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Analysis and Commentary

Build Back Sausage

by John H. Cochranevia The Grumpy Economist
Saturday, October 16, 2021

Inspired by Casey Mulligan's blog post, I went to read some of the "Build Back Better" bill. (Is it just me, or doesn't "Build Back Better" sound a lot like "Make America Great Again?") Heavens, not the whole thing -- that's way beyond me. 

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Why Did Things Go Astray in Afghanistan?

via Hoover Podcasts
Monday, October 11, 2021

A History Working Group seminar with Carter Malkasian.

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Law Talk: Ask The Professors!

interview with Richard A. Epstein, Troy Senik, John Yoovia Law Talk With Epstein, Senik & Yoo
Friday, September 24, 2021

Abortion controversies, the immigration debate, and audience questions.

Analysis and Commentary

Election Officials Need Our Legal Help Against Repressive Laws And Personal Threats

by Benjamin Ginsberg, Bob Bauervia The Washington Post
Tuesday, September 7, 2021

Election officials are coming under unprecedented attack for doing their jobs. Some states are attempting to criminalize the exercise of these officials’ trained professional judgments; some officials have been the target of threats to themselves and their families. 

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Matters Of Policy & Politics: “The Slow Drift Back”

interview with Joseph Felter, Bill Whalenvia Matters of Policy & Politics
Monday, August 16, 2021

What went wrong in Afghanistan and the impact on US foreign policy.

Analysis and Commentary

Why Is Child Marriage Legal In The West?

by Ayaan Hirsi Alivia UnHerd
Thursday, August 12, 2021

“New York Officially Bans Child Marriage, Only Sixth State in the U.S. to do so.” You might picture this headline on a yellowing newspaper in the archives of a public library. But in actual fact it appeared online, less than a month ago. And yes, you read it correctly. New York is only the sixth American state to ban child marriage, meaning there is still a legal pathway to marrying a minor in 44 states.


Student-Curated Online Exhibition, "The Female Image In Chinese Propaganda", Opens For Hoover Institution Library & Archives

Monday, July 12, 2021

Hoover Student Fellow, Sharon Du (Stanford ’22) is an undergraduate junior majoring in international relations curated an online exhibition, “The Female Image in Chinese Propaganda”.  The exhibition features, Chinese propaganda posters and related ephemera held at the Hoover Institution Library & Archives.

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Matters Of Policy & Politics: Entitled To What?

interview with Daniel Heil, Bill Whalenvia Matters of Policy & Politics
Wednesday, July 7, 2021

The ramifications should an additional 21 million Americans – and more than half the nation’s working-age households – become dependent upon the federal government. 

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Ayaan Hirsi Ali’s Prey: A Panel Discussion on Europe, Islam, and Women’s Rights

interview with Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Christopher Caldwell, Valerie M. Hudsonvia Uncommon Knowledge
Friday, July 2, 2021

Prey: Immigration, Islam, and the Erosion of Women’s Rights, Ayaan Hirsi Ali’s book on the explosion of sexual violence and harassment in Europe, was published in early 2021. Since then, the book has sparked a worldwide discussion online and offline about the immigration of huge numbers of mostly young Muslim men to European cities and its effect on the women who live there. To discuss this phenomenon, Peter Robinson is joined by Prey author and Hoover Institution research fellow Ayaan Hirsi AliValerie Hudson, a professor of political science at the Bush School at Texas A&M University and an expert on women’s rights and demographics; and Christopher Caldwell, a senior fellow at the Claremont Institute and author.

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Good Fellows: That '70s Show

interview with John H. Cochrane, Niall Ferguson, H. R. McMaster, Bill Whalenvia Fellow Talks
Tuesday, June 29, 2021


To the adage of repeating the past, does a stretch of inflation at home, the end of prolonged military involvement in a faraway land, and a president lamenting a nation in crisis suggest a return to the America of the 1970s? Hoover Institution senior fellows Niall Ferguson, H. R. McMaster, and John Cochrane discuss the differences between then and now—after sharing photos showcasing their ’70s finery.


Virtues Task Force