Wait a minute, isn't this the 21st?...
Hayek's conclusion about the importance of local knowledge can be extended far beyond markets into many parts of our lives. In this essay, I summarize Hayek's argument and then apply it to some good things that happened on September 11, 2001, and to two cases after 9/11--the case of the "shoe bomber" and that of the "underpants bomber"--when airline passengers acted together to save themselves from terrorists.
F.A. Hayek’s most important insight is that we cannot have political freedom without economic freedom.
David Brooks summarizes ($) President Bush's view of politics and history...
In this podcast Russell Roberts, a research fellow at the Hoover Institution and EconTalk host, discusses, with Angus Burgin of Johns Hopkins University and the author of the Great Persuasion, the idea in his book—the return of free market economics in the aftermath of the Great Depression.
The past century has witnessed dramatic improvements in the standard of living in the United States. Panelists will discuss the role that free markets, property rights, innovation, regulation, and national security have played in this remarkable advancement in human well-being.
Last week, George Washington University and the CIA co-hosted an event entitled Ethos and Profession of Intelligence.
National Security of Liberty, by Liberty, and for Liberty.
Hungarian ambassador to the United States György Szapáry, along with Eva Voisin, the honorary consul general of Hungary in San Francisco, and Gabor Kaleta from the consulate in Los Angeles, met with Richard Sousa, the director of the library and archives at the Hoover Institution on April 26, 2011. After the meeting, Maciej Siekierski, curator of Hoover’s East European Collection, gave the ambassador a tour of the Hoover Archives, focusing on the Hungarian collections, including publications from the time of the Paris Peace Conference of 1919.
New Books from Hoover Press: Foreign Policy for America in the Twenty-first Century: Alternative Perspectives Edited by Thomas H. Henriksen
Hoover Institution fellow Kenneth Jowitt delivers his thoughts on International Politics in the 21st Century: Odd Mixes versus Simple Fixes...
The 20th century was a murderous one, far more so than any other...
Listen to a panel discussion recorded on March 26th featuring Hoover senior fellows Condoleezza Rice, Niall Ferguson and Stephen Krasner discussing democracy and American foreign policy over the past century.
A Pacific Century Special Edition: the resignation of Japan’s Prime Minister.
Hoover Library and Archives reception celebrates the opening of a new exhibit: A Century of Change: China 1911–2011
Richard Sousa, director of the library and archives, gave the welcoming remarks on April 27, 2011, at the reception for the archives exhibit A Century of Change: China 1911–2011. Opened on April 12, 2011, the exhibit, which has so far been the most popular and successful in the history of Hoover exhibits, commemorates the hundredth anniversary of the 1911 revolution and the founding of the Chinese republic.
Frank Dikötter: How Do Dictators Seize Power? The Malevolent Careers Of Eight 20th-Century Leaders Explained
Hoover Institution fellow Frank Dikotter discusses his recent book Dictators: The Cult of Personality in the Twentieth Century.
Hoover Institution Press: The Second Twentieth Century: How the Information Revolution Shapes Business, States, and Nations, by Jean-Jacques Rosa
The worldwide wave of democratization and the nearly total disappearance of communism at the end of the twentieth century were major economic and political changes of our time…
Published on the eve of the 20th century, H. G. Wells’s ‘The War of the Worlds’ (1898) is much more than just a seminal work of science fiction...