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Analysis and Commentary

Executive Power & The Louisiana Purchase

interview with John Yoovia The Federalist Society
Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow John Yoo discusses the Louisiana Purchase, executive power, and the Constitution.

In the News

Britain’s Uncertain Future

mentioning Thomas Sowellvia City Journal
Monday, July 29, 2019

As new prime minister Boris Johnson prepares to take Great Britain out of the EU, his political opponents remain out of touch with the country they represent.

Analysis and Commentary

Is Boris Johnson A Winston Churchill As Rewritten By Monty Python?

by Niall Fergusonvia The Boston Globe
Monday, July 29, 2019

‘Hegel remarks somewhere that all great world-historic facts and personages appear, so to speak, twice,” Karl Marx wrote in a justly famous passage from his essay “The Eighteenth Brumaire of Louis Napoleon.” “He forgot to add: the first time as tragedy, the second time as farce.”

Analysis and Commentary

Laura Ling On Sanctions On North Korea

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Monday, July 29, 2019

“We don’t like living without electricity and water,” she went on. “We know we are not a rich country. But it is the United States that has put sanctions on us and has deprived us of these things. What did we ever do to the United States?” Paris wasn’t the only person I’d spoken with who blamed the U.S. sanctions for North Korea’s lack of electricity. 

In the News

Review: How China Is Shaping California Skylines And American Democracy

featuring Larry Diamondvia Datebook (San Fransisco Chronicle)
Monday, July 22, 2019

Larry Diamond has studied democracy for 40 years. He’s seen governments in every conceivable state of health, and he’s not easily alarmed.

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Pacific Century: Trump Versus China: John Pomfret Reacts

interview with Michael R. Auslin, John Yoo, John Pomfretvia The Pacific Century
Monday, July 29, 2019

The White House’s new China policy splits the US foreign policy community.


Abbas Milani On U.S.-Iran Tensions

interview with Abbas Milanivia C-SPAN
Monday, July 29, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Abbas Milani talks about the renewed tensions between the US and Iran.


Playing With Fire On Election Security

by Larry Diamondvia The American Interest
Friday, July 26, 2019

If one foreign power continues to shred, on an ever-more daring basis, the integrity and inviolability of our electoral process, other foreign powers will draw lessons and follow. And they won’t all be pitching in on the Republican side.

Analysis and Commentary

Shoshana Zuboff On Surveillance Capitalism

by Russell Robertsvia EconTalk
Monday, July 29, 2019

Shoshana Zuboff of Harvard University talks about her book Surveillance Capitalism with EconTalk host Russ Roberts. Zuboff argues that the monetization of search engines and social networks by Google, Facebook, and other large tech firms threatens privacy and democracy.

Analysis and Commentary

Britain Is An Outlaw Nation

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Friday, July 26, 2019

From Britain’s Daily Telegraph (reprinted in Canada’s National Post, Thursday, July 25, 2019: Hassan Rouhini, Iran’s president, said Wednesday that if Britain reversed its “wrong actions, including what they did in Gibraltar” then “they will receive a proper response from Iran.”


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