His reading list focuses on how liberty is won, lost, and neglected. By Jonathan Rauch.
A new theory of Jewish nationalism promises to be more liberal than the old one. But it profoundly misunderstands Zionism—and liberalism.
The callous taking of George Floyd’s life has provoked both peaceful protests and violent rioting in American cities. The turmoil in our streets underscores the essential importance of a criminal justice system rooted in the rule of law and of a free press that reports accurately on the actions of citizens and government officials. The questions roiling the nation about police brutality, civic unrest, and America's commitment to human rights will linger.
In recent years, a movement has been calling for the United States government to pay reparations for slavery in America. What does the federal government owe the descendants of slaves in this country? Should such reparations be viewed as a gesture of recognition for past wrongs or as an attempt to actually correct those past wrongs? Would payment of reparations erase the lingering economic problems in the African American community or would they do more harm than good? And if reparations are a good idea, who should receive them, all African Americans or just those descended from slaves?
Few top colleges explain their purpose to students. They want to talk gender and inequality instead.
Peter Berkowitz on Education’s End: Why Our Colleges and Universities Have Given Up on the Meaning of Life by Anthony T. Kronman
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.
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.
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.
Dr. Harry Jaffa discusses the political climate of the 1960s relative to civil-rights legislation and Barry Goldwater...
Black Americans would do better to stand than to kneel. An interview with Hoover fellow Shelby Steele.
Jack Kemp, who died Saturday at age 73, did something exceptional...
A near quadrupling of the federal deficit in 2009 alone. The nationalization of the Detroit automakers...
Five remarkable Americans spoke about principles and politics last week at Hillsdale College’s National Leadership Seminar in Costa Mesa to an estimated 200 persons in attendance over two days (Feb. 20-21). They were Andrew Roberts, a biographer of Winston Churchill; Peter Schweizer, author of several books on political corruption; Hillsdale College President Larry Arnn, speaking on American Principles and Public Policy; Christopher Bedford, speaking on Trump and the Media; and Shelby Steele, speaking on the Current State of Race Relations.
Hoover Institution Senior Fellow Shelby Steele analyzes contemporary race relations in the United States.
As the United States and the world embark on fraught conversations about race, history, law enforcement, and the underpinnings of our very civilization, Ayaan Hirsi Ali joins Peter Robinson for an enlightening conversation.
Heather Mac Donald on How the Delusion of Diversity Destroys Our Common Humanity and Open-Minded Curiosity
Heather Mac Donald discusses her book The Diversity Delusion: How Race and Gender Pandering Corrupt the University and Undermine Our Culture.
Has increased immigration to EU member nations created distrust and delusion, contributing to a continent in the grip of a culture in the midst of its own suicide?