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The Message

by Bertrand M. Patenaudevia Hoover Digest
Friday, January 25, 2019

The Hoover Institution was born from a telegram: in it, the future president announced he wanted to collect material that might explain—even prevent—war. Since then, the work of the institution has grown ever more urgent.

Where Are Today’s “Better Angels”?

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Hoover Digest
Friday, January 25, 2019

What carved the deep divisions in American society—and what might close them?

There’s Room to Grow

by Edward Paul Lazearvia Hoover Digest
Friday, January 25, 2019

The economy appears to be approaching full employment—without approaching limits on its ability to keep expanding. We’re going well, in a word, but not overdoing it.

It’s Real Growth— Not a Sugar High

by Edward Prescott, Lee Ohanianvia Hoover Digest
Friday, January 25, 2019

The economic gains of recent years are real, and smart policies deserve the credit. What would help even more? Slashing the barriers to trade.

The China Syndrome

by Michael Spencevia Hoover Digest
Friday, January 25, 2019

No matter how the trade tensions between the United States and China finally play out, don’t expect a return to any orderly status quo.

Running on Empty

by Charles Blahousvia Hoover Digest
Friday, January 25, 2019

The Social Security shortfall has been mounting for years, and soon it will pass the point of no return. We need either a radical overhaul or a new source of funds.

Left Behind

by Shelby Steelevia Hoover Digest
Friday, January 25, 2019

Leftists arrogated to themselves moral superiority—and with it, power. But now that racism has faded, they lack an enemy.

Potemkin Politicians

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Hoover Digest
Friday, January 25, 2019

“New socialists” face the same impossible task as the old ones: to construct a functioning society on completely false premises.

Teach Your Children Well

by Chester E. Finn Jr.via Hoover Digest
Friday, January 25, 2019

Schools teach young Americans about their heritage of freedom. Those lessons must include the failures of socialism.

Land of Freedom

by Gary D. Libecapvia Hoover Digest
Friday, January 25, 2019

Private property has always held a central place in American law and government.

Ready, Set, Diverge

by Michael J. Petrillivia Hoover Digest
Friday, January 25, 2019

The journey to college or career should start much earlier than the final years of high school—and include a realistic appraisal of students’ skills and interests.

Better Pay for Better Teachers

by Lee Ohanianvia Hoover Digest
Friday, January 25, 2019

Who really stands in the way of higher pay for teachers? Teachers’ unions.

The Curse of the Cross-Subsidies

by John H. Cochrane via Hoover Digest
Friday, January 25, 2019
Today we subsidize health care for those who can’t pay and overcharge the rest. A free market in health care would do neither.

Lean, Healthy Coverage

by Scott W. Atlasvia Hoover Digest
Friday, January 25, 2019

Short-term, streamlined health policies are a boon for consumers. More Americans should be allowed to choose them.

Don’t Rock the Vote

by David Davenportvia Hoover Digest
Friday, January 25, 2019

Why the voting age is plenty low enough already.

A Case for Ridicule

by Bruce Thorntonvia Hoover Digest
Friday, January 25, 2019

Reason is wasted on the unreasonable.

Make the Outdoors Great Again

by Terry Andersonvia Hoover Digest
Friday, January 25, 2019

Our national parks need capital, not stingy congressional handouts. Modest increases in entrance fees—and perhaps sponsorships?—could provide the money they need without adding to the federal debt.

Wisdom in Nationalism

by Peter Berkowitzvia Hoover Digest
Friday, January 25, 2019

Israel has long sought both a distinctively Jewish identity and modern nationhood. Wise leadership can enable it to achieve each.

Distrust, but Keep Talking

by Ralph Petersvia Hoover Digest
Friday, January 25, 2019

US-Russian relations are hardly doomed to an eternal deep freeze, but Vladimir Putin will keep them on ice as long as he’s around.

Mao’s Road to Serfdom

by Russell Roberts interview with Frank Diköttervia Hoover Digest
Friday, January 25, 2019

Mao Zedong’s ambition to outshine Stalin led to waves of starvation, a grotesque and unworkable economy, and war against his own people. Hoover fellow Frank Dikötter on the Great Leap Forward, which was neither great nor forward.

The Ghost of Weimar?

by Josef Joffevia Hoover Digest
Friday, January 25, 2019

Germany today possesses peace, prosperity, democracy—and episodic violence like that which led to the rise of the Nazis. A report from the heart of Europe.

“The Problem Is Sovereignty”

by Peter M. Robinsonvia Hoover Digest
Friday, January 25, 2019

Will Britain really leave the European Union, as Prime Minister Theresa May has promised? And if it does, what then? Lawmaker Daniel Hannan explains.

Trade, Britannia

by Michael R. Auslinvia Hoover Digest
Friday, January 25, 2019

Brexit-bound Britain thinks it can strike its own trade deal with China. Such deals never come cheap.

