GoodFellows: Conversations from the Hoover Institution
Chilling Out On Climate With Bjorn Lomborg

Chilling Out On Climate With Bjorn Lomborg

July 29, 2020

Earlier this year, the world’s elites agonized over climate change as the planet’s great existential crisis. And then along came a global pandemic. Hoover senior fellows John Cochrane, Niall Ferguson, and Hoover visiting fellow Bjorn Lomborg—this week’s guest “GoodFellow” and the author of a new book on the climate-change debate—discuss where the “environmental justice” movement is taking America and the world’s nations.

 

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Bjorn Lomborg is a visiting fellow at the Hoover Institution. Lomborg is president of the Copenhagen Consensus Center and visiting professor at Copenhagen Business School. His numerous books include The Skeptical EnvironmentalistCool ItHow to Spend $75 Billion to Make the World a Better PlaceThe Nobel Laureates’ Guide to the Smartest Targets for the World: 2016–2030, and Prioritizing Development: A Cost Benefit Analysis of the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals

 

Recorded July 28, 2020 9 AM PT

Back From The Future

Back From The Future

July 22, 2020

Something offbeat this week: the three “GoodFellows” hopping into a DeLorean time machine, à la Back to the Future, speeding two summers ahead and reporting back on what they see. Hoover senior fellows John Cochrane, Niall Ferguson and H. R. McMaster foresee a 2022 in which the coronavirus seems “so 2020,” the cancel culture overplays its hand, China suffers an internal backlash, and America pays a price for its spending and currency choices.

 

Recorded July 21, 2020 1 PM PT

Cruel Summer: The Fight To Preserve Freedom Of Speech

Cruel Summer: The Fight To Preserve Freedom Of Speech

July 15, 2020

This week the Good Fellows are joined by Hoover Institution Senior Fellow Victor Davis Hanson. The gentleman farmer from Selma, CA (and the author of The Case For Trump) is not known for pulling his punches, and this discussion is no different. The Good Fellows consider the recent resignation by New York Times editor Bari Weiss, the open letter published in Harper’s Magazine supporting free speech,  the scourge of cancel culture in the academy and the media, as well as some ideas for enhancing higher education to make it more relevant for today’s society. And yes, Hanson proffers some unsolicited advice to the current occupant of the Oval Office about how to win in November. 

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Victor Davis Hanson is the Martin and Illie Anderson Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution; his focus is classics and military history. Hanson was a National Endowment for the Humanities fellow at the Center for Advanced Studies in the Behavioral Sciences, Stanford, California (1992–93), a visiting professor of classics at Stanford University (1991–92), the annual Wayne and Marcia Buske Distinguished Visiting Fellow in History at Hillsdale College (2004–), the Visiting Shifron Professor of Military History at the US Naval Academy (2002–3),and the William Simon Visiting Professor of Public Policy at Pepperdine University (2010). In 1991 he was awarded an American Philological Association Excellence in Teaching Award. He received the Eric Breindel Award for Excellence in Opinion Journalism (2002), presented the Manhattan's Institute's Wriston Lecture (2004), and was awarded the National Humanities Medal (2007) and the Bradley Prize (2008). Hanson is the author of hundreds of articles, book reviews, and newspaper editorials on Greek, agrarian, and military history and essays on contemporary culture. He has written or edited twenty-four books, the latest of which is The Case for Trump (Basic Books, 2019).

Recorded July 14, 2020 1 PM PT

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