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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 2009 No. 4
Friday, October 9, 2009

2009 No. 4

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by Chester E. Finn Jr. Friday, October 9, 2009
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by Christopher Hitchens Friday, October 9, 2009
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by Robert J. Barro, Jose F. Ursua Friday, October 9, 2009
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by Gary S. Becker Friday, October 9, 2009
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by George P. Shultz Friday, October 9, 2009
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Hoover Digest 2009 No. 3
Wednesday, July 1, 2009

2009 No. 3

by John B. Taylor Wednesday, July 1, 2009
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by Michael J. Boskin Wednesday, July 1, 2009
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by Niall Ferguson Wednesday, July 1, 2009
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by Gary S. Becker, Kevin M. Murphy Wednesday, July 1, 2009
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by Thomas Sowell Wednesday, July 1, 2009
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by Peter M. Robinson Wednesday, July 1, 2009
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by Shelby Steele Wednesday, July 1, 2009
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by Diane Ravitch Wednesday, July 1, 2009
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by Chester E. Finn Jr. Wednesday, July 1, 2009
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by Eric Hanushek, Alfred Lindseth Wednesday, July 1, 2009
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by Fouad Ajami Wednesday, July 1, 2009
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by Katya Drozdova Wednesday, July 1, 2009
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by Marc Thiessen Wednesday, July 1, 2009
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by Robert Zelnick Wednesday, July 1, 2009
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by Scott W. Atlas Wednesday, July 1, 2009
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by Richard A. Epstein Wednesday, July 1, 2009
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by Amichai Magen Wednesday, July 1, 2009
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by Josef Joffe Wednesday, July 1, 2009
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by Bruce Bueno de Mesquita Wednesday, July 1, 2009
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by Tunku Varadarajan Wednesday, July 1, 2009
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by Diana Schaub Tuesday, June 30, 2009
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by Conor Clarke Wednesday, July 1, 2009
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by Christian Brose Tuesday, June 30, 2009
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by Mary Anastasia O'Grady Tuesday, June 30, 2009
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by Peter M. Robinson Tuesday, June 30, 2009
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by Shelby Steele Tuesday, June 30, 2009
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by Norman M. Naimark Monday, June 29, 2009
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by Zoltan Barany Monday, June 29, 2009
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by Nicholas Siekierski Friday, June 26, 2009
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by Peter Berkowitz Monday, April 20, 2009
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by Peter M. Robinson Monday, April 20, 2009
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by David Brady, Douglas Rivers, Laurel Harbridge Monday, April 20, 2009
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by David R. Henderson Monday, April 20, 2009
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by John B. Taylor Monday, April 20, 2009
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by Michael J. Boskin Monday, April 20, 2009
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by Robert J. Barro Monday, April 20, 2009
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by Todd Zywicki Monday, April 20, 2009
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by Richard A. Posner Monday, April 20, 2009
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by Russ Roberts Monday, April 20, 2009
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by Terry M. Moe Monday, April 20, 2009
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by Clint Bolick Monday, April 20, 2009
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by Chester E. Finn Jr. Monday, April 20, 2009
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by Philip Bobbitt Monday, April 20, 2009
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by Jack Goldsmith, Benjamin Wittes Monday, April 20, 2009
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by Chris Mondics Monday, April 20, 2009
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by Kori Schake Tuesday, April 14, 2009
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by Richard A. Epstein Tuesday, April 14, 2009
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by Henry I. Miller Tuesday, April 14, 2009
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by Victor Davis Hanson Tuesday, April 14, 2009
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by Daniel Pipes Monday, April 13, 2009
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An Imperfect Storm

by Daniel Disalvo featuring Terry M. Moevia Hoover Digest
Monday, January 20, 2020

Hoover fellow Terry Moe scrutinizes the creative destruction that Hurricane Katrina wrought, quite literally, on New Orleans’ schools. 

It’s Not “for the Children”

by Eric Hanushekvia Hoover Digest
Monday, January 20, 2020

Striking for more money serves the needs of teachers, not students. To put pupils’ needs first, boost the salaries of effective teachers.

Well-regulated Background Checks

by John Yoovia Hoover Digest
Monday, January 20, 2020

Yes, Congress can expand scrutiny of gun sales without violating the Second Amendment. The real question? Whether those checks would accomplish anything.

Still Exceptional

by Chris Gibson via Hoover Digest
Monday, January 20, 2020

The founders were right: when we weaken America’s historical sense of balance, we weaken ourselves.

The Wages of Hubris

by Bruce Thorntonvia Hoover Digest
Monday, January 20, 2020

Social engineers love to think they possess the wisdom of the ages—and to inflict it on others. Tocqueville noticed this conceit two hundred years ago.

Pluralism 101

by Michael McConnellvia Hoover Digest
Monday, January 20, 2020

Universities need free speech—and free thinkers—to fulfill their very mission.

America in One Room

by Larry Diamondvia Hoover Digest
Monday, January 20, 2020

If voters stopped shouting at each other and tried listening instead, what would they hear? And what would they do next? A novel experiment aimed to find out.

Taxation by Stealth

by David R. Hendersonvia Hoover Digest
Monday, January 20, 2020

Easing government regulations, as the Trump administration has done, puts money in people’s pockets—and expands their liberties.

Warren’s Senior Moment

by John F. Coganvia Hoover Digest
Monday, January 20, 2020

The candidate would lavish money on Social Security recipients, even on the millions of seniors who don’t need it, by imposing a new and unfair tax. Her plan is just an election-year soaking.

Too Large, Yet in Charge

by Charles Blahousvia Hoover Digest
Monday, January 20, 2020

Government can’t keep up with the free market’s dynamism, innovation, and power to improve lives. Someone should tell the presidential candidates.

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