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Hoover Digest 2004 No. 2

April 30, 2004

A Changed World

“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.

April 30, 2004

The Long Haul

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.

July 30, 2004

An Iraqi Education

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

April 30, 2004

Why Gun-Barrel Democracy Doesn’t Work

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.

April 30, 2004

When Words Go Bad

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

April 30, 2004

Intelligence Reform: Less Is More

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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.

April 30, 2004

Solidarity with Iran

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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.

April 30, 2004

An Oasis

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.

April 30, 2004

Road Map to Nowhere

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

April 30, 2004

The Wild, Wild East

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

April 30, 2004

The Last Dictator

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

April 30, 2004

The Next Man at Number 10?

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.

April 30, 2004

The Great Outsourcing Scare of 2004

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

April 30, 2004

Low Taxes Do What?

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

April 30, 2004

Defining Social Welfare—and Achieving It

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.

April 30, 2004

Alan Greenspan, Education Reformer

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

April 30, 2004

How to Attract Good Teachers

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.

April 30, 2004

Why Vouchers Will Enrich Public Schools

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

April 30, 2004

Our Schools, Still at Risk

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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.

April 30, 2004

The New Age of Space Exploration

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

April 30, 2004

Technology’s Unworthy Adversaries

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.

April 30, 2004

The Mother of All Tax Credits

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

April 30, 2004

Why Medical Ethics Matter

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

April 30, 2004

The American Junkie

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

April 30, 2004

Preserving the Reagan Legacy

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

April 30, 2004

Troubled Images

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