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Forum Explores Rise Of Anti-Semitism In Europe

mentioning Ayaan Hirsi Alivia San Diego Union Tribune
Monday, September 17, 2018

A packed audience filled Ramona Mainstage to celebrate American Liberty Forum of Ramona’s (formerly Ramona Tea’d) 100th symposium and to honor the contributions of previous chairmen Jim Fontana and Jim Tapscott with cake and a violin rendition of patriotic songs. As the main event, the audience viewed San Diego County’s premiere of Dr. Evelyn Markus’ documentary “Never Again Is Now.”

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Never Cry “Islamophobia”

by Ayaan Hirsi Alivia Hoover Digest
Monday, July 9, 2018

Societies learn and grow when they question, challenge—even offend. Islamists are pressuring free people to give up their most basic rights.

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Cake Boss

by Adam J. Whitevia Commentary Magazine
Monday, June 18, 2018

How Justice Anthony Kennedy’s jurisprudence of dignity came full circle.

Interviews

Peter Berkowitz On The John Batchelor Show

interview with Peter Berkowitzvia The John Batchelor Show
Saturday, June 16, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Peter Berkowitz discusses his RealClear Politics article "Religious Freedom Isn't Baked Into Wedding Cake Ruling."

Analysis and Commentary

Religious Freedom Isn't Baked Into Wedding Cake Ruling

by Peter Berkowitzvia Real Clear Politics
Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Last week in Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission, the Supreme Court threaded the needle. Whether the thread will hold is uncertain. Justice Anthony Kennedy’s narrowly crafted majority opinion protected religious liberty without impairing gay rights.

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The Libertarian: Religious Liberty And The Masterpiece Verdict

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The Libertarian
Monday, June 11, 2018

The Supreme Court hands down an unsatisfying ruling in a marquee case.

Analysis and Commentary

Self-Discipline: Yet Another Catholic School Advantage

by Amber M. Northern, Michael J. Petrillivia Flypaper (Fordham Education Blog)
Wednesday, June 6, 2018

How does self-discipline develop? Certainly it comes in part from institutions of civil society such as home, family, and church. But schools can make a difference too, and over the years Catholic schools—the largest provider of private education in the United States—have been particularly committed to the development of sound character, including the acquisition of self-discipline.

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The Human Rights Violation Of Women That Rarely Gets Discussed

by Ayaan Hirsi Alivia Fellow Talks
Wednesday, June 6, 2018

On April 11, 2018, the Hoover Institution hosted a panel on female genital mutilation featuring Mary Wambui, the founder and director of Shelter Children’s Rehabilitation Center in Ngong, Kenya, along with Research Fellow Ayaan Hirsi Ali.

Analysis and Commentary

Justices Confound Expectation In Colorado Wedding Cake Case

by Michael McConnellvia Stanford Law School
Monday, June 4, 2018

The Supreme Court today confounded all expectations, and decided the highly controversial Masterpiece Cakeshop case by a 7-2 vote. This is the case about a Colorado baker who, in accordance with his religious beliefs that marriage is properly confined to a man and a woman, declined to “design and create” a cake celebrating a same-sex wedding.

Interviews

The Ayaan Hirsi Ali You Don't Know

interview with Ayaan Hirsi Alivia Femsplainers Podcast
Monday, June 4, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Ayaan Hirsi Ali talks about her background, life, Islamic women’s rights, and the issues she is currently working on.

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