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Timeless Values

by Bill Whalen interview with Thomas W. Gilliganvia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 29, 2018

Director Thomas W. Gilligan looks ahead to the Hoover Institution’s centenary and to another century of defending America’s core values.

Entitlements: What We Must Do

by John F. Coganvia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 29, 2018

For some seven decades, entitlement programs have grown almost continuously—and yet, even now, it may not be too late to bring them under control. Adapted from Hoover fellow John F. Cogan’s Hayek Prize lecture.

The Original “Great Game”

by Stephen Kotkinvia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 29, 2018

Duels between hegemons are as old as history itself. The nations wrestling over the fate of the world in our own time: China and the United States.

Contending Populisms

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 29, 2018

Populist movements can either check political hubris—or make it worse.

Baking Bad

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 29, 2018

Half-baked reasoning in the Masterpiece Cakeshop case left the most important question unanswered: How far does freedom of expression extend?

Anthony Kennedy’s Principles

by Jack Goldsmithvia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 29, 2018

The departure of the “swing justice” was significant indeed.

Savings for All

by Scott W. Atlasvia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 29, 2018

Health savings accounts already drive down the cost of health care. Now we should offer them to everyone.

Health Care Fables

by Charles L. Hooper, David R. Hendersonvia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 29, 2018

Health care reform is hard but not impossible. We can start by discarding three myths.

You Could Google It

by Richard Sousa, Nicolas Petitvia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 29, 2018
Economic analysis makes it clear: the efforts to break up big tech companies just don’t compute.

Searching for Higher Ground

by Terry Andersonvia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 29, 2018

The market, not regulations, will teach us how to manage rising seas and temperatures.

Diesel Duplicity

by Paul R. Gregoryvia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 29, 2018
In the name of climate change, European policy makers “nudged” millions of drivers into diesel-powered cars, swapping hypothetical hazards for very real harm.

Turning over a New (Organic) Leaf

by Henry I. Miller, John Cohrssenvia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 29, 2018

Bioengineered crops help farmers and feed increasing numbers of people, but the organic industry still rejects them. New organic labels could, and should, make room for science.

Guardians and Gatekeepers

by Ralph Petersvia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 29, 2018

Every fresh form of communication adds to propaganda’s toolkit, but computers have unleashed profound new powers of disinformation. Tech titans need to insist on a transparent, open Internet.

The Mayor of Tech Territory

by Markos Kounalakisvia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 29, 2018

Cyberspace is often compared to the Wild West—but eventually the West was won and the frontier tamed. It’s time for our virtual villages to get civilized.

Teachers Need Sympathy—and Reform

by Chester E. Finn Jr.via Hoover Digest
Monday, October 29, 2018

Teaching can be a tough, poorly paid job. But teachers need to recognize that respect must be earned, and that their unions are doing them no favors.

A Sorry Bargain

by Jack Goldsmithvia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 29, 2018

Weak from the start, the Iran nuclear deal was a fragile political commitment that left Congress out in the cold.

A Deal Worse

by Abbas Milanivia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 29, 2018

President Trump’s scrapping of the joint nuclear deal is a godsend to Iran’s beleaguered leaders. It will also breed more Russian and Chinese interference

Revolution Ever After?

by Eric Edelman, Ray Takeyhvia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 29, 2018

The Iranian revolution, now nearly forty years old, defied the West and the odds against its survival. How have the mullahs pulled it off?

Hapless in Gaza

by Peter Berkowitzvia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 29, 2018

The world continues to feed Palestinians’ delusions that they will one day return to land that is now part of Israel—encouraging the Palestinians to spurn peaceful solutions that could actually be attained.

Only a Mirage

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 29, 2018

A two-state solution was always going to require Palestinians and Israelis to trust each other. The latest Gaza violence has rendered such trust all but impossible.

Where Is Poland Heading?

by Norman M. Naimarkvia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 29, 2018

A new populist party aims to tighten its grip on institutions—and on Polish history itself.

