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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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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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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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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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Thursday, April 9, 2015

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 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 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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Charles Hill: Grand Strategist

by Harrison Smithvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, July 14, 2021

The late Hoover fellow was a genius at weaving “giant ideas” into analyses of the problems, and the promise, of the world.

The Twilight of Human Rights?

by Charles Hillvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, July 14, 2021

Today’s deepest challenge to the values of the West comes from China, which is moving to sweep away the very idea of individual rights.

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

In the Wake of Empire

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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.

A Vision of 1776

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Hoover Digest
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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.

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.”

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.

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.

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.

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