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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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Wednesday, September 29, 2010

2010 No. 4

by Terry Anderson Wednesday, September 29, 2010
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by Richard A. Epstein Wednesday, September 29, 2010
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by John B. Taylor Wednesday, September 29, 2010
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by Gary S. Becker Wednesday, September 29, 2010
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by Russell Roberts Wednesday, September 29, 2010
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by Michael J. Boskin Wednesday, September 29, 2010
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by David Brady, Daniel P. Kessler, Douglas Rivers Wednesday, September 29, 2010
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by Peter Berkowitz Wednesday, September 29, 2010
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by Tunku Varadarajan Wednesday, September 29, 2010
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by Peter M. Robinson Wednesday, September 29, 2010
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by Stewart Baker Wednesday, September 29, 2010
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by Lieutenant Colonel Dave Almand Wednesday, September 29, 2010
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by Lieutenant Colonel Sam Grable Wednesday, September 29, 2010
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by Chester E. Finn Jr. Wednesday, September 29, 2010
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by Richard A. Epstein Wednesday, September 29, 2010
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by Larry Diamond Wednesday, September 29, 2010
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by Charles Hill Wednesday, September 29, 2010
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by Fouad Ajami Wednesday, September 29, 2010
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by Zeyno Baran Wednesday, September 29, 2010
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by Russell A. Berman Wednesday, September 29, 2010
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by Stephen Haber, Victor Menaldo Wednesday, September 29, 2010
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by Fouad Ajami Wednesday, September 29, 2010
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by Abbas Milani Wednesday, September 29, 2010
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by Shelby Steele Wednesday, September 29, 2010
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by Daniel Pipes Wednesday, September 29, 2010
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by Michael Spence Wednesday, September 29, 2010
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by Niall Ferguson Wednesday, September 29, 2010
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by Robert E. Hall, Douglas Clement Wednesday, September 29, 2010
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by Peter M. Robinson, Sebastian Junger Wednesday, September 29, 2010
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by Condoleezza Rice Wednesday, September 29, 2010
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by Diana Schaub Tuesday, September 28, 2010
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by Katya Drozdova Wednesday, September 29, 2010
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Hoover Digest Cover 2010 No. 3
Friday, July 2, 2010

2010 No. 3

by John F. Cogan, Daniel P. Kessler, Scott W. Atlas, Richard A. Epstein, Victor Davis Hanson, Gary S. Becker, Russell Roberts, Tunku Varadarajan, David Davenport, Robert Zelnick, Charles E. Phelps Friday, July 2, 2010
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by Thomas Sowell Friday, July 2, 2010
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by Michael J. Boskin Friday, July 2, 2010
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by Gary S. Becker Friday, July 2, 2010
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by John B. Taylor, Jennifer Schonberger Friday, July 2, 2010
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by Harvey C. Mansfield Friday, July 2, 2010
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by Henry I. Miller, David Longtin Friday, July 2, 2010
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by Gary S. Becker Friday, July 2, 2010
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by Diana Schaub Friday, July 2, 2010
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by Richard A. Epstein Friday, July 2, 2010
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by William J. Perry, George P. Shultz Friday, July 2, 2010
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by Benjamin Wittes, Jack Goldsmith Friday, July 2, 2010
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by Paul E. Peterson Friday, July 2, 2010
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by Chester E. Finn Jr. Friday, July 2, 2010
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by Michael McFaul Friday, July 2, 2010
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by Kris Mitchener, Noel Maurer Friday, July 2, 2010
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by Victor Davis Hanson Friday, July 2, 2010
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by Fouad Ajami Friday, July 2, 2010
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by Abbas Milani Friday, July 2, 2010
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by Josef Joffe Friday, July 2, 2010
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by Peter Berkowitz Friday, July 2, 2010
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by Lieutenant Colonel Don Chipman Friday, July 2, 2010
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by Abraham D. Sofaer Friday, July 2, 2010
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by Daisy Banks Friday, July 2, 2010
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by Peter M. Robinson Friday, July 2, 2010
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by Tunku Varadarajan Friday, July 2, 2010
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by Paul R. Gregory Friday, July 2, 2010
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by Bret Stephens Friday, July 2, 2010
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by John Podhoretz Friday, July 2, 2010
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by Paul H. Tai Friday, July 2, 2010
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by Bertrand M. Patenaude Friday, July 2, 2010
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Hoover Digest 2010 No. 2
Wednesday, April 21, 2010

