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A Case for Optimism

by Scott W. Atlasvia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 20, 2020

The challenge is deadly serious, but America’s critical-care system is the most advanced in the world.

Hazardous Handouts

by Troy Senik interview with John H. Cochranevia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 20, 2020

Hoover fellow John H. Cochrane argues that large doses of “stimu-lend,” rather than stimulus, will get workers and businesses back on their feet without incubating a second disease: moral hazard.

The Bedford Falls Solution

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 20, 2020

When panic reigns, timid investors suffer. The lesson from a classic holiday movie: Be like George.

“This Has an End in Sight”

by Dan Crenshaw interview with Edward Paul Lazearvia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 20, 2020

The pandemic has been devastating, but the wrong response to it could be more devastating still. Hoover fellow Edward P. Lazear lays out a sober set of steps to shore up and revive the US economy.

First Principles and the Future

by John H. Cochranevia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 20, 2020

Economic freedom underlies every other freedom. We must defy every threat to this essential liberty.

Reclaiming Our Birthright

by Peter Berkowitzvia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 20, 2020

To endure the storms of the new decade, cling to the anchor: personal autonomy.

Honor the World’s Hopes

by Larry Diamondvia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 20, 2020

Why support the world’s freedom-seeking people? For reasons both moral and practical.

The Assault on Wealth

by David R. Hendersonvia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 20, 2020

Socialism may seem cool all of a sudden, but confiscating wealth is just plain wrong—and does nothing to help the poor or anyone else.

A Taxation Dead End

by Lee Ohanianvia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 20, 2020

High taxes on capital gains do harm twice over: they lower investment and provoke capital flight.

The Trouble with Tariffs

by John B. Taylorvia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 20, 2020

Tariffs are sometimes seen as war by other means—and trade conflicts aren’t exempt from the fog of war.

Let’s Unmake a Deal

by Raghuram Rajanvia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 20, 2020

The global market was born as a partnership between developed economies and emerging markets. Now both sides are pushing for changes, some of which could harm trade, not expand it.

After the Dust Settles

by David Davenportvia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 20, 2020

When Donald Trump leaves the political scene, conservatives will have to take a deep breath and start figuring out what they still stand for.

How to Be a Dictator

by Tunku Varadarajan featuring Frank Diköttervia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 20, 2020

Hoover fellow Frank Dikötter on the tribe of tyrants, from Stalin to Mao. What the bad guys have in common.

Letting Go of the Mideast

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 20, 2020

For the first time in many decades, the Middle East is no longer indispensable to America’s security or economic needs.

Lives in the Balance

by Charles Hillvia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 20, 2020

Imbalance, the historical curse of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, also affords the clash a certain stability. What we can learn from the motif of sustained crisis.

Getting Iran to the Table

by Jonathan Movroydis interview with Abraham D. Sofaervia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 20, 2020

Hoover fellow Abraham D. Sofaer lays out a way to make progress even with an intractable, violent nation like the Islamic Republic.

Who’s Afraid of Cyberwar?

by Jacquelyn Schneidervia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 20, 2020

Tehran often threatens to unleash cyberwarfare against the United States. Its hacking skills may be worrisome, but they’re no match for military might.

The Cult of Climatism

by Josef Joffevia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 20, 2020

The religion of global warming preaches doom and punishment, even as its own high priests hedge their bets. Meanwhile, its fearful, furious dogmas make a cooperative response to climate change all but impossible.

AP Makes the Grade

by Chester E. Finn Jr., Andrew Scanlanvia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 20, 2020

Education reforms come and go, most achieving little. But Advanced Placement programs? They work.

Putting Aside Woke Things

by Frederick M. Hess, Chester E. Finn Jr.via Hoover Digest
Monday, April 20, 2020

Far too many schools place social justice ahead of learning. For the sake of students, we must reject this harmful revolution.

