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The Shultz Way

by John F. Cogan, John B. Taylorvia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 26, 2021

The irreplaceable “Great Convener” never lost sight of his goal—and his greatest talent was leading others toward it.

Sage of the Market

by Michael J. Boskinvia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 26, 2021

George Shultz shone especially bright in his economic insights, which improved the lives of millions of Americans.

A Diplomat’s Diplomat

by Paul Wolfowitzvia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 26, 2021

How an “impossible dream” of freedom became, in one secretary of state’s practical hands, a reality. 

A Discerning Heart

by Henry A. Kissingervia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 26, 2021

Remembering my friend, a man of wisdom and humility.

How the Cold War Was Won

by Philip Taubmanvia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 26, 2021
George Shultz’s type of “soft power” put reason over rhetoric, especially when the stakes were highest.

In His Own Words

by Peter M. Robinsonvia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 26, 2021

“We just have to have some way of talking with Putin. I know it’s hard, but we’ve got to figure out how to do it.”

“Trying to Make a Difference”

by James Goodbyvia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 26, 2021

The retired statesman reflected on his most celebrated role: adviser and guide to America’s most powerful citizen.

Many Bridges to Cross

by Robert L. Straussvia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 26, 2021

The life and times of the “Secretary of Everything.”

A Fitting Tribute

by Colonel Christopher Starling, USMC (Ret.)via Hoover Digest
Monday, April 26, 2021
The tale of a secret mission that delivered a belated salute to a statesman, teacher, and US Marine.

Debt Reckoning

by John H. Cochranevia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 26, 2021

Debt can’t grow forever. It will take skill—and spine—to prepare for the day when the bills come due.

College Isn’t Free—Nor Should It Be

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 26, 2021
Wiping out student debt would involve staggering costs and unfair taxation. Worse, loan forgiveness would violate the principle of making degrees pay for themselves.

Bankers’ Green Temptation

by John H. Cochranevia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 26, 2021

It’s reckless for central banks to try to enforce vague environmental policies. It also threatens their hard-won independence from politicians.

Wanted: Informed Patriots

by David Davenportvia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 26, 2021

The January riot on Capitol Hill was a shocking example of civic ignorance and disrespect—and proof that our schools must teach civics again.

The Majority-Minority Myth

by Morris P. Fiorinavia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 26, 2021

Identity politics, which supposedly boost the Democrats’ electoral chances, aren’t the sure bet they might appear. Why? Because Americans’ identities are steadily blending into each other.

The World Is Not Getting Safer

by Kori Schake, General Jim Mattis, Admiral James O. Ellis Jr., Joseph Felter via Hoover Digest
Monday, April 26, 2021

Why the Biden administration needs to recommit the country to the defense of our allies.

Return to Europe

by Josef Joffevia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 26, 2021

What do Europeans hope to see in Washington in the next four years? An administration willing to make amends—and face its obligations.

The China Challenge

by Jonathan Movroydis interview with Elizabeth Economyvia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 26, 2021

Hoover fellow Elizabeth Economy and her colleagues seek to deepen our understanding of Chinese ambitions.

Détente Redux

by Niall Fergusonvia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 26, 2021

A new cold war, this time with China, calls for a new look at a doctrine that embraced both competition and cooperation.

China without Illusions

by H. R. McMastervia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 26, 2021

On China, the Trump administration wasn’t wrong. The Biden administration should consolidate and expand on its predecessor’s strategic conclusions.

Courting Tehran? Not So Fast

by Russell A. Bermanvia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 26, 2021

Iran must be held to account.

Keep Spies Out in the Cold

by Amy Zegartvia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 26, 2021

How to respond to the recent Russia hacking scare? Not by talking tough but by erecting tough barriers to further espionage.

Adapt and Be Adept

by Terry Andersonvia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 26, 2021

Successfully responding to climate change depends on harnessing market forces.

Gridlock on Electric Avenue

by Bjorn Lomborgvia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 26, 2021

Electric cars aren’t climate-change heroes. They do little to reduce carbon pollution and in some ways even increase it.

In Search of a Breakthrough

by Clint Bolick, Kate J. Hardimanvia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 26, 2021

Schools need top-to-bottom transformation—now.

“Michael Brown Was Not Killed by Racism”

interview with Shelby Steelevia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 26, 2021

Hoover fellow Shelby Steele’s documentary laments the tragedy of a young black man whose death far too many seized upon as a means to power.

Loved It, Leaving It

by John B. Taylorvia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 26, 2021

The weather is as fine as ever. It’s California’s economic climate that’s driving people away.

An “Affordable” Sinkhole

by Lee Ohanianvia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 26, 2021

Why is “affordable housing” so unaffordable to build? Because it’s built on a foundation of blank checks.

No Grace and No Redemption

by Peter M. Robinson interview with Douglas Murrayvia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 26, 2021

Douglas Murray, author of The Madness of Crowds, on the madness of identity politics.

