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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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2014 No. 4

by Fouad Ajami Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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by Abbas Milani Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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by Kori Schake Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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by Victor Davis Hanson Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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by John B. Taylor Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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by Michael J. Boskin Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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by Richard A. Epstein Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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by Allan H. Meltzer Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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by Edward Paul Lazear Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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by Carson Bruno Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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by Terry Anderson Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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by Daniel P. Kessler Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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by Scott W. Atlas Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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by Richard A. Epstein Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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by Lanhee J. Chen Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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by Bill Whalen Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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by Jack Goldsmith Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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by Benjamin Wittes Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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by Samuel Tadros Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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by Abbas Milani, Israel Waismel-Manor Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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by Lee Smith Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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by Paul R. Gregory Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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by Jonathan Schlefer interview with Michael Spence Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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with Peter M. Robinson Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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by Kathryn Jean Lopez interview with Charles Calomiris, Stephen Haber Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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by Thomas Sowell Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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by David Davenport Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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by Timothy Garton Ash Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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by Charles Hill Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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by Victor Davis Hanson Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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by Hsiao-ting Lin Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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2014 No. 3

by Michael McFaul Wednesday, July 9, 2014
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by Condoleezza Rice Wednesday, July 9, 2014
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by George P. Shultz, Sam Nunn Wednesday, July 9, 2014
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by Mark Harrison Wednesday, July 9, 2014
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by Tod Lindberg Wednesday, July 9, 2014
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by Amy Zegart Wednesday, July 9, 2014
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by Angelo M. Codevilla Wednesday, July 9, 2014
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by Charles Calomiris, Allan H. Meltzer Wednesday, July 9, 2014
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by Michael Spence, David Brady Wednesday, July 9, 2014
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by Edward Paul Lazear Wednesday, July 9, 2014
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by Charles Blahous Wednesday, July 9, 2014
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by Morris P. Fiorina Wednesday, July 9, 2014
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by Peter Berkowitz Wednesday, July 9, 2014
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by Jowei Chen, Jonathan Rodden Wednesday, July 9, 2014
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by Thomas Donnelly Wednesday, July 9, 2014
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by Chester E. Finn Jr. Wednesday, July 9, 2014
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by Michael J. Petrilli Wednesday, July 9, 2014
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by Paul E. Peterson Wednesday, July 9, 2014
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by Fouad Ajami Wednesday, July 9, 2014
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by Russell A. Berman Wednesday, July 9, 2014
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by Bruce Thornton Wednesday, July 9, 2014
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by Walter Russell Mead Wednesday, July 9, 2014
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by Victor Davis Hanson Wednesday, July 9, 2014
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by Henry I. Miller Wednesday, July 9, 2014
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by Carson Bruno Wednesday, July 9, 2014
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by John B. Taylor Wednesday, July 9, 2014
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by Edward Paul Lazear Wednesday, July 9, 2014
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by Michael J. Boskin Wednesday, July 9, 2014
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by Russell Roberts Wednesday, July 9, 2014
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by Peter M. Robinson Wednesday, July 9, 2014
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by Victor Davis Hanson Wednesday, July 9, 2014
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by George H. Nash Wednesday, July 9, 2014
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by Clifton B. Parker Wednesday, July 9, 2014
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Monday, April 21, 2014

2014 No. 2

by Charles Calomiris, Stephen Haber Monday, April 21, 2014
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by Richard A. Epstein Monday, April 21, 2014
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by Michael J. Boskin Monday, April 21, 2014
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by Gary S. Becker Monday, April 21, 2014
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by John B. Taylor Monday, April 21, 2014
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by Lee Ohanian Monday, April 21, 2014
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by David R. Henderson Monday, April 21, 2014
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by Edward Paul Lazear Monday, April 21, 2014
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by George P. Shultz, Scott W. Atlas, John F. Cogan Monday, April 21, 2014
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by John H. Cochrane Monday, April 21, 2014
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by David Davenport, Gordon Lloyd Monday, April 21, 2014
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by Amy Zegart, Marshall Erwin Monday, April 21, 2014
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by Michael J. Petrilli, Amber M. Northern Monday, April 21, 2014
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by Eric Hanushek Monday, April 21, 2014
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by Nancy Hass Monday, April 21, 2014
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by Gary S. Becker Monday, April 21, 2014
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by Josef Joffe Monday, April 21, 2014
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by Victor Davis Hanson Monday, April 21, 2014
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by Tai-Chun Kuo, William Ratliff Monday, April 21, 2014
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by Adam Bosiacki Monday, April 21, 2014
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by Peter Berkowitz Monday, April 21, 2014
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by Fouad Ajami Monday, April 21, 2014
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by Peter R. Mansoor Monday, April 21, 2014
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by Bruce Thornton Monday, April 21, 2014
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by Lanhee J. Chen Monday, April 21, 2014
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by Peter M. Robinson
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by William Damon Monday, April 21, 2014
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by Mark Harrison Monday, April 21, 2014
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by Maciej Siekierski Monday, April 21, 2014
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by Bertrand M. Patenaude Monday, April 21, 2014
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by George H. Nash Monday, April 21, 2014
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Tuesday, January 21, 2014

