Hoover Digest

Subscribe to receive the Hoover Digest. Subscribe »

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.

Is the Recovery Ending?

by Edward Paul Lazearvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Slower job creation doesn’t mean a recession is imminent. But policy makers can’t assume growth will take care of itself.

Universal Income: How to Bust the Bank

by David R. Hendersonvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, October 9, 2019

This utopian scheme would create the mother of all welfare states.

Brave New Automated World

by Michael Spencevia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, October 9, 2019

The digital revolution holds great promise for human well-being—if that revolution can be managed.

“Free” Health Care Isn’t

by Scott W. Atlasvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, October 9, 2019

How single-payer systems fail their patients.

Scrub This Fantasy

by Charles Blahousvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, October 9, 2019

“Medicare for all” is a prescription for fresh inefficiencies and stratospheric costs. We couldn’t afford it—and we shouldn’t even want it.

How to Save Democracy

by Larry Diamondvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, October 9, 2019

A surge of authoritarianism has overwhelmed the “freedom agenda.” Yet even as Russia rages and China seethes, America can, and must, stand up for democracy.

Indispensable Free Speech

by Peter Berkowitzvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Free speech defends our other freedoms and offends would-be autocrats. It’s time to revive this bedrock American principle.

Laugh On

by Bruce Thorntonvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, October 9, 2019

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Islands in the Stream

by Eric Wakin, 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Elegy in an English Church

by Tunku Varadarajanvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, October 9, 2019

One quietly proud corner of Britain sees Brexit as a matter of what to keep, not whom to exclude.

Untangling Homelessness

by Lee Ohanianvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Throwing money at the problem while blocking development just worsens housing problems. What would help? Unleashing homebuilders and job-creating businesses, especially in the Central Valley and the hinterlands

Tax Avengers: Endgame?

by Bill Whalenvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, October 9, 2019

A recent schools tax measure failed—and failed badly. Californians may not be all that eager to weaken Proposition 13 after all.

“None of the Wars Has Been Won”

by Peter M. Robinson interview with David Davenportvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Hoover fellow David Davenport, co-author of How Public Policy Became War, calls for a rhetorical cease-fire.

A Bridge over a Troubled Century

featuring Norman M. Naimarkvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Celebrating Hoover fellow Norman M. Naimark.

Trafficking in Thoughtcrime

by Harvey C. Mansfieldvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, October 9, 2019

How a distinguished thinker learned of his disinvitation.

Reparations Are for the Living

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

Trying to repay people for the losses their ancestors suffered would never work. Worse, it would never achieve justice.

I Unlearned Hate

by Ayaan Hirsi Alivia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Born into a culture that blamed Jews for all wrongdoing, a scholar explains how she broke free of that prejudice—and how a certain Somali-American congresswoman can, too.

Red Again

by Niall Fergusonvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Who would have expected both a new Cold War and a fresh fascination with socialism?

Stanford and the Great War

by Jean McElwee Cannonvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Collections in the Hoover Archives tell the stories of the Stanford students who were eager to go “over there,” driving battlefield ambulances and flying over the front lines.

Download the Issue as a PDF

E.g., 12 / 8 / 2019
E.g., 12 / 8 / 2019
Hoover Digest 1999 No. 4
Friday, October 1, 1999

1999 No. 4

by Michael J. Boskin Saturday, October 30, 1999
article
by Michael J. Boskin Saturday, October 30, 1999
article
by Michael Barone Saturday, October 30, 1999
article
by David R. Henderson Saturday, October 30, 1999
article
by Amity Shlaes Saturday, October 30, 1999
article
by Thomas Sowell Saturday, October 30, 1999
article
by Gary S. Becker Saturday, October 30, 1999
article
by Dinesh D’Souza Saturday, October 30, 1999
article
by Joseph D. McNamara Saturday, October 30, 1999
article
by Robert J. Barro Saturday, October 30, 1999
article
by Bruce Bueno de Mesquita, Hilton L. Root Saturday, October 30, 1999
article
by Lawrence J. McQuillan Saturday, October 30, 1999
article
by Edward D. Mansfield Saturday, October 30, 1999
article
by Larry Diamond Saturday, October 30, 1999
article
by Edward Teller Saturday, October 30, 1999
article
by Bill Gertz Saturday, October 30, 1999
article
by William J. Perry, Ash Carter Saturday, October 30, 1999
article
by Melvyn B. Krauss Saturday, October 30, 1999
article
by John B. Dunlop Saturday, October 30, 1999
article
by Michael McFaul Saturday, October 30, 1999
article
by Charles Wolf Jr. Saturday, October 30, 1999
article
by William McGurn Saturday, October 30, 1999
article
by Larry Diamond, Doh Chull Shin Saturday, October 30, 1999
article
by Robert J. Barro Saturday, October 30, 1999
article
by Condoleezza Rice, Haim Zaltzman Saturday, October 30, 1999
article
by Richard Pipes, Robert Conquest, John Lewis Gaddis Saturday, October 30, 1999
article
by Arnold Beichman Saturday, October 30, 1999
article
by Kiron K. Skinner Saturday, October 30, 1999
article
by Douglas Brinkley Saturday, October 30, 1999
article
by Thomas Sowell Saturday, October 30, 1999
article
by Elena Danielson Saturday, October 30, 1999
article
by Bernard Butcher Saturday, October 30, 1999
article
Saturday, October 30, 1999
article
Hoover Digest 1999 No. 3
Thursday, July 1, 1999