Space Invaders

by Amy Zegartvia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 20, 2020

In the information age, old thinking about war is as faulty as old technology. Where is our unified theory of defense?

Where’s Waldo’s Nuke?

by Amy Zegartvia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 20, 2020

Amateurs are prowling the Internet for clues to nuclear weapons development. Real spies find these efforts both helpful and worrisome.

Thirty Years On

by Rachel Tausendfreund interview with Timothy Garton Ashvia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 20, 2020

Three decades after the fall of the Berlin Wall, Hoover fellow Timothy Garton Ash assesses the state of European democracy.

The Fires Next Time

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 20, 2020

By freezing premiums, California is forcing insurers to pay for fire damage they didn’t cause. This could drive them out of business—to no one’s benefit.

Strange Defeat

by Peter M. Robinson interview with Douglas Murrayvia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 20, 2020

Douglas Murray, author of The Strange Death of Europe, worries that Europe may have become too exhausted by heedless immigration and self-doubt to defend its own culture.

“Of the Elites, by the Elites”

by Russell Robertsvia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 20, 2020

George Will does battle with the administrative state in his new book, The Conservative Sensibility.

“It’s Hard Work, Building A Country”

by General Jim Mattisvia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 20, 2020

In American public life, Hoover fellow Jim Mattis reminds us, disagreement is forgivable but despair is not.

“Inequality” As A Cudgel

by Bruce Thorntonvia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 20, 2020

Governments crave power, and radical egalitarians are only too eager to supply it.

Race Against Anarchy

by Bertrand M. Patenaudevia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 20, 2020

Even after the Great War ended, famine and chaos threatened Europe. Herbert Hoover rescued the continent, reviving trade, rebuilding infrastructure, and restoring economic order, holding a budding Bolshevism in check.

On the Cover

via Hoover Digest
Monday, April 20, 2020

This poster from the Hoover Archives offers a gentle image of a violent place and time: Germany in 1920, still reeling from its defeat in the First World War.

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Monday, April 20, 2020

2020 No. 2

by Scott W. Atlas Monday, April 20, 2020
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by Troy Senik interview with John H. Cochrane Monday, April 20, 2020
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by Victor Davis Hanson Monday, April 20, 2020
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by Dan Crenshaw interview with Edward Paul Lazear Monday, April 20, 2020
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by John H. Cochrane Monday, April 20, 2020
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by Peter Berkowitz Monday, April 20, 2020
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by Larry Diamond Monday, April 20, 2020
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by David R. Henderson Monday, April 20, 2020
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by Lee Ohanian Monday, April 20, 2020
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by John B. Taylor Monday, April 20, 2020
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by Raghuram Rajan Monday, April 20, 2020
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by David Davenport Monday, April 20, 2020
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by Tunku Varadarajan featuring Frank Dikötter Monday, April 20, 2020
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by Victor Davis Hanson Monday, April 20, 2020
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by Charles Hill Monday, April 20, 2020
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by Jonathan Movroydis interview with Abraham D. Sofaer Monday, April 20, 2020
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by Jacquelyn Schneider Monday, April 20, 2020
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by Josef Joffe Monday, April 20, 2020
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by Chester E. Finn Jr., Andrew Scanlan Monday, April 20, 2020
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by Frederick M. Hess, Chester E. Finn Jr. Monday, April 20, 2020
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by Amy Zegart Monday, April 20, 2020
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by Amy Zegart Monday, April 20, 2020
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by Rachel Tausendfreund interview with Timothy Garton Ash Monday, April 20, 2020
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by Richard A. Epstein Monday, April 20, 2020
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by Peter M. Robinson interview with Douglas Murray Monday, April 20, 2020
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by Russell Roberts Monday, April 20, 2020
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by General Jim Mattis Monday, April 20, 2020
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by Bruce Thornton Monday, April 20, 2020
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by Bertrand M. Patenaude Monday, April 20, 2020
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Monday, April 20, 2020
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Monday, January 20, 2020

