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...
After their dismal performance in November, conservatives are taking stock...
Hezbollah still holds power despite losing the election. . . .
Among their many aspirations for his presidency, Barack Obama’s admirers nurse a persistent hope that he might be able to end the culture wars...
Progressives are fond of saying that they stand for empathy and compromise, and are quick to blame conservatives for polarizing our politics. Their feverish reaction last week to the Supreme Court’s thoughtful 5-4 decision in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. shows that progressives could use more of the virtues they claim as their own.
Masters of the art teach that subtlety, indirection, and on occasion mis-direction are crucial to successful diplomacy...
Every year it seems that popular culture goes a little bit further—bigger explosions, more action, more violence, more sex... Is pop culture harmless or should we be concerned about the values presented in pop culture and the effects those presentations have on society? For instance, what is the connection between depictions of violence in films and on television and the incidence of violence in real life? If pop culture is having a negative impact on our society, what should we do about it?
France may have a case for banning the burqa. By Peter Berkowitz.
Civics education must not be indoctrination, but it also must not be overlooked. By Peter Berkowitz.
Rupert Murdoch explains why content really is king. . . .
This past Saturday, Mitch Daniels, the Republican governor of Indiana, delivered a commencement address at Butler University...
The President should take a page from Francois Mitterand. . . .
Family, sheer grit, and the Marine Corps rescued J. D. Vance, author of the searching memoir Hillbilly Elegy. He wonders what, if anything, will rescue his people.
Senator Ben Sasse wants to raise wise children worthy of their birthright.
In this episode of Uncommon Knowledge, Peter sits down with one of America’s favorite political satirists, P. J. O’Rourke, to discuss his best-selling books and the political philosophies that inspired them.
Roger Ailes discusses why conservative, or free-market, journalism thrives on cable and radio, while liberal journalism finds a home in broadcast and print. . . .
Don't thank Republicans, business leaders or the media for saving the U.S. . . .
Jack Kemp, who died Saturday at age 73, did something exceptional...
Paul Rahe, a professor at Hillsdale College, believes the country is going to hell in a hand basket. . . .
A near quadrupling of the federal deficit in 2009 alone. The nationalization of the Detroit automakers...