1999 No. 3

by Thomas Sowell Friday, July 30, 1999
article
by Gary S. Becker Friday, July 30, 1999
article
by Stephen Moore Friday, July 30, 1999
article
by Tom Bethell Friday, July 30, 1999
article
by Peter Brimelow Friday, July 30, 1999
article
by Amity Shlaes Friday, July 30, 1999
article
by S. Fred Singer Friday, July 30, 1999
article
by Henry I. Miller Friday, July 30, 1999
article
by Thomas Sowell Friday, July 30, 1999
article
by Peter J. Duignan Friday, July 30, 1999
article
by Edwin Meese III Friday, July 30, 1999
article
Friday, July 30, 1999
article
by Tibor R. Machan Friday, July 30, 1999
article
by Robert Zelnick Friday, July 30, 1999
article
by Abraham D. Sofaer Friday, July 30, 1999
article
by Thomas H. Henriksen Friday, July 30, 1999
article
by Larry Diamond Friday, July 30, 1999
article
by Robert J. Barro Friday, July 30, 1999
article
by Richard Sousa Friday, July 30, 1999
article
by Michael Barone Friday, July 30, 1999
article
by Robert J. Barro Friday, July 30, 1999
article
by William Ratliff, David Oppenheimer Friday, July 30, 1999
article
by John B. Dunlop Friday, July 30, 1999
article
by Arnold Beichman Friday, July 30, 1999
article
by Robert Morton Friday, July 30, 1999
article
by Edward Neilan Friday, July 30, 1999
article
by Charles Wolf Jr. Friday, July 30, 1999
article
by Peter Brimelow, Milton Friedman Friday, July 30, 1999
article
by Robert Conquest Friday, July 30, 1999
article
by Elena Danielson Friday, July 30, 1999
article
by Charles G. Palm Friday, July 30, 1999
article
Friday, July 30, 1999
article
Hoover Digest 1999 No. 2
Thursday, April 1, 1999

1999 No. 2

by Thomas Sowell Friday, April 30, 1999
article
by Shelby Steele Friday, April 30, 1999
article
by Gary S. Becker Friday, April 30, 1999
article
by Jennifer Roback Morse Friday, April 30, 1999
article
by Alvin Rabushka Friday, April 30, 1999
article
by Amity Shlaes Friday, April 30, 1999
article
by Peter Brimelow Friday, April 30, 1999
article
by Michael Barone Friday, April 30, 1999
article
by Gary S. Becker Friday, April 30, 1999
article
by David Brady Friday, April 30, 1999
article
by Edward Paul Lazear Friday, April 30, 1999
article
by David R. Henderson Friday, April 30, 1999
article
by John F. Cogan Friday, April 30, 1999
article
by Milton Friedman Friday, April 30, 1999
article
by Milton Friedman Friday, April 30, 1999
article
by Richard A. Epstein Friday, April 30, 1999
article
by Henry I. Miller Friday, April 30, 1999
article
by John E. Robson Friday, April 30, 1999
article
by Abraham D. Sofaer Friday, April 30, 1999
article
by Richard J. Danzig Friday, April 30, 1999
article
by William Ratliff Friday, April 30, 1999
article
by Thomas Schwartz, Kiron K. Skinner Friday, April 30, 1999
article
by Ken Jowitt Friday, April 30, 1999
article
by Gary S. Becker Friday, April 30, 1999
article
by Peter Lilley Friday, April 30, 1999
article
by Robert J. Barro Friday, April 30, 1999
article
by Milton Friedman Friday, April 30, 1999
article
by Arnold Beichman Friday, April 30, 1999
article
by Peter M. Robinson Friday, April 30, 1999
article
by Robert Conquest Friday, April 30, 1999
article
by Edward Teller, Lee Munson Friday, April 30, 1999
article
by Richard Sousa Friday, April 30, 1999
article
Friday, April 30, 1999
article
Hoover Digest 1999 No. 1
Friday, January 1, 1999

