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The Case Against Higher Taxes

by David R. Hendersonvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, April 24, 2019

“Deadweight loss” is just as bad as it sounds, just as inefficient, just as unfair.

Perilous Pensions

by Charles Blahousvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Social Security is still heading for a fall. Not even the rising number of new workers can postpone this reckoning.

Conservativism for the People

by Peter Berkowitzvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, April 24, 2019

When society and politics become degraded, when American communities crumble, merely “conserving” isn’t enough. Conservatism must restore.

Children of Entitlement

by Bruce Thorntonvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Young leaders who preach socialism and other fantasies demonstrate an astonishing disregard for facts—maybe because they’ve never been forced to face any facts.

A Manifesto of Misery

by Charles Calomirisvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Socialism has never succeeded in any way—except in surviving in credulous minds.

When Deregulation Really Took Off

by David R. Hendersonvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Airline deregulation remains one of the triumphs of sound economic thinking. But for a while it was touch and go . . .

“End of History” Lessons

by Michael J. Petrillivia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, April 24, 2019

The big education battles seem to have settled down, but history suggests they won’t stay settled. It’s time to consolidate gains and push the next wave of education ideas.

No Free Lunch— Or Health Care

by Scott W. Atlasvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, April 24, 2019

“Medicare for all” promises nothing but crippling expense, inefficiency, and delays.

Inconvenient Billionaires

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, April 24, 2019

We can never keep money out of politics. But there is a solution to the problem of hugely expensive campaigns: eliminate the spoils of office.

Robespierre for President?

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, April 24, 2019

The Jacobins of the left wing, like those of Revolutionary France, hunger for power—no matter what it costs, no matter whose heads will roll.

Discrimination and the Ivory Tower

by John Yoo, James C. Phillipsvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, April 24, 2019

The Supreme Court may finally get to clean up the mess that race-based admissions have created at our universities.

Gimme Shelter

by Ayaan Hirsi Alivia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, April 24, 2019

The definition of a “refugee” dates back decades and has outlived its usefulness. Nations now need a much more rigorous idea of just who deserves refuge.

Tech in the Trenches

by Amy Zegart, Lt Col Kevin Childsvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Silicon Valley has shown a remarkable indifference to national defense, depriving the Pentagon of both brains and technological brawn.

Fake Newsies

by Josef Joffevia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, April 24, 2019

This just in: journalists are people, too—sometimes very dishonest people. The story of a German journalist who told his readers a pack of lies about the United States.

Europe Does Not Exist

by Josef Joffevia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Brexit is just one vivid symptom of the Continent’s failure to produce a true union.

Competence and Confidence

by H. R. McMastervia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, April 24, 2019

“Strategic patience” in Asia has run its course. Now we and our allies must prepare for whatever comes next.

The Empire Strikes Back

by Michael R. Auslinvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Determined to hold all power, China is forcing its minority Uighurs into re-education camps and attacking their very culture. The Uighurs will not go quietly.

“Covert, Coercive, or Corrupting”

by Orville Schell, Larry Diamondvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Beijing has declared war—an information war. A team of Hoover researchers sounds the alarm.

Stop, Thieves

by Martin Feldsteinvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, April 24, 2019

“Trade war” is the wrong description for our clash with China. Instead, it’s a campaign to halt the stealing of American technology.

The Door Is Already Open

by Elizabeth Cobbsvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, April 24, 2019

A strong China can be a peaceable China.

The Road from Damascus

by Thomas H. Henriksenvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, April 24, 2019

The Trump administration’s timing may be questionable, but the pullout of US forces from Syria is not.

Scorched Earth

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Wildfires last year destroyed thousands of homes and cost dozens of lives, and California’s environmental policies bear some of the responsibility. The Golden State needs less red tape and smarter land management.

Red Ink in the Golden State

by Clifton B. Parker interview with Joshua D. Rauhvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, April 24, 2019

California owes hundreds of billions of dollars in pension obligations it can’t meet. Hoover fellow Joshua D. Rauh says the overpromising needs to stop—now.

Newsom Laces Up His Shoes

by Bill Whalenvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, April 24, 2019

California’s new governor is chasing a national profile. By taking the lead on immigration, he could earn attention and praise—or fail miserably.

Loners and Lost Tribes

by Russell Robertsvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, April 24, 2019

In war or in peace, who has your back? Author Sebastian Junger explores the tension between freedom and the ancient longing for community.

Churchill: Walking with Destiny

by Peter M. Robinson interview with Andrew Robertsvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Biographer and historian Andrew Roberts, granted exclusive access to archives about Winston Churchill (including the diaries of King George VI), paints a portrait both familiar and fresh.

