Peter Berkowitz is the Tad and Dianne Taube Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University. In 2019-2021, he served as the Director of the State Department’s Policy Planning Staff, executive secretary of the department's Commission on Unalienable Rights, and senior adviser to the...
Worried about Beijing’s test of a “killer satellite”? You should be—but not for the reasons you might suppose. By Bruce Berkowitz.
Environmentalists have convinced the public that global warming is looming. Yet the evidence is far from conclusive–and the proposed remedies are based on politics, not science. By Hoover fellow Bruce Berkowitz.
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.
Just under six months after becoming president, and just under two months before the deadline he set for the passage of health care legislation, Barack Obama is finished...
In the cause of dealing with global warming, Al Gore proposes replacing payroll taxes with pollution taxes on CO2; Barack Obama supports “cap-and-trade,” in which businesses can emit CO2 to a certain level, after which they will need credits to do so; and John McCain leans toward cap-and-trade, but with an emphasis on subsidies for nuclear energy...
Before a large room of Silicon Valley venture capitalists and IT executives fiddling with ubiquitous Blackberries, presidential candidate and Senator John McCain (R-AZ) delivered the keynote address at the AlwaysOn Stanford Summit yesterday afternoon...
A dedicated, unabashed, free market capitalist, T. J. Rodgers takes a businessman’s and engineer’s view of global warming. How serious is it, and what should we make of the plans offered up by politicians such as Al Gore and Barack Obama to deal with it? If “cap and trade” or pollution taxes on CO2 are not the answer, what is? (39:52) video transcript
Delivering his first State of the Union address to a Democratic-controlled Congress, President Bush hopes to balance a rebuke of his Iraq policy already promised by lawmakers with a high-profile invitation to cooperate on vexing domestic problems...
Democracy and freedom currently hang by a thread in Hong Kong. How much longer will China tolerate dissent before violently crushing the protests? What is America's role and responsibility in the fight to save liberty in Hong Kong?
In this wide-ranging discussion with Peter Robinson, Bjorn Lomborg analyzes the Biden administration’s plan to address climate change, lauds a slew of new clean energy technologies that are coming in the next decade, and discusses the upsides—and the downsides—of migrating the world from a carbon-based economy to one based on electricity generated by clean energy sources.
Stephen Haber, the Peter and Helen Bing Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, and Victor Menaldo, a national fellow at the Hoover Institution in 2009–10, worked together to write Rainfall, Human Capital, and Democracy, which has received excellent reviews from the Wall Street Journal. They say, the parts of the world suited to grain-growing have developed the institutions that build equitably distributed human capital and hence democracy.” Click here to read the full article.
The premise of this show is simple: Peter Robinson poses five questions to Dr. Kotkin: what Xi Jinping, the president of China believes; what Vladimir Putin believes; whether nuclear weapons are a deterrent in the 21st century; the chances of another American renewal; and Kotkin’s rational basis for loving the United States. It’s a fascinating conversation that delves deep into one of the country’s brightest minds.
Last month, Uncommon Knowledge with Peter Robinson asked Princeton Professor and Hoover Institution Senior Fellow Stephen Kotkin 5 questions, all in the foreign policy and history realm. Since then, the world has changed in ways that were unimaginable just 3 weeks ago. So we asked Professor Kotkin to come back for a second round of questions, this time all dedicated to one topic: the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
It’s the last show of the year for Uncommon Knowledge with Peter Robinson, and as is our tradition (for the last two years, anyhow), we’ve invited two of our favorite journalists —Ross Douthat of the New York Times and Kim Strassel of the Wall Street Journal— to look back, discuss, and analyze the year that was. We delve, discuss, and predict politics, the law, COVID, the future of Roe v. Wade, and much more.
In what has now become an annual tradition on Uncommon Knowledge with Peter Robinson, law professors John Yoo and Richard Epstein join the show to opine on a newly minted Supreme Court. For the first time in decades, today’s court is dominated by a majority of originalist justices—justices who believe the Constitution means today just what the document meant when it was ratified more than 200 years ago.
A historical overview of networks and power, from the Freemasons to Facebook.
The government needs to adopt policies that let U.S. companies remain predominant in the global information economy.
The Hoover Institution and CISAC have joined forces to address whether information systems may be protected more effectively through international cooperation than efforts by individual states presently permit.