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Germany's 'Return To Normal' Could Well Be America's Future

by Paul R. Gregoryvia The Washington Times
Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Germany chooses 'Leben mit Corona (Live with Corona)'

Analysis and Commentary

The Coronavirus Isn’t Killing Democracy

by Josef Joffevia Tablet Magazine
Monday, May 11, 2020

Authoritarianism is not a symptom of COVID-19.

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GoodFellows: Education, Economics—and Woodpeckers

interview with John H. Cochrane, Niall Ferguson, H. R. McMastervia Hoover Podcasts
Tuesday, May 12, 2020

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A simple question for this week: where will we be a year now, assuming the COVID-19 pandemic has been tamed?
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Russell A. Berman: COVID-19 And Globalism | Hoover Virtual Policy Briefing

interview with Russell A. Bermanvia Hoover Podcasts
Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Hoover Institution Fellow Russell A. Berman discusses COVID-19 And Globalism.

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Compromising The Knowledge Economy: Authoritarian Challenges To Independent Intellectual Inquiry

by Glenn Tiffertvia National Endowment for Democracy
Tuesday, May 12, 2020

This report explores the compromising effects of sharp power on the civil society institutions that democratic societies depend on for knowledge production, including universities, publishers, and think tanks. Authoritarian regimes—China, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, and others—are exploiting unanticipated vulnerabilities in open knowledge economies to challenge free intellectual inquiry from the inside. 

Analysis and Commentary

The German Left’s New Nuclear Freak-Out

by Josef Joffevia The American Interest
Monday, May 11, 2020

After 50 years, the Social Democrats want to sabotage Berlin’s role in NATO’s nuclear deterrent force by invoking wild-eyed Donald Trump. But who wants to part with America’s strategic umbrella?

Analysis and Commentary

Europe Needs To Be A Superpower, Not A Superstate

by Timothy Garton Ashvia Ekathimerini
Monday, May 11, 2020

As a European leader once remarked, Europe should be a superpower, not a superstate. Faced with an increasingly powerful and authoritarian China, global warming, the potentially existential challenge of AI, not to mention an aggressive Russia, chaotic Middle East and Trumpian United States, this argument is more compelling than ever. In a world of giants, you need to be a giant yourself. If we Europeans don’t hang together, we will hang separately.

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Brave New World: Could Pandemic Lead To Positive Change?

cited Timothy Garton Ashvia Bangkok Post
Friday, May 8, 2020

Major social advances have often emerged from the depths of disaster: the Black Death brought an end to serfdom, and Britain's welfare state emerged from the ruins of World War II.

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Edward Lazear and Niall Ferguson: COVID-19: Today’s Historic Jobs Report | Hoover Virtual Policy Briefing

interview with Edward Paul Lazear, Niall Fergusonvia Hoover Podcasts
Friday, May 8, 2020

Hoover Institution Fellows Edward Lazear and Niall Ferguson: COVID-19: Today’s Historic Jobs Report.

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The Government’s Furlough Scheme May Be An Albatross Around The UK’s Neck

cited Steven J. Davisvia The Telegraph
Thursday, May 7, 2020

It is easy to become immune to shock when it comes to virus-related statistics. The US, for example, still faces a Covid-19 death toll similar to 9/11 every day or two, while the UK suffers the equivalent of two Lockerbie bombings or more every 24 hours. Yet we become accustomed to the devastation.

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