A Taste of Polish Anger

by Tunku Varadarajanvia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 29, 2018

Political figure Ryszard Legutko explains why Poland’s ruling party is blazing its own path.

A Bloc Divided

by Timothy Garton Ashvia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 29, 2018

Authoritarianism reappears in Eastern Europe. Will the European Union defend its values?

Two Roads

by Mark Koyamavia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 29, 2018

Why did Japan and China take such divergent paths into the modern world?

Cutting Out the Middle Kingdom

by Miles Maochun Yuvia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 29, 2018

Whatever comes of the Trump administration’s negotiations with Kim Jong Un, China can no longer dominate North Korea’s relations with the United States.

“We’re Accountable to You”

by Peter M. Robinson interview with General Jim Mattisvia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 29, 2018

Defense Secretary James Mattis, a former Hoover fellow, on running the Pentagon: “You go in, roll up your sleeves, and go to work.”

The Jung and the Restless

by Russell Robertsvia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 29, 2018

Psychologist and author Jordan Peterson spurns the pursuit of happiness, encourages the pursuit of Jungian archetypes, and lays claim to the modern soul.

Sunny Delusion

by Lee Ohanianvia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 29, 2018

California recently enacted a law requiring solar roofs on all new homes. Wasteful and pointless, the measure will damage the state’s economy while doing nothing about climate change.

The Invisible California

by Bruce Thorntonvia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 29, 2018

The coastal elites ignore the Central Valley—yet force it to abide by their decisions. A portrait of California’s own “flyover country.”

Marx’s Moldering Manifesto

by Russell A. Bermanvia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 29, 2018

Karl Marx didn’t free the proletariat or anyone else.

Revolution Comes to Stanford

by Bertrand M. Patenaudevia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 29, 2018

Remembering Alexander Kerensky: leader of the short-lived Russian Provisional Government that ruled between the czar and the Bolsheviks, he spent his later years at Stanford, hoping for “the resurrection of liberty in my land.”

On the Cover

via Hoover Digest
Monday, October 29, 2018

On November 11, 1918, the guns fell silent on the Western Front, bringing the Great War to a close. This French war-bonds poster from late in the war, with its soldier and ragged banner, hints at the conflict’s gargantuan trail of destruction.

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2015 No. 4

by Michael J. Boskin Friday, October 16, 2015
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by Edward Paul Lazear Friday, October 16, 2015
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by John H. Cochrane Friday, October 16, 2015
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by Richard A. Epstein Friday, October 16, 2015
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by Richard A. Epstein Friday, October 16, 2015
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by David R. Henderson Friday, October 16, 2015
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by Mark Harrison Friday, October 16, 2015
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by Jack Goldsmith Friday, October 16, 2015
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by Benjamin Wittes Friday, October 16, 2015
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by Lieutenant Colonel Enrique Oti Friday, October 16, 2015
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by Admiral Gary Roughead Friday, October 16, 2015
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by Carson Bruno Friday, October 16, 2015
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by Carol Galante Friday, October 16, 2015
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by Chester E. Finn Jr. Friday, October 16, 2015
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by Michael J. Petrilli Friday, October 16, 2015
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by Victor Davis Hanson Friday, October 16, 2015
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by Larry Diamond Friday, October 16, 2015
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by General Jim Mattis Friday, October 16, 2015
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by Thomas Donnelly Friday, October 16, 2015
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featuring Robert Service Friday, October 16, 2015
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by Timothy Garton Ash Friday, October 16, 2015
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by Emily S. Chen Friday, October 16, 2015
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by David Davenport Friday, October 16, 2015
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by Clifton B. Parker featuring William Damon Friday, October 16, 2015
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by Clint Bolick Friday, October 16, 2015
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by Jeremy Catto Friday, October 16, 2015
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by James W. Ceaser Friday, October 16, 2015
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by Samuel Tadros Friday, October 16, 2015
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by Peter Berkowitz Friday, October 16, 2015
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by Jean McElwee Cannon Friday, October 16, 2015
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Monday, July 6, 2015

