Constitutional Conservatism: Liberty, Self-Government, and Political Moderation by Hoover fellow Peter Berkowitz
Hoover Institution Press released Constitutional Conservatism: Liberty, Self-Government, and Political Moderation, by Peter Berkowitz. Berkowitz contends that constitutional conservatism encompasses a distinguished tradition of defending liberty that stretches from the great eighteenth century British statesman Edmund Burke through the authoritative exposition of the Constitution in The Federalist to the high points of post-World War II American conservatism.
The Constitution blends political ideas into a harmonious whole. Modern partisan warfare, on the other hand, sharpens differences and dulls the harmony, and democracy suffers.
As required by the Constitution, the president of the United States is elected not by the national popular vote but by the vote of the Electoral College. In the Electoral College, each state receives as many votes as it has members of Congress. Because every state has two senators and is guaranteed at least one House member, votes of small states count more heavily than votes of large states. Has the Electoral College served the nation well? Or should it be abolished and replaced by a system in which every vote counts the same? Peter Robinson speaks with Jack Rakove and Tara Ross
Clarity of purpose is only half of a winning political strategy. The other half involves a clear understanding of the possible. By Peter Berkowitz.
Peter Schweizer and Wynton C. Hall are editors of the new slim, crisp volume, Landmark Speeches of the American Conservative Movement...
With Frost/Nixon, Peter Morgan confirms his place as the multi-media master of a strange but engaging genre of fiction...
In their new book, Landmark Speeches of the American Conservative Movement, Wynton Hall and Peter Schweizer, research fellows at the Hoover Institution, have compiled thirteen speeches from prominent conservative figures to capture the modern American conservative movement...
Richard Epstein the Peter and Kirsten Bedford Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, deconstructs President Obama's second inaugural address. He considers how the president has put the rhetoric of classical liberalism into the service of progressivism, what the speech got wrong about the founding generation, and what the remarks tell us about Obama's second-term agenda.
Hoover fellow Robert Zelnick, who coached David Frost for his storied broadcast bout with Richard Nixon, shares his glimpse of "the unleashed Nixon." By Caleb Daniloff.
One day in 1946, Harry Jaffa wandered into a used bookstore in Manhattan and picked up a copy of the Lincoln-Douglas debates...
President Ronald Reagan and Sen. Ted Kennedy were good friends, according to Nancy Reagan...
Brookhiser says the Founders would have approved of today’s political culture of “attack ads, spinning, and mindless partisanship.”...
At the office, I had a bit of fun with "Landmark Speeches of the American Conservative Movement..."
“We don’t need less partisanship. We need better partisanship.” Russell Muirhead shows how political parties get things done.
Bernard-Henri Lévy, on point and off
In this Uncommon Knowledge interview, Peter sits down with House majority leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Bakersfield, CA) to discuss what the majority leader does and what it takes to be one.
At the "tea party protests" that took place on Wednesday, hundreds of thousands of Americans took to the streets and asserted an outrageous claim...
What politics needs is better partisanship.