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World Puzzle

Either Carry a Big Stick—Or Shut Up!

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Works and Days
Sunday, January 24, 2016

Western culture is deservedly exceptional. No other tradition has given the individual such security, freedom, and prosperity. The Athens-Jerusalem mixture of Christian humility (and guilt) and the classical Socratic introspection combined in the West to make it a particularly self-reflective and self-critical society, in a way completely untrue of other traditions.

In the News

Californians Most Concerned About Water, The Drought And State's Economy, New Stanford Poll Shows

mentioning Carson Bruno, Lanhee J. Chen, Tammy Frisby, Bill Whalenvia Stanford News
Thursday, January 14, 2016

A new poll by the Hoover Institution and the Bill Lane Center for the American West at Stanford reveals that California's voters are most worried about the drought and state's economic recovery.

In the News

The Choice Between Democracy And Development

quoting Bruce Bueno de Mesquitavia New Era
Friday, December 11, 2015

For most of the twentieth century conventional wisdom has held that autocracies, rather than democracies, are best capable to marshal natural and national resources necessary to promote economic development, and that a certain level of economic development is necessary for democracy to take hold and flourish in a country.


Terry Anderson On The John Batchelor Show

interview with Terry Andersonvia The John Batchelor Show
Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Hoover Institution fellow Terry Anderson discusses his Defining Ideas article "How Hunting Saves Animals."

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How Hunting Saves Animals

by Terry Andersonvia Defining Ideas
Thursday, October 29, 2015

The story of a ranch in Africa shows that killing animals can actually be a form of conservation. 

Analysis and Commentary

The Jewish Future, Part 1

by Peter Berkowitzvia Commentary
Wednesday, October 14, 2015

What will be the condition of the Jewish community 50 years from now?

Analysis and Commentary

Piketty Thinks South Africa Needs To Redistribute Land. Democracies Can’t Do That. Dictators Can.

by Michael Albertusvia The Monkey Cage (Washington Post)
Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Despite two decades of rule by the African National Congress (ANC), income inequality in South Africa is sky-high. Indeed, it is higher now than it was at the end of apartheid.

In the News

Uganda: The Challenge Of Economic Growth

mentioning Michael Spencevia AllAfrica
Monday, October 19, 2015

We are in the middle of an election campaign and, because our country is poor, the biggest issue should be how to make it rich.


Kori Schake Discusses The US Military On Foreign Policy's E.R. Podcast

interview with Kori Schakevia Foreign Policy
Monday, October 19, 2015

Hoover Institution fellow Kori Schake discusses America's recent legacy in the Middle East and what's broken with the last superpower's armed forces.

In the News

Thomas Piketty Comes To South Africa

quoting Thomas Sowellvia News 24
Thursday, October 1, 2015

The famous French economist, and author of the bestseller, Capital In The 21st Century, Thomas Piketty, is expected to arrive in South Africa this week.