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The Case for Trump

by Michael Doran interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Donald Trump has written a new narrative about the presidency—casting himself as hero, writes Hoover historian Victor Davis Hanson. Now the question is how this story ends.

The Politics of Pessimism

by David Davenportvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, July 16, 2019

The so-called Green New Deal tells a tale of doom and gloom—not of the vibrant, growing America we actually live in.

On, Wisconsin!

by Bill Whalenvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Democrats hope that picking their presidential nominee in Milwaukee will boost their chances in the Midwest. Convention magic, however, is fickle.

Three Pillars of Wisdom

by Edward Glaeser interview with Raghuram Rajanvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, July 16, 2019

To restrain both arrogant rulers and reckless populists, Hoover economist Raghuram Rajan argues in his new book, we must restore strong local communities.

A Heavy, Quite Visible Hand

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Manipulated wages, housing shortages, rents set by government diktat—distortions abound. The market is a much better mechanism than government for matching supply and demand.

Debt and Taxes

by David R. Hendersonvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Despite rising budget deficits, few in Washington propose fiscal prudence. Instead, there are unconscionable proposals for vast new spending programs.

Checked and Unbalanced

by Peter Berkowitzvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, July 16, 2019

The Constitution blends political ideas into a harmonious whole. Modern partisan warfare, on the other hand, sharpens differences and dulls the harmony, and democracy suffers.

Tides of Humanity

by Larry Diamondvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Millions of people seek better lives by crossing borders, but many of those new lands are ill-prepared to receive them—or hostile toward them. But there are ways to deal with the demographic flood intelligently and humanely.

Is Reform Even Possible?

by Chester E. Finn Jr., David Steinervia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, July 16, 2019

It’s easy to get discouraged about the many stubborn obstacles to better schools. Thoughts on giving the system the jolt it needs.

What a Reformer Believes

by Michael J. Petrillivia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Improving education isn’t just one long policy battle. Reformers of all stripes can claim common ground and even—sometimes—common sense.

Law and Border

by Sharon Driscoll interview with Michael McConnellvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Can the president declare a national emergency to build his border wall? Stanford law professor and Hoover fellow Michael W. McConnell guides us across uncharted legal terrain.

Future Shocked

by Bruce Thorntonvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Silly nature myths and anti-capitalist posturing are neither new nor green nor a deal.

The GOP Needs Asian Voters

by Avik Roy, John Yoovia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Conservatives need to show a particular regard for the desires of Asian-Americans—including their desires for liberty and justice for all.

Progress and the Moral High Ground

by Shelby Steelevia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, July 16, 2019

The culture war has left America’s minority groups where they started: held up as victims, held back from advancement. Conservatives have a great opportunity to scrap that old, failed narrative.

The Once and Future Anti-Semitism

by Clifton B. Parker interview with Russell A. Bermanvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Hoover fellow Russell A. Berman examines the modern motives beyond an ancient hatred.

“China Will Reclaim Its Greatness”

by Andy Fitch interview with Elizabeth Economyvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, July 16, 2019

China expert Elizabeth C. Economy analyzes a “third revolution” and a second coming: that of Mao Zedong, in the form of Xi Jinping.

Tempted by Technology

by Michael R. Auslinvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Huawei’s new wireless networks may drive a wedge between the United States and its close ally Britain. Is shiny new tech worth the risk of opening a door to Chinese spies?

Telecom Buyer, Beware

by Herbert Linvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, July 16, 2019

All telecom technology, not just Huawei’s, presents security risks. And all of those risks are potentially manageable.

Kim Already Has What He Wants

by Paul R. Gregoryvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Since peaceful change would threaten his very survival, Kim Jong Un is prepared to hold the world at gunpoint indefinitely.

Capital Punishment’s Dead End?

by Bill Whalenvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, July 16, 2019

California’s politicians no longer even pretend to support the death penalty. Who does support it? California’s voters.

The Ministry of Labor

by Lee Ohanianvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, July 16, 2019

A proposed law would dramatically interfere with businesses’ right to hire and promote whom they want. California doesn’t need this Orwellian regulation.

King of the Hill

by Jay Nordlinger interview with Charles Hillvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Hoover fellow and legendary Yale historian Charles Hill looks back on grand strategy and a grand life.

“It’s Not the End of the World”

by Peter M. Robinson interview with Bjorn Lomborgvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, July 16, 2019

We can handle rising temperatures—if only everyone would calm down and think. Hoover visiting fellow Bjorn Lomborg on climate change and sweet reason.

