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.
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.
In this collection leading scholars and practitioners discuss ideas about freedom and how to take the ideas into action today. The discussions took place at a January 2020 meeting of the Mont Pelerin Society which was founded in 1947 for the “preservation and improvement of the free society.” Today, challenges to the free society are again mounting and threatening economic growth and rising prosperity. We hear calls for a return to socialism, for restrictions on trade, for regulations on firms and individuals that go well beyond cost-benefit calculations.
His reading list focuses on how liberty is won, lost, and neglected. By Jonathan Rauch.
Our reviewers' verdicts on the latest paperbacks, including The Ascent of Money by Niall Ferguson, and new books from Ali Smith, David Lodge and Jhumpa Lahiri...
Drought may not be destiny, but a critical ingredient for democratic societies does seem literally to fall from the skies. By Stephen H. Haber and Victor Menaldo.
Putting numbers to the news, Hoover fellow Bruce Bueno de Mesquita lays his bets on issues such as climate change and Middle East peace.
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.