Policy Review

A bimonthly journal of the Hoover Institution that promotes inquiry into the American condition, American and other government and political and economic systems, and the role of the United States in the world. For the academic audience.

Articles from Vol. 173, June-July

Being Bismarck
JONATHAN STEINBERG. Bismarck: A Life. OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS. 592 PAGES. $34.95. OTTO VON BISMARCK may have had his share of shortcomings, but a lack of ambition wasn't one of them. Among those who had a chance to observe the Prussian statesman...
Business Ethics, Sharpened
HARDY BOUILLON. Business Ethics ant the Austrian Tradition in Economics. ROUTLEDGE. 192 PAGES. $60,000. IT IS SOMEWHAT unfortunate that the English title of this book does not immediately attract the interest of the large readership it definitely...
Falling from Grace
TIMOTHY S. GOEGLEIN. The Man in the Middle: An Inside Account of Faith and Politics in the George W. Bush Era. B&H BOOKS. 272 PAGES. $19.99. THE MAN IN the Middle: An Inside Account of Faith and Politics in the George W. Bush Era is not your...
Fertility Decline in the Muslim World
THERE REMAINS A widely perceived notion--still commonly held within intellectual, academic, and policy circles in the West and elsewhere--that "Muslim" societies are especially resistant to embarking upon the path of demographic and familial change...
Forty Years of Originalism
In the immediate aftermath of his 2010 election as the newest senator from Utah, Mike Lee spoke before a crowd of enthusiastic practitioners, scholars, and students at the Federalist Society National Lawyers Convention. Senator Lee focused on the role...
Rationing by Any Other Name
NEWSPAPERS AND MAGAZINES do not usually regurgitate ideas that have been bandied about for decades, especially when they are replayed one more time by the same leading author. Hence, it is telling that the New Republic republished in mid-2011 the brief...
Reading into the Constitution
JACK M. BALKIN. Living Originalism. HARVARD UNIVERSITY PRESS. 474 PAGES. $35.00. HOW FAR DO the president's powers reach in wartime? May the government restrict political expenditures by corporations and unions? Is it within Congress's authority...
Reshaping Global Health
MOVEMENT ALONG THE arc of development has been propelled by new worldviews and the creation of institutions to respond to them. In the 19th and 20th centuries, development efforts evolved from colonial expansion to missionary zeal, the aftermath of...
Shabby Soviet Reality
FRANCIS SPUFFORD. Red Plenty. GRAYWOLF PRESS. 448 PAGES. $16.00. FRANCIS SPUFFORD'S Red Plenty is a strange and wondrous thing. It's a novel, but it's also a history. It tells a made-up story, but it has many nonfiction passages. Its characters...
The Many Faces of Islamist Politicking
MUCH HAS BEEN made of the recent success of Islamist parties in national elections that followed the Arab Spring. While some praise Islamism as the first genuine expression of popular sovereignty in a long time, others warn of an Islamic winter. They...
The Resilience of Arab Monarchy
REVOLUTIONS ARE NOT mechanical processes of social engineering. They unfold as an intrinsically unpredictable flow of events. Structurally, revolutions will go through phases, often through contradictory periods. Hardly any revolution will evolve without...