Hoover Institution Retreat October 24–26, 2004

Sunday, October 24, 2004
Sunday, October 24
6:30 p.m. Welcoming remarks by John Raisian, Director of the Hoover Institution,
and Kurt Hauser, Chairman of the Hoover Board of Overseers
Before-dinner remarks by Jon Meacham
Ballots and Bullets: The Politics of War from FDR and Churchill to Bush and Kerry
Monday, October 25
8:15 – 8:30 a.m. Opening remarks by John Raisian
8:30 – 9:15 a.m. Adrian Wooldridge
The Right Nation: Conservative Power in America
9:15 – 10:00 a.m. Richard Epstein
When Does the Government Take Property "for Public Use"?
10:30 – 11:15 a.m. Stephen Williams
Property Rights: The Pitfalls of Creation from Above
11:15 – 12:00 p.m. Bill Gertz
Treachery: How America’s Friends and Foes Are Secretly Arming Our Enemies
1:15 – 2:15 p.m. Choice of Conversations:
Robert Hall
How to Simplify and Improve the U.S. Tax System
Victor Davis Hanson
War in the Post-Modern Age
Daniel Rodriguez and Barry Weingast
Promise and Predicaments: Modern Civil Rights Legislation after Forty Years
George Shultz
A Conversation
2:30 – 3:30 p.m. Choice of Conversations:
Peter Berkowitz
Conservatism and Progressivism in America
Larry Diamond and Abbas Milani
Can Iran’s Nuclear Program Be Stopped?
Kenneth Jowitt
“Shock and Awe”
Shelby Steele
Two Ideas of Virtue: A Divided America
3:45 – 4:45 p.m. Choice of Conversations:
Michael Armacost
The North Korean Nuclear Issue
Dinesh D’Souza
Was the Iraq Invasion a Mistake, and What Do We Do Now?
Niall Ferguson
War, Welfare, and the Economic Consequences of Imperial Overstretch
Tunku Varadarajan
A Conservative Op-Ed Page in Times of War and Rancor
7:15 p.m. Before-dinner remarks by Tucker Carlson
Politicians, Partisans, and Parasites
Tuesday, October 26
8:45 – 8:55 a.m. Remarks by John Raisian
8:55 – 9:15 a.m. Elena Danielson
An Update on the Activities of the Hoover Library and Archives
9:15 – 10:00 a.m. Richard Perle
The Future of Europe: Two Models
10:30 – 11:15 a.m. Irshad Manji
The Trouble with Islam: A Muslim’s Call for Reform
11:15 – 12:00 p.m. Andrew Napolitano
Civil Liberties in War Time
1:15 – 2:30 p.m. Morris Fiorina and Pete Wilson
Countdown to the 2004 Elections
2:30 p.m. Wrap-up by John Raisian

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