2010 No. 2

by John B. Taylor Thursday, April 22, 2010
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by Russell Roberts Wednesday, April 21, 2010
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by Gary S. Becker, Steven J. Davis, Kevin M. Murphy Wednesday, April 21, 2010
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by Michael J. Boskin Wednesday, April 21, 2010
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by Edward Paul Lazear Wednesday, April 21, 2010
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by Shelby Steele Wednesday, April 21, 2010
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by Peter Berkowitz Wednesday, April 21, 2010
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by David Brady, Daniel P. Kessler, Douglas Rivers Wednesday, April 21, 2010
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by Michael J. Petrilli Wednesday, April 21, 2010
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by Richard A. Epstein Wednesday, April 21, 2010
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by Fouad Ajami Wednesday, April 21, 2010
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by Abraham D. Sofaer Wednesday, April 21, 2010
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by George P. Shultz, William J. Perry, Henry A. Kissinger, Sam Nunn Wednesday, April 21, 2010
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by Bruce Thornton Wednesday, April 21, 2010
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by Jessica Stern Wednesday, April 21, 2010
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by Abbas Milani Wednesday, April 21, 2010
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by Daniel Pipes Wednesday, April 21, 2010
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by Tunku Varadarajan Wednesday, April 21, 2010
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by Gerald A. Dorfman Wednesday, April 21, 2010
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by Richard A. Epstein Wednesday, April 21, 2010
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by Peter M. Robinson Wednesday, April 21, 2010
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by Chester E. Finn Jr. Wednesday, April 21, 2010
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by Bruce Bueno de Mesquita, Michael Krasny Wednesday, April 21, 2010
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by Condoleezza Rice, Katherine Bell Wednesday, April 21, 2010
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by Gary S. Becker, John Cassidy Wednesday, April 21, 2010
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by Victor Davis Hanson Wednesday, April 21, 2010
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by Bertrand M. Patenaude Wednesday, April 21, 2010
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by Robert Service Wednesday, April 21, 2010
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by Richard Sousa Wednesday, April 21, 2010
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by Maciej Siekierski, Jolanta Szabone Szuba Wednesday, April 21, 2010
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by Paul R. Gregory, Hsiao-ting Lin, Lisa Nguyen Wednesday, April 21, 2010
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Hoover Digest 2010 No. 1
Thursday, January 14, 2010

2010 No. 1

by John F. Cogan, John B. Taylor, Volker Wieland Thursday, January 14, 2010
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by David R. Henderson Thursday, January 14, 2010
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by Robert J. Barro, Charles J. Redlick Thursday, January 14, 2010
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by John B. Taylor Thursday, January 14, 2010
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by Edward Paul Lazear Thursday, January 14, 2010
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by Michael J. Boskin Thursday, January 14, 2010
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by John F. Cogan, R. Glenn Hubbard, Daniel P. Kessler Thursday, January 14, 2010
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by David Brady, Daniel P. Kessler Thursday, January 14, 2010
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by Thad Kousser Thursday, January 14, 2010
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by John F. Cogan, Christopher Edley Jr. Thursday, January 14, 2010
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by Michael J. Boskin, John F. Cogan Thursday, January 14, 2010
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by Bill Whalen Thursday, January 14, 2010
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by Fouad Ajami Thursday, January 14, 2010
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by Victor Davis Hanson Thursday, January 14, 2010
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by Kori Schake Thursday, January 14, 2010
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by Thomas H. Henriksen Thursday, January 14, 2010
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by Christopher Hitchens Thursday, January 14, 2010
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by Fouad Ajami Thursday, January 14, 2010
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by Robert Zelnick Thursday, January 14, 2010
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by Lou Cannon Thursday, January 14, 2010
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by Peter M. Robinson Thursday, January 14, 2010
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by Henry I. Miller Thursday, January 14, 2010
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by Chester E. Finn Jr. Thursday, January 14, 2010
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by Richard A. Epstein Thursday, January 14, 2010
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by Thomas Sowell Thursday, January 14, 2010
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by Jeffrey M. Jones Thursday, January 14, 2010
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by Martin Wolf Thursday, January 14, 2010
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by Peter Berkowitz Thursday, January 14, 2010
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by Josef Joffe Thursday, January 14, 2010
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by Maciej Siekierski, Richard Sousa Thursday, January 14, 2010
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The Once and Future Restoration

by Michael R. Auslinvia Hoover Digest
Friday, April 20, 2018

A hundred and fifty years ago, Japan’s Meiji restoration launched Asia on a quest for a modern identity. That search continues today, as Asia tries to balance autonomy with state control, the future with the past.

The Strongman’s Weak Hand

by Robert Servicevia Hoover Digest
Friday, April 20, 2018

To Vladimir Putin, meddling in other countries’ elections is how you make a lapsed superpower great again.

The Past Isn’t Even Past

by Stephen Kotkinvia Hoover Digest
Friday, April 20, 2018

A hundred years since it began consuming lives by the millions, the embers of communism still burn.

Unscientific American

by Henry I. Millervia Hoover Digest
Friday, April 20, 2018

If we’re to withstand a torrent of unsound and biased research, we need to understand—and respect—scientific principles.

Cybersecurity League, Assemble!

by Toomas Hendrik Ilvesvia Hoover Digest
Friday, April 20, 2018

Unlike the Cold War, today’s asymmetrical “code war” makes open nations uniquely vulnerable. The free world must form a united front against cyberattacks.

Unleashing the High-tech Dogs of War

by Herbert Linvia Hoover Digest
Friday, April 20, 2018

Artificial intelligence will bring deadlier, smarter weapons. And the command structures that deploy them are likely to possess fewer scruples about harming civilians.

Weaponized Words

by Charles Hillvia Hoover Digest
Friday, April 20, 2018

The revolution will be televised—and tweeted, and posted, and Instagrammed. Language is today’s truly disruptive technology.

The Genuine Wealth of Nations

by David R. Hendersonvia Hoover Digest
Friday, April 20, 2018

An antipoverty charity closes its eyes to increasing personal income around the world.

The Labor Logjam Is Breaking Up

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Hoover Digest
Friday, April 20, 2018

At last: the regulatory rollback is producing higher wages and fresh investment.

Red Tape All the Way Down

by Adam J. Whitevia Hoover Digest
Friday, April 20, 2018

In redressing the excesses of the regulatory state, the Trump administration has made a healthy start. Now the administration needs to keep at it.

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