Sledgehammers Of Ideology

by Charles Hillvia Hoover Digest
Friday, June 19, 2015

Jihadists are trying to destroy history—in the halls of Iraq’s museums, quite literally. Standing in their way: a civilization that cherishes both political and artistic freedom.

State Of Terror

by Christina Pazzanese featuring Jessica Sternvia Hoover Digest
Friday, June 19, 2015

Jessica Stern, a member of Hoover’s Task Force on National Security and Law, shows how ISIS uses a slick, media-savvy campaign to lure vulnerable youth to its end-times army.

Escape From Gitmo

by Jane Harman, Jack Goldsmithvia Hoover Digest
Friday, June 19, 2015

The legal path out of our long Guantánamo nightmare.

Weak, In Review

by Amy Zegartvia Hoover Digest
Friday, June 19, 2015

When the Cold War ended, strategists became distracted by the dangers of the “weak state.” Powerful adversaries used the opportunity to grow even more powerful.

Flip The Script

by Kimberly Kaganvia Hoover Digest
Friday, June 19, 2015

Abandoned friends and defiant foes: what the president’s foreign policy has wrought.

No Sign Of Restraint

by George P. Shultz, Henry A. Kissingervia Hoover Digest
Friday, June 19, 2015

Properly understood, the Iran nuclear deal is at best only a beginning, not an end—and regional stability may be farther away than ever.

Digital Defiance

by Abbas Milanivia Hoover Digest
Friday, June 19, 2015

The Iranian people are challenging the theocracy that governs them with a quiet revolution of their own, much of it online.

Memo To The “Great Satan”

by Josef Joffevia Hoover Digest
Friday, June 19, 2015

Iran isn’t reasonable—revolutionary states never are. The United States should seek not to appease Iran but to contain it.

Making The Poor Richer

by Edward Paul Lazearvia Hoover Digest
Friday, June 19, 2015

When the free market benefits people of all incomes, “inequality” becomes a red herring.

Minimum Wage As Stealth Tax

by Thomas E. MaCurdyvia Hoover Digest
Friday, June 19, 2015

Higher minimum wages help almost nobody—but raise prices for everybody. How is that a good idea?

The Wages Of Stagnation

by Edward Paul Lazearvia Hoover Digest
Friday, June 19, 2015

Average pay has remained in the doldrums even as the economy has grown. Here’s why.

Lyft Out

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Hoover Digest
Friday, June 19, 2015

A bad legal ruling in California could impede ride services, one of the most promising offspring of the sharing economy.

Green Allies

by Terry Andersonvia Hoover Digest
Friday, June 19, 2015

What would bring conservationists and conservatives together? Environmental solutions that really work.

To Market, To Market

by Henry I. Millervia Hoover Digest
Friday, June 19, 2015

The FDA finally admits genetically enhanced potatoes and apples are safe. A sorry tale of bureaucratic timidity and inertia.

Law Schools Are Flunking

by James Huffmanvia Hoover Digest
Friday, June 19, 2015

Enrollment is sagging and student debt climbing. Law schools are a business—in desperate need of a new business model.

A (Dry) Winter’s Tale

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Hoover Digest
Friday, June 19, 2015

In parched California, the well of political foresight ran dry years ago.

Human Capital 101

by Clifton B. Parker featuring Caroline M. Hoxbyvia Hoover Digest
Friday, June 19, 2015

Why does college enrollment boom when the economy goes bust?

A Degree Of Difficulty

by Michael J. Petrillivia Hoover Digest
Friday, June 19, 2015

Not every job requires a college degree. Employers are shrinking the labor pool unfairly—and unwisely.

Trust Me, You Fool

by Bruce Thorntonvia Hoover Digest
Friday, June 19, 2015

That gibe about the “stupidity of the American voter” is as old as Athens and as modern as a federal technocrat.

Still Springing Forward

by Larry Diamondvia Hoover Digest
Friday, June 19, 2015

Despite terrorism in Tunisia, the birthplace of the Arab Spring, the democracy movement in the Arab world lives on. But its successes are fragile.

Medicine For What Ails Europe

by Michael J. Boskinvia Hoover Digest
Friday, June 19, 2015

Five steps toward restoring economic sanity in the eurozone.

Autocrat For Life

by Stephen Kotkinvia Hoover Digest
Friday, June 19, 2015

Vladimir Putin, with his genius for tapping the country’s pathologies, has come to embody Russia itself.

Putin’s Recipe For Power

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Hoover Digest
Friday, June 19, 2015

Large parts aggression and calculation, a helping of insecurity, and many dollops of resentment.

Sanctions Aren’t Working

by Mark Harrisonvia Hoover Digest
Friday, June 19, 2015

Economic pressure is a slow, unpredictable weapon at best. Sanctions not only have failed to deter Putin but might prompt him to behave even worse.

A New Economic Web

by Sam Rebo, Norman M. Naimarkvia Hoover Digest
Friday, June 19, 2015

Russia’s new Eurasian Economic Union is also an instrument of Putin’s political power.

“Find Your Fit”

by Peter M. Robinsonvia Hoover Digest
Friday, June 19, 2015

Born creators, people are everywhere in creative chains: David Kelley, founder of the Stanford design school, wants to free your inner innovator.

The Honesty Gap

by Thomas Sowellvia Hoover Digest
Friday, June 19, 2015

The clamor over male-female pay disparities persists not because the clamor accomplishes anything but because it’s politically useful.

One Of The Very Few

by Joseph Epstein featuring Shelby Steelevia Hoover Digest
Friday, June 19, 2015

A review of Shame, the new book by Hoover fellow Shelby Steele, that presents a portrait of Steele himself.

Chiang’s Secret Advisers

by Hsiao-ting Linvia Hoover Digest
Friday, June 19, 2015

Driven from the Chinese mainland, Chiang Kai-shek turned to Japanese and German military officers, once his bitter foes, to help him defend Taiwan.

On The Cover

via Hoover Digest
Friday, June 19, 2015

On the cover