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The Case Against Higher Taxes

by David R. Hendersonvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, April 24, 2019

“Deadweight loss” is just as bad as it sounds, just as inefficient, just as unfair.

Perilous Pensions

by Charles Blahousvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Social Security is still heading for a fall. Not even the rising number of new workers can postpone this reckoning.

Conservativism for the People

by Peter Berkowitzvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, April 24, 2019

When society and politics become degraded, when American communities crumble, merely “conserving” isn’t enough. Conservatism must restore.

Children of Entitlement

by Bruce Thorntonvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Young leaders who preach socialism and other fantasies demonstrate an astonishing disregard for facts—maybe because they’ve never been forced to face any facts.

A Manifesto of Misery

by Charles Calomirisvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Socialism has never succeeded in any way—except in surviving in credulous minds.

When Deregulation Really Took Off

by David R. Hendersonvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Airline deregulation remains one of the triumphs of sound economic thinking. But for a while it was touch and go . . .

“End of History” Lessons

by Michael J. Petrillivia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, April 24, 2019

The big education battles seem to have settled down, but history suggests they won’t stay settled. It’s time to consolidate gains and push the next wave of education ideas.

No Free Lunch— Or Health Care

by Scott W. Atlasvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, April 24, 2019

“Medicare for all” promises nothing but crippling expense, inefficiency, and delays.

Inconvenient Billionaires

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, April 24, 2019

We can never keep money out of politics. But there is a solution to the problem of hugely expensive campaigns: eliminate the spoils of office.

Robespierre for President?

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, April 24, 2019

The Jacobins of the left wing, like those of Revolutionary France, hunger for power—no matter what it costs, no matter whose heads will roll.

Discrimination and the Ivory Tower

by John Yoo, James C. Phillipsvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, April 24, 2019

The Supreme Court may finally get to clean up the mess that race-based admissions have created at our universities.

Gimme Shelter

by Ayaan Hirsi Alivia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, April 24, 2019

The definition of a “refugee” dates back decades and has outlived its usefulness. Nations now need a much more rigorous idea of just who deserves refuge.

Tech in the Trenches

by Amy Zegart, Lt Col Kevin Childsvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Silicon Valley has shown a remarkable indifference to national defense, depriving the Pentagon of both brains and technological brawn.

Fake Newsies

by Josef Joffevia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, April 24, 2019

This just in: journalists are people, too—sometimes very dishonest people. The story of a German journalist who told his readers a pack of lies about the United States.

Europe Does Not Exist

by Josef Joffevia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Brexit is just one vivid symptom of the Continent’s failure to produce a true union.

Competence and Confidence

by H. R. McMastervia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, April 24, 2019

“Strategic patience” in Asia has run its course. Now we and our allies must prepare for whatever comes next.

The Empire Strikes Back

by Michael R. Auslinvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Determined to hold all power, China is forcing its minority Uighurs into re-education camps and attacking their very culture. The Uighurs will not go quietly.

“Covert, Coercive, or Corrupting”

by Orville Schell, Larry Diamondvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Beijing has declared war—an information war. A team of Hoover researchers sounds the alarm.

Stop, Thieves

by Martin Feldsteinvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, April 24, 2019

“Trade war” is the wrong description for our clash with China. Instead, it’s a campaign to halt the stealing of American technology.

The Door Is Already Open

by Elizabeth Cobbsvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, April 24, 2019

A strong China can be a peaceable China.

The Road from Damascus

by Thomas H. Henriksenvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, April 24, 2019

The Trump administration’s timing may be questionable, but the pullout of US forces from Syria is not.

Scorched Earth

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Wildfires last year destroyed thousands of homes and cost dozens of lives, and California’s environmental policies bear some of the responsibility. The Golden State needs less red tape and smarter land management.

Red Ink in the Golden State

by Clifton B. Parker interview with Joshua D. Rauhvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, April 24, 2019

California owes hundreds of billions of dollars in pension obligations it can’t meet. Hoover fellow Joshua D. Rauh says the overpromising needs to stop—now.

Newsom Laces Up His Shoes

by Bill Whalenvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, April 24, 2019

California’s new governor is chasing a national profile. By taking the lead on immigration, he could earn attention and praise—or fail miserably.

Loners and Lost Tribes

by Russell Robertsvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, April 24, 2019

In war or in peace, who has your back? Author Sebastian Junger explores the tension between freedom and the ancient longing for community.

Churchill: Walking with Destiny

by Peter M. Robinson interview with Andrew Robertsvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Biographer and historian Andrew Roberts, granted exclusive access to archives about Winston Churchill (including the diaries of King George VI), paints a portrait both familiar and fresh.

Siberian Quagmire

by Kyle Duchynskivia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, April 24, 2019

As the First World War drew to a close, the victorious Allies suddenly found themselves clashing with Bolsheviks in Russia. How that intervention went astray is a tangled, and cautionary, tale.

