Hoover Institution fellow Nial Ferguson discusses the rise of an anti-liberal order globally and whether the core tenants and ideals of liberal democracy, which dominated western politics for the latter half of the 20th century, can survive the 21st century.
What politics needs is better partisanship.
What does Herbert Hoover have to say to 21st-century conservatives? Quite a bit, according to George Nash, who has written an introduction to a new edition of American Individualism, first published almost a century ago.
Unsurprisingly, the twentieth anniversary of 1989 has added to an already groaning shelf of books on the year that ended the short twentieth century...
More than a quarter century ago, as U.S.-Soviet Cold War tensions peaked, President Ronald Reagan declared, "The only value in possessing nuclear weapons is to make sure they can't ever be used. . . .
At the Brandenburg Gate tomorrow evening in Berlin, one of the defining figures of the last century's history will sit down to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall in which he played a key role. . . .
[Subscription Required] Ronald Reagan’s role as one of the luminaries of the 20th century was secured by his success in putting policies in place that shaped the new millennium. Born on February 6, 1911, he died at the age of 93 on June 5, 2004.
Bernard-Henri Lévy, on point and off
David Davenport, a counselor to the director and a research fellow at the Hoover Institution, discusses the genesis of modern conservatism. Modern American conservatism, Davenport avers, was born in the 1930s, when Herbert Hoover took on the excesses of the New Deal. The New Deal overturned the way in which the United States worked and was governed. Eighty years later the New Deal is still the paradigm for US domestic policy. Obama is adding to the New Deal ideology with many of his policies, which are undermining US liberty and its rugged individualism. In his recent book, The New Deal and Modern American Conservatism: A Defining Rivalry, Davenport goes back to the 1930s to illustrate how the twenty-first-century discourse between progressives and conservatives grew out of the Roosevelt-Hoover debate of the 1930s.
Samuel Huntington’s "clash of civilizations" proved an ominous vision. History may yet prove it right. By Fouad Ajami.
His new Dictionary of 20th-Century Communism is no closed book. Hoover fellow Robert Service says the movement that claimed tens of millions of victims has “a living legacy, alas.” By John J. Miller.
To succeed in the war on terror, Philip Bobbitt insists, the West needs an entirely new conceptual framework.
By Peter Robinson.
A judge’s duty, argues the author, isn’t simply to defer to the legislature. He must inquire into whether the particular legislation is necessary.
President Donald Trump’s avowedly nationalist foreign policy agenda has been roundly criticized, both in the United States and abroad, for its narrow focus on America’s own interests. Some of the critics see as aberrant the very notion of putting American interests first, warning that it will promote “tribalism” and prevent cooperation among nations. In actuality, every U.S. administration has put America’s interests ahead of those of other nations, and every president at some point acknowledged as much in public, although not as often or as brashly as President Trump.
Hoover Institution fellows Jack Goldsmith and Niall Ferguson sit down for a discussion on the history of social networks.
Historian Douglas Brinkley on the speech he considers “the most patriotic delivered by an American president in this century”—the Berlin Wall address delivered in June 1987 by Hoover honorary fellow Ronald Reagan (and composed by Hoover fellow Peter Robinson).
How should conservatives think about executive power? For the last seven years, conservatives have largely criticized President Obama for asserting presidential and administrative power in lieu of — even contrary to — federal statutes.
A comprehensive book by Hoover senior fellow Alvin Rabushka shows how newborn America found its financial footing.
From straight lines on a map, straightforward property rights grew. By Gary D. Libecap.
Three centuries of gloomy forecasts about America