The Art of Peace

by Herbert Linvia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 26, 2021

Encouragement for trying times: “We have only ourselves to count on. But that’s not nothing.”

A Vision of 1776

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 26, 2021

In its brief life, the 1776 Commission offered a clear-eyed look at the American experiment, a paean to hope and perseverance, and a rebuttal to “woke” distortions.

In the Wake of Empire

by Anatol Shmelevvia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 26, 2021

During the Russian Civil War of 1918–20, anti-Bolshevik “White” forces struggled for territory, materiel, and above all, the outside world’s support. Why they failed.

485 Days at Majdanek

by Norman M. Naimark, Nicholas Siekierskivia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 26, 2021

In a fresh translation, a crucial memoir of the Holocaust era.

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Hoover Digest 1998 No.2
Wednesday, April 1, 1998

1998 No. 2

by David R. Henderson Thursday, April 30, 1998
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by Melvyn B. Krauss Thursday, April 30, 1998
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by Gary S. Becker Thursday, April 30, 1998
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by Milton Friedman Thursday, April 30, 1998
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by Philip R. Alper Thursday, April 30, 1998
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by Joseph B. Costello, Lance Director Nagel Thursday, April 30, 1998
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by Peter Brimelow Thursday, April 30, 1998
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by Thomas Gale Moore Thursday, April 30, 1998
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by Thomas Sowell Thursday, April 30, 1998
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by Gary S. Becker Thursday, April 30, 1998
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by David R. Henderson Thursday, April 30, 1998
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by Henry I. Miller Thursday, April 30, 1998
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by William J. Perry, Warren Christopher Thursday, April 30, 1998
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by George P. Shultz, William E. Simon Jr., Walter B. Wriston Thursday, April 30, 1998
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by Milton Friedman Thursday, April 30, 1998
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by Charles Wolf Jr. Thursday, April 30, 1998
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by Michael J. Boskin Thursday, April 30, 1998
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by Tom Bethell Thursday, April 30, 1998
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by Ramon H. Myers, Thomas A. Metzger Thursday, April 30, 1998
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by Michael McFaul Thursday, April 30, 1998
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by Dennis L. Bark Thursday, April 30, 1998
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by Tom Bethell Thursday, April 30, 1998
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by Robert Conquest Thursday, April 30, 1998
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by Terry Anderson, Candice Jackson Mayhugh Thursday, April 30, 1998
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by Kellyanne Fitzpatrick, Kevin Harrington Thursday, April 30, 1998
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by David C. Evans Thursday, April 30, 1998
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by Peter Brimelow, Milton Friedman Thursday, April 30, 1998
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by William Ratliff Thursday, April 30, 1998
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by Gordon M. Hahn Thursday, April 30, 1998
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Hoover Digest 1998 No. 1
Thursday, January 1, 1998

1998 No. 1

by Martin Anderson Friday, January 30, 1998
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by Robert J. Barro Friday, January 30, 1998
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by Milton Friedman Friday, January 30, 1998
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by Thomas Sowell Friday, January 30, 1998
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by David R. Henderson Friday, January 30, 1998
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by Tom Bethell Friday, January 30, 1998
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by David R. Henderson Friday, January 30, 1998
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by Thomas Sowell Friday, January 30, 1998
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by Stephen Moore Friday, January 30, 1998
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by Williamson M. Evers Friday, January 30, 1998
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by Thomas Gale Moore Friday, January 30, 1998
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by Terry Anderson, Donald R. Leal Friday, January 30, 1998
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by Edward Teller Friday, January 30, 1998
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by Henry I. Miller Friday, January 30, 1998
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by Joseph D. McNamara Friday, January 30, 1998
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by David R. Henderson Friday, January 30, 1998
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by George P. Shultz Friday, January 30, 1998
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by William J. Perry Friday, January 30, 1998
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by Richard F. Staar Friday, January 30, 1998
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by Ramon H. Myers Friday, January 30, 1998
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by Charles Wolf Jr. Friday, January 30, 1998
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by Alvin Rabushka Friday, January 30, 1998
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by Dennis L. Bark Friday, January 30, 1998
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by Margaret Thatcher Friday, January 30, 1998
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by Henry S. Rowen Friday, January 30, 1998
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by Michael McFaul Friday, January 30, 1998
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by William Ratliff Friday, January 30, 1998
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by Gary S. Becker Friday, January 30, 1998
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by Alex Inkeles Friday, January 30, 1998
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by Arnold Beichman Friday, January 30, 1998
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by Robert Conquest Friday, January 30, 1998
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by Thomas E. MaCurdy, Peter M. Robinson Friday, January 30, 1998
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by Gordon M. Hahn Friday, January 30, 1998
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Hoover Digest 1997 No. 4
Wednesday, October 1, 1997

