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Red Lines

by Matt Pottingervia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 18, 2021

The United States and its allies must refuse to let Beijing hold them hostage.

Battery Power

by Nadia Schadlow, Arthur Hermanvia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 18, 2021

China’s pursuit of a global green-energy monopoly includes locking up the battery supply chain. The Pentagon has a strong interest in not letting that happen.

Inside the Ministry of Fear

by Miles Maochun Yuvia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 18, 2021
Like all totalitarian states, China is a master of propaganda. It’s no surprise that even Americans are seduced—and threatened—into following the party line.

How Lies Go Viral

by Gordon G. Changvia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 18, 2021
Beijing peddles a tale of American involvement in the origins of COVID-19. Social media does the rest.

Is the Fed Losing Focus?

by John B. Taylorvia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 18, 2021

A hard lesson from the recent past shows how neglecting monetary policy feeds inflation. We mustn’t let that happen now.

Another Trillion-Dollar Baby

by John F. Cogan, Daniel Heilvia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 18, 2021

The Biden administration is eager to midwife a huge expansion in entitlement payments. More than half of all Americans would be on the federal dole.

Debtors’ Prison

by Michael J. Boskinvia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 18, 2021
Federal borrowing is soaring—and the debt the nation is amassing will long outlast any pandemic.

The Tax Cartel Cometh

by Joshua D. Rauh, Aharon Friedmanvia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 18, 2021
Big-government control of the international tax system looks a lot like imperialism—and a bad deal for American workers and consumers.

Free Trade Refresher Course

by David R. Hendersonvia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 18, 2021
The not-so-secret ingredient of prosperity: comparative advantage. It’s a concept neither Trump nor Biden seems to grasp.

Don’t Sacrifice Ideals

by Russell A. Bermanvia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 18, 2021
Still utterly central to American foreign policy: human rights. We must defend them abroad and at home.

Misogyny Knows No Borders

featuring Ayaan Hirsi Alivia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 18, 2021
In the face of indifference and political correctness, Hoover fellow Ayaan Hirsi Ali defends women’s rights.

A Caliphate in the Making?

by Abbas Milanivia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 18, 2021
The election of a new, hard-line president shows that moderation—whether foreign or domestic—remains a mirage.

Conciliation Will Fail

by H. R. McMastervia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 18, 2021

The case for putting maximum pressure on the Islamic Republic.

Distant Warnings

by Thomas H. Henriksenvia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 18, 2021

In their eagerness to be done with “forever wars,” especially in Africa, Americans and their leaders may just bring the danger closer.

Divided We Fall, Together We Heal

by Abraham D. Sofaervia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 18, 2021
Every country fell short in the battle against COVID-19. The future demands we improve international cooperation, not abandon it.

To Everyone’s Health

by Scott W. Atlasvia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 18, 2021
The pandemic provided fresh evidence of a very old problem: certain minority groups suffer worse health and shorter lives than does the average American. Fixing that will require transforming Medicaid.

Crowdsourcing and the Mobs

by Amy Zegartvia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 18, 2021

The Internet has enabled the rise of citizen spies. They’re making money, pushing social causes—and sometimes running roughshod on privacy and civil rights.

Green Screens

by Bjorn Lomborgvia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 18, 2021

Environmentalists see the future as either apocalypse or utopia. We need to address the climate, but hyperbole of any stripe only gets in the way.

Civics and Its Discontents

by Peter Berkowitzvia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 18, 2021
A host of social struggles converge on a familiar battlefield: civics education.

Three Cheers for the Old Normal

by Michael J. Petrillivia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 18, 2021

Armed with a year’s worth of improvised failures during the pandemic, schools should quit while they’re behind.

Charters Turn Thirty

by Chester E. Finn Jr., Bruno V. Mannovia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 18, 2021
Charter schools are here to stay. But they, like their students, should never stop learning and growing.

