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Unstable Majorities

by James Tarantofeaturing Morris P. Fiorinavia Hoover Digest
Friday, April 20, 2018

Democratic and Republican lawmakers are farther removed from each other than ever—but they’re also farther removed from the views of most ordinary voters. Hoover fellow Morris P. Fiorina explores this hollow political center.

Fifty Shades of Red

by Peter Berkowitzvia Hoover Digest
Friday, April 20, 2018

Conservatives have always had their differences. Uniting them in this fractious age means reconciling two things: freedom and tradition.

Conservatives, Populism, and the Future

by George H. Nashvia Hoover Digest
Friday, April 20, 2018

The populist uproar is understandable but dangerous. It can be harnessed.

Rough Riders

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Hoover Digest
Friday, April 20, 2018

Sometimes Americans benefit from leaders who are large and in charge.

Strange Bedfellows, Stranger Politics

by Bruce Thorntonvia Hoover Digest
Friday, April 20, 2018

Puritanism is once again a force in American life—at least when it’s being used for political advantage.

Let the States Incubate

by Clint Bolickvia Hoover Digest
Friday, April 20, 2018

Where it’s allowed to thrive, federalism keeps American governance nimble and innovative.

Red Tape All the Way Down

by Adam J. Whitevia Hoover Digest
Friday, April 20, 2018

In redressing the excesses of the regulatory state, the Trump administration has made a healthy start. Now the administration needs to keep at it.

The Labor Logjam Is Breaking Up

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Hoover Digest
Friday, April 20, 2018

At last: the regulatory rollback is producing higher wages and fresh investment.

The Genuine Wealth of Nations

by David R. Hendersonvia Hoover Digest
Friday, April 20, 2018

An antipoverty charity closes its eyes to increasing personal income around the world.

Weaponized Words

by Charles Hillvia Hoover Digest
Friday, April 20, 2018

The revolution will be televised—and tweeted, and posted, and Instagrammed. Language is today’s truly disruptive technology.

Unleashing the High-tech Dogs of War

by Herbert Linvia Hoover Digest
Friday, April 20, 2018

Artificial intelligence will bring deadlier, smarter weapons. And the command structures that deploy them are likely to possess fewer scruples about harming civilians.

Cybersecurity League, Assemble!

by Toomas Hendrik Ilvesvia Hoover Digest
Friday, April 20, 2018

Unlike the Cold War, today’s asymmetrical “code war” makes open nations uniquely vulnerable. The free world must form a united front against cyberattacks.

Unscientific American

by Henry I. Millervia Hoover Digest
Friday, April 20, 2018

If we’re to withstand a torrent of unsound and biased research, we need to understand—and respect—scientific principles.

The Past Isn’t Even Past

by Stephen Kotkinvia Hoover Digest
Friday, April 20, 2018

A hundred years since it began consuming lives by the millions, the embers of communism still burn.

The Strongman’s Weak Hand

by Robert Servicevia Hoover Digest
Friday, April 20, 2018

To Vladimir Putin, meddling in other countries’ elections is how you make a lapsed superpower great again.

The Once and Future Restoration

by Michael R. Auslinvia Hoover Digest
Friday, April 20, 2018

A hundred and fifty years ago, Japan’s Meiji restoration launched Asia on a quest for a modern identity. That search continues today, as Asia tries to balance autonomy with state control, the future with the past.

To Tame Tehran

by Samuel Tadrosvia Hoover Digest
Friday, April 20, 2018

The mullahs may have played their cards masterfully, but the game isn’t over. We can still meet them and call them.

The Can’t-Do State

by Michael J. Boskinvia Hoover Digest
Friday, April 20, 2018

The Golden State may remain a land of great strengths, but it suffers from political inertia. Who will defy the entrenched interests?

Housing Holdup

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Hoover Digest
Friday, April 20, 2018

Regulations rob California of the housing it needs.

California Saving

by Joshua D. Rauhvia Hoover Digest
Friday, April 20, 2018

California can wake up from its public-pension nightmare. The key: getting rid of ruinous defined-benefit plans.

A Degree of Disappointment

by Chester E. Finn Jr.via Hoover Digest
Friday, April 20, 2018

“College for all” has diluted the value of a bachelor’s degree and diverted many young people from better paths toward the working world.

