As part of the inaugural Hoover Institution Library and Archives’ Workshop on Political Economy, Professor Angus Burgin of Johns Hopkins University gave the keynote lecture titled "Hayek, Friedman, and the Return of Laissez-Faire."
Now in its fourth year, the Hoover Institution Library & Archives’ Workshop on Political Economy brings together scholars from across the globe to study the history of economic thought using the archives of such notable thinkers as Karl Popper, Milton Friedman, and F.A. Hayek. This year the workshop welcomed Leah Wright Rigueur, Assistant Professor of Public Policy at Harvard University and author of The Loneliness of the Black Republican: Pragmatic Politics and the Pursuit of Power (2015), who presented a keynote address on June 28th.
Hoover welcomes the participants of the 2017 Workshop on Political Economy.
Since independence in 1960, the Nigerian government is estimated to have lost over 400 billion dollars to corruption, and has consistently ranked as one of the most corrupt countries in the world. This begs the question: what is so distinctive about Nigeria’s corruption?
John Batchelor, host of the nationally syndicated John Batchelor Radio Show, which is broadcast by WABC radio in New York, took his program on the road to the Hoover Institution to tape an hour-long program in front of a live studio audience. A number of Hoover fellows, addressing a wide variety of topics, were featured on recent Batchelor Radio Show programs.
Chairman Hebert Dwight convened the meeting of the Hoover Institution Board of Overseers at the Willard InterContinental hotel in Washington, DC, on Sunday, February 24, 2013. In addition to conducting its usual business in its semiannual two-day meeting in Washington, the board had the opportunity to hear from leading legislative and judicial officials from the federal government and to learn of the research of selected Hoover fellows.
Being that the majority of our collections at the archives consist of paper documents, you can imagine our surprise when we found a handful of Turkish shadow puppets interfiled in the pages of a magazine in the Eleanor Bisbee papers. These shadow puppets, traditionally made from camel or ox hide, have a rich and vibrant history that began in the sixteenth century.
An increment to the personal papers of Henry S. Rowen, now available for research, gives insight into the United States' public policy regarding the Soviet Union and nuclear arms during the late twentieth century. Rowen was a long time Hoover fellow and Stanford University professor who was actively involved in public policy debates and research on alternative energy.
Robert Conquest, a senior research fellow at the Hoover Institution and a noted expert on the history of the former Soviet Union, received a prestigious Ingersoll Prize in Literature and Humanities.
What do the holdings of the Hoover Institution Archives, renowned for its collections on international political history, and the sport of baseball have in common? At first glance, it would appear little. Yet a recent visit by a representative of the National Baseball Hall of Fame led us to search for documents related to the history of our national pastime, and the results were surprising.
Free World: America, Europe and the Surprising Future of the West by Hoover Fellow Timothy Garton Ash
Constitutional Conservatism: Liberty, Self-Government, and Political Moderation by Hoover fellow Peter Berkowitz
Hoover Institution Press released Constitutional Conservatism: Liberty, Self-Government, and Political Moderation, by Peter Berkowitz. Berkowitz contends that constitutional conservatism encompasses a distinguished tradition of defending liberty that stretches from the great eighteenth century British statesman Edmund Burke through the authoritative exposition of the Constitution in The Federalist to the high points of post-World War II American conservatism.
For the first time since acquiring the collection in 2001, the Hoover Institution Library & Archives is hosting, free-of-charge, full-length Firing Line videos online through its digital collections website and YouTube channel. With a roster of guests including Ronald Reagan, Margaret Thatcher, Milton Friedman, Groucho Marx, Tom Wolfe, Jack Kerouac, Woodward and Bernstein, Barry Goldwater, Joan Baez, Hugh Hefner, and others, Firing Line serves as one of the most important and complete records of political and cultural movements in twentieth-century America.
Silas Palmer Fellow Researches A Forgotten Foreign Correspondent And Journalistic Ethics In The Third Reich
Journalists write the first draft of history, so the saying goes. Even beyond their newspaper articles and reports, the shelves of journalism history at modern university libraries are dotted with the grandiosely titled memoirs of journalists of the 20th century.
To commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of the March on Washington, Americans across the nation are reflecting on the progress of civil rights in the past half century. Three Hoover fellows offer their perspectives on the successes and the failures of the movement.
Hoover Institution Press Today Releases Book Highlighting the Challenge That Islamists Pose for World Order Trial of a Thousand Years: World Order and Islamism By Charles Hill
In Trial of a Thousand Years, Hill analyzes America’s ongoing confrontation with radical Islamists who have declared war on the international state system throughout the centuries. Hill emphasizes that the essential starting point in dealing effectively with radical Islamists is a detailed knowledge of Islamic culture. He then identifies six issues in which Islamist values are at odds with US values.
Hoover Institution Press Releases the Story of an Authentic American Philosopher Eric Hoffer: The Longshoreman Philosopher by Tom Bethell
Hoover Institution Press released Eric Hoffer: The Longshoreman Philosopher by Tom Bethell. Hoffer was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in February 1983 and his first book, The True Believer, published in 1951, was widely recognized as a classic, receiving critical acclaim from both scholars and reviewers. In 2000, the Hoover Institution acquired seventy-five linear feet of Hoffer’s private papers. Drawing from those papers, as well as interviews with those who knew Hoffer, Bethell tells the story of an American writer and philosopher who probed the complexities of human behavior and sought the motivations behind the twentieth-century’s conflicts from a nonacademic perspective.
At a time when Russian President Vladimir Putin recently stated that Russia would always be a "reliable ally" to the Islamic world, the Hoover Institution Press today released Russia and Its Islamic World, which examines Russia’s complex and occasionally, contradictory history with Islam.