Fables of the Unequal Outcome

by Peter M. Robinson interview with Thomas Sowellvia Hoover Digest
Friday, January 25, 2019

Economic outcomes often differ greatly among individuals, groups, institutions and nations. Why? Because of unfair and unjust discrimination? Usually not. Hoover fellow Thomas Sowell on his new book.

“Slick, Seamless, and Popular”

interview with Markos Kounalakisvia Hoover Digest
Friday, January 25, 2019

As foreign powers manipulate international journalism, Hoover fellow Markos Kounalakis looks for ways to distinguish news from propaganda.

Lost in Space

by Bill Whalenvia Hoover Digest
Friday, January 25, 2019

Former governor Jerry Brown shot for the stars. He should have aimed for Market Street.

New World Order, We Hardly Knew Ye

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Hoover Digest
Friday, January 25, 2019

President Trump didn’t kill the postwar order. He just buried the corpse.

First Her Voice, then Her Vote

by Julie Zeilinger interview with Elizabeth Cobbsvia Hoover Digest
Friday, January 25, 2019

Hoover fellow Elizabeth Cobbs tells the story of the “Hello Girls,” the pioneering female soldiers who handled communications on the Western Front during the First World War. Their service helped convince Americans that women deserved a seat at the political table.

“Herr Himmler’s Agents”

by Benedetta Carnaghivia Hoover Digest
Friday, January 25, 2019

In 1941, a former minister and his “Friends of Democracy” began telling everyone who would listen that Hitler was out to subjugate not only Europe but America as well. A document in the Hoover Archives shows how Leon M. Birkhead tried to ferret out Nazi sympathizers and spies, while sounding prescient warnings of atrocities to come.

Saddam’s Realm of Secrets

by Melissa De Witte interview with Lisa Blaydesvia Hoover Digest
Friday, January 25, 2019

Stanford scholar Lisa Blaydes used the Hoover Archives to examine the way ordinary Iraqis resisted the regime with an unusual weapon: rumors.

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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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Monday, October 23, 2017

2017 No. 4

by John F. Cogan, R. Glenn Hubbard, John B. Taylor, Kevin Warsh Monday, October 23, 2017
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by Edward Paul Lazear Monday, October 23, 2017
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by Bruce Thornton Monday, October 23, 2017
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by Adam J. White Monday, October 23, 2017
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by Tunku Varadarajan Monday, October 23, 2017
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by Richard A. Epstein Monday, October 23, 2017
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by Richard A. Epstein Monday, October 23, 2017
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by Henry I. Miller Monday, October 23, 2017
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by Herbert Lin Monday, October 23, 2017
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by Abbas Milani Monday, October 23, 2017
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by Timothy Kane mentioning Milton Friedman Monday, October 23, 2017
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by Stephen D. Krasner Monday, October 23, 2017
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by Michael Knigge interview with William J. Perry Monday, October 23, 2017
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by Paul R. Gregory Monday, October 23, 2017
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by Thomas H. Henriksen Monday, October 23, 2017
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by Svetlana Suveică , Sergiu Musteață interview with Norman M. Naimark Monday, October 23, 2017
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by Jennifer Burns Monday, October 23, 2017
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by Miles Maochun Yu Monday, October 23, 2017
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by James L. Sweeney Monday, October 23, 2017
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by Bill Whalen Monday, October 23, 2017
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by Charles G. Palm featuring Milton Friedman Monday, October 23, 2017
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by Peter Berkowitz Monday, October 23, 2017
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by Williamson M. Evers, Vicki E. Alger Monday, October 23, 2017
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by Chester E. Finn Jr., Bruno V. Manno, Brandon L. Wright Monday, October 23, 2017
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by Charles Hill Monday, October 23, 2017
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by Cynthia Haven interview with Ayaan Hirsi Ali Monday, October 23, 2017
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by Carol E. Lee interview with Condoleezza Rice Monday, October 23, 2017
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by Peter M. Robinson Monday, October 23, 2017
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by Tunku Varadarajan featuring Richard A. Epstein Monday, October 23, 2017
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by Emily Johnson Monday, October 23, 2017
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Friday, July 7, 2017