Siberian Quagmire

by Kyle Duchynskivia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, April 24, 2019

As the First World War drew to a close, the victorious Allies suddenly found themselves clashing with Bolsheviks in Russia. How that intervention went astray is a tangled, and cautionary, tale.

A Stitch in Time

by Jean McElwee Cannonvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Belgian women, rescued by US aid during World War I, thanked Americans by sending messages made from traditional lace and needlework. Lou Henry Hoover gathered those fragile reminders of a historic humanitarian moment.

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2009 No. 2

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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 Russell Roberts Monday, April 20, 2009
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by David R. Henderson Monday, April 20, 2009
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by Michael J. Boskin Monday, April 20, 2009
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by John B. Taylor 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 Terry M. Moe Monday, April 20, 2009
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by Chester E. Finn Jr. Monday, April 20, 2009
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by Clint Bolick 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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by William Ratliff Monday, April 13, 2009
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by Stephen Haber Monday, April 13, 2009
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by Thomas H. Henriksen Monday, April 13, 2009
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by Jeffrey M. Jones, Daniel Heil Monday, April 13, 2009
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by Kimberley A. Strassel Monday, April 13, 2009
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by Caleb Daniloff Friday, April 10, 2009
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by Niall Ferguson Friday, April 10, 2009
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by Fouad Ajami Friday, April 10, 2009
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by Tai-Chun Kuo Friday, April 10, 2009
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by Emily Johnson Friday, April 10, 2009
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Hoover Digest, 2009 • no. 1 • Winter
Thursday, January 22, 2009

2009 No. 1

by George P. Shultz Thursday, January 22, 2009
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by Todd Zywicki Thursday, January 22, 2009
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by Russell Roberts Thursday, January 22, 2009
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by Michael J. Boskin Thursday, January 22, 2009
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by Michael Spence Thursday, January 22, 2009
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by Gary S. Becker Thursday, January 22, 2009
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by Tunku Varadarajan Thursday, January 22, 2009
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by Shelby Steele Thursday, January 22, 2009
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by Bill Whalen Thursday, January 22, 2009
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by Timothy Garton Ash Thursday, January 22, 2009
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by David Davenport Thursday, January 22, 2009
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by Fouad Ajami Thursday, January 22, 2009
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by Joshua Teitelbaum Thursday, January 22, 2009
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by Thomas H. Henriksen Thursday, January 22, 2009
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by Daniel Pipes Thursday, January 22, 2009
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by Abraham D. Sofaer Thursday, January 22, 2009
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by Terry Anderson, Laura E. Huggins Thursday, January 22, 2009
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by Richard A. Epstein Thursday, January 22, 2009
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by Amichai Magen Thursday, January 22, 2009
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by Henry A. Kissinger, George P. Shultz Thursday, January 22, 2009
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by John B. Dunlop Thursday, January 22, 2009
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by Josef Joffe Thursday, January 22, 2009
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by Mvemba Phezo Dizolele Thursday, January 22, 2009
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by Gerald A. Dorfman Thursday, January 22, 2009
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by Kareem Yasin, Norman M. Naimark Thursday, January 22, 2009
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by Thomas Sowell Thursday, January 22, 2009
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by Bill Steigerwald Thursday, January 22, 2009
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by Mark Harrison Wednesday, January 21, 2009
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by Robert Conquest Wednesday, January 21, 2009
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by Nicholas Siekierski Wednesday, January 21, 2009
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by Maciej Siekierski Wednesday, January 21, 2009
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by Christine B. Podmaniczky Wednesday, January 21, 2009
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Hoover Digest, 2008 • no. 4 • fall
Wednesday, October 15, 2008

