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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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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 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 Russ Roberts Friday, July 7, 2017
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by Cynthia Haven Friday, July 7, 2017
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Monday, April 24, 2017

2017 No. 2

by Edward Paul Lazear Monday, April 24, 2017
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by Russ Roberts Monday, April 24, 2017
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by Milton Friedman Monday, April 24, 2017
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by John H. Cochrane Monday, April 24, 2017
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by David Davenport, Gordon Lloyd Monday, April 24, 2017
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by Shelby Steele Monday, April 24, 2017
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by Elizabeth Cobbs Monday, April 24, 2017
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by Russell A. Berman, Charles Hill Monday, April 24, 2017
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by Peter Berkowitz Monday, April 24, 2017
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by Niall Ferguson Monday, April 24, 2017
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by Michael McFaul Monday, April 24, 2017
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by Paul R. Gregory Monday, April 24, 2017
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by Ralph Peters Monday, April 24, 2017
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by Ellie Cawthorne interview with Robert Service Monday, April 24, 2017
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by Amy Zegart Monday, April 24, 2017
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by James L. Sweeney Monday, April 24, 2017
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by Gary D. Libecap Monday, April 24, 2017
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by Michael S. Bernstam Monday, April 24, 2017
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by Terry Anderson Monday, April 24, 2017
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by William J. Perry Monday, April 24, 2017
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by Victor Davis Hanson Monday, April 24, 2017
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by Carolyn Phenicie featuring Condoleezza Rice Monday, April 24, 2017
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by Paul E. Peterson Monday, April 24, 2017
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by Michael J. Petrilli Monday, April 24, 2017
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by David Hoffman featuring Sidney D. Drell Monday, April 24, 2017
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by Peter M. Robinson featuring Thomas Sowell Monday, April 24, 2017
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by Norman M. Naimark Monday, April 24, 2017
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by Jean McElwee Cannon featuring Herbert Hoover Monday, April 24, 2017
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by Jean McElwee Cannon Monday, April 24, 2017
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Friday, January 27, 2017

2017 No. 1

by James W. Ceaser Friday, January 27, 2017
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by Larry Diamond Friday, January 27, 2017
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by David Brady Friday, January 27, 2017
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by Paul R. Gregory Friday, January 27, 2017
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by David Davenport Friday, January 27, 2017
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by Lee Ohanian Friday, January 27, 2017
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by Michael Spence Friday, January 27, 2017
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featuring John H. Cochrane Friday, January 27, 2017
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by Robert J. Barro Friday, January 27, 2017
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by Charles Blahous Friday, January 27, 2017
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by Edward Paul Lazear, Simon Janssen Friday, January 27, 2017
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by Richard A. Epstein Friday, January 27, 2017
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by Henry I. Miller Friday, January 27, 2017
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by Michael McFaul Friday, January 27, 2017
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by Elizabeth Cobbs Friday, January 27, 2017
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by General Jim Mattis Friday, January 27, 2017
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by Jack Goldsmith, Matthew Waxman Friday, January 27, 2017
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by Charles Hill Friday, January 27, 2017
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by Paul R. Gregory Friday, January 27, 2017
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by Katya Drozdova Friday, January 27, 2017
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by Norman M. Naimark, Aleksandar Matovski Friday, January 27, 2017
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by Thomas Donnelly Friday, January 27, 2017
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by Daniel Corstange Friday, January 27, 2017
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by Chester E. Finn Jr., Bruno V. Manno, Brandon L. Wright Friday, January 27, 2017
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by Michael J. Petrilli Friday, January 27, 2017
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by Peter M. Robinson Friday, January 27, 2017
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by Peter M. Robinson interview with Terry M. Moe Friday, January 27, 2017
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by Graham Allison, Niall Ferguson Friday, January 27, 2017
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by Bill Whalen Friday, January 27, 2017
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by Jean McElwee Cannon, James Sam Friday, January 27, 2017
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by Maciej Siekierski Friday, January 27, 2017
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New Issue Of Hoover Digest Online

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Thursday, August 6, 2020

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. 

On the Cover

via Hoover Digest
Tuesday, August 4, 2020

This poster from World War II Britain is a reminder of another era in which public health took on broad importance, with implications that crossed borders and even touched on world politics and conflict. Here are two science students examining samples under a microscope. What may be remarkable to modern viewers of this poster from the Hoover Archives is that the young scientists are not researching a vaccine or a cure. 

Rescuers in Another Time

by Mary Schaeffer Conroy, Valentina Fedorovna Sosonkinavia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, August 4, 2020

A hundred years ago, American doctors came to the aid of Belarus, a struggling Soviet republic where displaced people were falling prey to disease. In an eerily familiar story, overwhelmed hospitals and shortages of medical supplies prolonged the suffering. So did revolution and war.

Western Civ and Its Discontents

by Peter Berkowitzvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Defending the history of liberal democracy is no mere intellectual exercise—it’s crucial to preserving our rights and liberties.

Pale Horse

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, August 4, 2020

The coronavirus proves once again the power of epidemics to upend, and sometimes erase, civilizations. Relearning a lesson the ancient world understood only too well.

Tomorrow’s Child

by William Damonvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Students need purpose. And there’s never been a better time to teach them that purpose derives from love of family, neighbors, and country.

The “Jewell” of Carmel

by Tunku Varadarajanvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, August 4, 2020

No longer Dirty Harry, Clint Eastwood still emits the occasional “Make my day!” But the Hollywood provocateur, director/producer of the recent Richard Jewell, also admits he wishes the president were less “ornery.”

Ruins of the Great Society

by Peter M. Robinsonvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Lyndon Johnson’s grand program was born under a fatal paradox, says historian Amity Shlaes: the beliefs that “we can do anything” but “only the government can do it.” That tangled ambition led not to greatness but to a great disappointment.

Gig Workers to the Rescue

by Lee Ohanianvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Maybe it took an emergency to prove the worth of flexible, on-demand workers. Now will Sacramento finally ease its stranglehold over the gig economy?

Bureaucrats and Indians

by Terry Andersonvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, August 4, 2020

American Indian tribes are quite competent to manage the federal lands they know so well, and Washington should let them do so.

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