Ayaan Hirsi Ali is a research fellow at the Hoover Institution. She was born in Mogadishu, Somalia in 1969. As a young child, she was subjected to female genital mutilation. As she grew up, she embraced Islam and strove to live as a devout Muslim. But she began to question aspects of her faith....
James Kirchick on The Flight of the Intellectuals by Paul Berman
BEHIND THE SCENES: At the 2017 Spring Retreat, Hoover fellows describe America at a “crossroads”—and how to chart the way forward
Hoover’s Spring 2017 Retreat brought together Hoover supporters and fellows to meet around topics that shape nations yet also touch individual lives in personal ways at home and abroad. Riveting presentations and incisive question-and-answer periods sustained an energy level that felt appropriate to the rapidly moving history in which Hoover and its supporters are playing a role.
The Hoover Institution marks its centennial in 2019. In recognition of this momentous occasion, a lecture series entitled A Century of Ideas for a Free Society will be launched in March 2019 to showcase the rigorous scholarship and research central to the institution’s mission and values: individual, economic, and political freedom; private enterprise; and limited, effective representative government. These timeless and fundamental values are derived from one hundred years of scholarship, the lessons of history, and a fundamental understanding of the nature of war, revolution, and peace.
Disinviting speakers like Richard Dawkins is a form of censorship at odds with Western values.
The purpose of this report is to suggest the basis for a new anti-dawa strategy, designed to check the advance of political Islam as an ideology and a movement. In the first part, I describe the constitution of political Islam: the foundational principles, terminology, and objectives of Islamist ideology. In the second part, I analyze the infrastructure of political Islam, in particular the institutions and techniques of dawa. In the third part, I propose a number of policies that I believe will, if properly implemented, halt the spread of political Islam in the United States and perhaps also abroad.
One of Broadway’s big hits this season is the musical The Book of Mormon, a creation of the scatological geniuses behind the cartoon South Park.
Aaron Mannes on Mugged by Reality: The Liberation of Iraq and the Failure of Good Intentions by John Agresto
His reading list focuses on how liberty is won, lost, and neglected. By Jonathan Rauch.