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How Policy Became War

by David Davenport, Gordon Lloydvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Wars on poverty, on drugs, on terrorism: for decades the federal government has been declaring war—metaphorical, that is. The casualties? Compromise, reason, and the separation of powers.

Is the Recovery Ending?

by Edward Paul Lazearvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Slower job creation doesn’t mean a recession is imminent. But policy makers can’t assume growth will take care of itself.

Universal Income: How to Bust the Bank

by David R. Hendersonvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, October 9, 2019

This utopian scheme would create the mother of all welfare states.

Brave New Automated World

by Michael Spencevia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, October 9, 2019

The digital revolution holds great promise for human well-being—if that revolution can be managed.

“Free” Health Care Isn’t

by Scott W. Atlasvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, October 9, 2019

How single-payer systems fail their patients.

Scrub This Fantasy

by Charles Blahousvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, October 9, 2019

“Medicare for all” is a prescription for fresh inefficiencies and stratospheric costs. We couldn’t afford it—and we shouldn’t even want it.

How to Save Democracy

by Larry Diamondvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, October 9, 2019

A surge of authoritarianism has overwhelmed the “freedom agenda.” Yet even as Russia rages and China seethes, America can, and must, stand up for democracy.

Indispensable Free Speech

by Peter Berkowitzvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Free speech defends our other freedoms and offends would-be autocrats. It’s time to revive this bedrock American principle.

Laugh On

by Bruce Thorntonvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Free people know how—and why—to cut elites down to size.

Clarence Thomas Holds the Line

by Adam J. Whitevia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, October 9, 2019

To the chagrin of populists and progressives alike, the Supreme Court justice displays an intelligent and insistent fidelity to the Constitution.

Integration Is No Panacea

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Sixty-five years after the Supreme Court rejected “separate but equal” classrooms, segregation—formal segregation, at least—is gone. Yet our schools still struggle. Reform now depends more on excellence than on inclusion.

Better Students and Better Jobs

by Amber M. Northern, Michael J. Petrillivia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, October 9, 2019

A new survey shows that the jobs for which students are training simply aren’t the jobs employers want to fill. How to fix this mismatch.

Polluters and Scapegoats

by Bjorn Lomborgvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Banning plastic bags won’t save the planet. Real progress will have to extend well beyond empty gestures.

Continental Drift

by Josef Joffevia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Across Europe, political disruptors are elbowing aside the established parties. The disruptors’ goals, when they can be discerned, are all over the map.

Tiananmen Dreams

by Amy Zegartvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Throughout modern history, China has defied the experts and their expectations. Now, as always, the Middle Kingdom will move at its own pace.

Dire Strait

by Michael R. Auslinvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Taiwan must decide how to respond to military provocations from the mainland. America may have to decide, too.

Islands in the Stream

by Eric Wakin, Hsiao-ting Linvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, October 9, 2019

A handful of small islands once formed a battleground in the Taiwan-China clash. Today those islands not only are at peace but represent a bridge of sorts between the two old adversaries.

Putting Tolerance to the Test

by Tunku Varadarajanvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, October 9, 2019

At its founding, India displayed a powerful affinity for Western values—equality, self-rule, dignity. But in the name of Hindu tradition, the country’s present rulers are flouting those values.

Building Democracy on Sand

by Arye Carmonvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Israel lacks a constitution—and any clear idea of where it is going. A new book takes up the unanswered questions of the Jewish state.

Clausewitz Goes East

by Charles Hillvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, October 9, 2019

In the Mideast, it’s the power centers that matter—not territory, not capitals, but far-flung and complex alliances.

Hopeless in Gaza

by Michael J. Boskinvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Palestinians, in refusing even to consider taking economic aid in exchange for reforms, are only harming themselves.

Elegy in an English Church

by Tunku Varadarajanvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, October 9, 2019

One quietly proud corner of Britain sees Brexit as a matter of what to keep, not whom to exclude.

Untangling Homelessness

by Lee Ohanianvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Throwing money at the problem while blocking development just worsens housing problems. What would help? Unleashing homebuilders and job-creating businesses, especially in the Central Valley and the hinterlands

Tax Avengers: Endgame?

by Bill Whalenvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, October 9, 2019

A recent schools tax measure failed—and failed badly. Californians may not be all that eager to weaken Proposition 13 after all.

“None of the Wars Has Been Won”

by Peter M. Robinson interview with David Davenportvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Hoover fellow David Davenport, co-author of How Public Policy Became War, calls for a rhetorical cease-fire.

A Bridge over a Troubled Century

featuring Norman M. Naimarkvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Celebrating Hoover fellow Norman M. Naimark.

Trafficking in Thoughtcrime

by Harvey C. Mansfieldvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, October 9, 2019

How a distinguished thinker learned of his disinvitation.

Reparations Are for the Living

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Trying to repay people for the losses their ancestors suffered would never work. Worse, it would never achieve justice.

I Unlearned Hate

by Ayaan Hirsi Alivia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Born into a culture that blamed Jews for all wrongdoing, a scholar explains how she broke free of that prejudice—and how a certain Somali-American congresswoman can, too.

Red Again

by Niall Fergusonvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Who would have expected both a new Cold War and a fresh fascination with socialism?

Stanford and the Great War

by Jean McElwee Cannonvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Collections in the Hoover Archives tell the stories of the Stanford students who were eager to go “over there,” driving battlefield ambulances and flying over the front lines.

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2007 No. 4

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by Bertrand M. Patenaudevia Hoover Digest
Friday, January 25, 2019

The Hoover Institution was born from a telegram: in it, the future president announced he wanted to collect material that might explain—even prevent—war. Since then, the work of the institution has grown ever more urgent.

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The winter 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. 

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The fall 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. 

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.

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.

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.

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.

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?

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

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.

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