Thursday, April 1, 2004

2004 No. 2

A Changed World

by George P. Shultzvia Hoover Digest
Friday, April 30, 2004

“I cannot emphasize too strongly the danger we are facing. We are engaged in a long and bitter war. Yet this is a war we cannot—and will not—lose.” By Hoover fellow George P. Shultz.

An Iraqi Education

by Williamson M. Eversvia Hoover Digest
Friday, July 30, 2004

Hoover fellow Bill Evers reflects on the five months he spent in Iraq helping the country rebuild its shattered school system.

The Long Haul

by Larry Diamondvia Hoover Digest
Friday, April 30, 2004

Helping Iraq to establish a free and democratic society is the most important task our nation will face for years to come. By Larry Diamond.

When Words Go Bad

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Hoover Digest
Friday, April 30, 2004

The empty vocabulary of anti-Americanism. By Hoover fellow Victor Davis Hanson.

Why Gun-Barrel Democracy Doesn’t Work

by Bruce Bueno de Mesquita, George W. Downsvia Hoover Digest
Friday, April 30, 2004

Over the past half century, the United States has repeatedly sent its military forces abroad in the name of democracy. Yet very few of the countries we have invaded have become democratic. By Hoover fellow Bruce Bueno de Mesquita and George W. Downs.

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Intelligence Reform: Less Is More

by Bruce Berkowitzvia Hoover Digest
Friday, April 30, 2004

How can we improve the nation’s spy agencies? By concentrating on the basics and building the capabilities we need to defeat today’s threats. By Hoover fellow Bruce Berkowitz.

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Solidarity with Iran

by Abbas Milani, Michael McFaulvia Hoover Digest
Friday, April 30, 2004

Iran’s hard-liners recently strengthened their hold on power by making huge wins in a rigged parliamentary election. In light of this electoral coup, are the prospects for democratic reform in Iran doomed? By Hoover fellows Michael McFaul and Abbas Milani.

An Oasis

by Peter Berkowitzvia Hoover Digest
Friday, April 30, 2004

Women in Kuwait have made significant advances in their pursuit of civil rights. Could Kuwait become a model for other Arab states? By Hoover fellow Peter Berkowitz.

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Road Map to Nowhere

by Robert Zelnickvia Hoover Digest
Friday, April 30, 2004

Why the “road map to peace” has reached a dead end. By Hoover fellow Robert Zelnick.

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The Wild, Wild East

by David Sattervia Hoover Digest
Friday, April 30, 2004

In present-day Russia, society seems lawless, life seems cheap, and nearly everyone seems to be on the take. By Hoover fellow David Satter.

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The Last Dictator

by Tod Lindbergvia Hoover Digest
Friday, April 30, 2004

In Europe today, there is still one dictator left. It’s time for him to go. By Hoover fellow Tod Lindberg.

The Next Man at Number 10?

by Gerald A. Dorfmanvia Hoover Digest
Friday, April 30, 2004

With Prime Minister Tony Blair taking a beating at the polls, all eyes are on his longtime rival—and potential successor—Chancellor of the Exchequer Gordon Brown. By Hoover fellow Gerald A. Dorfman.

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Low Taxes Do What?

by Thomas Sowellvia Hoover Digest
Friday, April 30, 2004

The high cost of economic illiteracy. By Hoover fellow Thomas Sowell.

The Great Outsourcing Scare of 2004

by Russell Robertsvia Hoover Digest
Friday, April 30, 2004

Outsourcing doesn’t mean the end of the American economy. It means growth. By Hoover fellow Russell Roberts.

Defining Social Welfare—and Achieving It

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Hoover Digest
Friday, April 30, 2004

Whether you define social welfare as wealth, health, or happiness, you’ll discover that it’s best achieved by way of property rights and limited government. By Hoover fellow Richard Epstein.

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Alan Greenspan, Education Reformer

by Chester E. Finn Jr.via Hoover Digest
Friday, April 30, 2004

What the guru of the American economy can teach us about improving our schools. By Hoover fellow Chester E. Finn Jr.

How to Attract Good Teachers

by Paul T. Hillvia Hoover Digest
Friday, April 30, 2004

New teachers are given the worst jobs in the worst schools and are thrown into a system of career advancement that favors seniority over performance. Is it any wonder we have trouble recruiting the truly talented? By Hoover fellow Paul T. Hill.

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Our Schools, Still at Risk

by John E. Chubbvia Hoover Digest
Friday, April 30, 2004

The debate over school choice is not about ideology or political correctness. It is about providing our children with a decent education. By Hoover fellow John E. Chubb.

Why Vouchers Will Enrich Public Schools

by Terry M. Moevia Hoover Digest
Friday, April 30, 2004

Voucher programs would starve public schools of funding. True or false? Hoover fellow Terry M. Moe.

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The New Age of Space Exploration

by Jeremi Surivia Hoover Digest
Friday, April 30, 2004

Exploring the next frontier. By Hoover national fellow Jeremi Suri.

Technology’s Unworthy Adversaries

by Gregory Conko, Henry I. Millervia Hoover Digest
Friday, April 30, 2004

The enormous benefits of genetically engineered agriculture have been proven. What have not been proven are the spurious claims of its critics. By Hoover fellow Henry I. Miller and Gregory Conko.

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The Mother of All Tax Credits

by Jeffrey M. Jonesvia Hoover Digest
Friday, April 30, 2004

Hoover public affairs fellow Jeffrey M. Jones on a federal anti-poverty program that actually works.

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Why Medical Ethics Matter

by Philip R. Alpervia Hoover Digest
Friday, April 30, 2004

Is the health care system turning good doctors bad? By Hoover fellow Philip R. Alper.

The American Junkie

by Joseph D. McNamaravia Hoover Digest
Friday, April 30, 2004

Why the drug war has amounted to one long and costly mistake. By Hoover fellow Joseph D. McNamara.

Preserving the Reagan Legacy

by James C. Miller IIIvia Hoover Digest
Friday, April 30, 2004

In an era of cynicism, Ronald Reagan can still teach us much. By Hoover fellow James C. Miller III.

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Troubled Images

via Hoover Digest
Friday, April 30, 2004

The Northern Ireland conflict as seen from the participants’ strikingly different perspectives. By Cissie Dore Hill.