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What Will You Do?

by Condoleezza Ricevia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 19, 2020

Protest takes us only so far. Americans must reject recriminations, face old problems squarely, and seek justice for all.

Still Shining

by Peter M. Robinson interview with Ayaan Hirsi Alivia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 19, 2020

To Hoover fellow Ayaan Hirsi Ali, America’s promise remains undimmed.

Pride and Humility

by Peter Berkowitzvia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 19, 2020

A fresh commitment to America’s founding principles and leadership in the cause of human rights.

Genuine Hope and Change

by John Yoo, Horace Coopervia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 19, 2020

“Defunding the police” is just a new way for cities to throw good money after bad—bad social programs, that is. There are better ways to tackle crime and promote opportunity.

Black Livelihoods Matter

by David R. Hendersonvia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 19, 2020

Rigid regulations still deny low-income African-Americans the upward mobility they need.

Ironies of the Plague Year

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 19, 2020

Protesting violence with violence, destroying economies to save them—these have been months of bitter paradox.

To Protect and to Serve

by Russell A. Bermanvia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 19, 2020
As globalization totters and disease spreads, an old principle—the sovereignty of the individual state—re-emerges as a bulwark of freedom.

Democracy Endures

by Josef Joffevia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 19, 2020

The coronavirus has persuaded democracies around the world to trade individual rights for public health measures, surrendering liberty for safety—or so we keep hearing. Not so, says Josef Joffe. Citizens are not “endlessly docile.”

Taiwan’s Triumph

by Michael R. Auslinvia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 19, 2020

Snubbed by the World Health Organization and the world at large, Taiwan has performed magnificently during the pandemic. It deserves the world’s praise—and restored recognition.

Choose Economic Freedom

by John B. Taylorvia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 19, 2020
To preserve our economic liberty, we must remember how difficult it was to win.

Dangers of Disengagement

by H. R. McMastervia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 19, 2020
Should we roll back US foreign commitments? When? By how much? These are serious questions, and simplistic thinking doesn’t help.

A Game of Finesse

by Admiral James O. Ellis Jr.via Hoover Digest
Monday, October 19, 2020
“Cut and run” or “stay the course” in the Middle East? This is a false choice. We should think instead in terms of a continuum of ways to use both soft power and hard.

Cold Days Ahead

by Timothy Garton Ashvia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 19, 2020
As we seek to manage our newly frosty relationship with China, lessons from the Cold War can help.

Serbia, Russia, and the New Great Game

by Jovana Lazić Knežević, Norman M. Naimarkvia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 19, 2020

After twenty years of an uneasy peace in the Balkans, Belgrade is moving closer to Europe—but also displaying Russian-style autocracy and flirting with China.

Empty Pedestals, Hollow Minds

by Chester E. Finn Jr.via Hoover Digest
Monday, October 19, 2020

Those who failed to learn history are especially eager to erase it.

Your Money and Your Life

by May Wong featuring Michael J. Boskin, John Shovenvia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 19, 2020

Call it financial wellness: Hoover’s Michael J. Boskin and John Shoven have launched an innovative personal-finance class to guide students on “your life journey.”

A Free and Healthy Market

by George P. Shultz, Vidar Jorgensenvia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 19, 2020

Singapore’s health care system thrives on transparency and competition. Why can’t ours?

Fear Is Not Our Master

by Clint Bolickvia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 19, 2020
The Constitution is clear: even during emergencies, government powers remain limited.

Rude Awakenings

by Bill Whalenvia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 19, 2020

Commit an outrage, react to the outrage, repeat: why do California’s racial crises recur?

The Hunger (for Admission) Games

by Chester E. Finn Jr.via Hoover Digest
Monday, October 19, 2020
The University of California’s decision to scrap standardized tests earns an “F.” The move does nothing for fairer admissions or better schools.

More Students Left Behind

by Lee Ohanianvia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 19, 2020
Decades ago, California voters soundly rejected race-based college admissions, and women and minority applicants thrived. A ballot measure threatens to reverse that progress.

“Looking in the Wrong Direction”

by Peter M. Robinsonvia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 19, 2020

Matt Ridley, author of How Innovation Works, explains that all innovation involves an element of surprise—as do challenges, such as Covid-19, that we can only meet by innovating. “We should have been worrying about pandemics all along.”

Vandalizing History

by Bruce Thorntonvia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 19, 2020
Today’s ideologues claim to be advancing new arguments, but they’re only re-enacting the same tired melodrama that dates from the Sixties—and the audience must not fail to applaud.

Self-haters, Sit Down

by Andrew Robertsvia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 19, 2020

Western civilization, the pearl of great price.

From Flanders Fields

by Niall Fergusonvia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 19, 2020
The red poppies of November are not just remembrances of things past. They suggest losses yet to come.

Days of Reckoning

by George H. Nashvia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 19, 2020

As the year of the coronavirus nears an end, consider the devastating flu epidemic of 1918–20, an even more severe trial of the American spirit.

“America First” and a Road Not Taken

by Jean McElwee Cannonvia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 19, 2020

The records of the America First Committee raise an intriguing question: what if a celebrity isolationist had captured the White House in 1940?

