Sunday, April 30, 2006

2006 No. 2

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The Task before Us

by William C. Hixvia Hoover Digest
Sunday, April 30, 2006

Rebuilding Iraq will require uncommon perseverance -- and large amounts of money, manpower, and time. By Colonel William Hix.

Illustration by Taylor Jones for Hoover Digest

What Ancient History Tells Us about the War

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Hoover Digest
Sunday, April 30, 2006

What the war between democratic Athens and oligarchic Sparta tells us about the war between us and the terrorists. A cautionary tale (Athens lost). By Victor Davis Hanson.

How Iran Can Yet Be Tamed

by Michael McFaul, Abbas Milanivia Hoover Digest
Sunday, April 30, 2006

Behind the scenes in Tehran, a fierce power struggle is now taking place. The West can exploit it. By Michael McFaul and Abbas Milani.

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad by Taylor Jones for the Hoover Digest

The End of Days

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Hoover Digest
Sunday, April 30, 2006

Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad may seem absurd, but his apocalyptic worldview is deadly serious. We ignore his "war of destiny" at our peril. By Victor Davis Hanson.

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Options Nobody Likes

by Tod Lindbergvia Hoover Digest
Sunday, April 30, 2006

Carrots don't seem to be having the desired effect on the hard-liners in Tehran. Perhaps it's time for the stick. By Tod Lindberg.

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Tomorrow's World War Today

by Niall Fergusonvia Hoover Digest
Sunday, April 30, 2006

The Great Gulf War of 2007-11? A disquieting glimpse of what the future might hold if we fail to deal with the nuclear threat in Iran. By Niall Ferguson.

Allan Greenspan by Taylor Jones for the Hoover Digest.

A Difference of Kind

by Milton Friedmanvia Hoover Digest
Sunday, April 30, 2006

Milton Friedman pays tribute to the genius of Alan Greenspan.

The Cure for Poverty? Wealth

by Thomas Sowellvia Hoover Digest
Sunday, April 30, 2006

If creating wealth is the best way to lift people out of poverty, why is the left so uninterested? Thomas Sowell explains.

On the Economics of Capital Punishment

by Gary S. Beckervia Hoover Digest
Sunday, April 30, 2006

"I support the use of capital punishment for persons convicted of murder because, and only because, I believe it deters murders." By Gary S. Becker.

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Doctors, Post Your Prices

by Scott W. Atlasvia Hoover Digest
Sunday, April 30, 2006

The best prescription for the nation's ailing health-care system? A powerful dose of free market. By Scott W. Atlas.

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What to Expect from the Avian Flu

by Henry I. Millervia Hoover Digest
Sunday, April 30, 2006

Ready or not, her it comes. Henry I. Miller tells us what we need to know about the avain flu.

Medicine for What Ails Us

by John F. Cogan, R. Glenn Hubbard, Daniel P. Kesslervia Hoover Digest
Sunday, April 30, 2006

Health savings accounts will give consumers more choices and control spiraling health-care costs. Sound like a no-brainer? It is. By John P. Cogan, R. Glenn Hubbard, and Daniel P. Kessler.

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Armed Forces: 8, Law School: 0

by Peter Berkowitzvia Hoover Digest
Sunday, April 30, 2006

Showing the wisdom of Solomon, the Supreme Court unanimously rejected law schools' challenge to "don't ask, don't tell." By Peter Berkowitz.

How to Fix "No Child Left Behind"

by Chester E. Finn Jr., Michael J. Petrillivia Hoover Digest
Sunday, April 30, 2006

Four years into NCLB, the math and science outlook in our schools remains troubling. What must be done to fix the problem -- before the United States itself gets left behind. By Chester E. Finn and Michael J. Petrilli.

The Case for a Citizens' Assembly

by David Davenportvia Hoover Digest
Sunday, April 30, 2006

How to break the gridlock in the Golden State? Here's a crazy idea that makes a startling amount of sense. By David Davenport.

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The Battle over Mono Lake

by Gary D. Libecapvia Hoover Digest
Sunday, April 30, 2006

In the tug-of-war over water rights in the ever-thirsty West, the market is the best judge and jury we have. By Gary D. Libecap.

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Down on Hilary's Plantation

by Shelby Steelevia Hoover Digest
Sunday, April 30, 2006

"Must blacks have their slave past rubbed in their face simply for Hilary Clinton to make a little hay aganst modern-day Republicans?" By Shelby Steele.

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Angela Merkel: A Star Is Born

by Tod Lindbergvia Hoover Digest
Sunday, April 30, 2006

What a difference a year makes. Auf wiedersehen, Gerhard Schröder. Guten tag, Angela Merkel. By Tod Lindberg.

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Sarkozy's Big Adventure

by Patrick Chamorelvia Hoover Digest
Sunday, April 30, 2006

While Jacques Chirac and Dominique de Villepin continue to stumble, Nicolas Sarkozy has bided his time. Now he's ready to make his move. But is France ready for him? By Patrick Chamorel.

Between a Rock and a Hard Place

by Timothy Garton Ashvia Hoover Digest
Sunday, April 30, 2006

We may smile over the Moscow "spy rock" scandal, but no one is laughing in the Kremlin. Timothy Garton Ash explains why Putin has all but declared war on nongovernmental organizations.

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War and Peace in the Congo

by Herbert F. Weissvia Hoover Digest
Sunday, April 30, 2006

Congo's intractable warfare has been horrific, even by African standards. Finally—after 15 years and 4 million deaths—peace may be in the offing. By Herbert F. Weiss.

Cuba's Struggle to Awake

by William Ratliffvia Hoover Digest
Sunday, April 30, 2006

As Cuba comes to after its long nightmare, what policy should the United States adopt? Realism. By William Ratliff.

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The Caudillo and the Chinese

by William Ratliffvia Hoover Digest
Sunday, April 30, 2006

Just how reciprocal is the courtship between Venezuela and China anyway? Pssst...don't tell Hugo, but the Chinese only love him for his oil. By William Ratliff.

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Who Lost Latin America?

by Niall Fergusonvia Hoover Digest
Sunday, April 30, 2006

James Monroe must be turning over in his grave. Niall Ferguson explores our strange indifference to events south of the border.

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After Fidel

by Timothy Charles Brownvia Hoover Digest
Sunday, April 30, 2006

El Jefe will soon be gone (really). Timothy C. Brown explains how to replace Cuba Revolucionaria with Cuba Capitalista.

Turning Over a New Maple Leaf

by Arnold Beichmanvia Hoover Digest
Sunday, April 30, 2006

What the new prime minister, Stephen Harper, a conservative, must do to turn Canada around: cut taxes and fight crime. By Arnold Beichman.

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The Speech That Shook the World

by Robert Conquestvia Hoover Digest
Sunday, April 30, 2006

Fifty years ago, Nikita Khrushchev denounced Josef Stalin in a speech to the 20th Congress of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union. Robert Conquest on an event "so surprising and unexpected that some members of the audience actually fainted."

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What I Found in Mr. Hoover's Papers

by Robert Servicevia Hoover Digest
Sunday, April 30, 2006

Herbert Hoover understood that history is to be discovered not just in official documents but in the little details of the past. By Robert Service.