The divisions among American conservatives have generally been more evident -- certainly to conservatives -- than the principles that might unite them. President Reagan’s two terms are the exception. The pronounced divisions of today are the rule.
The president’s quest for even-handedness is misguided and dangerous.
The College Board wants to ensure that students learn about America only at its worst.
The threat to religious liberty has its roots in a progressivist faith that has been steadily gaining momentum in America for at least a century and a half.
What is the proper role of the U.S. government in regulating the economy and providing a social safety net?
As America's oldest and wealthiest university, Harvard University has been a source of national pride, indeed a national treasure, always very high on the list of the world's top schools. Yet recently it committed a blunder of breathtaking proportions, one so egregious that it calls for action not only by Harvard but possibly even beyond.
Harvard University’s maladroit defenestration of Ronald Sullivan and his wife, Stephanie Robinson, struck a blow against liberal education. Many of Harvard’s own left-liberal luminaries are up in arms. But the university’s disgraceful act can come as no surprise to anyone who has been paying attention for the last few decades to higher education in general and to Harvard in particular.
Of the many causes of political polarization in the United States, the conflict between religion and secularism is the oldest and deepest. Easing this conflict — desirable for its own sake — stands a chance of also tempering the increasingly entrenched enmity in our politics between right and left.
Universities’ mishandling of sexual assault allegations has been making the news -- but not in the way feminist activists and progressive politicians had hoped.
The disarray of American foreign policy has perilous consequences that are global in reach.
Yesterday, the Heritage Foundation, in conjunction with the Hoover Institution, hosted an event with this blunt title: “Identity Politics Is a Threat to Society: Is There Anything We Can Do About It At This Point?” The panel consisted my friends John Fonte and Peter Berkowitz; my hero Heather Mac Donald; our long-time blog nemesis Andrew Sullivan; and Michael Lind, an original thinker whose book about the Vietnam War was the subject of the first post I ever wrote on Power Line, more than 16 years ago.
Today, according to Claremont Institute President Ryan Williams, “multiculturalism and its politics of identity pose an existential threat to the American political order comparable to slavery in the 1850s or communism during the Cold War.”
Peter Berkowitz, Mary Eberstadt and Tod Lindberg discuss the state of conservatives and liberals in America. The discussion touches on an alleged liberal hatred towards conservatives and how the current "Bush Hate" climate is affecting the conservative movement. This event was part of the Hoover Institution's Spring Retreat 2007.
In a lengthy piece in today's Wall Street Journal (subscribers only), Peter Berkowitz, a senior fellow at Stanford University's Hoover Institution, and teacher at the George Mason University School of Law, raises timely questions about the requirements of a genuine liberal education...
Human Rights attorney Scott Horton debated Hoover Institution Senior Fellow Peter Berkowitz on human rights and the rules of warfare in a debate organized by the Pomona Student Union on Mar. 4 at 7 p.m. in Edmunds Ballroom. . . .
Protests are taking place around the world against the action Israeli troops took against ships on their way to Gaza on a humanitarian mission...The incident has tarnished Israels image and now the Obama administration has to decide where to throw support. Kitty spoke with Peter Berkowitz, a Hoover senior fellow and Israel expert....
Raise the banner of individual liberty and govern under it.
Dear Members of the Board:
I read with a mixture of anticipation and trepidation the unexpected announcement earlier this month that President Rebecca Chopp is departing Swarthmore to become the chancellor of the University of Denver.