Wait a minute, isn't this the 21st?...
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…
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. These earth-shaking changes lead us to raise the question, Why now?
Today's huge global energy problems in no small measure reflect the essentially 19th-century business plans that three of the world's largest industries still pursue. . . .
George Shultz on how to understand China’s future.
Jude Blanchette Talks Fifth Plenum and State Capitalism.
Hoover Institution fellow Toomas Hendrik Ilves talks about how internet vulnerabilities make it possible for populist nationalism to be exploited by external bad actors.
Glimpses into the world of the celebrated thinkers who brought the atomic age to life. By Bertrand M. Patenaude.
Though economics as a discipline arose in Great Britain and France at the end of the eighteenth century, it has taken two centuries to reach the threshold of scientific rationality...
This may be the last straw: Iran’s telecommunications agency announced what it described as a permanent suspension of Google Inc.’s email services, saying instead that a national email service for Iranian citizens would soon be rolled out. . . .
The right technology, Max Boot writes, can give armies an edge that makes a country dominant for centuries…
The explosive growth of China’s links to Latin America in recent years are but the latest developments in a history that reaches back to the Spanish colonial empire in the early-16th century...
A science advisor for US Senator Barack Obama, the Democratic presidential candidate, said Monday that one of the most important engineering challenges in the 21st century will be cyber security...
We know a noun has pervaded our sensibilities when we derive a verb from it. “Network” appears in 16th century English, and was meant literally: a work of netting, coarse or fine. As an abstraction meaning any complex design of threadlike entities, from a river system to a political economy, the word didn’t arrive until the early 19th century.
The roots of conservatism go back to philosophers of the 17 and 18th centuries, such as John Locke, David Hume, and Adam Smith...
Some moments in the “Cold” War of the latter half of the 20th century were far more chilling than all but a few Americans ever knew.
A controversial figure and one of the most brilliant minds of the 20th century, Edward Teller (Ede Teller) was a Hungarian-born American nuclear physicist who was instrumental in the production of the first atomic bomb as well the world’s first thermonuclear weapon, the Hydrogen bomb.
In the twenty-first century, information is the key coin of the realm. Nations rely on information and information technology (IT) to ever-increasing degrees. Computers and networks are integral for most business processes, including payroll and accounting, tracking of sales and inventory, and research and development (R&D).
Sidney D. Drell, a physicist who served for nearly half a century as a top adviser to the United States government on military technology and arms control, died on Wednesday at his home in Palo Alto, Calif. He was 90.
The United Arab Emirates is set to become the first Arab state with a nuclear power program and the first to join the civilian nuclear club in more than a quarter of a century, a report published by the Foreign Affairs magazine has claimed.