2020 No. 1

by Richard A. Epstein Monday, January 20, 2020
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by Milton Friedman Monday, January 20, 2020
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by Edmund L. Andrews featuring Joshua D. Rauh Monday, January 20, 2020
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by Charles Blahous Monday, January 20, 2020
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by John F. Cogan Monday, January 20, 2020
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by David R. Henderson Monday, January 20, 2020
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by Larry Diamond Monday, January 20, 2020
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by Michael McConnell Monday, January 20, 2020
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by Bruce Thornton Monday, January 20, 2020
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by Chris Gibson Monday, January 20, 2020
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by John Yoo Monday, January 20, 2020
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by Eric Hanushek Monday, January 20, 2020
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by Daniel Disalvo featuring Terry M. Moe Monday, January 20, 2020
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by Bjorn Lomborg Monday, January 20, 2020
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by George P. Shultz, Pedro Aspe Monday, January 20, 2020
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by Michael S. Bernstam Monday, January 20, 2020
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by Amy Zegart Monday, January 20, 2020
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by Frank Dikötter Monday, January 20, 2020
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by Michael R. Auslin Monday, January 20, 2020
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by Josef Joffe Monday, January 20, 2020
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by Abbas Milani Monday, January 20, 2020
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by Richard A. Epstein Monday, January 20, 2020
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by Lee Ohanian Monday, January 20, 2020
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by Bill Whalen Monday, January 20, 2020
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by Peter M. Robinson interview with General Jim Mattis Monday, January 20, 2020
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by Michael J. Boskin Monday, January 20, 2020
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by David Davenport, Gordon Lloyd Monday, January 20, 2020
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by Peter Berkowitz Monday, January 20, 2020
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by Peter M. Robinson interview with David M. Kennedy, Andrew Roberts, Stephen Kotkin Monday, January 20, 2020
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by George H. Nash Monday, January 20, 2020
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Monday, January 20, 2020
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Wednesday, October 9, 2019

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 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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Tuesday, April 21, 2020

The spring 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. 

On the Cover

via Hoover Digest
Monday, April 20, 2020

This poster from the Hoover Archives offers a gentle image of a violent place and time: Germany in 1920, still reeling from its defeat in the First World War.

Race Against Anarchy

by Bertrand M. Patenaudevia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 20, 2020

Even after the Great War ended, famine and chaos threatened Europe. Herbert Hoover rescued the continent, reviving trade, rebuilding infrastructure, and restoring economic order, holding a budding Bolshevism in check.

“Inequality” As A Cudgel

by Bruce Thorntonvia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 20, 2020

Governments crave power, and radical egalitarians are only too eager to supply it.

“It’s Hard Work, Building A Country”

by General Jim Mattisvia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 20, 2020

In American public life, Hoover fellow Jim Mattis reminds us, disagreement is forgivable but despair is not.

“Of the Elites, by the Elites”

by Russell Robertsvia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 20, 2020

George Will does battle with the administrative state in his new book, The Conservative Sensibility.

Strange Defeat

by Peter M. Robinson interview with Douglas Murrayvia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 20, 2020

Douglas Murray, author of The Strange Death of Europe, worries that Europe may have become too exhausted by heedless immigration and self-doubt to defend its own culture.

The Fires Next Time

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 20, 2020

By freezing premiums, California is forcing insurers to pay for fire damage they didn’t cause. This could drive them out of business—to no one’s benefit.

Thirty Years On

by Rachel Tausendfreund interview with Timothy Garton Ashvia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 20, 2020

Three decades after the fall of the Berlin Wall, Hoover fellow Timothy Garton Ash assesses the state of European democracy.

Where’s Waldo’s Nuke?

by Amy Zegartvia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 20, 2020

Amateurs are prowling the Internet for clues to nuclear weapons development. Real spies find these efforts both helpful and worrisome.

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