Tuesday, April 1, 2003

2003 No. 2

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Can Iraq Become a Democracy?

by Larry Diamondvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, April 30, 2003

Reconstructing Iraq as a responsible and lawful state will represent the most costly and formidable task the United States has taken on in decades. By Hoover fellow Larry Diamond.

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Now the Hard Part

by Lisa D. Cookvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, April 30, 2003

Post-war Iraq is a country with desperate needs—and those needs must be met quickly. Hoover national fellow Lisa D. Cook on the challenges of rebuilding Iraq.

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Tinderbox

by Michael McFaulvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, April 30, 2003

Post-war Iraq is a tinderbox. How can we prevent a conflagration? By Hoover fellow Michael McFaul.

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Tony Blair’s Other War

by Gerald A. Dorfmanvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, April 30, 2003

While he waged war with Iraq, the British prime minister also found himself at war with his own party. By Hoover fellow Gerald A. Dorfman.

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“Old Europe” Revolts

by Russell A. Bermanvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, April 30, 2003

France and Germany have clearly put the United States on notice that they cannot be counted on in an emergency. We should face this fact soberly and without animus. By Hoover fellow Russell A. Berman.

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Confronting Saddam’s Legacy

by Timothy Garton Ashvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, April 30, 2003

Saddam Hussein has been purged from Iraq—now his legacy must be purged as well. By Hoover fellow Timothy Garton Ash.

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On the Legality of Preemption

by Abraham D. Sofaervia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, April 30, 2003

Was the war in Iraq legal? By Hoover fellow Abraham D. Sofaer.

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Aftermath

by Robert Zelnickvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, April 30, 2003

The military campaign? That was the easy part. Hoover fellow Robert Zelnick on the political battles to come.

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Real Choice

by John E. Chubbvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, April 30, 2003

Why should we support school choice programs? Because they work. By Hoover fellow John E. Chubb.

The Promise of Choice

by Clint Bolickvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, April 30, 2003

Clint Bolick on the fight to transform America’s schools.

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Giving Our Schools a Failing Grade

by Chester E. Finn Jr.via Hoover Digest
Wednesday, April 30, 2003

The Hoover Institution’s Koret Task Force on K–12 Education has just issued a comprehensive assessment of American public education. Its conclusion? America’s schools continue to fail our children. By Hoover fellow Chester E. Finn Jr.

Public School Teacher Educational Attainment, 1961-1996

What Makes a Good Teacher?

by Hanna Skandera, Richard Sousavia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, April 30, 2003

Over the past 30 years public school teachers have been receiving more education—yet student achievement scores continue to languish. What has gone wrong? By Hoover fellows Hanna Skandera and Richard Sousa.

Taking the Campaign Reforms to Court

by James C. Miller IIIvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, April 30, 2003

Why the Supreme Court should kill McCain-Feingold. By Hoover fellow James C. Miller III.

The Deficit Is Big, but Is It Bad?

by Kenneth L. Juddvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, April 30, 2003

The federal deficit is once again beginning to swell. Should we expect interest rates to spike as a result? In a word, no. Hoover fellow Kenneth L. Judd explains.

Cash Assistance for Needy Families: AFDC/TANF Average Monthly Caseload, 1980-2001

How Not to Mess Up a Good Thing

by Thomas E. MaCurdy, Jeffrey M. Jonesvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, April 30, 2003

Welfare reform has been an unqualified success. Why? Because the federal government let the individual states decide how best to deal with their welfare recipients. Now some members of Congress are calling for more federal control over state welfare programs. Hoover fellows Jeffrey Jones and Thomas MaCurdy explain why we should leave well enough alone.

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Has George W. Bush Gone Green?

by Margaret Krizvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, April 30, 2003

The Bush administration is reining in some of the most aggressive anti-environmentalists in the GOP. Margaret Kriz explains why.

Medical Myths about Money

by Philip R. Alpervia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, April 30, 2003

In this era of managed care, doctors are under constant pressure to cut corners to appease insurance providers. The result? Patients often suffer. By Hoover fellow Philip R. Alper.

How Not to Prevent another Enron

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, April 30, 2003

When a zealous Congress decided to launch a crusade to “prevent another Enron,” it could only mean one thing: bad, poorly conceived legislation. Hoover fellow Richard Epstein explains.

A Deadly Food Fight

by Gregory Conko, Henry I. Millervia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, April 30, 2003

Real-life casualties in the biotech wars. By Hoover fellow Henry I. Miller and Gregory Conko.

The Soul of the Law

by Robert Borkvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, April 30, 2003

The task for legal conservatism? To preserve what we have and to regain as much as possible of what we have lost—a society that attains a more wholesome balance between the freedom of the individual and the legitimate demands of community. By Hoover fellow Robert H. Bork.

Spreading the Wealth

by Adam Zagorinvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, April 30, 2003

George Bush has recently proposed an enormous increase in U.S. foreign aid. Where will the money go? By Adam Zagorin.

Military Spending 2002 (in millions of constant 1995 U.S. dollars)

What Is Power?

by Niall Fergusonvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, April 30, 2003

Which global players have power today—and which are likely to acquire it in the coming decades? By Niall Ferguson.

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Anti-Europeanism in America

by Timothy Garton Ashvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, April 30, 2003

American relations with Europe are at their lowest point in decades. What happened? By Hoover fellow Timothy Garton Ash.

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Why the Bush Doctrine Makes Sense

by Ken Jowittvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, April 30, 2003

How the Bush administration has adapted to a post–Cold War and post–September 11 world. By Hoover fellow Ken Jowitt.

The Information War

by Bruce Berkowitzvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, April 30, 2003

Are our intelligence agencies up to the task of preventing another September 11? Not necessarily. By Hoover fellow Bruce Berkowitz.

Can Iran Become a Democracy?

by Abbas Milanivia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, April 30, 2003

The last, best hope for democracy in Iran? Its burgeoning middle class. By Hoover fellow Abbas Milani.

Bring the Troops Home?

by Richard V. Allenvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, April 30, 2003

South Korea may soon have to decide whether it wishes to stand with the United States, which is responsible for much of Seoul’s prosperity, or stand alone instead. By Hoover fellow Richard V. Allen.

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Vladimir Putin, Backslider

by Michael McFaulvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, April 30, 2003

Can Russia embrace democracy under a leader who doesn’t believe in it? By Hoover fellow Michael McFaul.

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Dark Days Ahead?

by Chris Marquisvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, April 30, 2003

American policy toward Cuba is a failure. The sooner we admit it, the sooner we can plan for what’s next. By Chris Marquis.

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Death of the Butcher

by Arnold Beichmanvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, April 30, 2003

On the 50th anniversary of the death of Joseph Stalin, Hoover fellow Arnold Beichman recalls the atrocities Stalin perpetrated—and the allure he held for craven Western intellectuals.

George Shultz and Richard Nixon

How a Republican Desegregated the South’s Schools

by George P. Shultzvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, April 30, 2003

Hoover fellow George P. Shultz reflects on the Nixon administration’s preeminent domestic achievement.

Soviet Dissent and the Cold War

by David Sattervia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, April 30, 2003

Hoover fellow David Satter recalls the brave, lonely voices who helped topple the Soviet state. SIDEBAR: Soviet Dissident Collections in the Hoover Archives