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Niall Ferguson: “Our Capacity For Self-Destruction Grows Greater Every Day”

interview with Niall Fergusonvia Prospect Magazine
Thursday, April 4, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Niall Ferguson discusses his life and what he has learned and what he is most proud of.

In the News

New Poll: America Is Morally Divided Over Socialism

quoting Thomas Sowellvia Townhall
Thursday, April 4, 2019

In his 2019 State of the Union address, President Trump drew cheers from mainstream America with his clear and compelling statement that America was founded on liberty and will never become a socialist country. But not everyone cheered, and it is telling that an American president even felt compelled to make such a statement. As the Democrats have become increasingly radicalized and openly supportive of socialism, President Trump saw the need to name the threat out loud and to rally freedom-loving Americans to defend their birthright.

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The Libertarian: God And Money At Yale

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The Libertarian
Thursday, April 4, 2019

The Ivy League Law School’s controversial new policy could deny financial aid to students working with religious organizations.


With Mueller Hopes Gone, So Goes Progressive Unity

by Victor Davis Hansonvia American Greatness
Wednesday, April 3, 2019

The Democratic Party has lots of radical new ideas, and lots of radical presidential candidates and politicos. But the common hatred of President Donald Trump has united otherwise quite disparate Democratic leaders such as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.); former Vice President Joe Biden; Sens. Kamala Harris (D-Calif), Cory Booker (D-N.J.) and Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.); and Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) and Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.).

Analysis and Commentary

Re-Weaving The Fabric Of Character

by Chester E. Finn Jr.via Thomas B. Fordham Institute
Tuesday, April 2, 2019

As I gird my loins for several upcoming events where we will wrangle over the “social and emotional learning” approach to educating-the-whole-child, I benefited—and perhaps you could, too—from a conceptual reset, courtesy of a fine new book by Anne Snyder, who leads the “character initiative” at the Philanthropy Roundtable, of which Fordham is a member and where I once had the honor of serving on the board.

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Area 45: An American Civics Lesson With David Davenport

interview with David Davenportvia Area 45
Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Granting 16-years-old the right to vote, abolishing the Electoral College, reshaping the makeup of the Supreme Court, states entering a voting compact…do we need a renewed emphasis on civics education?

Policy BriefsFeatured

Abbas Milani Explains How Authoritarian Regimes Use Fear To Stay In Power

by Abbas Milanivia PolicyEd
Wednesday, April 3, 2019

In spite of systematic gender discrimination at every level, Iranian women have continued their fight for inclusivity. As a result, Iranian women have become harbingers of a movement of civil disobedience. The women’s movement is not just about the veil – it is about breaking the authority of a repressive regime.

Analysis and Commentary

An Analysis Of Admissions In Elite Universities And Colleges For The Class Of 2023

by Alvin Rabushkavia Thoughtful Ideas
Wednesday, April 3, 2019

In the past two decades, almost every elite university and liberal arts college has reduced White admissions from a majority to a steadily decreasing minority of its undergraduate students. They boast of this achievement on their web sites and in their admission brochures. In 2019, the share of White admissions to elite schools ranges from 21% to 36% less than Whites as a share of the U.S. population. One can plot the reduction in White admissions over the past 20 years from the published numbers in their Common Data Sets.

Analysis and Commentary

Joe Biden And Progressive Hypocrisy

by Bruce Thorntonvia Front Page Magazine
Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Why the allegations against him aren't about predatory masculinity.

In the News

Nevada Lawmakers Look To Make Housing ‘Crisis’ Worse

quoting Richard A. Epsteinvia Las Vegas Review Journal
Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Occam’s razor is a scientific theorem which essentially holds that the simplest solution to a problem is likely the most effective approach. 


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