Wednesday, October 1, 2003

2003 No. 4

America’s New Empire for Liberty

by Paul Johnsonvia Hoover Digest
Thursday, October 30, 2003

From the very beginning, historian Paul Johnson argues, Americans have been imperialists—good imperialists.

What Now?

by Michael McFaulvia Hoover Digest
Thursday, October 30, 2003

No one ever said that nation-building was going to be easy. By Michael McFaul.

Spying in the Post–September 11 World

by Bruce Berkowitzvia Hoover Digest
Thursday, October 30, 2003

The attacks of September 11 made it clear that our intelligence organizations were too slow and inflexible to deal with the threat of international terrorism. Two years later, they still are. By Bruce Berkowitz.

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Bremer and Sisyphus

by Arnold Beichmanvia Hoover Digest
Thursday, October 30, 2003

Hoover fellow Arnold Beichman on the challenges confronting Paul Bremer, America’s envoy to Iraq.

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Dinner with the Eight of Spades

by Abraham D. Sofaervia Hoover Digest
Thursday, October 30, 2003

In 1985 Hoover fellow Abraham D. Sofaer attended a dinner in honor of Iraqi foreign minister Tariq Aziz. A tense exchange between Aziz and Donald Rumsfeld hinted at the conflict to come.

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We Could Still Lose

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Hoover Digest
Thursday, October 30, 2003

Why the home front is more worrisome than the battlefield. By Victor Davis Hanson.

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A Revolution Betrayed

by Abbas Milanivia Hoover Digest
Thursday, October 30, 2003

In the aftermath of pro-democracy protests in Iran this summer, some 4,000 people were arrested. Political reformers and religious hard-liners are now at a standoff. Who will prevail? By Abbas Milani.

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Democracy, Kuwaiti Style

by Peter Berkowitzvia Hoover Digest
Thursday, October 30, 2003

An Arab state wrestles with its own clash of civilizations. By Peter Berkowitz.

If Economists Are So Smart, Why Is Africa So Poor?

by Barry R. Weingast, Douglass C. North, Stephen Habervia Hoover Digest
Thursday, October 30, 2003

Despite an enormous inflow of foreign aid, most African countries today are poorer than they were a generation ago. What’s gone wrong? By Hoover fellows Stephen Haber, Douglass C. North, and Barry R. Weingast.

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Europe and America: A Cultural Divide?

by Russell A. Bermanvia Hoover Digest
Thursday, October 30, 2003

The divide between the United States and Europe is even wider than you think. By Russell A. Berman.

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Vive la France!

by Timothy Garton Ashvia Hoover Digest
Thursday, October 30, 2003

It is time for Jacques Chirac and Dominique de Villepin to be helped off their high horse. By Timothy Garton Ash.

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The Limits of Soaking the Rich

by Jennifer Roback Morsevia Hoover Digest
Thursday, October 30, 2003

How California came to the end of the tax-and-spend road. By Jennifer Roback Morse.

What Harry Potter Can Teach the Textbook Industry

by Diane Ravitchvia Hoover Digest
Thursday, October 30, 2003

What does Harry Potter have that school textbooks don’t? By Diane Ravitch.

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Homework Pays Off

by Richard Sousa, Hanna Skanderavia Hoover Digest
Thursday, October 30, 2003

Hoover fellows Hanna Skandera and Richard Sousa on the correlation between homework and academic performance.

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After Michigan

by Robert Zelnickvia Hoover Digest
Thursday, October 30, 2003

In June the Supreme Court issued a definitive—if narrow—ruling that permits the consideration of race in university admissions. This may have been bad law—but was it a bad decision? By Robert Zelnick.

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While the Government Blunders, West Nile Virus Thrives

by Henry I. Millervia Hoover Digest
Thursday, October 30, 2003

How misguided bureaucrats and environmentalists let a mosquito-borne disease spread. By Henry I. Miller.

How Globalization Helps the Poor

by Gary S. Beckervia Hoover Digest
Thursday, October 30, 2003

Whatever its critics may claim, globalization isn’t just for fat cats and multinational corporations. By Gary S. Becker.

Fighting Corporate Recidivism

by Thomas J. Healeyvia Hoover Digest
Thursday, October 30, 2003

Enron, HealthSouth, Tyco! What can be done to restore order and sanity to the executive suite? By Hoover overseer Thomas J. Healey.

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How Not to Combat Homelessness

by Jeffrey M. Jonesvia Hoover Digest
Thursday, October 30, 2003

As it confronts one of the worst problems of homelessness in the United States, San Francisco has been fighting over new ways to get people off its streets. By Hoover public affairs fellow Jeffrey Jones.

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E Pluribus Unum, California Style

by Timothy Garton Ashvia Hoover Digest
Thursday, October 30, 2003

What Europe can learn from California. By Timothy Garton Ash.

Our Own Hundred Years’ War

by Clark S. Judgevia Hoover Digest
Thursday, October 30, 2003

The Second World War, the Cold War, and now the war on terrorism—all can be seen as part of a single, epochal struggle. Clark S. Judge on the new hundred years’ war.

Our Hero

by Peter M. Robinsonvia Hoover Digest
Thursday, October 30, 2003

A speechwriter for six years in the Reagan White House, Hoover fellow Peter Robinson reflects on the place in history of the 40th chief executive.

The White Revolution

Creating an Islamic Republic

by Cissie Dore Hillvia Hoover Digest
Thursday, October 30, 2003

Recalling the 1979 Iranian revolution through its propaganda posters. By Hoover exhibits coordinator Cissie Hill.