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A Case for Optimism

by Scott W. Atlasvia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 20, 2020

The challenge is deadly serious, but America’s critical-care system is the most advanced in the world.

Hazardous Handouts

by Troy Senik interview with John H. Cochranevia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 20, 2020

Hoover fellow John H. Cochrane argues that large doses of “stimu-lend,” rather than stimulus, will get workers and businesses back on their feet without incubating a second disease: moral hazard.

The Bedford Falls Solution

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 20, 2020

When panic reigns, timid investors suffer. The lesson from a classic holiday movie: Be like George.

“This Has an End in Sight”

by Dan Crenshaw interview with Edward Paul Lazearvia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 20, 2020

The pandemic has been devastating, but the wrong response to it could be more devastating still. Hoover fellow Edward P. Lazear lays out a sober set of steps to shore up and revive the US economy.

First Principles and the Future

by John H. Cochranevia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 20, 2020

Economic freedom underlies every other freedom. We must defy every threat to this essential liberty.

Reclaiming Our Birthright

by Peter Berkowitzvia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 20, 2020

To endure the storms of the new decade, cling to the anchor: personal autonomy.

Honor the World’s Hopes

by Larry Diamondvia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 20, 2020

Why support the world’s freedom-seeking people? For reasons both moral and practical.

The Assault on Wealth

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

Socialism may seem cool all of a sudden, but confiscating wealth is just plain wrong—and does nothing to help the poor or anyone else.

A Taxation Dead End

by Lee Ohanianvia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 20, 2020

High taxes on capital gains do harm twice over: they lower investment and provoke capital flight.

The Trouble with Tariffs

by John B. Taylorvia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 20, 2020

Tariffs are sometimes seen as war by other means—and trade conflicts aren’t exempt from the fog of war.

Let’s Unmake a Deal

by Raghuram Rajanvia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 20, 2020

The global market was born as a partnership between developed economies and emerging markets. Now both sides are pushing for changes, some of which could harm trade, not expand it.

After the Dust Settles

by David Davenportvia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 20, 2020

When Donald Trump leaves the political scene, conservatives will have to take a deep breath and start figuring out what they still stand for.

How to Be a Dictator

by Tunku Varadarajan featuring Frank Diköttervia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 20, 2020

Hoover fellow Frank Dikötter on the tribe of tyrants, from Stalin to Mao. What the bad guys have in common.

Letting Go of the Mideast

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 20, 2020

For the first time in many decades, the Middle East is no longer indispensable to America’s security or economic needs.

Lives in the Balance

by Charles Hillvia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 20, 2020

Imbalance, the historical curse of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, also affords the clash a certain stability. What we can learn from the motif of sustained crisis.

Getting Iran to the Table

by Jonathan Movroydis interview with Abraham D. Sofaervia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 20, 2020

Hoover fellow Abraham D. Sofaer lays out a way to make progress even with an intractable, violent nation like the Islamic Republic.

Who’s Afraid of Cyberwar?

by Jacquelyn Schneidervia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 20, 2020

Tehran often threatens to unleash cyberwarfare against the United States. Its hacking skills may be worrisome, but they’re no match for military might.

The Cult of Climatism

by Josef Joffevia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 20, 2020

The religion of global warming preaches doom and punishment, even as its own high priests hedge their bets. Meanwhile, its fearful, furious dogmas make a cooperative response to climate change all but impossible.

AP Makes the Grade

by Chester E. Finn Jr., Andrew Scanlanvia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 20, 2020

Education reforms come and go, most achieving little. But Advanced Placement programs? They work.

Putting Aside Woke Things

by Frederick M. Hess, Chester E. Finn Jr.via Hoover Digest
Monday, April 20, 2020

Far too many schools place social justice ahead of learning. For the sake of students, we must reject this harmful revolution.

Space Invaders

by Amy Zegartvia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 20, 2020

In the information age, old thinking about war is as faulty as old technology. Where is our unified theory of defense?

Where’s Waldo’s Nuke?

by Amy Zegartvia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 20, 2020

Amateurs are prowling the Internet for clues to nuclear weapons development. Real spies find these efforts both helpful and worrisome.

Thirty Years On

by Rachel Tausendfreund interview with Timothy Garton Ashvia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 20, 2020

Three decades after the fall of the Berlin Wall, Hoover fellow Timothy Garton Ash assesses the state of European democracy.

The Fires Next Time

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 20, 2020

By freezing premiums, California is forcing insurers to pay for fire damage they didn’t cause. This could drive them out of business—to no one’s benefit.

Strange Defeat

by Peter M. Robinson interview with Douglas Murrayvia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 20, 2020

Douglas Murray, author of The Strange Death of Europe, worries that Europe may have become too exhausted by heedless immigration and self-doubt to defend its own culture.

“Of the Elites, by the Elites”

by Russell Robertsvia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 20, 2020

George Will does battle with the administrative state in his new book, The Conservative Sensibility.

“It’s Hard Work, Building A Country”

by General Jim Mattisvia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 20, 2020

In American public life, Hoover fellow Jim Mattis reminds us, disagreement is forgivable but despair is not.

“Inequality” As A Cudgel

by Bruce Thorntonvia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 20, 2020

Governments crave power, and radical egalitarians are only too eager to supply it.

Race Against Anarchy

by Bertrand M. Patenaudevia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 20, 2020

Even after the Great War ended, famine and chaos threatened Europe. Herbert Hoover rescued the continent, reviving trade, rebuilding infrastructure, and restoring economic order, holding a budding Bolshevism in check.

On the Cover

via Hoover Digest
Monday, April 20, 2020

This poster from the Hoover Archives offers a gentle image of a violent place and time: Germany in 1920, still reeling from its defeat in the First World War.

