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Red Lines

by Matt Pottingervia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 18, 2021

The United States and its allies must refuse to let Beijing hold them hostage.

Battery Power

by Nadia Schadlow, Arthur Hermanvia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 18, 2021

China’s pursuit of a global green-energy monopoly includes locking up the battery supply chain. The Pentagon has a strong interest in not letting that happen.

Inside the Ministry of Fear

by Miles Maochun Yuvia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 18, 2021
Like all totalitarian states, China is a master of propaganda. It’s no surprise that even Americans are seduced—and threatened—into following the party line.

How Lies Go Viral

by Gordon G. Changvia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 18, 2021
Beijing peddles a tale of American involvement in the origins of COVID-19. Social media does the rest.

Is the Fed Losing Focus?

by John B. Taylorvia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 18, 2021

A hard lesson from the recent past shows how neglecting monetary policy feeds inflation. We mustn’t let that happen now.

Another Trillion-Dollar Baby

by John F. Cogan, Daniel Heilvia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 18, 2021

The Biden administration is eager to midwife a huge expansion in entitlement payments. More than half of all Americans would be on the federal dole.

Debtors’ Prison

by Michael J. Boskinvia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 18, 2021
Federal borrowing is soaring—and the debt the nation is amassing will long outlast any pandemic.

The Tax Cartel Cometh

by Joshua D. Rauh, Aharon Friedmanvia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 18, 2021
Big-government control of the international tax system looks a lot like imperialism—and a bad deal for American workers and consumers.

Free Trade Refresher Course

by David R. Hendersonvia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 18, 2021
The not-so-secret ingredient of prosperity: comparative advantage. It’s a concept neither Trump nor Biden seems to grasp.

Don’t Sacrifice Ideals

by Russell A. Bermanvia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 18, 2021
Still utterly central to American foreign policy: human rights. We must defend them abroad and at home.

Misogyny Knows No Borders

featuring Ayaan Hirsi Alivia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 18, 2021
In the face of indifference and political correctness, Hoover fellow Ayaan Hirsi Ali defends women’s rights.

A Caliphate in the Making?

by Abbas Milanivia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 18, 2021
The election of a new, hard-line president shows that moderation—whether foreign or domestic—remains a mirage.

Conciliation Will Fail

by H. R. McMastervia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 18, 2021

The case for putting maximum pressure on the Islamic Republic.

Distant Warnings

by Thomas H. Henriksenvia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 18, 2021

In their eagerness to be done with “forever wars,” especially in Africa, Americans and their leaders may just bring the danger closer.

Divided We Fall, Together We Heal

by Abraham D. Sofaervia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 18, 2021
Every country fell short in the battle against COVID-19. The future demands we improve international cooperation, not abandon it.

To Everyone’s Health

by Scott W. Atlasvia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 18, 2021
The pandemic provided fresh evidence of a very old problem: certain minority groups suffer worse health and shorter lives than does the average American. Fixing that will require transforming Medicaid.

Crowdsourcing and the Mobs

by Amy Zegartvia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 18, 2021

The Internet has enabled the rise of citizen spies. They’re making money, pushing social causes—and sometimes running roughshod on privacy and civil rights.

Green Screens

by Bjorn Lomborgvia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 18, 2021

Environmentalists see the future as either apocalypse or utopia. We need to address the climate, but hyperbole of any stripe only gets in the way.

Civics and Its Discontents

by Peter Berkowitzvia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 18, 2021
A host of social struggles converge on a familiar battlefield: civics education.

Three Cheers for the Old Normal

by Michael J. Petrillivia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 18, 2021

Armed with a year’s worth of improvised failures during the pandemic, schools should quit while they’re behind.

Charters Turn Thirty

by Chester E. Finn Jr., Bruno V. Mannovia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 18, 2021
Charter schools are here to stay. But they, like their students, should never stop learning and growing.

Don’t Knock Opportunity

by David L. Lealvia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 18, 2021

Demography may not, after all, be destiny. Republicans could earn the Latino vote in California by emphasizing values, personal and financial freedom, and compassion.

A Lesson in Power

by Michael T. Hartneyvia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 18, 2021
With help from their friends in Sacramento, teachers’ unions still shrug off all attempts to reduce their political clout.

Doom with a View

by Peter M. Robinson interview with Niall Fergusonvia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 18, 2021

Hoover fellow Niall Ferguson’s new book represents a grand tour of COVID-19 and other catastrophes and the people who have had to face them.

An Honest Man

by Peter M. Robinson featuring Thomas Sowell, Jason Rileyvia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 18, 2021
Jason Riley offers a biography of Hoover fellow Thomas Sowell, the maverick scholar and fierce defender of fact over faction.

The Case for Black Patriotism

by Glenn Louryvia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 18, 2021
Does the American Dream apply to black people, too? “It most certainly and emphatically does apply. And it is coming to fruition daily.”

Tear Down that Great Firewall

by H. R. McMastervia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 18, 2021

President Reagan’s historic speech exposed a confrontation deeper than the Cold War itself. Where is the American leader who can challenge China on the same terms?

