Hoover Institution Retreat November 18–19, 2009

Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Wednesday, November 18
7:15 p.m. Welcoming remarks by John Raisian
Before-dinner remarks by Victor Davis Hanson
America at War or Peace? - What Happens When the Postmodern West
Meets Its Premodern Enemies
Thursday, November 19
8:15 – 8:30 a.m. Opening remarks by John Raisian
8:30 – 9:15 a.m. Morton Keller
Links and Voids: FDR's New Deal, LBJ's Great Society,
and Obama's New Foundation
9:15 – 10:00 a.m. Paul Rahe
Soft Despotism, Democracy's Drift
10:30 – 11:15 a.m. Ken Jowitt
Washington, American Exceptionalism, and Foreign Policy
11:15 – 12:00 p.m. John Taylor
The Role of Government in the Panic of 2008
1:00 – 1:45 p.m. Fouad Ajami
War Is God's Way of Teaching Americans Geography:
Osama's Islamic Tutorial
2:00 – 3:15 p.m. John Raisian, moderator
John Cogan
Daniel Kessler
Mark Pauly
Health Care Reform: What Benefits Can We Expect and What Will It Cost?
3:15 p.m. Closing remarks by John Raisian

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