Networks and Netizens

by Peter M. Robinsoninterview with Niall Fergusonvia Hoover Digest
Friday, April 20, 2018

Not too many years ago, we were still dreaming sweet dreams of a high-tech utopia. Now computer users have been awakened, rather rudely. Hoover fellow Niall Ferguson guides us through the new and often menacing reality.

“We Are Indebted to Them Every Day”

by Peter M. Robinsoninterview with Victor Davis Hansonvia Hoover Digest
Friday, April 20, 2018

Hoover fellow Victor Davis Hanson on his new book, The Second World Wars.

Timothy Garton Ash’s Five Books

by Sophie Roell interview with Timothy Garton Ashvia Hoover Digest
Friday, April 20, 2018

Free speech—short phrase, long history. Hoover fellow Timothy Garton Ash offers a reading list for today’s free speakers.

“The Oppression of Black People Is Over”

by Shelby Steelevia Hoover Digest
Friday, April 20, 2018

The recent NFL protests were more dutiful than daring. Freedom has made the theme of victimization obsolete.

This Memorial Day

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Hoover Digest
Friday, April 20, 2018

What do we remember on this day of mourning and honor?

Hoover’s Powerful Individual

by Edwin J. Feulner, Jr.via Hoover Digest
Friday, April 20, 2018

Herbert Hoover’s example and his appeal, still strong nearly a hundred years later, for “a better, brighter, broader individualism.”

A Nehru Escape

by Michael S. Bernstamvia Hoover Digest
Friday, April 20, 2018

During a 1955 visit to Moscow, the Indian premier inadvertently launched a dating revolution. How Jawaharlal Nehru caused young Russians to rejoice.

How Mozambique Learned to Vote

by Elizabeth Banksvia Hoover Digest
Friday, April 20, 2018

Less than a quarter-century ago, the African country held its first multiparty elections. Artifacts in Hoover’s collections taught Mozambicans what it meant to live in a democracy.

On the Cover

via Hoover Digest
Friday, April 20, 2018

Saint Stephen, first king of medieval Hungary, exerts an outsize influence on that nation’s history and symbolism. Crowned in the year 1001, Stephen I (c. 975–1038) consolidated the monarchy and adopted Christianity as the state religion.

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2018 No. 2

by James Taranto featuring Morris P. Fiorina Friday, April 20, 2018
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by Peter Berkowitz Friday, April 20, 2018
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by George H. Nash Friday, April 20, 2018
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by Victor Davis Hanson Friday, April 20, 2018
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by Bruce Thornton Friday, April 20, 2018
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by Clint Bolick Friday, April 20, 2018
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by Adam J. White Friday, April 20, 2018
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by Richard A. Epstein Friday, April 20, 2018
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by David R. Henderson Friday, April 20, 2018
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by Charles Hill Friday, April 20, 2018
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by Herbert Lin Friday, April 20, 2018
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by Toomas Hendrik Ilves Friday, April 20, 2018
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by Henry I. Miller Friday, April 20, 2018
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by Stephen Kotkin Friday, April 20, 2018
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by Robert Service Friday, April 20, 2018
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by Michael R. Auslin Friday, April 20, 2018
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by Samuel Tadros Friday, April 20, 2018
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by Michael J. Boskin Friday, April 20, 2018
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by Richard A. Epstein Friday, April 20, 2018
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by Joshua D. Rauh Friday, April 20, 2018
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by Chester E. Finn Jr. Friday, April 20, 2018
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by Peter M. Robinson interview with Niall Ferguson Friday, April 20, 2018
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by Peter M. Robinson interview with Victor Davis Hanson Friday, April 20, 2018
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by Sophie Roell interview with Timothy Garton Ash Friday, April 20, 2018
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by Shelby Steele Friday, April 20, 2018
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by Victor Davis Hanson Friday, April 20, 2018
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by Edwin J. Feulner, Jr. Friday, April 20, 2018
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by Michael S. Bernstam Friday, April 20, 2018
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by Elizabeth Banks Friday, April 20, 2018
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Friday, January 26, 2018

