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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

A tale of two surges

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Tribune Media Services
Thursday, December 1, 2011

From 2007 to 2009, a surge of 20,000 troops under the generalship of David Petraeus saved a mostly lost war in Iraq...By 2009, Afghanistan was spiraling out of control and seemed in need of a similar troop surge...Why hasn't the surge worked as well as it did in Iraq...?

Analysis and Commentary

Historians Versus Stalin and His Gulag

by Paul R. Gregoryvia What Paul Gregory Is Writing About
Wednesday, November 30, 2011

The corrosive effect of the repression of one in four adults, most innocent of any real crime, can in no way be compensated for by the so-called economic achievements of the Stalin rule...

Analysis and Commentary

The Return of DIY Economics

by Mark Harrisonvia Mark Harrison's Blog
Wednesday, November 30, 2011

DIY economics is clearly expressed in responses to yesterday's autumn statement by the Chancellor. I'm going to comment on just one aspect: the length of causal chains...

Analysis and Commentary

Even less precise

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Wednesday, November 30, 2011

CBO “estimates” of the effect of stimulus on employment in the the third quarter of 2011 are even less precise than earlier ones...

Analysis and Commentary

Solyndra And Siga Sagas A New Low In Obama's Crony Capitalism

by Henry I. Millervia Forbes.com
Wednesday, November 30, 2011

As repugnant as Nixon’s malfeasance was, the Watergate and Hoffa scandals didn’t cost the taxpayers anything (at least, until the investigations and prosecutions began). That can’t be said for Obama...

Analysis and Commentary

The Dangers of Democracy

by Bruce Thorntonvia FrontPage Magazine
Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Our failure of imagination that has reduced events in the Middle East to our own historical paradigms and ideals continues to compromise our foreign policy in that region, and endanger our national interests...

Interviews
Interviews

How close are we to the abyss?

with Fouad Ajamivia DEFCON-3 with KT McFarland (FoxNews.com)
Wednesday, November 30, 2011

The latest on the Egyptian elections, and is it time to quit Pakistan? That and more on this hour of Foxnews.com LIVE. Defcon3 with KT...

Interviews

Fouad Ajami on the John Batchelor Show

with Fouad Ajamivia John Batchelor Show
Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Guests: Eric Trager, Washington Institute; Fouad Ajami, Hoover; David Livingston, The Space Show; Haym Benaroya, Rutgers; Greg Zuckerman, WSJ...

Interviews

Meltzer on Central Banks' Coordination

with Allan H. Meltzervia Surveillance Midday (Bloomberg Television)
Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Allan Meltzer, a professor at Carnegie Mellon University, talks about the decision by the Federal Reserve and five other central banks to cut the cost of emergency dollar funding for European banks in response to the region's sovereign-debt crisis...

In the News
In the News

A Powerful Tool to Prevent Future Terror

by Jessica Sternvia TEDx
Thursday, December 1, 2011

Jessica Stern talks at TEDxAmsterdam Women 2011

In the News

Journalism with Gerard Baker & Andrew Ferguson: Chapter 4 of 5

by Peter M. Robinsonvia Uncommon Knowledge
Thursday, December 1, 2011
In the News

The Huntsman Alternative

with Allan H. Meltzer, George P. Shultzvia Economix (New York Times)
Thursday, December 1, 2011
In the News

In California, Asking Voters to Raise Taxes

with Condoleezza Rice, George P. Shultzvia New York Times
Thursday, December 1, 2011
In the News

Keynes a la Mode

by David R. Hendersonvia Defining Ideas (Hoover Institution)
Thursday, December 1, 2011

Was the economist truly a “capitalist revolutionary,” as a new book claims...?