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Tom Bethell

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Tom Bethell, a media fellow at the Hoover Institution, is senior editor for the American Spectator.

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The Difference Between the Parties Continues to Grow

by Tom Bethellvia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 30, 2000

Not much difference between George W. Bush and Al Gore? Tell it to Hoover media fellow Tom Bethell, who argues that the candidates are seperated not by tiny differences but by a chasm.

The Indispensable Institution

by Tom Bethellvia Hoover Digest
Sunday, April 30, 2000

Hoover fellow Milton Friedman has long argued that “you cannot have a free society without private property.” A decade after the implosion of communism, the word is finally beginning to spread. By Hoover media fellow Tom Bethell.

What Revolution?

by Tom Bethellvia Hoover Digest
Sunday, January 30, 2000

Thirty-five years after the presidential candidacy of Barry Goldwater, Hoover media fellow Tom Bethell examines the proposition that America has become more conservative. His findings may surprise you.

Why the Republican Congress Hasn’t Cut Your Taxes

by Tom Bethellvia Hoover Digest
Friday, July 30, 1999

Republicans control both houses of Congress—yet taxes as a percentage of GDP remain at an all-time high. How can this be? Hoover media fellow Tom Bethell explains.

How Private Property Saved the Pilgrims

by Tom Bethellvia Hoover Digest
Saturday, January 30, 1999

When the Pilgrims landed in 1620, they established a system of communal property. Within three years they had scrapped it, instituting private property instead. Hoover media fellow Tom Bethell tells the story.

Big Government: The Perpetual Motion Machine

by Tom Bethellvia Hoover Digest
Friday, October 30, 1998

Despite media hoopla about a Republican revolution, little has changed in Washington since the GOP took control of Congress in 1995. Voters tend to blame politicians for the gridlock. Hoover media fellow Tom Bethell blames the system itself.

The Politics behind Global Warming

by Tom Bethellvia Hoover Digest
Thursday, July 30, 1998

Vice President Al Gore and his allies have been able to present global warming to the American public as an accomplished fact only by ignoring scientific controversy. Hoover media fellow Tom Bethell warns us to “prepare for a new wave of lies, dressed up as science.”

The China Syndrome

by Tom Bethellvia Hoover Digest
Thursday, April 30, 1998

Despite China's stunning economic transformation, American critics still attack Beijing for denying its people democratic rights. Hoover media fellow Tom Bethell says calm down. Democracy is more a response to prosperity than a cause of it.

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Whose Country Is It?

by Tom Bethellvia Hoover Digest
Thursday, April 30, 1998

The divide between secular and religious Israelis, Hoover media fellow Tom Bethell reports, is profound—and growing.

Two Jeers for Democracy

by Tom Bethellvia Hoover Digest
Friday, January 30, 1998

The more democracy the better? According to Hoover media fellow Tom Bethell, not necessarily. An argument for restricting the franchise.

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