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“Dear Mr. President-elect . . . ”

by Bertrand M. Patenaudevia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 19, 2020

While a banking crisis deepens in early 1933, outgoing president Herbert Hoover makes an extraordinary gesture: a letter to his successor, Franklin Roosevelt, seeking his help.

“America First” and a Road Not Taken

by Jean McElwee Cannonvia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 19, 2020

The records of the America First Committee raise an intriguing question: what if a celebrity isolationist had captured the White House in 1940?

Vandalizing History

by Bruce Thorntonvia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 19, 2020
Today’s ideologues claim to be advancing new arguments, but they’re only re-enacting the same tired melodrama that dates from the Sixties—and the audience must not fail to applaud.

More Students Left Behind

by Lee Ohanianvia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 19, 2020
Decades ago, California voters soundly rejected race-based college admissions, and women and minority applicants thrived. A ballot measure threatens to reverse that progress.

What Happens If No One Wins?

by John Yoo, Robert J. Delahuntyvia The American Mind
Monday, October 19, 2020

The Constitution provides for election crises—and its provisions favor Trump.


Niall Ferguson: “America Would Be A Lot Less Torn If Obama Had Been A One-Term President”

interview with Niall Fergusonvia Pledge Times
Sunday, October 18, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Niall Ferguson discusses the upcoming presidential elections.

Analysis and Commentary

Whether Trump Or Biden Wins, China Still Offers Biggest Challenge To Our Security, Prosperity

by H. R. McMastervia Fox News
Sunday, October 18, 2020

China uses a combination of co-option and propaganda to promote its policies and its worldview.

Globe turned to South America

Elizabeth Economy: 24th Forum 2000 Conference | Day 2

interview with Elizabeth Economyvia Forum 2000
Friday, October 16, 2020

(2:26:25) Hoover Institution fellow Elizabeth Economy discusses what needs to be done to enable Belarusians to decide their future? Has Asia become a new center of the global battle of ideas? What is next for the US foreign policy post-Covid and post(?)-Trump? And are Joe Biden's and Donald Trump's foreign policy objectives indeed so different?

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It’s Time To Debate The Future Of Presidential Debates

by Bill Whalenvia Forbes
Thursday, October 15, 2020

A strange election somehow managed to become all the odder what with the two presidential candidates appearing, at the same time, in separate town hall meetings on rival television networks Thursday night (although, here in the San Francisco Bay Area, President Trump’s appearance on NBC was shown on a tape delay an hour after Joe Biden’s appearance on ABC had wrapped).

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The Libertarian: The Rise of ACB

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The Libertarian
Thursday, October 15, 2020

On the Supreme Court confirmation process — and what to expect from a Justice Barrett.