Why shouldn’t American universities give conservative ideas their due? By Peter Berkowitz.
Vacation gave me the opportunity to catch up with a bit of early American history, particularly the eventful last two decades of the 18th century...
It is a dismal picture. In his 1993 book Inside American Education: The Decline, the Deception, the Dogmas, Thomas Sowell lamented that "when nearly one-third of American 17-year-olds do not know that Abraham Lincoln wrote the Emancipation Proclamation, when nearly half do not know who Josef Stalin was, and when about 30 percent could not locate Britain on a map of Europe, then it is clear that American educational deficiencies extend far beyond mathematics." Yet a quarter of a century later, the 17-year-olds in my classrooms do not even know what the Emancipation Proclamation is, let alone who authored it!
His new Dictionary of 20th-Century Communism is no closed book. Hoover fellow Robert Service says the movement that claimed tens of millions of victims has “a living legacy, alas.” By John J. Miller.
Matt Ridley, author of The Rational Optimist, insists that we humans must face the truth about ourselves—no matter how good it might be. An interview with Peter Robinson.
And if they put their new freedoms to work, they won’t even remain poor. By Gary S. Becker.
Celebrating the ninetieth birthday of the Hoover Institution, a revolutionary place. By Nicholas Siekierski.
Clarity of purpose is only half of a winning political strategy. The other half involves a clear understanding of the possible. By Peter Berkowitz.
War is ever familiar, yet ever unpredictable. Those who reflexively turn away from war will never understand it. By Victor Davis Hanson.