1999 No. 1

by Shelby Steele Saturday, January 30, 1999
article
by Thomas Sowell Saturday, January 30, 1999
article
by Peter Schweizer Saturday, January 30, 1999
article
by Amity Shlaes Saturday, January 30, 1999
article
by Jennifer Roback Morse Saturday, January 30, 1999
article
by Michael S. Malone Saturday, January 30, 1999
article
by Tom Bethell Saturday, January 30, 1999
article
by Michael Barone Saturday, January 30, 1999
article
by Paul M. Romer Saturday, January 30, 1999
article
by Peter Brimelow Saturday, January 30, 1999
article
by Robert J. Barro Saturday, January 30, 1999
article
by David R. Henderson Saturday, January 30, 1999
article
by Henry I. Miller Saturday, January 30, 1999
article
by Joseph D. McNamara Saturday, January 30, 1999
article
by Abraham D. Sofaer Saturday, January 30, 1999
article
by John B. Taylor Saturday, January 30, 1999
article
by Gary S. Becker Saturday, January 30, 1999
article
by Arnold Beichman Saturday, January 30, 1999
article
by John B. Dunlop Saturday, January 30, 1999
article
by Michael McFaul Saturday, January 30, 1999
article
by Henry S. Rowen Saturday, January 30, 1999
article
by Arnold Beichman Saturday, January 30, 1999
article
by William Ratliff Saturday, January 30, 1999
article
by Richard V. Allen Saturday, January 30, 1999
article
by Chris Caldwell Saturday, January 30, 1999
article
by Seymour Martin Lipset Saturday, January 30, 1999
article
by Peter Berkowitz Monday, January 18, 1999
article
by Milton Friedman Saturday, January 30, 1999
article
by Elena Danielson Saturday, January 30, 1999
article
by Charles G. Palm Saturday, January 30, 1999
article
by John Raisian Saturday, January 30, 1999
article
Saturday, January 30, 1999
article

Pages

Explore Research

Filter By:

Topic

Type

Author

Section

Enter comma-separated IDs of authors
Enter comma-separated IDs of contributors

Support the Hoover Institution

Join the Hoover Institution's community of supporters in advancing ideas defining a free society.

Support Hoover

The Can’t-Do State

by Michael J. Boskinvia Hoover Digest
Friday, April 20, 2018

The Golden State may remain a land of great strengths, but it suffers from political inertia. Who will defy the entrenched interests?

To Tame Tehran

by Samuel Tadrosvia Hoover Digest
Friday, April 20, 2018

The mullahs may have played their cards masterfully, but the game isn’t over. We can still meet them and call them.

The Once and Future Restoration

by Michael R. Auslinvia Hoover Digest
Friday, April 20, 2018

A hundred and fifty years ago, Japan’s Meiji restoration launched Asia on a quest for a modern identity. That search continues today, as Asia tries to balance autonomy with state control, the future with the past.

The Strongman’s Weak Hand

by Robert Servicevia Hoover Digest
Friday, April 20, 2018

To Vladimir Putin, meddling in other countries’ elections is how you make a lapsed superpower great again.

The Past Isn’t Even Past

by Stephen Kotkinvia Hoover Digest
Friday, April 20, 2018

A hundred years since it began consuming lives by the millions, the embers of communism still burn.

Unscientific American

by Henry I. Millervia Hoover Digest
Friday, April 20, 2018

If we’re to withstand a torrent of unsound and biased research, we need to understand—and respect—scientific principles.

Cybersecurity League, Assemble!

by Toomas Hendrik Ilvesvia Hoover Digest
Friday, April 20, 2018

Unlike the Cold War, today’s asymmetrical “code war” makes open nations uniquely vulnerable. The free world must form a united front against cyberattacks.

Unleashing the High-tech Dogs of War

by Herbert Linvia Hoover Digest
Friday, April 20, 2018

Artificial intelligence will bring deadlier, smarter weapons. And the command structures that deploy them are likely to possess fewer scruples about harming civilians.

Weaponized Words

by Charles Hillvia Hoover Digest
Friday, April 20, 2018

The revolution will be televised—and tweeted, and posted, and Instagrammed. Language is today’s truly disruptive technology.

The Genuine Wealth of Nations

by David R. Hendersonvia Hoover Digest
Friday, April 20, 2018

An antipoverty charity closes its eyes to increasing personal income around the world.

Pages

Interested in the Hoover Digest?

The Hoover Digest is a quarterly publication that offers informative writing on politics, economics, and history by the scholars and researchers of the Institution. The Digest elegantly portrays the breadth, depth, and reach of Hoover’s scholarship, and in addition, highlights several compelling stories from our archives.  It can be accessed online here, but is also available in print. 

Subscribe here to the print edition.

 

The opinions expressed in the Hoover Digest are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the Hoover Institution or Stanford University.