“Dear Mr. President-elect . . . ”

by Bertrand M. Patenaudevia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 19, 2020

While a banking crisis deepens in early 1933, outgoing president Herbert Hoover makes an extraordinary gesture: a letter to his successor, Franklin Roosevelt, seeking his help.

On the Cover

via Hoover Digest
Monday, October 19, 2020

Czar Nicholas II, the last ruler of imperial Russia, leads his troops in what this poster proclaims as a holy war. The highly stylized image, reminiscent of heroic paintings from the medieval era, shows the larger-than-life czar at the head of a modern army of infantry and Cossacks arrayed against the forces of Germany and Austria- Hungary during World War I. 

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Hoover Digest 2005 No. 4
Saturday, October 1, 2005

2005 No. 4

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Hoover Digest 2005 No. 3
Friday, July 1, 2005

2005 No. 3

by Ramon H. Myers Saturday, July 30, 2005
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by Niall Ferguson Saturday, July 30, 2005
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by Fouad Ajami Saturday, July 30, 2005
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by John E. Chubb Saturday, July 30, 2005
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by Clint Bolick Saturday, July 30, 2005
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by Diane Ravitch Saturday, July 30, 2005
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by William F. Buckley Jr. Saturday, July 30, 2005
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by Milton Friedman Saturday, July 30, 2005
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by John H. Bunzel Saturday, July 30, 2005
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by Thomas J. Healey Saturday, July 30, 2005
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by David R. Henderson Saturday, July 30, 2005
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by Pete Wilson Saturday, July 30, 2005
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by Henry I. Miller Saturday, July 30, 2005
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by John B. Taylor Saturday, July 30, 2005
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by Tai-Chun Kuo, Hsiao-ting Lin, Ramon H. Myers Saturday, July 30, 2005
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Friday, April 1, 2005

2005 No. 2

by Michael J. Boskin Saturday, April 30, 2005
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by David R. Henderson Saturday, April 30, 2005
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by Edward Paul Lazear Saturday, April 30, 2005
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by Clark S. Judge Saturday, April 30, 2005
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by Gary S. Becker Saturday, April 30, 2005
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by John F. Cogan Saturday, April 30, 2005
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by Charles Krauthammer Saturday, April 30, 2005
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by Victor Davis Hanson Saturday, April 30, 2005
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by William Ratliff Saturday, April 30, 2005
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by Alice L. Miller Saturday, April 30, 2005
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by Thomas A. Metzger Saturday, April 30, 2005
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by Charles Wolf Jr. Saturday, April 30, 2005
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by Arnold Beichman Saturday, April 30, 2005
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by Michael McFaul, James M. Goldgeier Saturday, April 30, 2005
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by Robert Conquest Saturday, April 30, 2005
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by Dennis L. Bark Saturday, April 30, 2005
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by Gerald A. Dorfman Saturday, April 30, 2005
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by Niall Ferguson Saturday, April 30, 2005
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by Chester E. Finn Jr. Saturday, April 30, 2005
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by Diane Ravitch Saturday, April 30, 2005
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Hoover Digest 2005 No. 1
Saturday, January 1, 2005

2005 No. 1

by Thomas Sowell Sunday, January 30, 2005
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Reparations Are for the Living

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Trying to repay people for the losses their ancestors suffered would never work. Worse, it would never achieve justice.

Trafficking in Thoughtcrime

by Harvey C. Mansfieldvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, October 9, 2019

How a distinguished thinker learned of his disinvitation.

A Bridge over a Troubled Century

featuring Norman M. Naimarkvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Celebrating Hoover fellow Norman M. Naimark.

“None of the Wars Has Been Won”

by Peter M. Robinson interview with David Davenportvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Hoover fellow David Davenport, co-author of How Public Policy Became War, calls for a rhetorical cease-fire.

Tax Avengers: Endgame?

by Bill Whalenvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, October 9, 2019

A recent schools tax measure failed—and failed badly. Californians may not be all that eager to weaken Proposition 13 after all.

Untangling Homelessness

by Lee Ohanianvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Throwing money at the problem while blocking development just worsens housing problems. What would help? Unleashing homebuilders and job-creating businesses, especially in the Central Valley and the hinterlands

Elegy in an English Church

by Tunku Varadarajanvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, October 9, 2019

One quietly proud corner of Britain sees Brexit as a matter of what to keep, not whom to exclude.

New Issue Of Hoover Digest Online

via Hoover Digest
Wednesday, July 17, 2019

The summer issue of Hoover Digest is now available online. The journal focuses on topics both classical—the economy, personal freedom, the role of government—and timely, such as cybersecurity, terrorism, and geopolitical shifts. 

A Heavy, Quite Visible Hand

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Manipulated wages, housing shortages, rents set by government diktat—distortions abound. The market is a much better mechanism than government for matching supply and demand.

Three Pillars of Wisdom

by Edward Glaeser interview with Raghuram Rajanvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, July 16, 2019

To restrain both arrogant rulers and reckless populists, Hoover economist Raghuram Rajan argues in his new book, we must restore strong local communities.

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