Even beyond its extraordinary success in launching high-tech companies chronicled nine years ago in the best-selling “Start-up Nation,” Israel is an innovation capital of the world. But the inspiring story of its inventors and entrepreneurs and their discoveries, devices, and services that have benefited the Jewish state and people around the globe has not been fully told.
In Book I of “Plato’s Republic,” Socrates observes that master doctors serve as our guardians against the most dangerous diseases while possessing the greatest skills for surreptitiously producing them. The quality of doctors’ character makes all the difference.
Be careful when one uses the superlative case—best, most, -est, etc.—or evokes end-of-the-world imagery...
In this edition, members of the Hoover Institution’s Jean Perkins Task Force on National Security and Law deftly explore the complex considerations—technological, legal, political, and strategic—that should inform government’s ability to conduct electronic surveillance and keep secrets while protecting citizens’ rights and ensuring democratic accountability.
HOOVER INSTITUTION NATIONAL SECURITY FORUM
The Hoover Institution hosted its annual Board of Overseers’ summer meeting during July 9–11, 2013.
The program began on Tuesday evening with before-dinner remarks by Paul D. Clement, a partner at Bancroft PLLC. Clement served as the forty-third solicitor general of the United States from June 2005 until June 2008. He has argued more than sixty-five cases before the US Supreme Court. During Clement’s speech, titled “Federalism in the Roberts Court,” he talked about the revitalization of federalism in the Rehnquist court “imposing some limits on the federal government’s power vis-a-vis the states.”
The right technology, Max Boot writes, can give armies an edge that makes a country dominant for centuries…
A look at the 2019 Summer Policy Boot Camp.
Mark Steyn discusses the unsustainable habits of the West...
When teenagers have proven they can hack into Pentagon computers, how can we ever hope to protect our vital national secrets? Hoover fellow Bruce Berkowitz outlines a security regime for the information age.
Terrorists are getting very good at covering their tracks. Their pursuers must become even better at uncovering them. By Katya Drozdova.
Why Peter Thiel thinks we should rethink the doctrine of American exceptionalism.
This week on Uncommon Knowledge columnist James Delingpole discusses, with Hoover research fellow Peter Robinson, the European Union, the Green movement, and socialized medicine. (47:41)
Putting numbers to the news, Hoover fellow Bruce Bueno de Mesquita lays his bets on issues such as climate change and Middle East peace.
Rupert Murdoch weighs in on capitalism, China, Google, and more. . . .
James Woolsey says we need destroy oil as a strategic commodity — not only for the good of our security, but for the good of the planet...
Former Illinois senator Everett Dirksen once opined, "The oil can is mightier than the sword."...
You may remember the story of how the first European Conference on Intelligent Design (TDI Europe) was chased out of two universities in Portugal only to find refuge in León, Spain. Paul Nelson, who was there and traveled with the refugees (what else to call them?), told about his experiences in an article at Evolution News.
The Hoover Institution’s Uncommon Knowledge with Peter Robinson will appear on the new Fox Nation streaming service on Nov. 29 with an exclusive interview of economist and Hoover senior fellow Thomas Sowell.