Peter Schweizer and Wynton C. Hall tell how they captured history in their new book, a look at oratory that was powerful bot on the podium and in society.
California is a rich state — as the world found out the last century. . . .
Thomas Hobson, an English stable owner in the 15th Century, offered his customers two unappealing choices: take the least desirable horse or none at all...
The roots of conservatism go back to philosophers of the 17 and 18th centuries, such as John Locke, David Hume, and Adam Smith...
The political left has been trying to run other people’s lives for centuries. So we should not be surprised to see the Obama administration now trying to force neighborhoods across America to have the mix of people the government wants them to have.
The rapper Kanye West’s slavery remarks are indeed insensitive. He suggested that the blacks in America chose to become and remain slaves for centuries. He is wrong because in a society that legitimises slavery, only slavers make choices, and their choices dictate the lives of slaves.
Black public figures seem to fall into one of two categories: they either project a militant resistance to white racism and its pervasive legacy or a generous willingness to look past that tortured history for the sake of an interracial future...
Over the last few days, punditry about Ferguson, Mo., has converged on a common, well-rehearsed narrative about segregation in St. Louis that goes back to the 19th century: whites will do whatever it takes to prevent blacks from moving into their neighborhoods, including redlining, restrictive covenants, large-lot zoning, intimidation and violence. When these ultimately fail, whites build new interstates and move en masse to the next ring of undeveloped farmland, leaving behind destitute neighborhoods with no investment or opportunity.
Samuel Huntington’s "clash of civilizations" proved an ominous vision. History may yet prove it right. By Fouad Ajami.
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.
How race and ethnicity still affect party allegiance. By Hoover media fellow Michael Barone.
Thomas Sowell discusses the newly revised edition of his book Discrimination and Disparities.
Ken Salazar, the new secretary of the Interior, faces the same tough questions as his predecessors: Drill more or drill less?...
Hoover Institution’s Rose and Milton Friedman Senior Fellow Thomas Sowell discusses his new book, Discrimination and Disparities.
Craig S. Lerner on A Time to Fight: Reclaiming a Fair and Just America by Jim Webb
Shelby Steele on a black presidential candidate—and what his campaign says about the country.
What do black Americans need in order to get ahead? A truly free market. By Walter E. Williams.
President Obama's nomination of Sonia Sotomayor for the Supreme Court points to a dilemma that will likely plague his presidency: How does a "post-racialist" president play identity politics?...
Looking for a revolutionary, finding yet another bargainer. By Shelby Steele.