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Hoover Digest 2009 No.3

July 1, 2009

Getting Off Track

How the government created and prolonged the financial crisis. By John B. Taylor.

July 1, 2009

The Center Cannot Hold

Obama deficits by Boskin

President Obama? A centrist? The administration’s economic policy and budget have now destroyed that illusion. By Michael J. Boskin.

July 1, 2009

Don’t Let the Cure Destroy Capitalism

When a diagnosis is too broad, the medicine may do more harm than good. By Gary S. Becker and Kevin M. Murphy.

July 1, 2009

Sadder but Wiser

For the “victims” of the foreclosures, an overdue case of live and learn. By Thomas Sowell.

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July 1, 2009

Borrowed Time

Borrowed Time

People must abandon the mad idea that they can borrow their way back into solvency. By Niall Ferguson.

July 1, 2009

Nothing More Than Freedom

Why minorities are estranged from conservatism. By Shelby Steele.

July 1, 2009

Hey, Big Spender

What a shock! Obama is who he said he was.

What a shock! Obama is who he said he was. By Peter Robinson.

July 1, 2009

An F in Effectiveness

When it comes to schools, Obama’s stimulus is likely to lock in a set of bad policies.

When it comes to schools, Obama’s stimulus is likely to lock in a set of bad policies. By Eric A. Hanushek and Alfred Lindseth.

July 1, 2009

Miraculous Shortcuts

Good teachers

People swoon over education miracles: super teachers, infallible tests, legendary principals. But building good schools is hard, unglamorous work. By Diane Ravitch.

July 1, 2009

All Together, Now

National education standards are as desirable as ever, and perhaps as distant. By Chester E. Finn Jr.

July 1, 2009

All Twitter, No Twain

All Twitter, No Twain

Americans may be reading online, but that’s not literature. Without the great authors, where are the great thoughts? By Diane Ravitch.

July 1, 2009

Autocrats’ Sigh of Relief

Autocrats’ Sigh of Relief

Obama is turning away from the emancipation of the Muslim world, offering no change its people can believe in. By Fouad Ajami.

July 1, 2009

A Witch Hunt in Wartime

A Witch Hunt in Wartime

Why a “truth commission” on the Bush years would sabotage America’s security successes. By Marc A. Thiessen.

July 1, 2009

Intelligence Design

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Terrorists are getting very good at covering their tracks. Their pursuers must become even better at uncovering them. By Katya Drozdova.

July 1, 2009

Fighting Fair

Why it was right to dump the so-called Fairness Doctrine—and would be wrong to bring it back. By Robert Zelnick.

July 1, 2009

Here’s a Second Opinion

Ten reasons why America’s health care system is in better condition than you might suppose. By Scott W. Atlas.

July 1, 2009

For the Children?

In its efforts to remove lead from children’s products, the federal government has taken a reasonable idea to absurd extremes. By Richard A. Epstein.

July 1, 2009

The Longest-Running Diplomatic Show

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Now it’s Hillary Clinton’s turn to play “the Peacemaker.” The cast may change, but the script—anti-Semitism in the Arab world—doesn’t. By Josef Joffe.

July 1, 2009

Land of the Clenched Fist

With Hamas in charge, Gaza will never escape its ideological prison. By Amichai Magen.

July 1, 2009

Changing the Game

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A game theorist looks at Iran’s intentions—and where its nuclear program is heading. By Bruce Bueno de Mesquita.

July 1, 2009

The Sick Man of South Asia

Pakistan is fighting for its life. The nation needs to figure out what it is and what it stands for. By Tunku Varadarajan.

June 30, 2009

Must See TV?

So television is bad, but letting the tube go dark would be even worse . . . By Diana Schaub.

July 1, 2009

You Call This an Economic Policy?

Hoover senior fellow Robert J. Barro climbs into the ring for another round. By Conor Clarke.

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June 30, 2009

Notes of Caution

More entitlements, less responsibility. Hoover senior fellow Gary S. Becker on notions of financial rescue. By Mary Anastasia O’Grady.

June 30, 2009

Managing American Hegemony

Whether the United States will remain the world’s dominant power is a question that will be answered by . . . the United States. A talk with Hoover fellow Kori N. Schake. By Christian Brose.

June 30, 2009

Resilient Force

General Jack Keane, who helped create the surge, says the war in Iraq was well worth it. By Peter Robinson.

June 30, 2009

Better Angels

Abraham Lincoln

Why Abraham Lincoln matters—even now. By Shelby Steele.

June 29, 2009

How Historians Repeat Themselves

The joys and challenges of mentoring the historians of the future. By Norman M. Naimark.

June 29, 2009

NATO at Sixty

An alliance for the purposes of defense has grown into an alliance for the purposes of democracy. By Zoltan Barany.

June 26, 2009

Ideas and Consequences

Former president Herbert Hoover poses with his namesake tower in August 1951.

Celebrating the ninetieth birthday of the Hoover Institution, a revolutionary place. By Nicholas Siekierski.

June 26, 2009

A Better Look at Lithuania

Lithuania's history is not a closed book. The Hoover Archives holds a number of rich sources. By Inga Arlauskaite.