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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 29, 2018

2018 No. 4

by Bill Whalen interview with Thomas W. Gilligan Monday, October 29, 2018
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by John F. Cogan Monday, October 29, 2018
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by Stephen Kotkin Monday, October 29, 2018
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by Victor Davis Hanson Monday, October 29, 2018
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by Richard A. Epstein Monday, October 29, 2018
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by Jack Goldsmith Monday, October 29, 2018
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by Scott W. Atlas Monday, October 29, 2018
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by Charles L. Hooper, David R. Henderson Monday, October 29, 2018
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by Richard Sousa, Nicolas Petit Monday, October 29, 2018
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by Terry Anderson Monday, October 29, 2018
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by Paul R. Gregory Monday, October 29, 2018
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by Henry I. Miller, John Cohrssen Monday, October 29, 2018
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by Ralph Peters Monday, October 29, 2018
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by Markos Kounalakis Monday, October 29, 2018
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by Chester E. Finn Jr. Monday, October 29, 2018
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by Jack Goldsmith Monday, October 29, 2018
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by Abbas Milani Monday, October 29, 2018
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by Eric Edelman, Ray Takeyh Monday, October 29, 2018
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by Peter Berkowitz Monday, October 29, 2018
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by Richard A. Epstein Monday, October 29, 2018
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by Norman M. Naimark Monday, October 29, 2018
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by Tunku Varadarajan Monday, October 29, 2018
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by Timothy Garton Ash Monday, October 29, 2018
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by Mark Koyama Monday, October 29, 2018
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by Miles Maochun Yu Monday, October 29, 2018
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by Peter M. Robinson interview with General Jim Mattis Monday, October 29, 2018
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by Russ Roberts Monday, October 29, 2018
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by Lee Ohanian Monday, October 29, 2018
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by Bruce Thornton Monday, October 29, 2018
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by Russell A. Berman Monday, October 29, 2018
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by Bertrand M. Patenaude Monday, October 29, 2018
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Monday, July 9, 2018

2018 No. 3

by Michael J. Boskin, John H. Cochrane, John F. Cogan, George P. Shultz, John B. Taylor Monday, July 9, 2018
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by Martin Feldstein Monday, July 9, 2018
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by John H. Cochrane Monday, July 9, 2018
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by David R. Henderson Monday, July 9, 2018
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by Charles Blahous Monday, July 9, 2018
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by James W. Ceaser Monday, July 9, 2018
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by Clint Bolick Monday, July 9, 2018
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by Richard A. Epstein Monday, July 9, 2018
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by Admiral James O. Ellis Jr. Monday, July 9, 2018
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by Williamson Murray Monday, July 9, 2018
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by Terry Anderson, Henry I. Miller Monday, July 9, 2018
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by Lee Ohanian, Ted Temzelides Monday, July 9, 2018
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by Chester E. Finn Jr. Monday, July 9, 2018
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by Scott W. Atlas Monday, July 9, 2018
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by Henry I. Miller Monday, July 9, 2018
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by Charles Hill Monday, July 9, 2018
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by Samuel Tadros Monday, July 9, 2018
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by Russell A. Berman Monday, July 9, 2018
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by Peter Berkowitz Monday, July 9, 2018
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by Glenn Tiffert Monday, July 9, 2018
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by Markos Kounalakis Monday, July 9, 2018
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by Peter M. Robinson interview with Shelby Steele Monday, July 9, 2018
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by Tunku Varadarajan interview with Stephen Kotkin Monday, July 9, 2018
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by Bruce Thornton Monday, July 9, 2018
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by Ayaan Hirsi Ali Monday, July 9, 2018
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by Victor Davis Hanson Monday, July 9, 2018
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by Riccardo Mario Cucciolla Monday, July 9, 2018
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by David Cohen, Yuma Totani Monday, July 9, 2018
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Friday, April 20, 2018

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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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.

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.

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.”

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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