The Hoover Institution's 2005 Spring Retreat, April 24-26, opened with analysis and commentary by scholar Fouad Ajami at dinner Sunday, April 24.
The power of President Lincoln’s written words; the long war in Iraq; and the possible presidential candidates for the 2008 elections were among the diverse topics discussed at the Hoover Institution retreat held October 28 – 30. The retreat offered participants the opportunity to learn about current issues and historical events from leading experts in their fields.
The American constitutional tradition gives rise to competing opinions about the laws and public policies necessary to secure freedom. Not all the opinions are equally persuasive, but even the less compelling views often contain an element of overlooked truth.
A new book offers a much-needed account of the Jewish state’s many achievements.
According to an increasingly influential bloc of same-sex marriage supporters, Americans cannot reasonably disagree any longer.
Since the late 1960s, the movies have had in place a rating system designed to inform viewers of the suitability of films for various audiences.
Yes, some hallowed American habits are changing. That doesn't mean conservatives are to blame.
“Every age has its own kind of war,” Clausewitz prognosticated in the early 19th century.[i] And the corollary is that every age has its own kind of intelligence requirements and seductions.
Liberal education is in decline.
The government often does a poor job of defending its most secret intelligence programs when they become public through leaks. There are some obvious and largely structural reasons for this, including that the agencies conducting the programs are not designed for public relat
There is clearly an obligation of accountability by states to their own citizens.
In recent years, consumed by the war against al Qaeda, we have addressed secrecy and accountability in a homegrown way — concerned with information the American executive branch has kept to itself, what was shared with the Congress (though a transcript is often not made at the
Press publication of selections from Edward Snowden's purloined National Security Agency documents has focused attention on issues of surveillance. In the months and years before those May 2013 revelations, however, the secrecy and accountability debate focused on drone warfa
From the beginning, opponents of the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act argued that its arrogation of responsibility to the federal government for administering health insurance, and consequently overseeing one-sixt
The recently announced interim agreement between the United States-led P5+1 (the five permanent members of the Security Coun