Ayaan Hirsi Ali is a research fellow at the Hoover Institution and founder of the AHA Foundation. She served as a member of the Dutch Parliament from 2003 to 2006.
She was born in Mogadishu, Somalia in 1969. As a young child, she was subjected to female genital mutilation. As she grew up...
As the United States and the world embark on fraught conversations about race, history, law enforcement, and the underpinnings of our very civilization, Ayaan Hirsi Ali joins Peter Robinson for an enlightening conversation.
The Hoover Institution fellows Ayaan Hirsi Ali and Russ Roberts discuss why freedom, education, our Bill of Rights, and capitalism are important to the success and growth of individuals, communities, and countries.
How will Europe deal with a wave of violence against women perpetrated by male refugees from Islamic nations? How will America counter a “cancel culture” movement that seeks to stifle intellectual debate? Hoover research fellow Ayaan Hirsi Ali joins Hoover senior fellows H. R. McMaster and John Cochrane to discuss her new book, Prey: Immigration, Islam, and the Erosion of Women’s Rights, the parallels between Islamists and “Wokeists,” and her life as a target of both career- and life-threatening “cancel” efforts.
As of 2020, many Americans—particularly but not exclusively the young—remain intrigued by socialism. Indeed, a 2019 survey found that socialism is as popular as capitalism among young American adults. Well-known political figures such as Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT), Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), and others describe themselves as “democratic socialists” and advocate tens of trillions of dollars in new spending programs along with a massive expansion of state power over citizens’ lives.
Even in its new, fashionable, incarnation, socialism cannot fulfill people’s economic needs or their yearning for freedom.
The Hoover Institution presents an online speaker series based on scholarly research and commentary by Hoover fellows participating in the Human Prosperity Project on Socialism and Free-Market Capitalism.
His reading list focuses on how liberty is won, lost, and neglected. By Jonathan Rauch.
The land where stability vies ceaselessly with stagnation. By Joshua Teitelbaum.
Now that the U.S. freedom agenda has quietly been shelved, Arab lands can only reflect on what might have been. By Fouad Ajami.
Immigrant job-training in New York that's lowering welfare rolls and empowering people.
Hoover fellow Abbas Milani on the rebellions in the Muslim world—and the monarch who set them off. An interview with Charlie Rose.