2015 No. 3

by Charles Hill Friday, June 19, 2015
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by Christina Pazzanese featuring Jessica Stern Friday, June 19, 2015
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by Jane Harman, Jack Goldsmith Friday, June 19, 2015
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by Amy Zegart Friday, June 19, 2015
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by Kimberly Kagan Friday, June 19, 2015
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by George P. Shultz, Henry A. Kissinger Friday, June 19, 2015
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by Abbas Milani Friday, June 19, 2015
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by Josef Joffe Friday, June 19, 2015
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by Edward Paul Lazear Friday, June 19, 2015
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by Thomas E. MaCurdy Friday, June 19, 2015
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by Edward Paul Lazear Friday, June 19, 2015
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by Richard A. Epstein Friday, June 19, 2015
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by Terry Anderson Friday, June 19, 2015
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by Henry I. Miller Friday, June 19, 2015
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by James Huffman Friday, June 19, 2015
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by Victor Davis Hanson Friday, June 19, 2015
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by Clifton B. Parker featuring Caroline M. Hoxby Friday, June 19, 2015
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by Michael J. Petrilli Friday, June 19, 2015
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by Bruce Thornton Friday, June 19, 2015
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by Larry Diamond Friday, June 19, 2015
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by Michael J. Boskin Friday, June 19, 2015
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by Stephen Kotkin Friday, June 19, 2015
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by Victor Davis Hanson Friday, June 19, 2015
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by Mark Harrison Friday, June 19, 2015
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by Sam Rebo, Norman M. Naimark Friday, June 19, 2015
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by Peter M. Robinson Friday, June 19, 2015
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by Thomas Sowell Friday, June 19, 2015
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by Joseph Epstein featuring Shelby Steele Friday, June 19, 2015
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by Hsiao-ting Lin Friday, June 19, 2015
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2015 No. 2

by Charles Hill Monday, April 20, 2015
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by Richard A. Epstein Monday, April 20, 2015
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by Reuel Marc Gerecht Monday, April 20, 2015
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by Victor Davis Hanson Monday, April 20, 2015
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by Dr. Joseph Felter Monday, April 20, 2015
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by Josef Joffe Monday, April 20, 2015
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by John B. Taylor Monday, April 20, 2015
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by John H. Cochrane Monday, April 20, 2015
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by Edward Paul Lazear Monday, April 20, 2015
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by Nick Gillespie Monday, April 20, 2015
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by John H. Cochrane Monday, April 20, 2015
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by Scott W. Atlas Monday, April 20, 2015
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by Charles Blahous Monday, April 20, 2015
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by Michael J. Boskin Monday, April 20, 2015
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by Bill Whalen Monday, April 20, 2015
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by Gary D. Libecap, Robert Glennon Monday, April 20, 2015
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by James Goodby Monday, April 20, 2015
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by Stephen D. Krasner Monday, April 20, 2015
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by Victor Davis Hanson Monday, April 20, 2015
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by Edward Paul Lazear Monday, April 20, 2015
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by Timothy Kane Monday, April 20, 2015
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by Colonel Michael Arnold Monday, April 20, 2015
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by Richard A. Epstein Monday, April 20, 2015
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by Paul R. Gregory Monday, April 20, 2015
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by Peter M. Robinson Monday, April 20, 2015
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by Bertrand M. Patenaude Monday, April 20, 2015
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by Norman M. Naimark Monday, April 20, 2015
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by Samira Bozorgi Monday, April 20, 2015
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2015 No. 1