1997 No. 4

by Charles Wolf Jr., Walter B. Wriston Thursday, October 30, 1997
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by Gary S. Becker Thursday, October 30, 1997
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by David A. Wise, John Shoven Thursday, October 30, 1997
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by Rita Ricardo-Campbell Thursday, October 30, 1997
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by Thomas Gale Moore Thursday, October 30, 1997
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by Henry I. Miller Thursday, October 30, 1997
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by David R. Henderson Thursday, October 30, 1997
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by Edwin Meese III Thursday, October 30, 1997
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by Barry R. Weingast, John Ferejohn Thursday, October 30, 1997
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by Robert J. Barro Thursday, October 30, 1997
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by George F. Will Thursday, October 30, 1997
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by Thomas Sowell Thursday, October 30, 1997
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by Tibor R. Machan Thursday, October 30, 1997
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by Gary S. Becker Thursday, October 30, 1997
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by Richard F. Staar Thursday, October 30, 1997
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by Michael McFaul Thursday, October 30, 1997
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by Arnold Beichman Thursday, October 30, 1997
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by Margaret Thatcher Thursday, October 30, 1997
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by Gary S. Becker Thursday, October 30, 1997
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by Timothy Charles Brown Thursday, October 30, 1997
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by William Ratliff Thursday, October 30, 1997
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by Larry Diamond Thursday, October 30, 1997
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by Robert J. Barro Thursday, October 30, 1997
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by Thomas Sowell Thursday, October 30, 1997
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by Kenneth Arrow, Kenneth L. Judd, Peter M. Robinson Thursday, October 30, 1997
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by Elena Danielson Thursday, October 30, 1997
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by Milton Friedman, Rose D. Friedman Thursday, October 30, 1997
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Hoover Digest 1997 No. 3
Tuesday, July 1, 1997

1997 No. 3

by Melvyn B. Krauss Wednesday, July 30, 1997
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by Michael J. Boskin Wednesday, July 30, 1997
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by David R. Henderson Wednesday, July 30, 1997
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by John H. Bunzel, Anita Susan Grossman Wednesday, July 30, 1997
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by Thomas Sowell Wednesday, July 30, 1997
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by Edward Neilan Wednesday, July 30, 1997
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by Ramon H. Myers Wednesday, July 30, 1997
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by Edward Neilan Wednesday, July 30, 1997
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by Charles Wolf Jr. Wednesday, July 30, 1997
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by Henry S. Rowen Wednesday, July 30, 1997
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by Richard F. Staar Wednesday, July 30, 1997
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by Alexander Solzhenitsyn Wednesday, July 30, 1997
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by John B. Dunlop Wednesday, July 30, 1997
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by John Shoven, David A. Wise, Peter M. Robinson Wednesday, July 30, 1997
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by David Brady, Nelson W. Polsby, Peter M. Robinson Wednesday, July 30, 1997
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Ideas Have Consequences

featuring Edwin J. Feulner, Jr.via Hoover Digest
Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Before he went on to run another great think tank, the Heritage Foundation, Edwin J. Feulner served as a fellow at the Hoover Institution—and has followed Hoover ever since. In this appreciation of Hoover’s first century, he explains how the institution has kept vigil, preventing the world, in Herbert Hoover’s own words, from slumping “back toward darkness.”

Native Freedoms

by Terry Anderson, Wendy Purnellvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Indian tribes once had economies that helped them thrive, not merely survive. They must be allowed to reclaim their economic freedom, re-establish the rule of law, and reassert individual liberties.

The Audacity of Nope

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, July 16, 2019

It takes a special kind of chutzpah to compare the outrageous goals and impossible price tag of the Green New Deal with the components of the original New Deal.

The Case for Trump

by Michael Doran interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Donald Trump has written a new narrative about the presidency—casting himself as hero, writes Hoover historian Victor Davis Hanson. Now the question is how this story ends.

“Technology Always Becomes Something Else”

by Russ Robertsvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, July 16, 2019

The age of artificial intelligence has already begun, says futurist Amy Webb, and a cascade of small changes will swell until “life is nothing like it was before.” The good news: people might finally decide what they want from tech, and what they will refuse to tolerate

“It’s Not the End of the World”

by Peter M. Robinson interview with Bjorn Lomborgvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, July 16, 2019

We can handle rising temperatures—if only everyone would calm down and think. Hoover visiting fellow Bjorn Lomborg on climate change and sweet reason.

King of the Hill

by Jay Nordlinger interview with Charles Hillvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Hoover fellow and legendary Yale historian Charles Hill looks back on grand strategy and a grand life.

The Ministry of Labor

by Lee Ohanianvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, July 16, 2019

A proposed law would dramatically interfere with businesses’ right to hire and promote whom they want. California doesn’t need this Orwellian regulation.

Capital Punishment’s Dead End?

by Bill Whalenvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, July 16, 2019

California’s politicians no longer even pretend to support the death penalty. Who does support it? California’s voters.

Kim Already Has What He Wants

by Paul R. Gregoryvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Since peaceful change would threaten his very survival, Kim Jong Un is prepared to hold the world at gunpoint indefinitely.

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