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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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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 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 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 Chester E. Finn Jr., Michael J. Petrilli Sunday, October 12, 2008
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by Diane Ravitch Sunday, October 12, 2008
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by Henry I. Miller Sunday, October 12, 2008
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by James W. Ceaser Sunday, October 12, 2008
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by Bill Whalen Sunday, October 12, 2008
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by Richard A. Epstein Sunday, October 12, 2008
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by Peter Berkowitz 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 James J. Hentz Tuesday, October 14, 2008
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by Colonel Christopher Starling Tuesday, October 14, 2008
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by Gary S. Becker Tuesday, October 14, 2008
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by William Damon Tuesday, October 14, 2008
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by Philip Bobbitt, Peter M. Robinson 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 Timothy Garton Ash 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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Hoover Digest 2008 No.3
Tuesday, July 1, 2008

2008 No. 3

by Fouad Ajami Friday, June 27, 2008
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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 Peter 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 Liam Julian 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 F. Scott Kieff Friday, June 27, 2008
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by Richard A. Epstein Friday, June 27, 2008
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by Niall Ferguson Friday, June 27, 2008
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by Thomas Sowell Friday, June 27, 2008
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by William Ratliff 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 Bradley Bauer Tuesday, July 1, 2008
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by Peter M. Robinson Tuesday, July 1, 2008
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2008 No. 2

by Victor Davis Hanson Friday, April 18, 2008
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by Michael McFaul, Abbas Milani Friday, April 18, 2008
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by Gary S. Becker Friday, April 18, 2008
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by Cecile Shea Friday, April 18, 2008
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by Benjamin Wittes Friday, April 18, 2008
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by Shelby Steele Friday, April 18, 2008
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by John Shoven Friday, April 18, 2008
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by Niall Ferguson Friday, April 18, 2008
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by Russ Roberts Friday, April 18, 2008
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by Russ Roberts Friday, April 18, 2008
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by Michael J. Boskin Friday, April 18, 2008
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by Gary S. Becker Friday, April 18, 2008
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by Diane Ravitch Friday, April 18, 2008
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by Henry I. Miller Friday, April 18, 2008
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by Philip R. Alper Friday, April 18, 2008
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by Thomas Sowell Thursday, April 17, 2008
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by Richard A. Epstein Thursday, April 17, 2008
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by George P. Shultz, William J. Perry, Henry A. Kissinger, Sam Nunn Thursday, April 17, 2008
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by Oscar Espinosa Chepe, William Ratliff Thursday, April 17, 2008
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by Timothy Garton Ash Thursday, April 17, 2008
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by Lieutenant Colonel Deborah Hanagan Thursday, April 17, 2008
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by Michael McFaul, Kathryn Stoner Thursday, April 17, 2008
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by Charles Wolf Jr. Wednesday, April 16, 2008
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by Peter Berkowitz Wednesday, April 16, 2008
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by Robert Conquest Wednesday, April 16, 2008
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by Ramon H. Myers, Hsiao-ting Lin Wednesday, April 16, 2008
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by Paul H. Tai Wednesday, April 16, 2008
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2008 No. 1

by John B. Taylor Wednesday, January 16, 2008
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by Victor Davis Hanson Wednesday, January 16, 2008
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by Josef Joffe Wednesday, January 16, 2008
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by Thomas Sowell Wednesday, January 16, 2008
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by Bruce Berkowitz Wednesday, January 16, 2008
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by Benjamin Wittes Wednesday, January 16, 2008
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by Niall Ferguson Wednesday, January 16, 2008
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by Robert Leeson Wednesday, January 16, 2008
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by Chester E. Finn Jr., Diane Ravitch Wednesday, January 16, 2008
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by Andrew Ferguson Wednesday, January 16, 2008
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by Henry I. Miller, Colin A. Carter Wednesday, January 16, 2008
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by George P. Shultz Wednesday, January 16, 2008
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by Fred C. Iklé, Lowell Wood Wednesday, January 16, 2008
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by Bill Whalen Wednesday, January 16, 2008
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by David Davenport Wednesday, January 16, 2008
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by Kiron K. Skinner, Serhiy Kudelia, Bruce Bueno de Mesquita, Condoleezza Rice Wednesday, January 16, 2008
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by William Ratliff Wednesday, January 16, 2008
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by Gerald A. Dorfman Wednesday, January 16, 2008
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by Gary S. Becker Wednesday, January 16, 2008
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by David Satter Wednesday, January 16, 2008
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by Michael McFaul Wednesday, January 16, 2008
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by Robert Service Wednesday, January 16, 2008
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by Timothy Garton Ash Wednesday, January 16, 2008
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by Bruce Bueno de Mesquita, Michael A. M. Lerner Wednesday, January 16, 2008
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by Robert J. Barro, Prakash Loungani Wednesday, January 16, 2008
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by Shelby Steele Wednesday, January 16, 2008
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by Michael J. Boskin, Daniel Terdiman Wednesday, January 16, 2008
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by Arnold Beichman Wednesday, January 16, 2008
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Take This Job and Relocate It

by Edmund L. Andrews featuring Joshua D. Rauhvia Hoover Digest
Monday, January 20, 2020

Hoover fellow Joshua D. Rauh finds that even slight tax increases prompt companies to move out, seeking greener pastures in other states.

Prophet Sharing

by Milton Friedmanvia Hoover Digest
Monday, January 20, 2020

Hoover fellow Milton Friedman explained in this famous article the “one and only one social responsibility of business.”

The Purpose of a Corporation

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

Milton Friedman is still right: the role of a corporation is to make a profit—not to get entangled in the demands of endless “stakeholders” or social engineering.

On the Cover

via Hoover Digest
Monday, January 20, 2020

This poster captioned “Loor a los Héroes!” (Praise to the Heroes) lionized the air forces of Republican Spain as the Spanish Civil War intensified in the late 1930s. 

On to the Next Hundred Years

by George H. Nashvia Hoover Digest
Monday, January 20, 2020

Herbert Hoover’s namesake institution and its enduring ambition to satisfy intellectual hunger.

New Issue Of Hoover Digest Online

via Hoover Digest
Thursday, October 10, 2019

The fall issue of Hoover Digest is now available online. The journal focuses on topics both classical—the economy, personal freedom, the role of government—and timely, such as cybersecurity, terrorism, and geopolitical shifts. 

Hopeless in Gaza

by Michael J. Boskinvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Palestinians, in refusing even to consider taking economic aid in exchange for reforms, are only harming themselves.

Clausewitz Goes East

by Charles Hillvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, October 9, 2019

In the Mideast, it’s the power centers that matter—not territory, not capitals, but far-flung and complex alliances.

Building Democracy on Sand

by Arye Carmonvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Israel lacks a constitution—and any clear idea of where it is going. A new book takes up the unanswered questions of the Jewish state.

Putting Tolerance to the Test

by Tunku Varadarajanvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, October 9, 2019

At its founding, India displayed a powerful affinity for Western values—equality, self-rule, dignity. But in the name of Hindu tradition, the country’s present rulers are flouting those values.

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