities

by Lee Ohanianvia Hoover Digest
Monday, January 20, 2020
Housing in the state may be critically scarce, but creating a new community in California can still take decades.

Trust Me, I’m from the DMV

by Bill Whalenvia Hoover Digest
Monday, January 20, 2020
California’s “motor voter” registration system is a clunker.

“If You Don’t Read, You Can’t Lead”

by Peter M. Robinson interview with General Jim Mattisvia Hoover Digest
Monday, January 20, 2020

Jim Mattis, warrior-scholar and Hoover fellow, on his new book, Call Sign Chaos.

We Could Be Heroes

by Michael J. Boskinvia Hoover Digest
Monday, January 20, 2020
Over the centuries, even bitter enemies have sought common ground to support the common good. Let’s revive America’s civil majority.

Founders and Foundations

by David Davenport, Gordon Lloydvia Hoover Digest
Monday, January 20, 2020

How to restore the teaching of US history to its rightful place.

From Berlin to Ground Zero

by Peter Berkowitzvia Hoover Digest
Monday, January 20, 2020

The “End of History” thesis saw a world at equilibrium. But when does the center ever hold?

Legacies of the “Big Three”

by Peter M. Robinson interview with David M. Kennedy, Andrew Roberts, Stephen Kotkinvia Hoover Digest
Monday, January 20, 2020

Not quite three-quarters of a century ago, the grand alliance of the United States, the British empire, and the Soviet Union defeated Nazi Germany and imperial Japan. Three big historians, David Kennedy, Andrew Roberts, and Stephen Kotkin, on Roosevelt, Churchill, and Stalin.

On to the Next Hundred Years

by George H. Nashvia Hoover Digest
Monday, January 20, 2020

Herbert Hoover’s namesake institution and its enduring ambition to satisfy intellectual hunger.

On the Cover

via Hoover Digest
Monday, January 20, 2020

This poster captioned “Loor a los Héroes!” (Praise to the Heroes) lionized the air forces of Republican Spain as the Spanish Civil War intensified in the late 1930s. 

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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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Wednesday, October 9, 2019

2019 No. 4

by David Davenport, Gordon Lloyd Wednesday, October 9, 2019
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by Edward Paul Lazear Wednesday, October 9, 2019
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by David R. Henderson Wednesday, October 9, 2019
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by Michael Spence Wednesday, October 9, 2019
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by Scott W. Atlas Wednesday, October 9, 2019
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by Charles Blahous Wednesday, October 9, 2019
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by Larry Diamond Wednesday, October 9, 2019
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by Peter Berkowitz Wednesday, October 9, 2019
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by Bruce Thornton Wednesday, October 9, 2019
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by Adam J. White Wednesday, October 9, 2019
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by Richard A. Epstein Wednesday, October 9, 2019
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by Amber M. Northern, Michael J. Petrilli Wednesday, October 9, 2019
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by Bjorn Lomborg Wednesday, October 9, 2019
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by Josef Joffe Wednesday, October 9, 2019
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by Amy Zegart Wednesday, October 9, 2019
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by Michael R. Auslin Wednesday, October 9, 2019
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by Hsiao-ting Lin Wednesday, October 9, 2019
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by Tunku Varadarajan Wednesday, October 9, 2019
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by Arye Carmon Wednesday, October 9, 2019
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by Charles Hill Wednesday, October 9, 2019
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by Michael J. Boskin Wednesday, October 9, 2019
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by Tunku Varadarajan Wednesday, October 9, 2019
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by Lee Ohanian Wednesday, October 9, 2019
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by Bill Whalen Wednesday, October 9, 2019
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by Peter M. Robinson interview with David Davenport Wednesday, October 9, 2019
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featuring Norman M. Naimark Wednesday, October 9, 2019
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by Harvey C. Mansfield Wednesday, October 9, 2019
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by Richard A. Epstein Wednesday, October 9, 2019
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by Ayaan Hirsi Ali Wednesday, October 9, 2019
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by Niall Ferguson Wednesday, October 9, 2019
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by Jean McElwee Cannon Wednesday, October 9, 2019
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Tuesday, July 16, 2019