Goodbye, Columbus

by Bruce Thorntonvia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 18, 2021

The now-annual ritual of pillorying Christopher Columbus is part of a crusade to defame America and its values.

A Tower to Remember

by Elena Danielsonvia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 18, 2021
Hoover Tower, the symbol of Stanford University, was built to keep history alive—and during eighty years has led a long, meaningful life of its own.

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Monday, October 19, 2020

2020 No. 4

by Condoleezza Rice Monday, October 19, 2020
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by Peter M. Robinson interview with Ayaan Hirsi Ali Monday, October 19, 2020
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by Peter Berkowitz Monday, October 19, 2020
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by John Yoo, Horace Cooper Monday, October 19, 2020
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by David R. Henderson Monday, October 19, 2020
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by Victor Davis Hanson Monday, October 19, 2020
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by Russell A. Berman Monday, October 19, 2020
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by Josef Joffe Monday, October 19, 2020
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by Michael R. Auslin Monday, October 19, 2020
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by John B. Taylor Monday, October 19, 2020
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by H. R. McMaster Monday, October 19, 2020
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by Admiral James O. Ellis Jr. Monday, October 19, 2020
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by Timothy Garton Ash Monday, October 19, 2020
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by Jovana Lazić Knežević, Norman M. Naimark Monday, October 19, 2020
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by Chester E. Finn Jr. Monday, October 19, 2020
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by May Wong featuring Michael J. Boskin, John Shoven Monday, October 19, 2020
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by George P. Shultz, Vidar Jorgensen Monday, October 19, 2020
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by Clint Bolick Monday, October 19, 2020
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by Bill Whalen Monday, October 19, 2020
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by Chester E. Finn Jr. Monday, October 19, 2020
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by Lee Ohanian Monday, October 19, 2020
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by Peter M. Robinson Monday, October 19, 2020
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by Bruce Thornton Monday, October 19, 2020
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by Andrew Roberts Monday, October 19, 2020
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by Niall Ferguson Monday, October 19, 2020
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by George H. Nash Monday, October 19, 2020
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by Jean McElwee Cannon Monday, October 19, 2020
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by Bertrand M. Patenaude Monday, October 19, 2020
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Tuesday, August 4, 2020

2020 No. 3

by John H. Cochrane Tuesday, August 4, 2020
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by Kevin Warsh Tuesday, August 4, 2020
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by Raghuram Rajan Tuesday, August 4, 2020
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by Edward Paul Lazear Tuesday, August 4, 2020
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by Peter Berkowitz Tuesday, August 4, 2020
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by Josef Joffe Tuesday, August 4, 2020
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by Michael R. Auslin Tuesday, August 4, 2020
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by Bill Whalen Tuesday, August 4, 2020
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by Henry A. Kissinger Tuesday, August 4, 2020
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by Michael R. Auslin Tuesday, August 4, 2020
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by Michael McFaul Tuesday, August 4, 2020
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by John Yoo, Ivana Stradner Tuesday, August 4, 2020
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by Markos Kounalakis Tuesday, August 4, 2020
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by Peter M. Robinson interview with Stephen Kotkin Tuesday, August 4, 2020
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by Scott W. Atlas Tuesday, August 4, 2020
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by Lanhee J. Chen Tuesday, August 4, 2020
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by George P. Shultz, Michael J. Boskin, John F. Cogan, John B. Taylor Tuesday, August 4, 2020
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by Stephen D. Krasner Tuesday, August 4, 2020
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by Tony Badran Tuesday, August 4, 2020
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by Sanam Vakil Tuesday, August 4, 2020
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by Michael J. Petrilli Tuesday, August 4, 2020
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by Paul E. Peterson Tuesday, August 4, 2020
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by David Davenport Tuesday, August 4, 2020
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by Terry Anderson Tuesday, August 4, 2020
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by Lee Ohanian Tuesday, August 4, 2020
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by Peter M. Robinson Tuesday, August 4, 2020
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by Tunku Varadarajan Tuesday, August 4, 2020
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by William Damon Tuesday, August 4, 2020
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by Victor Davis Hanson Tuesday, August 4, 2020
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by Peter Berkowitz Tuesday, August 4, 2020
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by Mary Schaeffer Conroy, Valentina Fedorovna Sosonkina Tuesday, August 4, 2020
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Tuesday, August 4, 2020
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Monday, April 20, 2020

