The Senate Foreign Relations Committee held a confirmation hearing for the US ambassador to Russia nominee Michael McFaul, the Peter and Helen Bing Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution and a professor of political science at Stanford University. He talked about the status of US-Russia relations, missile defense, arms reduction agreements, and trade relations.
Peter Robinson, a research fellow at the Hoover Institution and from 1983 to 1988 a special assistant and speechwriter to President Ronald Reagan, discusses the story behind what many have called the four most important words of Ronald Reagan's Presidency and the battle to keep those words, “tear down this wall,” in Reagan’s June 1987 speech.
Richard Epstein, the Peter and Kirsten Bedford Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution and a member of the John and Jean De Nault Task Force on Property Rights, Freedom, and Prosperity, discusses why the Arab Spring turned dark and how popular democracy, free speech, and property rights can succeed in the Middle East.
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.
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.
Michael McFaul, the Peter and Helen Bing Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, a professor of political science at Stanford, and director and senior fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, discusses Putin and his worldview, and how to contain him.
Putting numbers to the news, Hoover fellow Bruce Bueno de Mesquita lays his bets on issues such as climate change and Middle East peace.
Victor Davis Hanson describes the several ways in which the American way of war is distinctive. . . .
Rupert Murdoch weighs in on capitalism, China, Google, and more. . . .
Two former White House speech writers assess the president's address. . . .
What are the roots of modern soft despotism in America? . . .
Steven Hayward discusses Reagan, Gorbachev, and the end of the Cold War...
Are there parallels to be drawn between a united Europe and the late, unlamented Warsaw Pact? . . .
Czech Republic president Vaclav Klaus discusses the events of 1989, the year the Berlin Wall came down. . . .
Victor Davis Hanson and Robert Baer describe the motivations and goals of the regime in Tehran...
Kissinger says Europe is suspended between its past and its future...
War and the media — the two have not partnered so well since Vietnam...
“The great man or woman in history,” the philsopher Sidney Hook argues in his book, The Hero in History...