2019 No. 3

by Michael Doran interview with Victor Davis Hanson Tuesday, July 16, 2019
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by David Davenport Tuesday, July 16, 2019
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by Bill Whalen Tuesday, July 16, 2019
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by Edward Glaeser interview with Raghuram Rajan Tuesday, July 16, 2019
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by Richard A. Epstein Tuesday, July 16, 2019
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by David R. Henderson Tuesday, July 16, 2019
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by Peter Berkowitz Tuesday, July 16, 2019
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by Larry Diamond Tuesday, July 16, 2019
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by Chester E. Finn Jr., David Steiner Tuesday, July 16, 2019
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by Michael J. Petrilli Tuesday, July 16, 2019
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by Sharon Driscoll interview with Michael McConnell Tuesday, July 16, 2019
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by Bruce Thornton Tuesday, July 16, 2019
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by Avik Roy, John Yoo Tuesday, July 16, 2019
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by Shelby Steele Tuesday, July 16, 2019
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by Clifton B. Parker interview with Russell A. Berman Tuesday, July 16, 2019
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by Andy Fitch interview with Elizabeth Economy Tuesday, July 16, 2019
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by Michael R. Auslin Tuesday, July 16, 2019
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by Herbert Lin Tuesday, July 16, 2019
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by Paul R. Gregory Tuesday, July 16, 2019
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by Bill Whalen Tuesday, July 16, 2019
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by Lee Ohanian Tuesday, July 16, 2019
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by Jay Nordlinger interview with Charles Hill Tuesday, July 16, 2019
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by Peter M. Robinson interview with Bjorn Lomborg Tuesday, July 16, 2019
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by Russell Roberts Tuesday, July 16, 2019
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by Richard A. Epstein Tuesday, July 16, 2019
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by Terry Anderson, Wendy Purnell Tuesday, July 16, 2019
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featuring Edwin J. Feulner, Jr. Tuesday, July 16, 2019
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by Bertrand M. Patenaude Tuesday, July 16, 2019
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Tuesday, July 16, 2019
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Wednesday, April 24, 2019

2019 No. 2

by David R. Henderson Wednesday, April 24, 2019
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by Charles Blahous Wednesday, April 24, 2019
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by Peter Berkowitz Wednesday, April 24, 2019
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by Bruce Thornton Wednesday, April 24, 2019
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by Charles Calomiris Wednesday, April 24, 2019
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by David R. Henderson Wednesday, April 24, 2019
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by Michael J. Petrilli Wednesday, April 24, 2019
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by Scott W. Atlas Wednesday, April 24, 2019
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by Richard A. Epstein Wednesday, April 24, 2019
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by Victor Davis Hanson Wednesday, April 24, 2019
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by John Yoo, James C. Phillips Wednesday, April 24, 2019
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by Ayaan Hirsi Ali Wednesday, April 24, 2019
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by Amy Zegart, Lt Col Kevin Childs Wednesday, April 24, 2019
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by Josef Joffe Wednesday, April 24, 2019
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by Josef Joffe Wednesday, April 24, 2019
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by H. R. McMaster Wednesday, April 24, 2019
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by Michael R. Auslin Wednesday, April 24, 2019
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by Orville Schell, Larry Diamond Wednesday, April 24, 2019
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by Martin Feldstein Wednesday, April 24, 2019
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by Elizabeth Cobbs Wednesday, April 24, 2019
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by Thomas H. Henriksen Wednesday, April 24, 2019
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by Richard A. Epstein Wednesday, April 24, 2019
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by Clifton B. Parker interview with Joshua D. Rauh Wednesday, April 24, 2019
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by Bill Whalen Wednesday, April 24, 2019
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by Russell Roberts Wednesday, April 24, 2019
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by Peter M. Robinson interview with Andrew Roberts Wednesday, April 24, 2019
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by Kyle Duchynski Wednesday, April 24, 2019
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by Jean McElwee Cannon Wednesday, April 24, 2019
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Legacies of the “Big Three”

by Peter M. Robinson interview with David M. Kennedy, Andrew Roberts, Stephen Kotkinvia Hoover Digest
Monday, January 20, 2020

Not quite three-quarters of a century ago, the grand alliance of the United States, the British empire, and the Soviet Union defeated Nazi Germany and imperial Japan. Three big historians, David Kennedy, Andrew Roberts, and Stephen Kotkin, on Roosevelt, Churchill, and Stalin.

From Berlin to Ground Zero

by Peter Berkowitzvia Hoover Digest
Monday, January 20, 2020

The “End of History” thesis saw a world at equilibrium. But when does the center ever hold?

Founders and Foundations

by David Davenport, Gordon Lloydvia Hoover Digest
Monday, January 20, 2020

How to restore the teaching of US history to its rightful place.

We Could Be Heroes

by Michael J. Boskinvia Hoover Digest
Monday, January 20, 2020
Over the centuries, even bitter enemies have sought common ground to support the common good. Let’s revive America’s civil majority.

“If You Don’t Read, You Can’t Lead”

by Peter M. Robinson interview with General Jim Mattisvia Hoover Digest
Monday, January 20, 2020

Jim Mattis, warrior-scholar and Hoover fellow, on his new book, Call Sign Chaos.

Trust Me, I’m from the DMV

by Bill Whalenvia Hoover Digest
Monday, January 20, 2020
California’s “motor voter” registration system is a clunker.

Forbidden Cities

by Lee Ohanianvia Hoover Digest
Monday, January 20, 2020
Housing in the state may be critically scarce, but creating a new community in California can still take decades.

The Gig Is Up

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Hoover Digest
Monday, January 20, 2020

There’s no other way to say this: California has destroyed the gig economy.

How to Win by Losing

by Abbas Milanivia Hoover Digest
Monday, January 20, 2020

The mullahs have their pride—and their reasons for pursuing nuclear status. America should seek careful, face-saving compromises.

Tehran Won’t Disarm

by Josef Joffevia Hoover Digest
Monday, January 20, 2020

Iran’s strategic ambitions depend on its threat to get the bomb—or “almost a bomb.” The US won’t go to war to prevent this from happening, and Tehran knows it.

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