Advancing a Free Society

Advancing a Free Society

I hope you’ll take a look at a new site I helped create called Advancing a Free Society. It’s a product of the Hoover Institution at Stanford University.

You’ll find short blog-post length thought pieces by Hoover fellows and scholars associated with Hoover. Each weekday you’ll find 3-8 posts relevant to current policy debates.

All content on Advancing a Free Society has three things in common:

  • It is directed at the core of Hoover Institution’s mission statement, “Ideas defining a free society.”
  • It is short and relevant to current policy debates.
  • It is produced by a Hoover fellow or someone closely affiliated with the Hoover Institution through one of its working groups or task forces.

Some of the content is exclusive to this site, while much of it is excerpted and linked from other places where Hoover fellows and scholars are already publishing.

The writers are smart and thoughtful, and there is a lot of subject matter breadth. There’s a lot of content about economic policy, foreign and national security policy, education policy, legal issues, and a range of other topics.

I don’t agree with all of the content but the diversity of views is part of the fun.

You’ll find content from Condoleezza Rice and George Shultz, from Gary Becker, Ed Lazear, John Taylor, Michael Boskin, Robert Barro, and Niall Ferguson, from Chester Finn, Eric Hanushek, and Michael Petrilli, and from Peter Robinson, Victor Davis Hanson, David Brady, and Timothy Garton Ash, as well as many others. Most of it is written content, but there are some radio and TV interviews as well.

I am cross-posting most of my content on Advancing a Free Society. My more political or partisan pieces I’ll keep just on my site.

As an example of the breadth of content, here are some featured posts at the moment:

If you’re interested in policy and freedom, I think you’ll be able to find something that interests you. Please check it out, bookmark it, and subscribe to the RSS feed.



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