2014 No. 1

by John B. Taylor Tuesday, January 21, 2014
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by John H. Cochrane Tuesday, January 21, 2014
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by Jonathan Rodden Tuesday, January 21, 2014
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by Keith Hennessey, Edward Paul Lazear Tuesday, January 21, 2014
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by Richard A. Epstein Tuesday, January 21, 2014
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by Gary S. Becker, Edward Paul Lazear Tuesday, January 21, 2014
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by Gary S. Becker Tuesday, January 21, 2014
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by Bill Whalen Tuesday, January 21, 2014
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by Henry R. Nau Tuesday, January 21, 2014
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by David Davenport Wednesday, January 8, 2014
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by Scott W. Atlas Tuesday, January 21, 2014
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by Charles Blahous Tuesday, January 21, 2014
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by Lanhee J. Chen Tuesday, January 21, 2014
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by Henry I. Miller Tuesday, January 21, 2014
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by Eric Hanushek, Paul E. Peterson Tuesday, January 21, 2014
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by Michael J. Petrilli Tuesday, January 21, 2014
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by Elizabeth Cobbs Tuesday, January 21, 2014
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by Reuel Marc Gerecht Tuesday, January 21, 2014
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by Tod Lindberg Tuesday, January 21, 2014
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by Victor Davis Hanson Tuesday, January 21, 2014
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by Fouad Ajami Tuesday, January 21, 2014
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by Samuel Tadros, Mark L. Movsesian
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by Michael J. Boskin Tuesday, January 21, 2014
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by Walter Russell Mead Tuesday, January 21, 2014
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by Peter M. Robinson Wednesday, January 8, 2014
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by Richard A. Epstein Tuesday, January 21, 2014
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by Thomas Sowell Tuesday, January 21, 2014
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"What Do You Do with Freedom?"

by Peter M. Robinson interview with Shelby Steelevia Hoover Digest
Monday, July 9, 2018

Black Americans would do better to stand than to kneel. An interview with Hoover fellow Shelby Steele.

Goodnight Mao

by Markos Kounalakisvia Hoover Digest
Monday, July 9, 2018

To the monitors of China’s “Great Firewall,” even storybook characters can be subversive.

Turning Scholars into Unpersons

by Glenn Tiffertvia Hoover Digest
Monday, July 9, 2018

China is determined to tell its story on its own highly selective terms. How the People’s Republic has updated Orwell’s “memory hole” by making it electronic.

Israel at Seventy

by Peter Berkowitzvia Hoover Digest
Monday, July 9, 2018

A nation that “encourages its citizens to challenge authority, ask the next question, and defy the obvious.”

Target Assad’s Enablers

by Russell A. Bermanvia Hoover Digest
Monday, July 9, 2018

The Syrian civil war teems with outside actors. American strategy must reckon with their ambitions—and check them.

Elegy for the Arab Spring

by Samuel Tadrosvia Hoover Digest
Monday, July 9, 2018

Seven years on, those who hoped for a modern, humane Syria have few illusions left—Syrians fewest of all.

Where the Great Powers Collide

by Charles Hillvia Hoover Digest
Monday, July 9, 2018

Syria is a historical “roundabout” around which religions, civilizations, and nations flow—and clash.

“Moon Shot” for the Flu Shot

by Henry I. Millervia Hoover Digest
Monday, July 9, 2018

Americans just endured another flu season—a rough one—and the next is always just a sneeze away. Let’s get serious about improving vaccines and conquering the wily influenza virus.

Bottling Up Drug Prices

by Scott W. Atlasvia Hoover Digest
Monday, July 9, 2018

Medicine will just keep getting more expensive until we do something obvious: introduce price competition.

Brushing Up on “Truth Decay”

by Chester E. Finn Jr.via Hoover Digest
Monday, July 9, 2018

Separating fact from fiction is an elementary skill. So why don’t we teach it in elementary school?

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