George Shultz on how to understand China’s future.
Social Networks Might Seem Like A Modern-Day Phenomenon But They And Their Problems Have Been Around For Centuries
Three-part documentary series Niall Ferguson's Networld, premiering March 17 on PBS, provides unique insights from history into the viral spread of ideas and how social media's technology is a battlefield of the future
Glimpses into the world of the celebrated thinkers who brought the atomic age to life. By Bertrand M. Patenaude.
With the help of experts in network theory and precedents from history, Ferguson argues that the printing press had similar consequences for 16th-and 17th-century Europe as the personal computer and the Internet have for the world since the 20th century, leading to polarization and the dissemination of fake news.
Every century or so, a major flu pandemic (an epidemic with a global impact) occurs...
David Berlinski, a mathematician, philosopher, and biologist, discusses the current state of the scientific community, the theories of Darwinism, and the science behind global warming on Uncommon Knowledge. Peter Robinson gets a sneak peek at his new book, The Best of Times, on the history and perplexities of the twentieth century. Berlinski is also author of The Devil’s Delusion, The Deniable Darwin, and The King of Infinite Space: Euclid and His Elements.
In his new book, The Decadent Society, New York Times columnist Ross Douthat presents a theory: “Western society stopped advancing in the second half of the 20th century."
Drought may not be destiny, but a critical ingredient for democratic societies does seem literally to fall from the skies. By Stephen H. Haber and Victor Menaldo.
Hoover fellow S. Fred Singer on Edward Teller, "the most politically influential scientist of the 20th century."
A wise man may spend as much time plowing fields as studying philosophy. By Victor Davis Hanson.
One of the century’s intellectual giants reflects on America’s past—and future. An interview with Hoover fellow Edward Teller by Lee Munson.
China has come to Africa. Can U.S. policy makers find ways to mesh, not clash, with Beijing’s interests? By Christopher C. Starling.
Norman Borlaug changed the face of modern agriculture by combining good science and common sense—a shocking contrast to the naysayers and environmental extremists who are driving the agenda today. By Henry I. 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.
Mathematical Challenges To Darwin’s Theory Of Evolution, With David Berlinski, Stephen Meyer, And David Gelernter
Based on new evidence and knowledge that functioning proteins are extremely rare, should Darwin’s theory of evolution be dismissed, dissected, developed or replaced with a theory of intelligent design?
Goodbye to Norman Borlaug, who saved millions from starvation. By Henry I. Miller.
From straight lines on a map, straightforward property rights grew. By Gary D. Libecap.
Hoover fellow Michael Spence ponders India, China, and the one essential element in economic growth: innovation. An interview with Peter Robinson.
Author of Life After Google: The Fall of Big Data and the Rise of the Blockchain Economy, George Gilder on the future of technology.