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Analysis and Commentary

Britain's Pride In Its Past Is Not Matched By Any Vision For Its Future

by Timothy Garton Ashvia The Guardian
Thursday, May 21, 2020

There have been times over the last few weeks when it has felt as if we were living through a looped replay of Dad’s Army.

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Socialism, Capitalism, And Income

by Edward Paul Lazearvia Defining Ideas
Tuesday, May 26, 2020

A study of inequality, incentives and economic transitions. 

In the News

Our Leaders Are Immune To The Truth

quoting Thomas Sowellvia The Conservative Woman
Monday, May 25, 2020

All at once there are comments about the dearth of scientists in the Cabinet, especially now that almost every government policy carries the motto: ‘Follow the science’. Stephen Glover in the Mail has pointed out that one of the few science graduates in the government is Dr. Therese Coffey, who has a Ph.D. in chemistry from UCL; and she has even had the nerve to say that scientists are not always right. 

A U.S. howitzer position near the Kum River, 15 July 1950

Victor Davis Hanson On America First With Sebastian Gorka

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia America First with Sebastian Gorka Podcast
Monday, May 25, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson discusses the history of wars, World War II, key battles throughout history, and much more.

Analysis and Commentary

German Speaking Europe Reports Huge GDP Losses But Is The Crisis Letting Up?

by Paul R. Gregoryvia What Paul Gregory Is Thinking About (Blog)
Friday, May 22, 2020

Austria’s Weekly GDP Figures Point to Declining Losses as the Economy Adjusts, but the Losses Throughout German Speaking Europe Are Huge.

In the News

Is Crying A Sign Of Weakness? Tell That To Churchill

cited Andrew Robertsvia The New York Times
Friday, May 22, 2020

How Churchill showed caring in the dark days of World War II. Also: A condolence note in your own hand; robot fun.

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Lanhee Chen: COVID-19 and the Politics of the World Health Organization | Hoover Virtual Policy Briefing

interview with Lanhee J. Chenvia Hoover Podcasts
Thursday, May 21, 2020

Lanhee Chen discusses COVID-19 and the Politics of the World Health Organization.

In the News

If We Want Western Civ Revitalized, We Can’t Leave It To Universities

cited Andrew Robertsvia The Federalist
Thursday, May 21, 2020

We should be less concerned with getting elite universities to rededicate themselves to teaching the Western heritage, and more focused on making Western culture a reality in our lives.


The Pandemic Shows That Putin Is Not A Strong Leader

by Michael McFaulvia The Washington Post
Wednesday, May 20, 2020

When the novel coronavirus pandemic began, President Vladimir Putin tried to use the crisis to burnish his reputation as a stronger leader and Russia as an effective state. At first, the Russian leader boasted that his country had escaped the worst, implicitly citing this success as yet more evidence of his own forceful leadership. State-controlled media outlets trumpeted Russia’s success while gloating over American failures. 

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GoodFellows: International Man Of History

interview with John H. Cochrane, Niall Ferguson, H. R. McMastervia Hoover Podcasts
Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Imagine the three “GoodFellows” in charge of America’s government—a modern (and democratic) twist on ancient Rome’s triumvirate. Hoover senior fellows Niall Ferguson, H. R. McMaster, and John Cochrane discuss the coronavirus-related steps they’d take if entrusted with deciding the nation’s health, economic, and geostrategic choices.