A Stitch in Time

by Jean McElwee Cannonvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Belgian women, rescued by US aid during World War I, thanked Americans by sending messages made from traditional lace and needlework. Lou Henry Hoover gathered those fragile reminders of a historic humanitarian moment.

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Monday, April 24, 2017

2017 No. 2

by Edward Paul Lazear Monday, April 24, 2017
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by Russell Roberts Monday, April 24, 2017
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by Milton Friedman Monday, April 24, 2017
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by John H. Cochrane Monday, April 24, 2017
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by David Davenport, Gordon Lloyd Monday, April 24, 2017
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by Shelby Steele Monday, April 24, 2017
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by Elizabeth Cobbs Monday, April 24, 2017
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by Russell A. Berman, Charles Hill Monday, April 24, 2017
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by Peter Berkowitz Monday, April 24, 2017
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by Niall Ferguson Monday, April 24, 2017
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by Michael McFaul Monday, April 24, 2017
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by Paul R. Gregory Monday, April 24, 2017
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by Ralph Peters Monday, April 24, 2017
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by Ellie Cawthorne interview with Robert Service Monday, April 24, 2017
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by Amy Zegart Monday, April 24, 2017
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by James L. Sweeney Monday, April 24, 2017
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by Gary D. Libecap Monday, April 24, 2017
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by Michael S. Bernstam Monday, April 24, 2017
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by Terry Anderson Monday, April 24, 2017
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by William J. Perry Monday, April 24, 2017
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by Victor Davis Hanson Monday, April 24, 2017
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by Carolyn Phenicie featuring Condoleezza Rice Monday, April 24, 2017
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by Paul E. Peterson Monday, April 24, 2017
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by Michael J. Petrilli Monday, April 24, 2017
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by David Hoffman featuring Sidney D. Drell Monday, April 24, 2017
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by Peter M. Robinson featuring Thomas Sowell Monday, April 24, 2017
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by Norman M. Naimark Monday, April 24, 2017
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by Jean McElwee Cannon featuring Herbert Hoover Monday, April 24, 2017
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by Jean McElwee Cannon Monday, April 24, 2017
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Friday, January 27, 2017

2017 No. 1

by James W. Ceaser Friday, January 27, 2017
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by Larry Diamond Friday, January 27, 2017
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by David Brady Friday, January 27, 2017
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by Paul R. Gregory Friday, January 27, 2017
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by David Davenport Friday, January 27, 2017
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by Lee Ohanian Friday, January 27, 2017
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by Michael Spence Friday, January 27, 2017
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featuring John H. Cochrane Friday, January 27, 2017
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by Robert J. Barro Friday, January 27, 2017
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by Charles Blahous Friday, January 27, 2017
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by Edward Paul Lazear, Simon Janssen Friday, January 27, 2017
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by Richard A. Epstein Friday, January 27, 2017
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by Henry I. Miller Friday, January 27, 2017
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by Michael McFaul Friday, January 27, 2017
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by Elizabeth Cobbs Friday, January 27, 2017
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by General Jim Mattis Friday, January 27, 2017
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by Jack Goldsmith, Matthew Waxman Friday, January 27, 2017
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by Charles Hill Friday, January 27, 2017
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by Paul R. Gregory Friday, January 27, 2017
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by Katya Drozdova Friday, January 27, 2017
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by Norman M. Naimark, Aleksandar Matovski Friday, January 27, 2017
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by Thomas Donnelly Friday, January 27, 2017
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by Daniel Corstange Friday, January 27, 2017
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by Chester E. Finn Jr., Bruno V. Manno, Brandon L. Wright Friday, January 27, 2017
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by Michael J. Petrilli Friday, January 27, 2017
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by Peter M. Robinson Friday, January 27, 2017
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by Peter M. Robinson interview with Terry M. Moe Friday, January 27, 2017
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by Graham Allison, Niall Ferguson Friday, January 27, 2017
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by Bill Whalen Friday, January 27, 2017
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by Jean McElwee Cannon, James Sam Friday, January 27, 2017
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by Maciej Siekierski Friday, January 27, 2017
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Friday, January 27, 2017
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Friday, October 21, 2016