2018 No. 1

by Tunku Varadarajan interview with John F. Cogan Friday, January 26, 2018
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by David R. Henderson Friday, January 26, 2018
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by John H. Cochrane Friday, January 26, 2018
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by Scott W. Atlas Friday, January 26, 2018
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by Richard A. Epstein Friday, January 26, 2018
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by Lanhee J. Chen, Micah Weinberg Friday, January 26, 2018
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by Terry Anderson Friday, January 26, 2018
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by David R. Henderson, John H. Cochrane Friday, January 26, 2018
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by Richard A. Epstein Friday, January 26, 2018
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by Sharon Driscoll interview with Michael McConnell Friday, January 26, 2018
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by Timothy Kane Friday, January 26, 2018
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by Michael S. Bernstam Friday, January 26, 2018
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by Williamson Murray Friday, January 26, 2018
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by Barry Strauss Friday, January 26, 2018
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by Michael R. Auslin Friday, January 26, 2018
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by Thomas H. Henriksen Friday, January 26, 2018
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by Victor Davis Hanson Friday, January 26, 2018
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by Paul R. Gregory Friday, January 26, 2018
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by Bing West Friday, January 26, 2018
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by Charles Hill Friday, January 26, 2018
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by Niall Ferguson Friday, January 26, 2018
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by Herbert Lin Friday, January 26, 2018
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by Michael McFaul Friday, January 26, 2018
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by Jeremy Carl Friday, January 26, 2018
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by Admiral James O. Ellis Jr. , George P. Shultz Friday, January 26, 2018
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by David Davenport, Lenny Mendonca Friday, January 26, 2018
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by Williamson M. Evers Friday, January 26, 2018
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by Chester E. Finn Jr. Friday, January 26, 2018
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by Shelby Steele Friday, January 26, 2018
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by Chris Sweeney interview with Harvey C. Mansfield Friday, January 26, 2018
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by Peter M. Robinson Friday, January 26, 2018
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by Markos Kounalakis Friday, January 26, 2018
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by Bertrand M. Patenaude, Jodi Roberts Friday, January 26, 2018
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Monday, October 23, 2017

2017 No. 4

by John F. Cogan, R. Glenn Hubbard, John B. Taylor, Kevin Warsh Monday, October 23, 2017
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by Edward Paul Lazear Monday, October 23, 2017
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by Bruce Thornton Monday, October 23, 2017
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by Adam J. White Monday, October 23, 2017
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by Tunku Varadarajan Monday, October 23, 2017
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by Richard A. Epstein Monday, October 23, 2017
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by Richard A. Epstein Monday, October 23, 2017
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by Henry I. Miller Monday, October 23, 2017
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by Herbert Lin Monday, October 23, 2017
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by Abbas Milani Monday, October 23, 2017
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by Timothy Kane mentioning Milton Friedman Monday, October 23, 2017
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by Stephen D. Krasner Monday, October 23, 2017
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by Michael Knigge interview with William J. Perry Monday, October 23, 2017
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by Paul R. Gregory Monday, October 23, 2017
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by Thomas H. Henriksen Monday, October 23, 2017
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by Svetlana Suveică , Sergiu Musteață interview with Norman M. Naimark Monday, October 23, 2017
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by Jennifer Burns Monday, October 23, 2017
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by Miles Maochun Yu Monday, October 23, 2017
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by James L. Sweeney Monday, October 23, 2017
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by Bill Whalen Monday, October 23, 2017
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by Charles G. Palm featuring Milton Friedman Monday, October 23, 2017
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by Peter Berkowitz Monday, October 23, 2017
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by Williamson M. Evers, Vicki E. Alger Monday, October 23, 2017
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by Chester E. Finn Jr., Bruno V. Manno, Brandon L. Wright Monday, October 23, 2017
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by Charles Hill Monday, October 23, 2017
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by Cynthia Haven interview with Ayaan Hirsi Ali Monday, October 23, 2017
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by Carol E. Lee interview with Condoleezza Rice Monday, October 23, 2017
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by Peter M. Robinson Monday, October 23, 2017
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by Tunku Varadarajan featuring Richard A. Epstein Monday, October 23, 2017
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by Emily Johnson Monday, October 23, 2017
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Friday, July 7, 2017

