Hoover fellow Russell Roberts is using rap music to make the dismal science far less dismal. By Charles Lindsey.
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.
These are exciting though scary revolutionary times, akin to the constant acrimony in the fourth-century BC polis, mid-nineteenth century revolutionary Europe, or — perhaps in a geriatric replay — the 1960s. . . .
Over the past four centuries, the idea of basic human rights has had a rough go of it...
Unsurprisingly, the twentieth anniversary of 1989 has added to an already groaning shelf of books on the year that ended the short twentieth century...
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. . . .
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.
Samuel Huntington’s "clash of civilizations" proved an ominous vision. History may yet prove it right. By Fouad Ajami.
One speechwriter’s experience with "the largest and most magnificent American of the second half of the twentieth century." By Hoover fellow Peter Robinson.
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.
Hoover Institution fellows Jack Goldsmith and Niall Ferguson sit down for a discussion on the history of social networks.
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.
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).
A decent education doesn’t merely confer good grades. It confers the ability to understand complex social issues—the health care battle, for instance. By Chester E. Finn Jr.
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.