Don’t Knock Opportunity

by David L. Lealvia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 18, 2021

Demography may not, after all, be destiny. Republicans could earn the Latino vote in California by emphasizing values, personal and financial freedom, and compassion.

A Lesson in Power

by Michael T. Hartneyvia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 18, 2021
With help from their friends in Sacramento, teachers’ unions still shrug off all attempts to reduce their political clout.

Doom with a View

by Peter M. Robinson interview with Niall Fergusonvia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 18, 2021

Hoover fellow Niall Ferguson’s new book represents a grand tour of COVID-19 and other catastrophes and the people who have had to face them.

An Honest Man

by Peter M. Robinson featuring Thomas Sowell, Jason Rileyvia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 18, 2021
Jason Riley offers a biography of Hoover fellow Thomas Sowell, the maverick scholar and fierce defender of fact over faction.

The Case for Black Patriotism

by Glenn Louryvia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 18, 2021
Does the American Dream apply to black people, too? “It most certainly and emphatically does apply. And it is coming to fruition daily.”

Tear Down that Great Firewall

by H. R. McMastervia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 18, 2021

President Reagan’s historic speech exposed a confrontation deeper than the Cold War itself. Where is the American leader who can challenge China on the same terms?

Goodbye, Columbus

by Bruce Thorntonvia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 18, 2021

The now-annual ritual of pillorying Christopher Columbus is part of a crusade to defame America and its values.

A Tower to Remember

by Elena Danielsonvia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 18, 2021
Hoover Tower, the symbol of Stanford University, was built to keep history alive—and during eighty years has led a long, meaningful life of its own.

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Monday, October 29, 2018

2018 No. 4

by Bill Whalen interview with Thomas W. Gilligan Monday, October 29, 2018
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by John F. Cogan Monday, October 29, 2018
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by Stephen Kotkin Monday, October 29, 2018
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by Victor Davis Hanson Monday, October 29, 2018
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by Richard A. Epstein Monday, October 29, 2018
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by Jack Goldsmith Monday, October 29, 2018
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by Scott W. Atlas Monday, October 29, 2018
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by Charles L. Hooper, David R. Henderson Monday, October 29, 2018
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by Richard Sousa, Nicolas Petit Monday, October 29, 2018
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by Terry Anderson Monday, October 29, 2018
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by Paul R. Gregory Monday, October 29, 2018
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by Henry I. Miller, John Cohrssen Monday, October 29, 2018
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by Ralph Peters Monday, October 29, 2018
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by Markos Kounalakis Monday, October 29, 2018
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by Chester E. Finn Jr. Monday, October 29, 2018
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by Jack Goldsmith Monday, October 29, 2018
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by Abbas Milani Monday, October 29, 2018
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by Eric Edelman, Ray Takeyh Monday, October 29, 2018
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by Peter Berkowitz Monday, October 29, 2018
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by Richard A. Epstein Monday, October 29, 2018
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by Norman M. Naimark Monday, October 29, 2018
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by Tunku Varadarajan Monday, October 29, 2018
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by Timothy Garton Ash Monday, October 29, 2018
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by Mark Koyama Monday, October 29, 2018
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by Miles Maochun Yu Monday, October 29, 2018
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by Peter M. Robinson interview with General Jim Mattis Monday, October 29, 2018
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by Russ Roberts Monday, October 29, 2018
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by Lee Ohanian Monday, October 29, 2018
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by Bruce Thornton Monday, October 29, 2018
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by Russell A. Berman Monday, October 29, 2018
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by Bertrand M. Patenaude Monday, October 29, 2018
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Monday, July 9, 2018

