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Analysis and Commentary

Letter: Open Societies, Their Enemies and Multiculturalism

by Thomas A. Metzgervia Wall Street Journal
Monday, February 14, 2011

British Prime Minister David Cameron's excellent call for a "muscular liberalism" involves important philosophical difficulties going back to the lack of logic in Karl Popper's concept of "The Open Society and Its Enemies..."

Analysis and Commentary

What Egypt's revolt means

by Larry Diamondvia San Francisco Chronicle
Monday, February 14, 2011

Contrary to widespread anxieties in the U.S. foreign policy establishment, [the toppling of Egypt's modern-day pharaoh through peaceful mass protests] will also serve the long-term interests of the United States - and Israel...

Analysis and Commentary

Wanted: A Grand Strategy for America

by Niall Fergusonvia Newsweek
Monday, February 14, 2011

Newsweek’s new columnist on Obama’s Egypt debacle and the vacuum it exposes...

Analysis and Commentary

Kleptocrats, Oligarchs, and Billionaire Entrepreneurs (In this Game Mubarak Is a Piker)

by Paul R. Gregoryvia What Paul Gregory Is Writing About
Sunday, February 13, 2011

In countries with poor institution, wealth is accumulated either by the head of state or by his cronies by transferring assets from others or from society itself...

Analysis and Commentary

Goodbye to All That — 2004-2007

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Works and Days
Sunday, February 13, 2011

In times to come, the period between the failed campaign of John Kerry and the Democratic control of the Congress, coupled with the beginning of the successful surge, should be known as “The Insane Years...”

Analysis and Commentary

The "Right" Amount of Manufacturing

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Sunday, February 13, 2011

Free-trade critic Ian Fletcher argues that the United States has too little manufacturing. Even if manufacturing output is at an all-time high, he argues, it's still too low...

Analysis and Commentary

Education is the Key to Competitiveness?

by Alvin Rabushkavia Thoughtful Ideas
Sunday, February 13, 2011

Competitiveness is the new watchword of economic policy. Education is the foundation on which competitiveness will be achieved...

Analysis and Commentary

The 'Two or More Races' Dilemma: Take the Politics Out of Race

by Shelby Steelevia Room for Debate (New York Times)
Sunday, February 13, 2011

Identity politics is a cynical and dehumanizing business that, in the end, helps no one. Better to eliminate all such categories and leave race and identity in the private realm...

Analysis and Commentary

Osama Bin Laden: The Specter

by Fouad Ajamivia New York Times
Sunday, February 13, 2011

An ex-C.I.A. bin Laden hunter worries about U.S. complacency...

Analysis and Commentary

Reflections on the Revolution in Egypt

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Corner (National Review Online)
Saturday, February 12, 2011

Finally, the confused administration seemed to have realized that U.S. foreign policy must center on long-term support for the non-violent transition to secular consensual government, rather than hour-by-hour, very public assessments of Egyptian individuals...

Analysis and Commentary

Faulty CIA ‘Computer Models’ Failed to Predict Egypt Uprising

by Peter Schweizervia Big Peace
Saturday, February 12, 2011

Wall Street used complex computer algorithms that were supposed to finely tune the functioning of financial markets...Well, that didn’t work out so well...

Analysis and Commentary

Not a Time for Wishful Thinking about Egypt

by Bruce Thorntonvia Advancing a Free Society
Saturday, February 12, 2011

...[As] so many coo, like Shakespeare’s Miranda, “O brave new world, that has such people in’t,” prudence dictates that we respond as Prospero does: “’Tis new to thee...”

Analysis and Commentary

Egypt's 'Heroes With No Names'

by Fouad Ajamivia Wall Street Journal
Saturday, February 12, 2011

We must remember that Mohamed Atta and Ayman Zawahiri were bred in the tyranny of Hosni Mubarak...

Analysis and Commentary

Why Business Isn't Getting 'In The Game'

by Stephen Haber, F. Scott Kieffvia Investor's Business Daily
Saturday, February 12, 2011

Whether the president's call for the private sector to invest more aggressively is successful depends on the theory one has about why businesses have stayed on the sidelines to this point, not investing their mountains of cash...

Analysis and Commentary

Contemplating Egypt at the Herzliya Conference

by Peter Berkowitzvia Pajamas Media
Friday, February 11, 2011

Like the rest of the world, Israeli security experts did not foresee the tumult. They are mostly pessimistic about the outcome...

Analysis and Commentary

Agrarian Ignorance

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Corner (National Review Online)
Friday, February 11, 2011

I have never received any federal subsidies, for either water or crops, and like many farmers on the east side, most certainly do support an end to all federal direct crop price supports...

Analysis and Commentary

Confucius Analect of the Week, February 11, 2011

by Alvin Rabushkavia Thoughtful Ideas
Friday, February 11, 2011

Confucius is obsessed with learning, which explains why Chinese parents emphasize education. But he is no mamby-pamby, talking about median achievement or remedial education...

Analysis and Commentary

Should O Go to Cairo?

by Bill Whalenvia Bill Whalen: Politi-Cal
Friday, February 11, 2011

What about a visit to Israel, along the lines of what then-candidate Obama did in the summer of 2008, to reassure Jewish-American voters...?

Analysis and Commentary

Uthman Oral Argument Summary

by Benjamin Wittesvia Lawfare
Friday, February 11, 2011

Facing a relatively congenial D.C. Circuit panel for a Guantanamo detainee and represented by counsel who did an excellent job presenting his case, [Uthman Abdul Rahim Mohammed Uthman] made no headway...

Interviews
Interviews

Charles Blahous on the John Batchelor Show

with Charles Blahousvia John Batchelor Show
Monday, February 14, 2011

Charles Blahous, Hoover, in re: Social Security in the Obama Administration budget 2012 - no fixes...

Interviews

What's next for Egypt?

with Fouad Ajami, James Woolseyvia Anderson Cooper 360 (CNN)
Friday, February 11, 2011

CNN's Anderson Cooper speaks with a panel of guests about what might be next for Egypt...

Interviews

Egypt: What comes after Mubarak?

with Fouad Ajamivia Parker-Spitzer (CNN)
Friday, February 11, 2011

Scholar Fouad Ajami and former Asst. Sec. of State Jamie Rubin discuss the "most stunning event in modern Arab history..."

Interviews

Woolsey: Next step marks Egypt's fate

with James Woolseyvia Anderson Cooper 360 (CNN)
Friday, February 11, 2011

Former CIA director James Woolsey hopes Egypt is prepared to avoid a fate similar to Iran's...

In the News
In the News

The Welfare State with William Voegeli: Chapter 1 of 5

by Peter M. Robinsonvia Uncommon Knowledge
Monday, February 14, 2011
In the News

Cowen on the Great Stagnation

by Russell Robertsvia EconTalk
Monday, February 14, 2011
In the News

Ideology shadows fight to rule the new Egypt

with Daniel Pipesvia USA Today
Monday, February 14, 2011
In the News

A Diploma, Then the Draft

with Hoover Institution, Condoleezza Ricevia New York Times
Sunday, February 13, 2011
In the News

Morning Bits

with Peter Berkowitzvia Right Turn (Washington Post)
Friday, February 11, 2011