by John B. Taylor Wednesday, January 28, 2015
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by Lee Ohanian, Edward Prescott Wednesday, January 28, 2015
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by Edward Paul Lazear Wednesday, January 28, 2015
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by Richard A. Epstein Wednesday, January 28, 2015
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by Michael Spence Wednesday, January 28, 2015
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by General Jim Mattis Wednesday, January 28, 2015
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by Peter Berkowitz Wednesday, January 28, 2015
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by Edward N. Luttwak Wednesday, January 28, 2015
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by Mark Moyar Wednesday, January 28, 2015
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by Scott W. Atlas Wednesday, January 28, 2015
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by Allan H. Meltzer Wednesday, January 28, 2015
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by Carson Bruno Wednesday, January 28, 2015
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by Chester E. Finn Jr. Wednesday, January 28, 2015
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by Michael J. Petrilli Wednesday, January 28, 2015
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by Edward Paul Lazear Wednesday, January 28, 2015
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by Terry Anderson, Daniel Botkin Wednesday, January 28, 2015
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by Richard A. Epstein Wednesday, January 28, 2015
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by Clifton B. Parker Wednesday, January 28, 2015
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by Andrew Roberts Wednesday, January 28, 2015
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by Yuri Yarim-Agaev Wednesday, January 28, 2015
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by Paul R. Gregory Wednesday, January 28, 2015
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by Amy Zegart Wednesday, January 28, 2015
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by Peter M. Robinson Wednesday, January 28, 2015
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by Tunku Varadarajan Wednesday, January 28, 2015
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by Thomas Sowell Wednesday, January 28, 2015
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by Niall Ferguson Wednesday, January 28, 2015
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by Timothy Garton Ash Wednesday, January 28, 2015
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by Mark Harrison Wednesday, January 28, 2015
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by Andrew Ferguson Wednesday, January 28, 2015
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by Vitaly Leonidovich Katayev Wednesday, January 28, 2015
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by Victor Davis Hanson Wednesday, January 28, 2015
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by Nicholas Siekierski Wednesday, January 28, 2015
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Cutting Out the Middle Kingdom

by Miles Maochun Yuvia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 29, 2018

Whatever comes of the Trump administration’s negotiations with Kim Jong Un, China can no longer dominate North Korea’s relations with the United States.

Two Roads

by Mark Koyamavia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 29, 2018

Why did Japan and China take such divergent paths into the modern world?

A Bloc Divided

by Timothy Garton Ashvia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 29, 2018

Authoritarianism reappears in Eastern Europe. Will the European Union defend its values?

New Issue Of Hoover Digest Online

via Hoover Digest
Tuesday, July 10, 2018

The summer 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. 

Empire on Trial

by David Cohen, Yuma Totani via Hoover Digest
Monday, July 9, 2018

Seventy years ago in Tokyo, Foreign Minister Mamoru Shigemitsu stood accused of “waging aggressive war.” His documents and sketches enhance a Hoover collection that gives historians a seat in that courtroom.

A Window on the Soviet Breakup

by Riccardo Mario Cucciollavia Hoover Digest
Monday, July 9, 2018

It was the biggest purge, and the last, in post- Stalin Russia. The “Cotton Affair” was a tale of corruption and frustrated power that preoccupied the dying Soviet Union and presaged its end.

Making Countries Great Again

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Hoover Digest
Monday, July 9, 2018

What made America great in the first place, and what threatens that greatness today.

Never Cry “Islamophobia”

by Ayaan Hirsi Alivia Hoover Digest
Monday, July 9, 2018

Societies learn and grow when they question, challenge—even offend. Islamists are pressuring free people to give up their most basic rights.

Speaking Freely

by Bruce Thorntonvia Hoover Digest
Monday, July 9, 2018

Lose free speech, and lose our political freedom too.

Why Putin Lashes Out

by Tunku Varadarajan interview with Stephen Kotkinvia Hoover Digest
Monday, July 9, 2018

Vladimir Putin is no Josef Stalin, says Hoover fellow Stephen Kotkin, but his regime’s weakness poses its own kind of danger.

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