2017 No. 3

by Edward Paul Lazear Friday, July 7, 2017
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by Adam J. White Friday, July 7, 2017
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by Kori Schake Friday, July 7, 2017
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by Lee Simmons interview with David Brady Friday, July 7, 2017
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by Shelby Steele Friday, July 7, 2017
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by Scott W. Atlas Friday, July 7, 2017
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by Henry I. Miller Friday, July 7, 2017
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by Lanhee J. Chen Friday, July 7, 2017
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by Larry Diamond Friday, July 7, 2017
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by Thomas Donnelly Friday, July 7, 2017
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by Dr. Joseph Felter Friday, July 7, 2017
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by Timothy Kane Friday, July 7, 2017
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by George P. Shultz, Ted Halstead Friday, July 7, 2017
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by Terry Anderson, Kurt R. Leube Friday, July 7, 2017
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by Victor Davis Hanson Friday, July 7, 2017
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by Niall Ferguson Friday, July 7, 2017
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by Timothy Garton Ash Friday, July 7, 2017
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by Tunku Varadarajan featuring Michael McFaul Friday, July 7, 2017
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by Toshio Nishi Friday, July 7, 2017
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by Yuma Totani Friday, July 7, 2017
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by Richard A. Epstein Friday, July 7, 2017
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by Peter Berkowitz Friday, July 7, 2017
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by Ayaan Hirsi Ali Friday, July 7, 2017
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by Chester E. Finn Jr. Friday, July 7, 2017
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by Richard A. Epstein Friday, July 7, 2017
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by Peter M. Robinson interview with John H. Cochrane Friday, July 7, 2017
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by Peter M. Robinson interview with Russell Muirhead Friday, July 7, 2017
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by Kendra Davidson interview with Norman M. Naimark Friday, July 7, 2017
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by Jennifer Burns Friday, July 7, 2017
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by Russell Roberts Friday, July 7, 2017
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by Cynthia Haven Friday, July 7, 2017
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Monday, April 24, 2017

2017 No. 2

by Edward Paul Lazear Monday, April 24, 2017
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by Russell Roberts Monday, April 24, 2017
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by Milton Friedman Monday, April 24, 2017
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by John H. Cochrane Monday, April 24, 2017
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by David Davenport, Gordon Lloyd Monday, April 24, 2017
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by Shelby Steele Monday, April 24, 2017
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by Elizabeth Cobbs Monday, April 24, 2017
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by Russell A. Berman, Charles Hill Monday, April 24, 2017
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by Peter Berkowitz Monday, April 24, 2017
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by Niall Ferguson Monday, April 24, 2017
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by Michael McFaul Monday, April 24, 2017
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by Paul R. Gregory Monday, April 24, 2017
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by Ralph Peters Monday, April 24, 2017
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by Ellie Cawthorne interview with Robert Service Monday, April 24, 2017
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by Amy Zegart Monday, April 24, 2017
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by James L. Sweeney Monday, April 24, 2017
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by Gary D. Libecap Monday, April 24, 2017
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by Michael S. Bernstam Monday, April 24, 2017
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by Terry Anderson Monday, April 24, 2017
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by William J. Perry Monday, April 24, 2017
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by Victor Davis Hanson Monday, April 24, 2017
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by Carolyn Phenicie featuring Condoleezza Rice Monday, April 24, 2017
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by Paul E. Peterson Monday, April 24, 2017
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by Michael J. Petrilli Monday, April 24, 2017
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by David Hoffman featuring Sidney D. Drell Monday, April 24, 2017
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by Peter M. Robinson featuring Thomas Sowell Monday, April 24, 2017
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by Norman M. Naimark Monday, April 24, 2017
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by Jean McElwee Cannon featuring Herbert Hoover Monday, April 24, 2017
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by Jean McElwee Cannon Monday, April 24, 2017
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Mao’s Road to Serfdom

by Russell Roberts interview with Frank Diköttervia Hoover Digest
Friday, January 25, 2019

Mao Zedong’s ambition to outshine Stalin led to waves of starvation, a grotesque and unworkable economy, and war against his own people. Hoover fellow Frank Dikötter on the Great Leap Forward, which was neither great nor forward.

Potemkin Politicians

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Hoover Digest
Friday, January 25, 2019

“New socialists” face the same impossible task as the old ones: to construct a functioning society on completely false premises.

Distrust, but Keep Talking

by Ralph Petersvia Hoover Digest
Friday, January 25, 2019

US-Russian relations are hardly doomed to an eternal deep freeze, but Vladimir Putin will keep them on ice as long as he’s around.

Left Behind

by Shelby Steelevia Hoover Digest
Friday, January 25, 2019

Leftists arrogated to themselves moral superiority—and with it, power. But now that racism has faded, they lack an enemy.

Where Are Today’s “Better Angels”?

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Hoover Digest
Friday, January 25, 2019

What carved the deep divisions in American society—and what might close them?

Wisdom in Nationalism

by Peter Berkowitzvia Hoover Digest
Friday, January 25, 2019

Israel has long sought both a distinctively Jewish identity and modern nationhood. Wise leadership can enable it to achieve each.

Make the Outdoors Great Again

by Terry Andersonvia Hoover Digest
Friday, January 25, 2019

Our national parks need capital, not stingy congressional handouts. Modest increases in entrance fees—and perhaps sponsorships?—could provide the money they need without adding to the federal debt.

A Case for Ridicule

by Bruce Thorntonvia Hoover Digest
Friday, January 25, 2019

Reason is wasted on the unreasonable.

Don’t Rock the Vote

by David Davenportvia Hoover Digest
Friday, January 25, 2019

Why the voting age is plenty low enough already.

Lean, Healthy Coverage

by Scott W. Atlasvia Hoover Digest
Friday, January 25, 2019

Short-term, streamlined health policies are a boon for consumers. More Americans should be allowed to choose them.

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