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A Manifesto of Misery

by Charles Calomirisvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Socialism has never succeeded in any way—except in surviving in credulous minds.

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Children of Entitlement

by Bruce Thorntonvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Young leaders who preach socialism and other fantasies demonstrate an astonishing disregard for facts—maybe because they’ve never been forced to face any facts.

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Conservativism for the People

by Peter Berkowitzvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, April 24, 2019

When society and politics become degraded, when American communities crumble, merely “conserving” isn’t enough. Conservatism must restore.


The Cathedral: Mirror Of The West, Then And Now

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review
Tuesday, April 23, 2019

The recent fires at the medieval Catholic cathedral of Notre-Dame de Paris almost immediately were seen as a referendum on the West, even by those who are not Christians. How at the supposed apex of Western technology, science, and affluence could a sudden inferno devour the spire, roof, and some of the interior icons of the nearly 800-year-old cathedral, itself perched on the bank of a river, and the survivor of centuries of desecrations, remodels, expansions, and repairs, when the arts of preservation, fire prevention and response, and engineering were supposedly backward by our standards?

In the News

Hoover Panel Talks Li Rui, Politics Of History

featuring Hoover Institutionvia The Stanford Daily
Tuesday, April 23, 2019

In light of the recent death of Li Rui, the Chinese revolutionary who served as Mao Zedong’s secretary before his condemnation for criticism of the Communist Party, Hoover Institution Library & Archives convened a symposium on Monday to discuss his legacy in the modern debate about Chinese history and censorship.

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Area 45: Politics And Good Books With Barton Swaim

interview with Barton Swaimvia Area 45
Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Why campaigning and quality literature don’t necessarily go hand-in-hand.

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Heather Mac Donald on How the Delusion of Diversity Destroys Our Common Humanity and Open-Minded Curiosity

interview with Heather Mac Donaldvia Uncommon Knowledge
Monday, April 22, 2019


Heather Mac Donald discusses her book The Diversity Delusion: How Race and Gender Pandering Corrupt the University and Undermine Our Culture.

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Making Hoover History With A Telegram

via The Hoover Centennial
Monday, April 22, 2019

April 22, 2019 marks the one hundred year anniversary of the founding of the Hoover Institution. 

Analysis and Commentary

Faded Memories Of The Communist Disasters

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Sunday, April 21, 2019

Such distant secondhand accounts are not enough, Dr Fanta concludes. To be deterred from placing themselves back in danger, people have to hear disaster tales from eye witnesses who can convey the visceral emotion of having lived through them. The group’s findings thus suggest that one way of teaching history more effectively might be to bring eye witnesses into the classroom. That approach will not work for ever, of course. Over time, witnesses’ own memories fade, and then the witnesses themselves expire.

Analysis and Commentary


by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Friday, April 19, 2019

Even today, almost 30 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, there are very few anti-Communist films. There were almost none in the 1930s. One of the few in the 1930s, possibly the only one, is Ninotchka. I finally saw it on Turner Classic Movies recently. I highly recommend it. The transformation of Ninotchka, played by the beautiful Greta Garbo, from a humorless, robotic official from the Soviet Union into a fun-loving, life-loving fan of the West, is quite well done.


Military History Working Group

The Working Group on the Role of Military History in Contemporary Conflict examines how knowledge of past military operations can influence contemporary public policy decisions concerning current conflicts.