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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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2019 No. 4

by David Davenport, Gordon Lloyd Wednesday, October 9, 2019
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by Edward Paul Lazear Wednesday, October 9, 2019
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by David R. Henderson Wednesday, October 9, 2019
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by Michael Spence Wednesday, October 9, 2019
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by Scott W. Atlas Wednesday, October 9, 2019
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by Charles Blahous Wednesday, October 9, 2019
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by Larry Diamond Wednesday, October 9, 2019
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by Peter Berkowitz Wednesday, October 9, 2019
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by Bruce Thornton Wednesday, October 9, 2019
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by Adam J. White Wednesday, October 9, 2019
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by Richard A. Epstein Wednesday, October 9, 2019
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by Amber M. Northern, Michael J. Petrilli Wednesday, October 9, 2019
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by Bjorn Lomborg Wednesday, October 9, 2019
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by Josef Joffe Wednesday, October 9, 2019
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by Amy Zegart Wednesday, October 9, 2019
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by Michael R. Auslin Wednesday, October 9, 2019
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by Eric Wakin, Hsiao-ting Lin Wednesday, October 9, 2019
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by Tunku Varadarajan Wednesday, October 9, 2019
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by Arye Carmon Wednesday, October 9, 2019
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by Charles Hill Wednesday, October 9, 2019
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by Michael J. Boskin Wednesday, October 9, 2019
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by Tunku Varadarajan Wednesday, October 9, 2019
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by Lee Ohanian Wednesday, October 9, 2019
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by Bill Whalen Wednesday, October 9, 2019
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by Peter M. Robinson interview with David Davenport Wednesday, October 9, 2019
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featuring Norman M. Naimark Wednesday, October 9, 2019
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by Harvey C. Mansfield Wednesday, October 9, 2019
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by Richard A. Epstein Wednesday, October 9, 2019
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by Ayaan Hirsi Ali Wednesday, October 9, 2019
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by Niall Ferguson Wednesday, October 9, 2019
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by Jean McElwee Cannon Wednesday, October 9, 2019
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Tuesday, July 16, 2019

2019 No. 3

by Michael Doran interview with Victor Davis Hanson Tuesday, July 16, 2019
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by David Davenport Tuesday, July 16, 2019
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by Bill Whalen Tuesday, July 16, 2019
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by Edward Glaeser interview with Raghuram Rajan Tuesday, July 16, 2019
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by Richard A. Epstein Tuesday, July 16, 2019
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by David R. Henderson Tuesday, July 16, 2019
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by Peter Berkowitz Tuesday, July 16, 2019
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by Larry Diamond Tuesday, July 16, 2019
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by Chester E. Finn Jr., David Steiner Tuesday, July 16, 2019
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by Michael J. Petrilli Tuesday, July 16, 2019
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by Sharon Driscoll interview with Michael McConnell Tuesday, July 16, 2019
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by Bruce Thornton Tuesday, July 16, 2019
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by Avik Roy, John Yoo Tuesday, July 16, 2019
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by Shelby Steele Tuesday, July 16, 2019
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by Clifton B. Parker interview with Russell A. Berman Tuesday, July 16, 2019
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by Andy Fitch interview with Elizabeth Economy Tuesday, July 16, 2019
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by Michael R. Auslin Tuesday, July 16, 2019
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by Herbert Lin Tuesday, July 16, 2019
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by Paul R. Gregory Tuesday, July 16, 2019
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by Bill Whalen Tuesday, July 16, 2019
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by Lee Ohanian Tuesday, July 16, 2019
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by Jay Nordlinger interview with Charles Hill Tuesday, July 16, 2019
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by Peter M. Robinson interview with Bjorn Lomborg Tuesday, July 16, 2019
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by Russell Roberts Tuesday, July 16, 2019
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by Richard A. Epstein Tuesday, July 16, 2019
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by Terry Anderson, Wendy Purnell Tuesday, July 16, 2019
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featuring Edwin J. Feulner, Jr. Tuesday, July 16, 2019
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by Bertrand M. Patenaude Tuesday, July 16, 2019
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Wednesday, April 24, 2019

