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Alexander Solzhenitsyn
Analysis and Commentary

Solzhenitsyn Was a Russian Patriot

by Robert Conquest with Alexander Solzhenitsynvia Wall Street Journal
Friday, August 8, 2008

Those of us who had long been concerned to expose and resist Stalinism, in the West as in the USSR, learned much from Alexander Solzhenitsyn...

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How a local squall might become a global tempest

by Niall Ferguson with Milton Friedmanvia Financial Times
Thursday, August 7, 2008

The phrase “perfect storm” has been trotted out once too often to characterise the past year’s financial crisis...

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Audio: Richard Epstein and Cass Sunstein: "Should Conservatives Vote for Obama?"

with Richard A. Epsteinvia University of Chicago Law School
Thursday, August 7, 2008

Back in March, Chicago's chapters of the Federalist Society and the Black Law Students Association cohosted a very well-attended debate on the question of whether conservative voters should support Barack Obama's presidential bid...

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A surprise choice for Obama's Veep?

with Victor Davis Hansonvia American Thinker
Thursday, August 7, 2008

Victor Davis Hanson has a list of the things Barack Obama needs to win in November...

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Inside Today's Bulletin

with Thomas Sowellvia Evening Bulletin (PA)
Thursday, August 7, 2008

The electoral tide is beginning to turn against the most radical extremist and most inexperienced candidate ever nominated by a major political party...

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The Misconception of Russian Authoritarianism: Part 4 - From Reformist Czars to Gorbachev

with Michael McFaulvia Russia Blog, Discovery Institute
Thursday, August 7, 2008

The Russian hero who defeated Napoleon was a very liberal thinking Tsar in the beginning of his reign...

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SA's fatal injection

with Shelby Steelevia iAfrica.com (South Africa)
Thursday, August 7, 2008

During my recent tenure at Harvard University, I was reminded by a senior Professor at the Kennedy School of Government that South Africa offered hope to a racially divided and ethnically-cleavaged world...

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Recommended Reading

with Niall Ferguson, Victor Davis Hansonvia New York Times
Thursday, August 7, 2008

If your planned vacation reading includes that Malcolm Gladwell or John Grisham book you never got around to, or if, like a Philip Roth character, you were finally intending to make it through “War and Peace” this summer, then you obviously don’t work for the State Department...

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Fouad Ajami: Back to the Iranian Bazaar

with George P. Shultzvia US News and World Report
Thursday, August 7, 2008

There have been rumors of war and rumors of an accommodation...

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Hiroshima, Nagasaki, and Tehran: Lest we forget

with William J. Perry, George P. Shultzvia Azle News (TX)
Thursday, August 7, 2008

This week the words of Wendell Berry come to mind: “We concluded in 1945, after our atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, that we had made war ‘unthinkable’ – and we have gone on thinking of it, preparing for it, fighting it, suffering and profiting from it ever since.”...

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Facts on Policy: Gasoline prices

via Hoover Institution
Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Did you know...? . . . Gasoline prices went up 38 percent during the past year...