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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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2007 No. 4

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2007 No. 3

by Victor Davis Hanson Tuesday, June 19, 2007
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by Michael McFaul, Abbas Milani Tuesday, June 19, 2007
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by Niall Ferguson Tuesday, June 19, 2007
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by John B. Taylor Tuesday, June 19, 2007
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by Thomas Sowell Tuesday, June 19, 2007
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by Michael Spence Tuesday, June 19, 2007
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by Scott W. Atlas Tuesday, June 19, 2007
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by Henry I. Miller Tuesday, June 19, 2007
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by Jeffrey M. Jones Tuesday, June 19, 2007
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by Charles Wolf Jr. Tuesday, June 19, 2007
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by F. Scott Kieff Tuesday, June 19, 2007
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by Bowen H. McCoy Tuesday, June 19, 2007
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by Timothy Charles Brown Tuesday, June 19, 2007
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by Gary S. Becker Tuesday, June 19, 2007
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by Melvyn B. Krauss Tuesday, June 19, 2007
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Sunday, April 1, 2007

2007 No. 2

by Tod Lindberg Sunday, April 1, 2007
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by Abbas Milani, Larry Diamond, Michael McFaul Sunday, April 1, 2007
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Islands in the Stream

by Hsiao-ting Linvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, October 9, 2019

A handful of small islands once formed a battleground in the Taiwan-China clash. Today those islands not only are at peace but represent a bridge of sorts between the two old adversaries.

Dire Strait

by Michael R. Auslinvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Taiwan must decide how to respond to military provocations from the mainland. America may have to decide, too.

Tiananmen Dreams

by Amy Zegartvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Throughout modern history, China has defied the experts and their expectations. Now, as always, the Middle Kingdom will move at its own pace.

Continental Drift

by Josef Joffevia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Across Europe, political disruptors are elbowing aside the established parties. The disruptors’ goals, when they can be discerned, are all over the map.

Polluters and Scapegoats

by Bjorn Lomborgvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Banning plastic bags won’t save the planet. Real progress will have to extend well beyond empty gestures.

Better Students and Better Jobs

by Amber M. Northern, Michael J. Petrillivia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, October 9, 2019

A new survey shows that the jobs for which students are training simply aren’t the jobs employers want to fill. How to fix this mismatch.

Integration Is No Panacea

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Sixty-five years after the Supreme Court rejected “separate but equal” classrooms, segregation—formal segregation, at least—is gone. Yet our schools still struggle. Reform now depends more on excellence than on inclusion.

How Policy Became War

by David Davenport, Gordon Lloydvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Wars on poverty, on drugs, on terrorism: for decades the federal government has been declaring war—metaphorical, that is. The casualties? Compromise, reason, and the separation of powers.

Clarence Thomas Holds the Line

by Adam J. Whitevia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, October 9, 2019

To the chagrin of populists and progressives alike, the Supreme Court justice displays an intelligent and insistent fidelity to the Constitution.

Laugh On

by Bruce Thorntonvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Free people know how—and why—to cut elites down to size.

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