2019 No. 2

by David R. Henderson Wednesday, April 24, 2019
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by Charles Blahous Wednesday, April 24, 2019
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by Peter Berkowitz Wednesday, April 24, 2019
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by Bruce Thornton Wednesday, April 24, 2019
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by Charles Calomiris Wednesday, April 24, 2019
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by David R. Henderson Wednesday, April 24, 2019
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by Michael J. Petrilli Wednesday, April 24, 2019
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by Scott W. Atlas Wednesday, April 24, 2019
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by Richard A. Epstein Wednesday, April 24, 2019
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by Victor Davis Hanson Wednesday, April 24, 2019
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by John Yoo, James C. Phillips Wednesday, April 24, 2019
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by Ayaan Hirsi Ali Wednesday, April 24, 2019
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by Amy Zegart, Lt Col Kevin Childs Wednesday, April 24, 2019
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by Josef Joffe Wednesday, April 24, 2019
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by Josef Joffe Wednesday, April 24, 2019
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by H. R. McMaster Wednesday, April 24, 2019
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by Michael R. Auslin Wednesday, April 24, 2019
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by Orville Schell, Larry Diamond Wednesday, April 24, 2019
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by Martin Feldstein Wednesday, April 24, 2019
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by Elizabeth Cobbs Wednesday, April 24, 2019
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by Thomas H. Henriksen Wednesday, April 24, 2019
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by Richard A. Epstein Wednesday, April 24, 2019
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by Clifton B. Parker interview with Joshua D. Rauh Wednesday, April 24, 2019
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by Bill Whalen Wednesday, April 24, 2019
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by Russell Roberts Wednesday, April 24, 2019
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by Peter M. Robinson interview with Andrew Roberts Wednesday, April 24, 2019
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by Kyle Duchynski Wednesday, April 24, 2019
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by Jean McElwee Cannon Wednesday, April 24, 2019
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Friday, January 25, 2019

2019 No. 1

by Bertrand M. Patenaude Friday, January 25, 2019
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by Victor Davis Hanson Friday, January 25, 2019
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by Edward Paul Lazear Friday, January 25, 2019
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by Edward Prescott, Lee Ohanian Friday, January 25, 2019
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by Michael Spence Friday, January 25, 2019
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by Charles Blahous Friday, January 25, 2019
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by Shelby Steele Friday, January 25, 2019
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by Richard A. Epstein Friday, January 25, 2019
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by Chester E. Finn Jr. Friday, January 25, 2019
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by Gary D. Libecap Friday, January 25, 2019
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by Michael J. Petrilli Friday, January 25, 2019
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by Lee Ohanian Friday, January 25, 2019
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by John H. Cochrane Friday, January 25, 2019
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by Scott W. Atlas Friday, January 25, 2019
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by David Davenport Friday, January 25, 2019
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by Bruce Thornton Friday, January 25, 2019
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by Terry Anderson Friday, January 25, 2019
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by Peter Berkowitz Friday, January 25, 2019
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by Ralph Peters Friday, January 25, 2019
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by Russell Roberts interview with Frank Dikötter Friday, January 25, 2019
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by Josef Joffe Friday, January 25, 2019
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by Peter M. Robinson Friday, January 25, 2019
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by Michael R. Auslin Friday, January 25, 2019
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by Peter M. Robinson interview with Thomas Sowell Friday, January 25, 2019
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interview with Markos Kounalakis Friday, January 25, 2019
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by Bill Whalen Friday, January 25, 2019
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by Victor Davis Hanson Friday, January 25, 2019
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by Julie Zeilinger interview with Elizabeth Cobbs Friday, January 25, 2019
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by Benedetta Carnaghi Friday, January 25, 2019
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by Melissa De Witte interview with Lisa Blaydes Friday, January 25, 2019
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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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