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“To Change the Church” With Ross Douthat

interview with Ross Douthatvia Uncommon Knowledge
Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Pope Francis and the Future of Catholicism.


Russ Roberts On Hayek, Knowledge, And Jewish Tradition

interview with Russell Robertsvia The Tikvah Fund
Monday, March 26, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Russ Roberts talks about how Friedrich Hayek wrote and thought in the context of the social sciences and whether his insights about knowledge and ignorance point to understandings shared by the Jewish tradition.


Fabrice Balanche: How Sectarianism Can Help Explain The Syrian War

interview with Fabrice Balanchevia Euro News
Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Fabrice Balanche discusses the Syrian war and notes that the sectarian conflict between a Sunni majority population and a minority Shiite ruling elite is only one component of a multi-faceted conflict that is also partially driven by socio-economic grievances.

Analysis and Commentary

The New Left Trumps The Old Right

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review
Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Anti-Semitism, racism, deception, and dirty tricks: For progressives, the ends justify the means.

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Fear No Evil With Natan Sharansky

interview with Natan Sharanskyvia Uncommon Knowledge
Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Why the long communist experiment in the former USSR still matters today

Analysis and Commentary

Will Saudi Arabia Free Its Women?

by Ayaan Hirsi Alivia Wall Street Journal
Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Imagine the humiliation of a middle-aged mother having to ask a young son’s approval for life decisions.

In the News

The Left Crowns The Wrong Queen

featuring Ayaan Hirsi Alivia
Monday, February 19, 2018

A frightening recent report: an estimated 200 million Muslim girls and women alive today have been forced to go through female genital mutilation; also frightening: in America and Europe most of the leaders of the feminist movement have remained all but silent amidst this horror. There have been, thankfully though, a few exceptions. The most notable of them has been Ayaan Hirsi Ali who has become the leading voice in the fight against this attack upon the body, heart and spirit of so many. 

Early in his administration Hoover built a rustic retreat in Rapidan Camp, deep in the horse country of Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley. Hoover would invite politicians and foreign dignitaries to the camp for informal meetings, often conducted while on horse
In the News

Habeas Corpus For Horses?

quoting Richard A. Epsteinvia Hamodia
Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Over the years, thanks to some creative, unusual talmidim I was privileged to teach when I was a mesivta Rebbe, I have had an assortment of pets (the animal sort). Each of several Purims, my shiur would give my wife and me, in addition to mishloach manos, a living gift.

In the News

The Disgusting Barbarism Of Female Genital Mutilation Is Not Religious Freedom

quoting Ayaan Hirsi Alivia Daily Caller
Tuesday, February 13, 2018

In April 2017, The Times of India reported that Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin, the spiritual global leader of a Shia Muslim sect called the Dawoodi Bohras, reaffirmed the mandate of female genital mutilation (katna) in a sermon carried over a livestream and repeated in a messaging app.

Analysis and Commentary

My Twelve Rules For Life

by Russell Robertsvia Medium
Monday, February 12, 2018

This list is inspired by Jordan Peterson’s 12 Rules for Life. Some of these rules show up in passing in How Adam Smith Can Change Your Life. These are my 12 rules today.


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