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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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Hover Digest 2003 No. 4
Wednesday, October 1, 2003

2003 No. 4

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Hoover Digest 2003 No. 3
Tuesday, July 1, 2003

2003 No. 3

by Chappell Lawson, Strom C. Thacker Wednesday, July 30, 2003
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by Bruce Berkowitz Wednesday, July 30, 2003
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by Jeffrey C. Bliss Wednesday, July 30, 2003
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by Victor Davis Hanson Wednesday, July 30, 2003
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by Kenneth R. Timmerman Wednesday, July 30, 2003
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by Russell A. Berman Wednesday, July 30, 2003
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by Timothy Garton Ash Wednesday, July 30, 2003
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by Larry Diamond Wednesday, July 30, 2003
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by Diane Ravitch Wednesday, July 30, 2003
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by Jeb Bush Wednesday, July 30, 2003
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by Richard Sousa, Hanna Skandera Wednesday, July 30, 2003
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by Scott W. Atlas Wednesday, July 30, 2003
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by Jeffrey M. Jones Wednesday, July 30, 2003
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by Robert Conquest Wednesday, July 30, 2003
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by Abbas Milani Wednesday, July 30, 2003
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by Kathryn Jean Lopez Wednesday, July 30, 2003
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by David Brooks Wednesday, July 30, 2003
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by David Satter Wednesday, July 30, 2003
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by Jeffrey C. Bliss Wednesday, July 30, 2003
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Hoover Digest 2003 No. 2
Tuesday, April 1, 2003

2003 No. 2

by Michael McFaul Wednesday, April 30, 2003
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by Gerald A. Dorfman Wednesday, April 30, 2003
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by Russell A. Berman Wednesday, April 30, 2003
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by Timothy Garton Ash Wednesday, April 30, 2003
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by Abraham D. Sofaer Wednesday, April 30, 2003
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by Robert Zelnick Wednesday, April 30, 2003
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by Larry Diamond Wednesday, April 30, 2003
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by Lisa D. Cook Wednesday, April 30, 2003
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by John E. Chubb Wednesday, April 30, 2003
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by Clint Bolick Wednesday, April 30, 2003
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by Chester E. Finn Jr. Wednesday, April 30, 2003
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by Hanna Skandera, Richard Sousa Wednesday, April 30, 2003
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by James C. Miller III Wednesday, April 30, 2003
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by Kenneth L. Judd Wednesday, April 30, 2003
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by Thomas E. MaCurdy, Jeffrey M. Jones Wednesday, April 30, 2003
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by Margaret Kriz Wednesday, April 30, 2003
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by Philip R. Alper Wednesday, April 30, 2003
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by Gregory Conko, Henry I. Miller Wednesday, April 30, 2003
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Wednesday, January 1, 2003

2003 No. 1

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King of the Hill

by Jay Nordlinger interview with Charles Hillvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Hoover fellow and legendary Yale historian Charles Hill looks back on grand strategy and a grand life.

The Ministry of Labor

by Lee Ohanianvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, July 16, 2019

A proposed law would dramatically interfere with businesses’ right to hire and promote whom they want. California doesn’t need this Orwellian regulation.

Capital Punishment’s Dead End?

by Bill Whalenvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, July 16, 2019

California’s politicians no longer even pretend to support the death penalty. Who does support it? California’s voters.

Kim Already Has What He Wants

by Paul R. Gregoryvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Since peaceful change would threaten his very survival, Kim Jong Un is prepared to hold the world at gunpoint indefinitely.

Telecom Buyer, Beware

by Herbert Linvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, July 16, 2019

All telecom technology, not just Huawei’s, presents security risks. And all of those risks are potentially manageable.

Tempted by Technology

by Michael R. Auslinvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Huawei’s new wireless networks may drive a wedge between the United States and its close ally Britain. Is shiny new tech worth the risk of opening a door to Chinese spies?

“China Will Reclaim Its Greatness”

by Andy Fitch interview with Elizabeth Economyvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, July 16, 2019

China expert Elizabeth C. Economy analyzes a “third revolution” and a second coming: that of Mao Zedong, in the form of Xi Jinping.

The Once and Future Anti-Semitism

by Clifton B. Parker interview with Russell A. Bermanvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Hoover fellow Russell A. Berman examines the modern motives beyond an ancient hatred.

Progress and the Moral High Ground

by Shelby Steelevia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, July 16, 2019

The culture war has left America’s minority groups where they started: held up as victims, held back from advancement. Conservatives have a great opportunity to scrap that old, failed narrative.

The GOP Needs Asian Voters

by Avik Roy, John Yoovia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Conservatives need to show a particular regard for the desires of Asian-Americans—including their desires for liberty and justice for all.

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