Last winter, Massachusetts voters did more than deliver a stunning rebuke to the transformative agenda obdurately pursued by President Barack Obama, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, and their minions.
The contributors reveal how public policy in the United States has weakened the institutions of civil society that play a critical role in forming and sustaining the qualities of mind and character crucial to democratic self-government. The authors show what can be done, consistent with the principles of a free society, to establish a healthier relationship between public policy and character.
Terrorism, the Laws of War, and the Constitution examines three enemy combatant cases that represent the leading edge of U.S. efforts to devise legal rules, consistent with American constitutional principles, for waging the global war on terror. The distinguished contributors analyze the crucial questions these cases raise about the balance between national security and civil liberties in wartime and call for a reexamination of the complex connections between the Constitution and international law.
The causes, the players, and the likely consequences of the Arab eruptions. A conversation with Hoover fellows Peter Berkowitz, Victor Davis Hanson, and Peter Robinson.
Hybrid conservatives are becoming the dominant species. By Peter Berkowitz.
Why shouldn’t American universities give conservative ideas their due? By Peter Berkowitz.
Where neoconservatism came from, what it stands for, and how it became associated with the war in Iraq. An intellectual movement considered. By Peter Berkowitz.
Did the Boumediene decision represent a victory for separation of powers? Hardly, despite what the Supreme Court majority claimed. Instead, it was judicial overreach. By Peter Berkowitz.
The best way to promote democracy abroad? By first promoting liberty. By Peter Berkowitz.
Amid democratic hustle and bustle and free market churn, it is the job of the thinker and writer to illuminate the public interest and conserve freedom.
What happens when South Korean students take a close look at American democracy. By Peter Berkowitz.
As we head into autumn’s debt ceiling showdown and with both sides braced for more bruising battles over the budget, progressive pundits and politicians have resumed their condemnation of conservatives as the anti-comprom
What sustains the conservative agenda? What makes it distinctive and coherent? In a word, principle. By Peter Berkowitz.
The evolving consensus: their nation, though threatened, is sound. By Peter Berkowitz.
An Arab state wrestles with its own clash of civilizations. By Peter Berkowitz.
Republicans would do well to embrace the moral case for free enterprise.
Showing the wisdom of Solomon, the Supreme Court unanimously rejected law schools' challenge to "don't ask, don't tell." By Peter Berkowitz.
From soldier to statesman, by way of most vilified leader in the world. By Peter Berkowitz.