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Area 45: Brady And Rivers On The State Of The Presidential Race

interview with David Brady, Douglas Riversvia Area 45
Monday, August 5, 2019

What post-debate polling suggests about the effectiveness of the candidates’ messaging and how the tragedy in El Paso factors into national politics.

Analysis and Commentary

How Pell Grants Expanded To The Middle Class

by Paul E. Petersonvia The Education Exchange
Monday, August 5, 2019

Jason Delisle, a resident fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, joins Paul E. Peterson to discuss how the federal Pell Grant program, initially designed to help low-income students access college, has become available to more and more middle-class families.

Analysis and Commentary

Lanhee Chen: 2020: A Contest Between Socialism And Capitalism

by Lanhee J. Chenvia Townhall Review
Monday, August 5, 2019

Twenty of the Democrats vying to be our next President finished two nights of debates, where it became very clear that the energy of the party was behind policies that would push America to the far left—making the Democrats of the past look like conservatives.

Analysis and Commentary

Andy Matuschak On Books And Learning

by Russell Robertsvia EconTalk
Monday, August 5, 2019

Software Engineer Andy Matuschak talks about his essay "Why Books Don't Work" with EconTalk host Russ Roberts. Matuschak argues that most books rely on transmissionism, the idea that an author can share an idea in print and the reader will absorb it. And yet after reading a non-fiction book, most readers will struggle to remember any of the ideas in the book. Matuschak argues for a different approach to transmitting ideas via the web including different ways that authors or teachers can test for understanding that will increase the chances of retention and mastery of complex ideas.

Analysis and Commentary

The Lawfare Podcast: Mary Ann Glendon On Unalienable Rights

by Jack Goldsmithvia Lawfare
Saturday, August 3, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Jack Goldsmith interviews Mary Ann Glendon to discuss the Commission on Unalienable Rights. They talk about why examining the root bases of human rights claims is a worthwhile endeavor for a State Department commission.


Peter Robinson And John Yoo: Justice Served

interview with Peter M. Robinson, John Yoovia Ricochet Podcast
Friday, August 2, 2019

Hoover Institution fellows Peter Robinson and John Yoo discuss Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearing and the aftermath and lasting effects with Mollie Hemingway and Rob Long.

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David Kennedy, Andrew Roberts, and Stephen Kotkin Discuss the Big Three of the 20th Century: Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Winston Churchill, and Joseph Stalin

interview with David M. Kennedy, Stephen Kotkin, Andrew Robertsvia Uncommon Knowledge
Thursday, August 1, 2019


Accomplished historians David Kennedy, author of Freedom from fear; Andrew Roberts, author of Churchill: Walking with Destiny; and Stephen Kotkin, author of Stalin: Waiting for Hitler discuss why the peaceful new international order that Roosevelt, Churchill, and Stalin agreed to establish after crushing Nazi Germany turned instead into each of the Allies pursuing their own national interests amid the Cold War. 


Mueller Hearings Recap With John Yoo

interview with John Yoovia Bill Bennett Show
Saturday, August 3, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow John Yoo discusses the Mueller hearings.


Michael Petrilli: Is It Time To Reform Discipline Reform?

interview with Michael J. Petrillivia The Education Gadfly Show Podcast
Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Michael Petrilli discusses school discipline reform in America, and the new Fordham study of educators’ views on the issue.


Bill Evers On Curriculum

interview with Williamson M. Eversvia Nightside With Dan Rea
Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Bill Evers talks about a proposed ethnic studies curriculum in California – the first state-level curriculum on the academic subject in the country – which teaches children that capitalism is racist. In the proposed course, capitalism is described as a “form of power and oppression,” alongside “patriarchy,” “racism,” “white supremacy” and “ableism.”