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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 Crepellevia 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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2011 No. 1

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2010 No. 4

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by David Brady, Daniel P. Kessler, Douglas Rivers Wednesday, September 29, 2010
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by Peter Berkowitz Wednesday, September 29, 2010
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by Tunku Varadarajan Wednesday, September 29, 2010
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by Peter M. Robinson Wednesday, September 29, 2010
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by Stewart Baker Wednesday, September 29, 2010
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by Lieutenant Colonel Dave Almand Wednesday, September 29, 2010
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by Chester E. Finn Jr. Wednesday, September 29, 2010
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by Richard A. Epstein Wednesday, September 29, 2010
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Friday, July 2, 2010

2010 No. 3

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2010 No. 2

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“It’s Hard Work, Building A Country”

by General Jim Mattisvia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 20, 2020

In American public life, Hoover fellow Jim Mattis reminds us, disagreement is forgivable but despair is not.

“Of the Elites, by the Elites”

by Russ Robertsvia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 20, 2020

George Will does battle with the administrative state in his new book, The Conservative Sensibility.

Strange Defeat

by Peter M. Robinson interview with Douglas Murrayvia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 20, 2020

Douglas Murray, author of The Strange Death of Europe, worries that Europe may have become too exhausted by heedless immigration and self-doubt to defend its own culture.

The Fires Next Time

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

By freezing premiums, California is forcing insurers to pay for fire damage they didn’t cause. This could drive them out of business—to no one’s benefit.

Thirty Years On

by Rachel Tausendfreund interview with Timothy Garton Ashvia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 20, 2020

Three decades after the fall of the Berlin Wall, Hoover fellow Timothy Garton Ash assesses the state of European democracy.

Where’s Waldo’s Nuke?

by Amy Zegartvia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 20, 2020

Amateurs are prowling the Internet for clues to nuclear weapons development. Real spies find these efforts both helpful and worrisome.

Space Invaders

by Amy Zegartvia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 20, 2020

In the information age, old thinking about war is as faulty as old technology. Where is our unified theory of defense?

Putting Aside Woke Things

by Frederick M. Hess, Chester E. Finn Jr.via Hoover Digest
Monday, April 20, 2020

Far too many schools place social justice ahead of learning. For the sake of students, we must reject this harmful revolution.

AP Makes the Grade

by Chester E. Finn Jr., Andrew Scanlanvia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 20, 2020

Education reforms come and go, most achieving little. But Advanced Placement programs? They work.

The Cult of Climatism

by Josef Joffevia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 20, 2020

The religion of global warming preaches doom and punishment, even as its own high priests hedge their bets. Meanwhile, its fearful, furious dogmas make a cooperative response to climate change all but impossible.

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