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Wednesday, April 24, 2019

2019 No. 2

by David R. Henderson Wednesday, April 24, 2019
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by Charles Blahous Wednesday, April 24, 2019
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by Peter Berkowitz Wednesday, April 24, 2019
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by Bruce Thornton Wednesday, April 24, 2019
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by Charles Calomiris Wednesday, April 24, 2019
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by David R. Henderson Wednesday, April 24, 2019
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by Michael J. Petrilli Wednesday, April 24, 2019
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by Scott W. Atlas Wednesday, April 24, 2019
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by Richard A. Epstein Wednesday, April 24, 2019
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by Victor Davis Hanson Wednesday, April 24, 2019
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by John Yoo, James C. Phillips Wednesday, April 24, 2019
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by Ayaan Hirsi Ali Wednesday, April 24, 2019
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by Amy Zegart, Lt Col Kevin Childs Wednesday, April 24, 2019
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by Josef Joffe Wednesday, April 24, 2019
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by Josef Joffe Wednesday, April 24, 2019
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by H. R. McMaster Wednesday, April 24, 2019
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by Michael R. Auslin Wednesday, April 24, 2019
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by Orville Schell, Larry Diamond Wednesday, April 24, 2019
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by Martin Feldstein Wednesday, April 24, 2019
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by Elizabeth Cobbs Wednesday, April 24, 2019
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by Thomas H. Henriksen Wednesday, April 24, 2019
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by Richard A. Epstein Wednesday, April 24, 2019
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by Clifton B. Parker interview with Joshua D. Rauh Wednesday, April 24, 2019
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by Bill Whalen Wednesday, April 24, 2019
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by Russell Roberts Wednesday, April 24, 2019
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by Peter M. Robinson interview with Andrew Roberts Wednesday, April 24, 2019
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by Kyle Duchynski Wednesday, April 24, 2019
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by Jean McElwee Cannon Wednesday, April 24, 2019
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Friday, January 25, 2019

2019 No. 1

by Bertrand M. Patenaude Friday, January 25, 2019
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by Victor Davis Hanson Friday, January 25, 2019
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by Edward Paul Lazear Friday, January 25, 2019
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by Edward Prescott, Lee Ohanian Friday, January 25, 2019
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by Michael Spence Friday, January 25, 2019
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by Charles Blahous Friday, January 25, 2019
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by Shelby Steele Friday, January 25, 2019
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by Richard A. Epstein Friday, January 25, 2019
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by Chester E. Finn Jr. Friday, January 25, 2019
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by Gary D. Libecap Friday, January 25, 2019
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by Michael J. Petrilli Friday, January 25, 2019
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by Lee Ohanian Friday, January 25, 2019
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by John H. Cochrane Friday, January 25, 2019
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by Scott W. Atlas Friday, January 25, 2019
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by David Davenport Friday, January 25, 2019
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by Bruce Thornton Friday, January 25, 2019
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by Terry Anderson Friday, January 25, 2019
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by Peter Berkowitz Friday, January 25, 2019
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by Ralph Peters Friday, January 25, 2019
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by Russell Roberts interview with Frank Dikötter Friday, January 25, 2019
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by Josef Joffe Friday, January 25, 2019
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by Peter M. Robinson Friday, January 25, 2019
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by Michael R. Auslin Friday, January 25, 2019
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by Peter M. Robinson interview with Thomas Sowell Friday, January 25, 2019
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interview with Markos Kounalakis Friday, January 25, 2019
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by Bill Whalen Friday, January 25, 2019
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by Victor Davis Hanson Friday, January 25, 2019
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by Julie Zeilinger interview with Elizabeth Cobbs Friday, January 25, 2019
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by Benedetta Carnaghi Friday, January 25, 2019
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by Melissa De Witte interview with Lisa Blaydes Friday, January 25, 2019
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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 Russell 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, 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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Space Invaders

by Amy Zegartvia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 20, 2020

In the information age, old thinking about war is as faulty as old technology. Where is our unified theory of defense?

Putting Aside Woke Things

by Frederick M. Hess, Chester E. Finn Jr.via Hoover Digest
Monday, April 20, 2020

Far too many schools place social justice ahead of learning. For the sake of students, we must reject this harmful revolution.

AP Makes the Grade

by Chester E. Finn Jr., Andrew Scanlanvia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 20, 2020

Education reforms come and go, most achieving little. But Advanced Placement programs? They work.

The Cult of Climatism

by Josef Joffevia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 20, 2020

The religion of global warming preaches doom and punishment, even as its own high priests hedge their bets. Meanwhile, its fearful, furious dogmas make a cooperative response to climate change all but impossible.

Who’s Afraid of Cyberwar?

by Jacquelyn Schneidervia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 20, 2020

Tehran often threatens to unleash cyberwarfare against the United States. Its hacking skills may be worrisome, but they’re no match for military might.

Getting Iran to the Table

by Jonathan Movroydis interview with Abraham D. Sofaervia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 20, 2020

Hoover fellow Abraham D. Sofaer lays out a way to make progress even with an intractable, violent nation like the Islamic Republic.

Lives in the Balance

by Charles Hillvia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 20, 2020

Imbalance, the historical curse of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, also affords the clash a certain stability. What we can learn from the motif of sustained crisis.

Letting Go of the Mideast

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 20, 2020

For the first time in many decades, the Middle East is no longer indispensable to America’s security or economic needs.

How to Be a Dictator

by Tunku Varadarajan featuring Frank Diköttervia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 20, 2020

Hoover fellow Frank Dikötter on the tribe of tyrants, from Stalin to Mao. What the bad guys have in common.

After the Dust Settles

by David Davenportvia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 20, 2020

When Donald Trump leaves the political scene, conservatives will have to take a deep breath and start figuring out what they still stand for.

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