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Thinking about the Future

by George P. Shultzvia Hoover Institution Press
Tuesday, June 4, 2019

In a rich and varied career, George P. Shultz has aided presidents, confronted national and international crises, and argued passionately that the United States has a vital stake in promoting democratic values and institutions. In speeches, articles, congressional testimony, and conversations with world leaders, he has helped shape policy and public opinion on topics ranging from technology and terrorism to drugs and climate change. The result is a body of work that has influenced the decisions of nations and leaders, as well as the lives of ordinary people.

The Tubman Command: A Novel

by Elizabeth Cobbsvia Books by Hoover Fellows
Tuesday, June 4, 2019

It’s May 1863. Outgeneraled and outgunned, a demoralized Union Army has pulled back with massive losses at the Battle of Chancellorsville. Fort Sumter, hated symbol of the Rebellion, taunts the American navy with its artillery and underwater mines.

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How Public Policy Became War

by David Davenport, Gordon Lloydvia Hoover Institution Press
Tuesday, May 7, 2019

As a response to the Great Depression and an expression of executive power, President Franklin Roosevelt’s New Deal is widely understood as a turning point in American history. In How Public Policy Became War, David Davenport and Gordon Lloyd go even further, calling the New Deal “America’s French Revolution,” refashioning American government and public policy in ways that have grown to epic proportions today.

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Currencies, Capital, and Central Bank Balances

via Hoover Institution Press
Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Experts address big-picture debates affecting US and global monetary policy and apply cutting-edge economic research to the international monetary and financial system.

The Politics of Institutional Reform: Katrina, Education, and the Second Face of Power

by Terry M. Moevia Books by Hoover Fellows
Monday, April 1, 2019

In this ground-breaking analysis, Terry Moe treats Hurricane Katrina as a natural experiment that offers a rare opportunity to learn about the role of power in the politics of institutional reform. When Katrina hit, it physically destroyed New Orleans’ school buildings, but it also destroyed the vested-interest power that had long protected the city’s abysmal education system from major reform. With the constraints of power lifted, decision makers who had been incremental problem-solvers turned into revolutionaries, creating the most innovative school system in the entire country.

The Case for Trump

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Books by Hoover Fellows
Tuesday, March 5, 2019

From an award-winning historian and regular Fox contributor, the true story of how Donald Trump has become one of the most successful presidents in history -- and why America needs him now more than ever

Bytes, Bombs, and Spies

by Herbert Lin, Amy Zegartvia Books by Hoover Fellows
Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Offensive cyber operations have become increasingly important elements of U.S. national security policy. From the deployment of Stuxnet to disrupt Iranian centrifuges to the possible use of cyber methods against North Korean ballistic missile launches, the prominence of offensive cyber capabilities as instruments of national power continues to grow. Yet conceptual thinking lags behind the technical development of these new weapons. How might offensive cyber operations be used in coercion or conflict? What strategic considerations should guide their development and use? 

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Gambling with Other People's Money

by Russell Robertsvia Hoover Institution Press
Monday, February 11, 2019

What caused the Financial Crisis of 2008? Most explanations blame either government regulation or government deregulation. Either government forced private-sector banks and financial institutions to extend credit to risky borrowers, or the removal of government oversight allowed greed to run amok.

Featured Books 2018

Friday, December 21, 2018

The depth of Hoover’s scholarship is reflected in the numerous books published by our fellows on a broad variety of topics and issues. 

The End of the Asian Century

by Michael R. Auslinvia Books by Hoover Fellows
Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Since Marco Polo, the West has waited for the “Asian Century.” Today, the world believes that Century has arrived. Yet from China’s slumping economy to war clouds over the South China Sea and from environmental devastation to demographic crisis, Asia’s future is increasingly uncertain. Historian and geopolitical expert Michael Auslin argues that far from being a cohesive powerhouse, Asia is a fractured region threatened by stagnation and instability.

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