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Hoover Digest 2006 No. 1

January 30, 2006

The New Realism

We’ve removed Saddam Hussein, established a democratic government in Iraq, and transformed the dynamics of the Middle East. “Muscular idealism is the new American realism.” By Victor Davis Hanson.

January 30, 2006

Shareholders Don’t Shoot Each Other

Iraq will not be peaceful, prosperous, and democratic until all Iraqis—including Sunnis—believe they have a stake in the new order. Let’s start by giving them ownership shares in Iraq’s oil reserves. By Charles Wolf Jr.

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January 30, 2006

Divide et Impera

Divide et impera—divide and conquer—is an ancient strategy. Thomas H. Henriksen explains how to adapt it to the war on terror, exploiting the ideological and religious differences of our enemies.

January 30, 2006

Speaking Their Language

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The U.S. government could go a long way toward building understanding in the Middle East by backing the study of Arabic. By Peter Berkowitz.

January 30, 2006

Give Me Your Skilled and Capable

Skilled workers from all over the world want to come to the United States. And when we allow them to become U.S. residents and citizens, they enrich our nation in many ways. So why are we so stingy with visas? By Gary S. Becker.

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January 30, 2006

The High Price of Oil—and of Demagoguery

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Big Oil may be an easy target for politicians, but every investigation into high gas prices turns up a single culprit—supply and demand. Go figure. By Thomas Sowell.

January 30, 2006

Income Mobility: Alive and Well

Has income mobility in America stalled? No way. It hasn’t even slowed. By David R. Henderson.

January 30, 2006

Katrina and Vouchers

The private market can provide schooling for the children now returning to post-Katrina schools n New Orleans faster—and better—than can the state. By Milton Friedman.

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January 30, 2006

The Father of Modern School Reform

Fifty years after he first proposed school vouchers, Milton Friedman is still on the case. An extended interview with Nick Gillespie of Reason magazine.

January 30, 2006

No Child Left Behind: The Bad and the Good

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The report card on the No Child Left Behind Act is in, and the grades are passing—barely. By Chester E. Finn Jr. and Michael J. Petrilli.

January 30, 2006

How Educators Hide the Sorry Truth

Minority dropout rates are scandalous—and a well-kept secret. Paul E. Peterson on the smoke and mirrors used by the public education cartel to conceal this sad fact.

January 30, 2006

A Politically Incorrect Guide to Science

More taxpayer money will not give us better science. Why is this so hard for the federal government to understand? By Tom Bethell.

January 30, 2006

That Rarest of Opportunities

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Opportunities for true tax reform come along rarely, but the time is at hand. A report from two members of the President’s Advisory Panel on Federal Tax Reform, Edward P. Lazear and James M. Poterba.

January 30, 2006

What Happened to Arnold?

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Can Arnold Schwarzenegger recover from his special-election train wreck? What the Governator must do to get back on track. By Bill Whalen.

January 30, 2006

Revenge of the Rugrats

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“Today’s kids and young adults are openly nostalgic for that mother of all scapegoats, the nuclear family itself.” Mary Eberstadt on the shortcomings of progressive happy-talk about the family.

January 30, 2006

The Meaning of the French Riots

France suffers from a more advanced case of ethnic Balkanization than does the United States, but the disease is evident in this country as well. How to treat it? By returning to the “ideal of a multiracial society under the inclusive aegis of Western culture.” By Victor Davis Hanson.

January 30, 2006

Food Stamps: The Never-Ending Story

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Amid the poverty of the Great Depression, government programs such as food stamps may have made sense. But today this runaway entitlement is impossible to justify. By Jeffrey M. Jones.

January 30, 2006

Making Sense of Drug Labeling

How the FDA makes medicine labels incomprehensible—and what’s good, and bad, about the newest proposals for reform. By Henry I. Miller.

January 30, 2006

A China Policy for This Century

Can the United States and China be partners, rather than antagonists, in the twenty-first century? The road ahead will be treacherous, but the rewards could be enormous. Scott Tait explains.

January 30, 2006

Too Busy to Worry about Democracy

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The Chinese are too busy getting rich to worry about democracy. But when China suffers a recession, watch out. By Niall Ferguson.

January 30, 2006

Grim Relic

If Russians ever decide to hold Lenin accountable for his crimes, they could start by dismantling Lenin’s tomb and burying this monster in a lonely field far, far away from Red Square. By Arnold Beichman.

January 30, 2006

The Gas War

The dispute over gas prices between Russia and Ukraine lasted just long enough to offer a disquieting glimpse of the future—Russian extortion of the West. By Michael Mcfaul.

January 30, 2006

The Legacy of Ariel Sharon

From soldier to statesman, by way of most vilified leader in the world. By Peter Berkowitz.

January 30, 2006

The Continuing Peril of Darfur

The government in Khartoum continues to get away with murder, literally. Will the international community ever act? By Tod Lindberg.

January 30, 2006

Get Serious, Amigos

Do the nations of Latin America really want economic development? By William Ratliff.

January 30, 2006

On the Indispensability of Think Tanks

Gather intellectuals, add funding for research, and mix thoroughly—good ideas are bound to result. John Raisian on the vital role of the modern think tank.

January 30, 2006

Noam Chomsky, Closet Capitalist

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Chomsky talks an anti-capitalist game, but what does he practice? Market economics at their most profitable. By Peter Schweizer.

January 30, 2006

Robert Conquest: An Enduring Testament

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The president of the United States reflects on the historian who told the truth about the Soviet Union.

January 30, 2006

Hayek in War and Peace

Austria’s proud intellectual tradition suffered an enormous blow from Nazism and World War II. Kurt T. Leube on the postwar efforts of Friedrich von Hayek to revive that tradition, especially in economics.

January 30, 2006

Keith Eiler, Officer and Gentleman

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The virtues of a quiet hero. By Tom Bethell.

January 30, 2006

How World Communism Worked—and Failed

Far from liberating the masses, communism introduced oppression on a scale that defies comprehension. The sorry tale of world communism, as seen in the documents of the Hoover Archives. By Robert Service.

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