Why Peter Thiel thinks we should rethink the doctrine of American exceptionalism.
Peter Schweizer, the William J. Casey Research Fellow at the Hoover Institution and a former consultant to NBC News, discusses how Congress and the government, in giving sweetheart contracts to friends and big donors, cause a tremendous waste of taxpayer dollars.
Richard Epstein, the Peter and Kirsten Bedford Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution and a member of its Property Rights, Freedom, and Prosperity Task Force, notes that the conscious decision to make Apple the focal point of a special investigation offers a bittersweet commentary on the fragile state of the US political economy.
Richard Epstein, the Peter and Kirsten Bedford Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, discusses the rule of law and how it applies to alleged Boston bomber Dzhokar Tsarnaev.
Richard Epstein the Peter and Kirsten Bedford Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, considers the Supreme Court challenge to Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act, its implications for civil rights, and the controversial statement made by Justice Scalia during oral arguments.
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)
Richard Epstein, the Peter and Kirsten Bedford Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution and the Laurence A. Tisch Professor of Law, New York University Law School, and John Yoo, a professor at the University of California at Berkeley law school, examine the merits of various constitutional arguments for the Supreme Court’s striking down Obamacare.
“If students here could take anything away from this right now — you have no idea how much us old guys up here suffered to make your lives better,” Peter M. Robinson said, as the audience broke into laughter. Robinson’s lighthearted sentiment echoed the more serious issues of standards of living and sustained financial prosperity addressed in the Hoover Institution’s panel discussion on Thursday, the second in a three-part centennial speaker series, A Century of Ideas for a Free Society.
In this episode of Uncommon Knowledge, Peter sits down with Senator Tom Cotton, a Republican from Arkansas, to examine the many issues facing the nation today.
The huge impact of the COVID-19 virus on the US and world economies.
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.
Why Abraham Lincoln matters—even now. By Shelby Steele.
Hoover Institution’s Rose and Milton Friedman Senior Fellow Thomas Sowell discusses his new book, Discrimination and Disparities.
Victor Davis Hanson offers some insight into his life as a war historian — and more. . . .
What is the vision to which contemporary intellectuals subscribe. . . .
Victor Davis Hanson describes the several ways in which the American way of war is distinctive. . . .
What makes Roger Ailes, Roger Ailes — in other words, consistently an outsider? . . .
Today on Uncommon Knowledge, part four of a 1998 interview with Christopher Hitchens and Bill Buckley. The topic of the day – the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
Two former White House speech writers assess the president's address. . . .
“History . . . is a test of mankind,” says Rene Girard, and “mankind is failing that test.” . . .