2020 No. 2

by Scott W. Atlas Monday, April 20, 2020
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by Troy Senik interview with John H. Cochrane Monday, April 20, 2020
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by Victor Davis Hanson Monday, April 20, 2020
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by Dan Crenshaw interview with Edward Paul Lazear Monday, April 20, 2020
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by John H. Cochrane Monday, April 20, 2020
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by Peter Berkowitz Monday, April 20, 2020
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by Larry Diamond Monday, April 20, 2020
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by David R. Henderson Monday, April 20, 2020
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by Lee Ohanian Monday, April 20, 2020
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by John B. Taylor Monday, April 20, 2020
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by Raghuram Rajan Monday, April 20, 2020
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by David Davenport Monday, April 20, 2020
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by Tunku Varadarajan featuring Frank Dikötter Monday, April 20, 2020
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by Victor Davis Hanson Monday, April 20, 2020
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by Charles Hill Monday, April 20, 2020
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by Jonathan Movroydis interview with Abraham D. Sofaer Monday, April 20, 2020
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by Jacquelyn Schneider Monday, April 20, 2020
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by Josef Joffe Monday, April 20, 2020
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by Chester E. Finn Jr., Andrew Scanlan Monday, April 20, 2020
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by Frederick M. Hess, Chester E. Finn Jr. Monday, April 20, 2020
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by Amy Zegart Monday, April 20, 2020
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by Amy Zegart Monday, April 20, 2020
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by Rachel Tausendfreund interview with Timothy Garton Ash Monday, April 20, 2020
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by Richard A. Epstein Monday, April 20, 2020
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by Peter M. Robinson interview with Douglas Murray Monday, April 20, 2020
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by Russ Roberts Monday, April 20, 2020
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by General Jim Mattis Monday, April 20, 2020
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by Bruce Thornton Monday, April 20, 2020
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by Bertrand M. Patenaude Monday, April 20, 2020
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Monday, April 20, 2020
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Monday, January 20, 2020

2020 No. 1

by Richard A. Epstein Monday, January 20, 2020
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by Milton Friedman Monday, January 20, 2020
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by Edmund L. Andrews featuring Joshua D. Rauh Monday, January 20, 2020
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by Charles Blahous Monday, January 20, 2020
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by John F. Cogan Monday, January 20, 2020
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by David R. Henderson Monday, January 20, 2020
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by Larry Diamond Monday, January 20, 2020
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by Michael McConnell Monday, January 20, 2020
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by Bruce Thornton Monday, January 20, 2020
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by Chris Gibson Monday, January 20, 2020
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by John Yoo Monday, January 20, 2020
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by Eric Hanushek Monday, January 20, 2020
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by Daniel Disalvo featuring Terry M. Moe Monday, January 20, 2020
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by Bjorn Lomborg Monday, January 20, 2020
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by George P. Shultz, Pedro Aspe Monday, January 20, 2020
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by Michael S. Bernstam Monday, January 20, 2020
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by Amy Zegart Monday, January 20, 2020
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by Frank Dikötter Monday, January 20, 2020
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by Michael R. Auslin Monday, January 20, 2020
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by Josef Joffe Monday, January 20, 2020
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by Abbas Milani Monday, January 20, 2020
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by Richard A. Epstein Monday, January 20, 2020
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by Lee Ohanian Monday, January 20, 2020
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by Bill Whalen Monday, January 20, 2020
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by Peter M. Robinson interview with General Jim Mattis Monday, January 20, 2020
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by Michael J. Boskin Monday, January 20, 2020
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by David Davenport, Gordon Lloyd Monday, January 20, 2020
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by Peter Berkowitz Monday, January 20, 2020
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by Peter M. Robinson interview with David M. Kennedy, Andrew Roberts, Stephen Kotkin Monday, January 20, 2020
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by George H. Nash Monday, January 20, 2020
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Three Cheers for the Old Normal

by Michael J. Petrillivia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 18, 2021

Armed with a year’s worth of improvised failures during the pandemic, schools should quit while they’re behind.

Civics and Its Discontents

by Peter Berkowitzvia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 18, 2021
A host of social struggles converge on a familiar battlefield: civics education.

Green Screens

by Bjorn Lomborgvia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 18, 2021

Environmentalists see the future as either apocalypse or utopia. We need to address the climate, but hyperbole of any stripe only gets in the way.

Crowdsourcing and the Mobs

by Amy Zegartvia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 18, 2021

The Internet has enabled the rise of citizen spies. They’re making money, pushing social causes—and sometimes running roughshod on privacy and civil rights.

To Everyone’s Health

by Scott W. Atlasvia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 18, 2021
The pandemic provided fresh evidence of a very old problem: certain minority groups suffer worse health and shorter lives than does the average American. Fixing that will require transforming Medicaid.

Divided We Fall, Together We Heal

by Abraham D. Sofaervia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 18, 2021
Every country fell short in the battle against COVID-19. The future demands we improve international cooperation, not abandon it.

Distant Warnings

by Thomas H. Henriksenvia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 18, 2021

In their eagerness to be done with “forever wars,” especially in Africa, Americans and their leaders may just bring the danger closer.

Conciliation Will Fail

by H. R. McMastervia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 18, 2021

The case for putting maximum pressure on the Islamic Republic.

A Caliphate in the Making?

by Abbas Milanivia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 18, 2021
The election of a new, hard-line president shows that moderation—whether foreign or domestic—remains a mirage.

Misogyny Knows No Borders

featuring Ayaan Hirsi Alivia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 18, 2021
In the face of indifference and political correctness, Hoover fellow Ayaan Hirsi Ali defends women’s rights.

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