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William Damon

Beyond a Culture of Short Horizons

by William Damonvia Defining Ideas
Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Helping the next generation find purpose in life

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Do National Security and Environmental Energy Policies Conflict?

by Gary S. Beckervia Defining Ideas
Sunday, July 22, 2007

Prospects for consensus on energy policies are dim for the many approaches that put the environment ahead of national security.

R. James Woolsey is the Annenberg Distinguished Visiting Fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University

Ending the Oil Era: An Interview with R. James Woolsey Jr.

via Defining Ideas
Sunday, July 1, 2007

Reliance on oil is a major environmental concern and national security issue among industrialized nations, particularly the United States, which uses and imports more oil than any other country. Former CIA director and Hoover Institution senior fellow R. James Woolsey Jr. talks about his take on ending the oil era.

Jack Goldsmith

Who Controls the Internet? A conversation with Jack Goldsmith

via Defining Ideas
Saturday, July 1, 2006

The Internet is still relatively young, and its borderless nature raises some interesting legal questions. For example, French law forbids the trafficking of Nazi goods. Yahoo’s online auction site, based in California, includes Nazi memorabilia.

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