2016 No. 4

by John H. Cochrane Friday, October 21, 2016
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by George P. Shultz, John F. Cogan Friday, October 21, 2016
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by Charles Blahous Friday, October 21, 2016
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by Douglas A. Irwin Friday, October 21, 2016
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featuring Josef Joffe, Timothy Garton Ash, Allan H. Meltzer, Niall Ferguson, Stephen Kotkin, Michael McFaul, Andrew Roberts, Richard A. Epstein, Michael Spence Friday, October 21, 2016
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by Bill Whalen Friday, October 21, 2016
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featuring James W. Ceaser Friday, October 21, 2016
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by James Huffman Friday, October 21, 2016
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by Paul R. Gregory Friday, October 21, 2016
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by Rosa Brooks Friday, October 21, 2016
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by Thomas Donnelly Friday, October 21, 2016
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by Admiral Gary Roughead Friday, October 21, 2016
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by Reuel Marc Gerecht Friday, October 21, 2016
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by Stephen Kotkin Friday, October 21, 2016
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by Michael McFaul Friday, October 21, 2016
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featuring H. R. McMaster Friday, October 21, 2016
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by Miles Maochun Yu Friday, October 21, 2016
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by Jack Goldsmith Friday, October 21, 2016
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by Paul E. Peterson Friday, October 21, 2016
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by Chester E. Finn Jr., Brandon L. Wright Friday, October 21, 2016
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by Richard A. Epstein Friday, October 21, 2016
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featuring Timothy Garton Ash Friday, October 21, 2016
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by Victor Davis Hanson Friday, October 21, 2016
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by Peter M. Robinson Friday, October 21, 2016
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featuring Russell Roberts Friday, October 21, 2016
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by William Damon Friday, October 21, 2016
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featuring Lee Ohanian Friday, October 21, 2016
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Monday, July 11, 2016

2016 No. 3

by Victor Davis Hanson Monday, July 11, 2016
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by James W. Ceaser Monday, July 11, 2016
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by Peter Berkowitz Monday, July 11, 2016
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by James W. Ceaser Monday, July 11, 2016
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by David Brady Monday, July 11, 2016
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by Michael J. Boskin Monday, July 11, 2016
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by Richard A. Epstein Monday, July 11, 2016
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by Charles Blahous Monday, July 11, 2016
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by Stephen D. Krasner, Amy Zegart Monday, July 11, 2016
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by Kori Schake Monday, July 11, 2016
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by William J. Perry Monday, July 11, 2016
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by Mark Moyar Monday, July 11, 2016
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by Jack Goldsmith Monday, July 11, 2016
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by Amy Zegart Monday, July 11, 2016
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by Mark Harrison Monday, July 11, 2016
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by Amr Hamzawy, Michael McFaul Monday, July 11, 2016
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by Charles Hill Monday, July 11, 2016
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by Abbas Milani Monday, July 11, 2016
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by Henry I. Miller Monday, July 11, 2016
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by Michael J. Petrilli Monday, July 11, 2016
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by Christopher Walker, Marc Plattner, Larry Diamond Monday, July 11, 2016
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by Victor Davis Hanson Monday, July 11, 2016
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by Damon Root interview with Clint Bolick Monday, July 11, 2016
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by Peter M. Robinson interview with Karl Rove Monday, July 11, 2016
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by David Andolfatto interview with Lee Ohanian Monday, July 11, 2016
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by William Damon Monday, July 11, 2016
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by George H. Nash Monday, July 11, 2016
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by Hsiao-ting Lin Monday, July 11, 2016
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Perilous Pensions

by Charles Blahousvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Social Security is still heading for a fall. Not even the rising number of new workers can postpone this reckoning.

The Case Against Higher Taxes

by David R. Hendersonvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, April 24, 2019

“Deadweight loss” is just as bad as it sounds, just as inefficient, just as unfair.

A Stitch in Time

by Jean McElwee Cannonvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Belgian women, rescued by US aid during World War I, thanked Americans by sending messages made from traditional lace and needlework. Lou Henry Hoover gathered those fragile reminders of a historic humanitarian moment.

Siberian Quagmire

by Kyle Duchynskivia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, April 24, 2019

As the First World War drew to a close, the victorious Allies suddenly found themselves clashing with Bolsheviks in Russia. How that intervention went astray is a tangled, and cautionary, tale.

Churchill: Walking with Destiny

by Peter M. Robinson interview with Andrew Robertsvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Biographer and historian Andrew Roberts, granted exclusive access to archives about Winston Churchill (including the diaries of King George VI), paints a portrait both familiar and fresh.

Loners and Lost Tribes

by Russell Robertsvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, April 24, 2019

In war or in peace, who has your back? Author Sebastian Junger explores the tension between freedom and the ancient longing for community.

Newsom Laces Up His Shoes

by Bill Whalenvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, April 24, 2019

California’s new governor is chasing a national profile. By taking the lead on immigration, he could earn attention and praise—or fail miserably.

Red Ink in the Golden State

by Clifton B. Parker interview with Joshua D. Rauhvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, April 24, 2019

California owes hundreds of billions of dollars in pension obligations it can’t meet. Hoover fellow Joshua D. Rauh says the overpromising needs to stop—now.

Scorched Earth

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Wildfires last year destroyed thousands of homes and cost dozens of lives, and California’s environmental policies bear some of the responsibility. The Golden State needs less red tape and smarter land management.

Saddam’s Realm of Secrets

by Melissa De Witte interview with Lisa Blaydesvia Hoover Digest
Friday, January 25, 2019

Stanford scholar Lisa Blaydes used the Hoover Archives to examine the way ordinary Iraqis resisted the regime with an unusual weapon: rumors.

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