Hoover fellow Russell Roberts is using rap music to make the dismal science far less dismal. By Charles Lindsey.
Intellectuals - and particularly academics - have been accused by one of their own of making the world a worse and more dangerous place in the 20th century. . . .
The political science departments at elite private universities such as Harvard and Yale, at leading small liberal arts colleges like Swarthmore and Williams, and at distinguished large public universities like the University of Maryland and the University of California, Berkeley, offer undergraduates a variety of courses on a range of topics...
Argentina’s poor economic performance during the 20th century reflects, in part, political instability and the mistaken policies of dictatorial regimes...
Ratliff discusses whether Chinese culture is the secret ingredient for economic success on Friends and Foes of Liberty
William Ratliff, a research fellow and former curator of the Americas Collection at the Hoover Institution and a research fellow at the Independent Institute, contends that culture in general and Chinese culture in particular matter a great deal to that nation’s economic and political development. He spoke with Ying Ma about the role of culture, the resounding success of the Asian Tigers–Hong Kong, South Korea, Singapore and Taiwan–in the latter half of the twentieth century, and the unfulfilled expectations of the Arab Spring.
Sandy Weill, Howard Schultz, even possibly Oprah wouldn't make it today. Three of the great disruptors of the past 25 years—all members of CNBC's First 25 list of leaders, icons and rebels that reshaped the past quarter century of business and finance—didn't have the elite education that marks the overwhelming majority of the generation that comprise our CNBC NEXT List of their counterparts who will shape the coming 25 years.
School Board Candidates Looking For An Edge In Local Elections Team Up, Capitalize On National Debates
For much of the 20th century, the most common slates in school board elections featured candidates who won endorsements from local teachers unions, said Terry Moe, a Hoover Institution fellow and Stanford University political scientist. That’s because teachers have the biggest material stake in school board elections, Moe said. Their livelihood depends on decisions made by the school board.
In many cities with abysmal school systems, teacher firings are exceedingly rare, due to powerful teachers' unions. In New York City and Chicago, barely 1 in 1,000 teachers loses his job for poor performance. In Los Angeles, fewer than 2 percent of teachers are denied tenure-and only a quarter of a percent of teachers who received tenure were fired over the course of a decade. Meanwhile, graduation rates are barely above 50 percent.
Charles Hill analyzes the refusal of the ideologues of pan-Islam to accept the boundaries and responsibilities of the order of states.
School Choice – What Are The Choices?
A wise man may spend as much time plowing fields as studying philosophy. By Victor Davis Hanson.
A transformation has taken place on America’s campuses. By Hoover fellow John Lewis Gaddis.
Three crucial tests for Harvard’s new president
Uncommon Knowledge with Peter Robinson is proud to present the first interview with Condoleezza Rice in her new role as Director of the Hoover Institution. On September 1st, 2020 Director Rice became the Hoover Institution's eighth director in its 101 year history and the first woman to hold the position.
After their revolutionary fever cools, Arabs will have work to do. They could do worse than to emulate the booming Asian nations. By William Ratliff.
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.
A hundred years ago, Chinese and Japanese immigration to the United States, especially to California, gave rise to talk of a “yellow peril.” Today’s hand-wringing about “too many Asians” at elite universities echoes that racist nonsense. By Thomas Sowell.
Does Homer still matter? For more than 2000 years, the ancient Greeks and Romans have had a special place in the canon of western civilization and their writings have been studied by generation after generation of scholars and students. But are the classics still relevant in twenty-first century, multi-cultural America? Or are the ancient Greeks of no more importance to us than other ancient cultures such as the Aztecs, Egyptians, or Chinese?