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...
On October 7, 2003, Californians go to the polls to vote in a historic election. They will decide whether to recall Governor Gray Davis and replace him with someone else. Davis is only the second governor in U.S. history to face a recall election. Is the California recall in the best interests of its citizens? Or is this recall election an example of direct democracy gone awry? And what long-term effects will this recall campaign have on politics at both the state and national levels?
Be careful when one uses the superlative case—best, most, -est, etc.—or evokes end-of-the-world imagery...
In the midst of the Great Recession California students protest in favor of themselves. . . .
What sustains the conservative agenda? What makes it distinctive and coherent? In a word, principle. By Peter Berkowitz.
Clarity of purpose is only half of a winning political strategy. The other half involves a clear understanding of the possible. By Peter Berkowitz.
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 the former footballer is hoping to run for office in California--as a Republican. . . .
Dr. Harry Jaffa contrasts the contentious elections of 1800 and 1860, the latter of which prompted the secession of the South...
In this Uncommon Knowledge interview, Peter sits down with House majority leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Bakersfield, CA) to discuss what the majority leader does and what it takes to be one.
Although it is five months from publication, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal's co-authored autobiography and political treatise has gone on sale for advance copies with a working title and an ambitious promise to provide a "bold vision for renewing the GOP and our nation." . . .
Obama’s inauguration was historic, but his inaugural speech was not. By Peter Robinson.
With responses from Gertrude Himmelfarb, Don Eberly & David Boaz