2008 No. 4

by Peter Berkowitz Sunday, October 12, 2008
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by Victor Davis Hanson Sunday, October 12, 2008
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by Daniel Pipes Sunday, October 12, 2008
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by Josef Joffe Sunday, October 12, 2008
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by Benjamin Wittes Sunday, October 12, 2008
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by Jack Goldsmith Sunday, October 12, 2008
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by Dino Falaschetti, Michael J. Orlando Sunday, October 12, 2008
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by Prakash Loungani Sunday, October 12, 2008
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by W. Kurt Hauser, David Ranson Sunday, October 12, 2008
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by Alvin Rabushka Sunday, October 12, 2008
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by Diane Ravitch Sunday, October 12, 2008
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by Chester E. Finn Jr., Michael J. Petrilli Sunday, October 12, 2008
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by Henry I. Miller Sunday, October 12, 2008
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by Bill Whalen Sunday, October 12, 2008
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by James W. Ceaser Sunday, October 12, 2008
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by Peter Berkowitz Sunday, October 12, 2008
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by Richard A. Epstein Sunday, October 12, 2008
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by Janine di Giovanni Sunday, October 12, 2008
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by Paul R. Gregory Wednesday, October 15, 2008
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by Colonel Christopher Starling Tuesday, October 14, 2008
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by James J. Hentz Tuesday, October 14, 2008
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by William Damon Tuesday, October 14, 2008
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by Gary S. Becker Tuesday, October 14, 2008
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by Richard Sousa, He Lidan Tuesday, October 14, 2008
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by Michael Spence Tuesday, October 14, 2008
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by Philip Bobbitt, Peter M. Robinson Tuesday, October 14, 2008
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by Niall Ferguson Tuesday, October 14, 2008
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by Lieutenant Colonel Joseph William "Bill" DeMarco Tuesday, October 14, 2008
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by Timothy Garton Ash Tuesday, October 14, 2008
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Hoover Digest 2008 No.3
Tuesday, July 1, 2008

2008 No. 3

by Larry Diamond Friday, June 27, 2008
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by Shmuel Bar, Bruce Berkowitz Friday, June 27, 2008
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by Thomas H. Henriksen Friday, June 27, 2008
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by Victor Davis Hanson Friday, June 27, 2008
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by Cecile Shea Friday, June 27, 2008
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by Gary S. Becker Friday, June 27, 2008
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by John F. Cogan, R. Glenn Hubbard Friday, June 27, 2008
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by Richard A. Posner Friday, June 27, 2008
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by Dino Falaschetti Friday, June 27, 2008
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by Diane Ravitch Friday, June 27, 2008
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by Jay Mathews Friday, June 27, 2008
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by Chester E. Finn Jr. Friday, June 27, 2008
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by Henry I. Miller Friday, June 27, 2008
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by Arnold Beichman Friday, June 27, 2008
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by Gary S. Becker Friday, June 27, 2008
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by Richard A. Epstein Friday, June 27, 2008
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by F. Scott Kieff Friday, June 27, 2008
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by Niall Ferguson Friday, June 27, 2008
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by William Ratliff Friday, June 27, 2008
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by Thomas Sowell Friday, June 27, 2008
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by Paul R. Gregory, Maciej Siekierski Friday, June 27, 2008
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by Jialin Zhang Tuesday, July 1, 2008
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by Timothy Garton Ash Tuesday, July 1, 2008
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by Golfo Alexopoulos Tuesday, July 1, 2008
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by Peter M. Robinson Tuesday, July 1, 2008
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"What Do You Do with Freedom?"

by Peter M. Robinson interview with Shelby Steelevia Hoover Digest
Monday, July 9, 2018

Black Americans would do better to stand than to kneel. An interview with Hoover fellow Shelby Steele.

Goodnight Mao

by Markos Kounalakisvia Hoover Digest
Monday, July 9, 2018

To the monitors of China’s “Great Firewall,” even storybook characters can be subversive.

Turning Scholars into Unpersons

by Glenn Tiffertvia Hoover Digest
Monday, July 9, 2018

China is determined to tell its story on its own highly selective terms. How the People’s Republic has updated Orwell’s “memory hole” by making it electronic.

Israel at Seventy

by Peter Berkowitzvia Hoover Digest
Monday, July 9, 2018

A nation that “encourages its citizens to challenge authority, ask the next question, and defy the obvious.”

Target Assad’s Enablers

by Russell A. Bermanvia Hoover Digest
Monday, July 9, 2018

The Syrian civil war teems with outside actors. American strategy must reckon with their ambitions—and check them.

Elegy for the Arab Spring

by Samuel Tadrosvia Hoover Digest
Monday, July 9, 2018

Seven years on, those who hoped for a modern, humane Syria have few illusions left—Syrians fewest of all.

Where the Great Powers Collide

by Charles Hillvia Hoover Digest
Monday, July 9, 2018

Syria is a historical “roundabout” around which religions, civilizations, and nations flow—and clash.

“Moon Shot” for the Flu Shot

by Henry I. Millervia Hoover Digest
Monday, July 9, 2018

Americans just endured another flu season—a rough one—and the next is always just a sneeze away. Let’s get serious about improving vaccines and conquering the wily influenza virus.

Bottling Up Drug Prices

by Scott W. Atlasvia Hoover Digest
Monday, July 9, 2018

Medicine will just keep getting more expensive until we do something obvious: introduce price competition.

Brushing Up on “Truth Decay”

by Chester E. Finn Jr.via Hoover Digest
Monday, July 9, 2018

Separating fact from fiction is an elementary skill. So why don’t we teach it in elementary school?

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