2018 No. 3

by Michael J. Boskin, John H. Cochrane, John F. Cogan, George P. Shultz, John B. Taylor Monday, July 9, 2018
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by Martin Feldstein Monday, July 9, 2018
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by John H. Cochrane Monday, July 9, 2018
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by David R. Henderson Monday, July 9, 2018
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by Charles Blahous Monday, July 9, 2018
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by James W. Ceaser Monday, July 9, 2018
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by Clint Bolick Monday, July 9, 2018
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by Richard A. Epstein Monday, July 9, 2018
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by Admiral James O. Ellis Jr. Monday, July 9, 2018
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by Williamson Murray Monday, July 9, 2018
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by Terry Anderson, Henry I. Miller Monday, July 9, 2018
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by Lee Ohanian, Ted Temzelides Monday, July 9, 2018
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by Chester E. Finn Jr. Monday, July 9, 2018
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by Scott W. Atlas Monday, July 9, 2018
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by Henry I. Miller Monday, July 9, 2018
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by Charles Hill Monday, July 9, 2018
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by Samuel Tadros Monday, July 9, 2018
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by Russell A. Berman Monday, July 9, 2018
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by Peter Berkowitz Monday, July 9, 2018
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by Glenn Tiffert Monday, July 9, 2018
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by Markos Kounalakis Monday, July 9, 2018
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by Peter M. Robinson interview with Shelby Steele Monday, July 9, 2018
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by Tunku Varadarajan interview with Stephen Kotkin Monday, July 9, 2018
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by Bruce Thornton Monday, July 9, 2018
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by Ayaan Hirsi Ali Monday, July 9, 2018
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by Victor Davis Hanson Monday, July 9, 2018
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by Riccardo Mario Cucciolla Monday, July 9, 2018
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by David Cohen, Yuma Totani Monday, July 9, 2018
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Friday, April 20, 2018

2018 No. 2

by James Taranto featuring Morris P. Fiorina Friday, April 20, 2018
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by Peter Berkowitz Friday, April 20, 2018
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by George H. Nash Friday, April 20, 2018
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by Victor Davis Hanson Friday, April 20, 2018
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by Bruce Thornton Friday, April 20, 2018
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by Clint Bolick Friday, April 20, 2018
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by Adam J. White Friday, April 20, 2018
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by Richard A. Epstein Friday, April 20, 2018
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by David R. Henderson Friday, April 20, 2018
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by Charles Hill Friday, April 20, 2018
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by Herbert Lin Friday, April 20, 2018
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by Toomas Hendrik Ilves Friday, April 20, 2018
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by Henry I. Miller Friday, April 20, 2018
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by Stephen Kotkin Friday, April 20, 2018
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by Robert Service Friday, April 20, 2018
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by Michael R. Auslin Friday, April 20, 2018
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by Samuel Tadros Friday, April 20, 2018
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by Michael J. Boskin Friday, April 20, 2018
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by Richard A. Epstein Friday, April 20, 2018
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by Joshua D. Rauh Friday, April 20, 2018
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by Chester E. Finn Jr. Friday, April 20, 2018
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by Peter M. Robinson interview with Niall Ferguson Friday, April 20, 2018
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by Peter M. Robinson interview with Victor Davis Hanson Friday, April 20, 2018
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by Sophie Roell interview with Timothy Garton Ash Friday, April 20, 2018
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by Shelby Steele Friday, April 20, 2018
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by Victor Davis Hanson Friday, April 20, 2018
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by Edwin J. Feulner, Jr. Friday, April 20, 2018
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by Michael S. Bernstam Friday, April 20, 2018
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by Elizabeth Banks Friday, April 20, 2018
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Friday, January 26, 2018