“Technology Always Becomes Something Else”

by Russell Robertsvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, July 16, 2019

The age of artificial intelligence has already begun, says futurist Amy Webb, and a cascade of small changes will swell until “life is nothing like it was before.” The good news: people might finally decide what they want from tech, and what they will refuse to tolerate

The Audacity of Nope

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, July 16, 2019

It takes a special kind of chutzpah to compare the outrageous goals and impossible price tag of the Green New Deal with the components of the original New Deal.

Native Freedoms

by Terry Anderson, Wendy Purnellvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Indian tribes once had economies that helped them thrive, not merely survive. They must be allowed to reclaim their economic freedom, re-establish the rule of law, and reassert individual liberties.

Ideas Have Consequences

featuring Edwin J. Feulner, Jr.via Hoover Digest
Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Before he went on to run another great think tank, the Heritage Foundation, Edwin J. Feulner served as a fellow at the Hoover Institution—and has followed Hoover ever since. In this appreciation of Hoover’s first century, he explains how the institution has kept vigil, preventing the world, in Herbert Hoover’s own words, from slumping “back toward darkness.”

Solzhenitsyn Was Here

by Bertrand M. Patenaudevia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, July 16, 2019

The celebrated Soviet exile came, did some research in the Hoover Archives, and began his scrutiny of the American scene. Notes on a memorable visitor.

On the Cover

via Hoover Digest
Tuesday, July 16, 2019

The fierce metal bear that guards the reading room of the Hoover Archives reminds visitors of a link between California—the former “Bear Flag Republic”—and Russia, where Herbert Hoover worked as a mining engineer in the early twentieth century.

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Hoover Digest 2006 No. 3
Sunday, July 30, 2006

2006 No. 3

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by John H. Bunzel Sunday, July 30, 2006
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by Shelby Steele Sunday, July 30, 2006
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by Victor Davis Hanson Sunday, July 30, 2006
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by Edwin Meese III Sunday, July 30, 2006
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by Stephen Haber Sunday, July 30, 2006
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by Richard A. Posner Sunday, July 30, 2006
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by Robert Zelnick Sunday, July 30, 2006
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by Josef Joffe Sunday, July 30, 2006
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by David Brady, Craig Volden Sunday, July 30, 2006
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by Niall Ferguson Sunday, July 30, 2006
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by Diane Ravitch Sunday, July 30, 2006
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by Chester E. Finn Jr., Michael J. Petrilli Sunday, July 30, 2006
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by Paul E. Peterson, Frederick M. Hess Sunday, July 30, 2006
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by Victor Davis Hanson Sunday, July 30, 2006
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by Stephen M. Bainbridge Sunday, July 30, 2006
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by Edward Paul Lazear, Katherine Baicker Sunday, July 30, 2006
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by David R. Henderson Sunday, July 30, 2006
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by Henry I. Miller Sunday, July 30, 2006
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by Scott W. Atlas Sunday, July 30, 2006
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by Richard A. Epstein Sunday, July 30, 2006
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by Michael McFaul, James M. Goldgeier Sunday, July 30, 2006
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by David Satter Sunday, July 30, 2006
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by John B. Dunlop, Rajan Menon Sunday, July 30, 2006
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by James E. Fanell Sunday, July 30, 2006
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by Arnold Beichman Sunday, July 30, 2006
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by Mvemba Phezo Dizolele Sunday, July 30, 2006
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by Michael Burleigh Sunday, July 30, 2006
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by Thomas Sowell Sunday, July 30, 2006
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by Douglas Clement Sunday, July 30, 2006
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by Daniel Henninger Sunday, July 30, 2006
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Hoover Digest 2006 No. 2
Sunday, April 30, 2006

