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Area 45: The Hoovers— A Family Tradition Of Leadership And Public Service

interview with Margaret Hoovervia Area 45
Friday, August 10, 2018

Herbert Hoover’s Journey from a Two-Room cottage in Iowa to the World Stage.

Analysis and Commentary

It’s Time For Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II To Revisit The London School Of Economics And Also Host A Conference Of Leading American And British Economists At Windsor Castle

by Alvin Rabushkavia Thoughtful Ideas
Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Shortly after the Financial Crisis of 2008, H.M. Queen Elizabeth II went to the London School of Economics and asked its professors “Why didn’t you see this coming?” They never really gave her a satisfactory answer.


The Police Were Not Policed

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review
Tuesday, August 7, 2018

No doubt Russia must be watched for its chronic efforts to sow more chaos in American elections — despite Barack Obama’s naïve assertion in 2016 that no entity could possibly ever rig a U.S. election, given the decentralization of state voting.

In the News

Hanson On Left’s Russia Flip-Flop: ‘Stupidest Policy’ In Recent U.S. History

quoting Victor Davis Hansonvia World Tribune
Monday, August 6, 2018

Not long ago, the Left ridiculed what it saw as “right-wing American paranoia over a bogus ‘Russian bear,’ ” a columnist noted. Then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton played up the “Russian reset,” even famously presenting the Kremlin’s foreign minister with a prop reset button.

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Michael McFaul: When Geopolitics Gets Personal

interview with Michael McFaulvia World Class
Friday, August 3, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Michael McFaul discusses what it is like to have a dictator after you.


Paul Gregory On The John Batchelor Show (Part 2)

interview with Paul R. Gregoryvia The John Batchelor Show
Thursday, August 2, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Paul Gregory discusses his book Women of the Gulag.

Analysis and Commentary

Brexit Britain Is Eager For A Sweet Deal With Beijing. But At What Price?

by Michael R. Auslinvia The Spectator
Thursday, August 2, 2018

Most reporting on Jeremy Hunt’s visit to China this week went little further than his slip of the tongue in describing his wife as Japanese rather than Chinese. Preoccupied by that trivial matter and any offence it might have given the new foreign secretary’s hosts (which seemed to be none), commentators missed the somewhat more substantial issue of why China is so keen to oblige Britain’s requests for a trade deal.


Michael McFaul: When The President Takes Putin's Side Over Yours (8:07)

interview with Michael McFaulvia Slate
Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Michael McFaul talks about how he ended up in Putin's sights, Trump not confronting Putin, how the Kremlin abuses Interpol, and more.

Analysis and Commentary

Henderson's Heroism, Part II

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Tuesday, July 31, 2018

This is from some reminiscences that my uncle Fred Henderson wrote about escaping from a German prison camp during World War II.


The Trade War To End All Trade Wars Will End In Economic Carnage

by John H. Cochrane via The Hill
Tuesday, July 31, 2018

One hundred and four years ago this August, the war to end all wars broke out. It was a war that nobody wanted. The world stumbled in to it almost by accident and then could not get out.