2018 No. 1

by Tunku Varadarajan interview with John F. Cogan Friday, January 26, 2018
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by David R. Henderson Friday, January 26, 2018
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by John H. Cochrane Friday, January 26, 2018
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by Scott W. Atlas Friday, January 26, 2018
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by Richard A. Epstein Friday, January 26, 2018
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by Lanhee J. Chen, Micah Weinberg Friday, January 26, 2018
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by Terry Anderson Friday, January 26, 2018
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by David R. Henderson, John H. Cochrane Friday, January 26, 2018
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by Richard A. Epstein Friday, January 26, 2018
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by Sharon Driscoll interview with Michael McConnell Friday, January 26, 2018
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by Timothy Kane Friday, January 26, 2018
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by Michael S. Bernstam Friday, January 26, 2018
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by Williamson Murray Friday, January 26, 2018
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by Barry Strauss Friday, January 26, 2018
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by Michael R. Auslin Friday, January 26, 2018
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by Thomas H. Henriksen Friday, January 26, 2018
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by Victor Davis Hanson Friday, January 26, 2018
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by Paul R. Gregory Friday, January 26, 2018
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by Bing West Friday, January 26, 2018
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by Charles Hill Friday, January 26, 2018
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by Niall Ferguson Friday, January 26, 2018
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by Herbert Lin Friday, January 26, 2018
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by Michael McFaul Friday, January 26, 2018
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by Jeremy Carl Friday, January 26, 2018
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by Admiral James O. Ellis Jr., George P. Shultz Friday, January 26, 2018
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by David Davenport, Lenny Mendonca Friday, January 26, 2018
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by Williamson M. Evers Friday, January 26, 2018
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by Chester E. Finn Jr. Friday, January 26, 2018
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by Shelby Steele Friday, January 26, 2018
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by Chris Sweeney interview with Harvey C. Mansfield Friday, January 26, 2018
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by Peter M. Robinson Friday, January 26, 2018
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by Markos Kounalakis Friday, January 26, 2018
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by Bertrand M. Patenaude, Jodi Roberts Friday, January 26, 2018
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Borrowed Time

by George P. Shultz, John F. Cogan, John B. Taylorvia Hoover Digest
Thursday, July 15, 2021

The United States was already on a dangerous debt binge even before the pandemic. More reckless spending will overwhelm investment, growth, and job creation.

On the Cover

via Hoover Digest
Wednesday, July 14, 2021

Julie Helen Heyneman (1868–1942) spent her childhood and youth in San Francisco, where she attended classes at the Art Students League. She sailed for Europe in 1891 to immerse herself in art. Living in London, she became a pupil and lifelong friend of John Singer Sargent, the noted portrait painter. 

Return to Chernobyl

by Anatol Shmelevvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, July 14, 2021

Thirty-five years ago, a nuclear disaster unfolded in Ukraine. The Soviet empire, too, was about to melt down. Archival materials illuminate those times of danger and dissolution.

Operation Tagil

by Bertrand M. Patenaudevia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, July 14, 2021

The Paris archive of the imperial Russian secret police is among Hoover’s most treasured holdings. How it landed on the Stanford campus is a cloak-and-dagger tale worthy of the collection.

Disruptive Strategies

by Jonathan Movroydis interview with David Berkeyvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, July 14, 2021

A new military-history book edited by Hoover fellow David Berkey explores the repeated collisions of rising and established powers.

Small Kindnesses

by Condoleezza Ricevia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, July 14, 2021

Looking back on a year of great tumult and, at times, reassurance.

“Pluralism Is the Lifeblood”

by Chris Walsh, William McKenzie interview with Timothy Garton Ashvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, July 14, 2021

How do healthy democracies embrace both differences and common values? Hoover fellow Timothy Garton Ash discusses the crucial balance—and the danger that lies “down the road of identity politics.”

“Turning People into Americans”

by Chris Walsh, William McKenzie interview with Niall Fergusonvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, July 14, 2021

Hoover fellow Niall Ferguson is optimistic that future immigrants will find their “kaleidoscopic identity” within the American experiment, just as so many others have done. Including him.

The Man Who Wouldn’t Be Canceled

by Peter M. Robinsonvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, July 14, 2021

The mob came for Laurence Fox, a brilliant British actor, after he made some mildly controversial remarks on the BBC. Refusing to apologize and vanish, Fox then launched a most public counterattack: a campaign for mayor of London.

The Road to Selfdom

by Russ Robertsvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, July 14, 2021

To Matthew Crawford, author of Why We Drive, the open road symbolizes the vanishing realm of human autonomy and skill.

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