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GoodFellows: War, Peace, and Politics with Victor Davis Hanson

interview with Victor Davis Hanson, John H. Cochrane, Niall Ferguson, H.R. McMastervia Fellow Talks
Tuesday, May 24, 2022

As the fighting in Ukraine continues, what’s the wisest strategy for the United States—keep sending weapons, help the Ukrainians broaden their operations, or advocate for a peaceful settlement? Victor Davis Hanson, the Hoover Institution’s Martin and Illie Anderson Senior Fellow, joins senior fellows John Cochrane, Niall Ferguson, and H. R. McMaster for a spirited debate regarding the breadth of American involvement overseas, Donald Trump’s sway over election outcomes, plus California’s drought and its impact on Victor’s farm in the San Joaquin Valley.

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Seeking A Way Out Of Redistricting Chaos

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Defining Ideas
Tuesday, May 24, 2022

New York court ruling tries to cut through a stubborn partisan thicket.

Policy StoriesFeatured

Three Ways To Keep Businesses And People In California

by Lee Ohanianvia PolicyEd
Tuesday, May 24, 2022

California’s strict regulatory environment, punitive legal climate, and high tax rates are causing businesses and residents to leave the state at an unprecedented rate.


California Policies Are Devastating Hispanic Families. But They Can Do Something About It.

by Lee Ohanianvia California on Your Mind
Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Hispanic peoples account for over 30 percent of California’s population of eligible voters. If they were to vote as a bloc, they would have a large influence on who is elected to govern, and they could significantly change the state’s economic policies, many of which are disproportionately harming them.

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Harvey Mansfield Counts His Blessings

interview with Harvey C. Mansfield, Peter M. Robinsonvia Uncommon Knowledge
Monday, May 23, 2022

The political philosopher Harvey Mansfield first arrived at Harvard University in the fall of 1949. He has remained at that august institution of higher education and is still teaching at age 90. In this special edition of Uncommon Knowledge with Peter Robinson, recorded in the Baker Library at Dartmouth College, Dr. Mansfield answers five questions about America today from his perspective of observing and writing about the country for more than half a century.

In the News

Gavin Newsom’s Re-Election Windfall

cited Joshua D. Rauhvia Opinion Journal (WSJ Live)
Monday, May 23, 2022

California Gov. Gavin Newsom must feel like he won the lottery, and in a political sense he has.

In the News

World Poised In A ‘Fluid Moment’ Between Autocracy Or A Fresh Democratic Wave

quoting Larry Diamondvia Democracy Digest
Monday, May 23, 2022

With autocrats and illiberal forces resurgent, democracy is in danger worldwide, according to Stanford University’s Larry Diamond.

Analysis and Commentary

The Education Exchange: Are Proficiency Standards Set Too High?

interview with Paul E. Petersonvia The Education Exchange
Monday, May 23, 2022

New biography of the nation’s report card highlights longstanding debate.

Analysis and Commentary

Hayek On Privilege

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Monday, May 23, 2022

I said in my previous post on privilege that I would give my own view. My view of privilege is similar to Hayek’s. The key is that government grants certain items or permissions to some that it withholds from others.

Analysis and Commentary

The Role Of Privilege

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Monday, May 23, 2022

In the Q&A period at the end of the Jordan Peterson talk I recently attended, Peterson addressed the issue of privilege.


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