2006 No. 2

by William C. Hix Sunday, April 30, 2006
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by Victor Davis Hanson Sunday, April 30, 2006
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by Niall Ferguson Sunday, April 30, 2006
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by Michael McFaul, Abbas Milani Sunday, April 30, 2006
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by Victor Davis Hanson Sunday, April 30, 2006
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by Tod Lindberg Sunday, April 30, 2006
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by Milton Friedman Sunday, April 30, 2006
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by Thomas Sowell Sunday, April 30, 2006
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by Gary S. Becker Sunday, April 30, 2006
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by John F. Cogan, R. Glenn Hubbard, Daniel P. Kessler Sunday, April 30, 2006
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by Scott W. Atlas Sunday, April 30, 2006
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by Henry I. Miller Sunday, April 30, 2006
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by Peter Berkowitz Sunday, April 30, 2006
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by Chester E. Finn Jr., Michael J. Petrilli Sunday, April 30, 2006
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by David Davenport Sunday, April 30, 2006
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by Gary D. Libecap Sunday, April 30, 2006
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by Shelby Steele Sunday, April 30, 2006
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by Tod Lindberg Sunday, April 30, 2006
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by Patrick Chamorel Sunday, April 30, 2006
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by Timothy Garton Ash Sunday, April 30, 2006
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by Herbert F. Weiss Sunday, April 30, 2006
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by William Ratliff Sunday, April 30, 2006
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by William Ratliff Sunday, April 30, 2006
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by Niall Ferguson Sunday, April 30, 2006
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by Timothy Charles Brown Sunday, April 30, 2006
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by Arnold Beichman Sunday, April 30, 2006
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by Robert Conquest Sunday, April 30, 2006
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by Robert Service Sunday, April 30, 2006
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Hoover Digest 2006 No. 1
Sunday, January 1, 2006

2006 No. 1

by Peter Berkowitz Monday, January 30, 2006
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by Thomas H. Henriksen Monday, January 30, 2006
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by Charles Wolf Jr. Monday, January 30, 2006
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by Victor Davis Hanson Monday, January 30, 2006
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by Thomas Sowell Monday, January 30, 2006
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by Gary S. Becker Monday, January 30, 2006
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by David R. Henderson Monday, January 30, 2006
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by Chester E. Finn Jr. Monday, January 30, 2006
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by Milton Friedman Monday, January 30, 2006
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by Paul E. Peterson Monday, January 30, 2006
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by Milton Friedman, Nick Gillespie Monday, January 30, 2006
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by Tom Bethell Monday, January 30, 2006
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by Edward Paul Lazear, James M. Poterba Monday, January 30, 2006
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by Bill Whalen Monday, January 30, 2006
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by Mary Eberstadt Monday, January 30, 2006
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by Victor Davis Hanson Monday, January 30, 2006
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by Jeffrey M. Jones Monday, January 30, 2006
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by Henry I. Miller Monday, January 30, 2006
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by Scott Tait Monday, January 30, 2006
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by Niall Ferguson Monday, January 30, 2006
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by Arnold Beichman Monday, January 30, 2006
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by Michael McFaul Monday, January 30, 2006
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by Peter Berkowitz Monday, January 30, 2006
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by Tod Lindberg Monday, January 30, 2006
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by William Ratliff Monday, January 30, 2006
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by Robert Conquest Monday, January 30, 2006
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by Peter Schweizer Monday, January 30, 2006
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by John Raisian Monday, January 30, 2006
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by Kurt R. Leube Monday, January 30, 2006
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Hoover Digest 2005 No. 4
Saturday, October 1, 2005

2005 No. 4

by Abbas Milani Sunday, October 30, 2005
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by Robert Zelnick Sunday, October 30, 2005
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by Gerald A. Dorfman Sunday, October 30, 2005
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by Niall Ferguson Sunday, October 30, 2005
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by David Satter Sunday, October 30, 2005
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by Michael McFaul Sunday, October 30, 2005
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by John Raisian Sunday, October 30, 2005
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by Dennis L. Bark Sunday, October 30, 2005
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by Charles Hill Sunday, October 30, 2005
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by Kori Schake, Bruce Berkowitz Sunday, October 30, 2005
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by Bruce Bueno de Mesquita Sunday, October 30, 2005
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by Niall Ferguson Sunday, October 30, 2005
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by Clark S. Judge Sunday, October 30, 2005
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by Shelby Steele Sunday, October 30, 2005
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by Henry I. Miller Sunday, October 30, 2005
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by Daniel P. Kessler Sunday, October 30, 2005
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by Jeffrey M. Jones Sunday, October 30, 2005
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by Gary S. Becker Sunday, October 30, 2005
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by Robert Service Sunday, October 30, 2005
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by Arnold Beichman Sunday, October 30, 2005
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by Robert Conquest Sunday, October 30, 2005
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by Victor Davis Hanson Sunday, October 30, 2005
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by Jeffrey C. Bliss Sunday, October 30, 2005
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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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