2017 No. 3

by Edward Paul Lazear Friday, July 7, 2017
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by Adam J. White Friday, July 7, 2017
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by Kori Schake Friday, July 7, 2017
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by Lee Simmons interview with David Brady Friday, July 7, 2017
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by Shelby Steele Friday, July 7, 2017
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by Scott W. Atlas Friday, July 7, 2017
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by Henry I. Miller Friday, July 7, 2017
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by Lanhee J. Chen Friday, July 7, 2017
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by Larry Diamond Friday, July 7, 2017
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by Thomas Donnelly Friday, July 7, 2017
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by Dr. Joseph Felter Friday, July 7, 2017
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by Timothy Kane Friday, July 7, 2017
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by George P. Shultz, Ted Halstead Friday, July 7, 2017
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by Terry Anderson, Kurt R. Leube Friday, July 7, 2017
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by Victor Davis Hanson Friday, July 7, 2017
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by Niall Ferguson Friday, July 7, 2017
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by Timothy Garton Ash Friday, July 7, 2017
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by Tunku Varadarajan featuring Michael McFaul Friday, July 7, 2017
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by Toshio Nishi Friday, July 7, 2017
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by Yuma Totani Friday, July 7, 2017
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by Richard A. Epstein Friday, July 7, 2017
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by Peter Berkowitz Friday, July 7, 2017
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by Ayaan Hirsi Ali Friday, July 7, 2017
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by Chester E. Finn Jr. Friday, July 7, 2017
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by Richard A. Epstein Friday, July 7, 2017
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by Peter M. Robinson interview with John H. Cochrane Friday, July 7, 2017
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by Peter M. Robinson interview with Russell Muirhead Friday, July 7, 2017
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by Kendra Davidson interview with Norman M. Naimark Friday, July 7, 2017
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by Jennifer Burns Friday, July 7, 2017
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by Russell Roberts Friday, July 7, 2017
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by Cynthia Haven Friday, July 7, 2017
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Conservatives, Populism, and the Future

by George H. Nashvia Hoover Digest
Friday, April 20, 2018

The populist uproar is understandable but dangerous. It can be harnessed.

Fifty Shades of Red

by Peter Berkowitzvia Hoover Digest
Friday, April 20, 2018

Conservatives have always had their differences. Uniting them in this fractious age means reconciling two things: freedom and tradition.

Unstable Majorities

by James Tarantofeaturing Morris P. Fiorinavia Hoover Digest
Friday, April 20, 2018

Democratic and Republican lawmakers are farther removed from each other than ever—but they’re also farther removed from the views of most ordinary voters. Hoover fellow Morris P. Fiorina explores this hollow political center.

On the Cover

via Hoover Digest
Friday, April 20, 2018

Saint Stephen, first king of medieval Hungary, exerts an outsize influence on that nation’s history and symbolism. Crowned in the year 1001, Stephen I (c. 975–1038) consolidated the monarchy and adopted Christianity as the state religion.

How Mozambique Learned to Vote

by Elizabeth Banksvia Hoover Digest
Friday, April 20, 2018

Less than a quarter-century ago, the African country held its first multiparty elections. Artifacts in Hoover’s collections taught Mozambicans what it meant to live in a democracy.

A Nehru Escape

by Michael S. Bernstamvia Hoover Digest
Friday, April 20, 2018

During a 1955 visit to Moscow, the Indian premier inadvertently launched a dating revolution. How Jawaharlal Nehru caused young Russians to rejoice.

Hoover’s Powerful Individual

by Edwin J. Feulner, Jr.via Hoover Digest
Friday, April 20, 2018

Herbert Hoover’s example and his appeal, still strong nearly a hundred years later, for “a better, brighter, broader individualism.”

This Memorial Day

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Hoover Digest
Friday, April 20, 2018

What do we remember on this day of mourning and honor?

“The Oppression of Black People Is Over”

by Shelby Steelevia Hoover Digest
Friday, April 20, 2018

The recent NFL protests were more dutiful than daring. Freedom has made the theme of victimization obsolete.

Timothy Garton Ash’s Five Books

by Sophie Roell interview with Timothy Garton Ashvia Hoover Digest
Friday, April 20, 2018

Free speech—short phrase, long history. Hoover fellow Timothy Garton Ash offers a reading list for today’s free speakers.

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