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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Heir Pressure

by Niall Fergusonvia New Republic
Monday, December 25, 2006

"Happy families are all alike," Tolstoy famously announces in the opening sentence of his great novel; "every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way..."

Analysis and Commentary

It is possible to respect the believers but not the belief

by Timothy Garton Ashvia Guardian (UK)
Thursday, December 21, 2006

Last weekend I went and sang a lot of words that I don't believe...

Analysis and Commentary

Why Radical Islam -- And Why Now?

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Tribune Media Services
Thursday, December 21, 2006

Read any newspaper or turn on any news broadcast and you're bound to encounter stories of Islamic radicals fighting, killing and threatening each other - and just about everyone else...

In the News
In the News

Hayek would not have a bar of Howard

with Milton Friedmanvia Australian
Friday, December 22, 2006

In the past month, Australian intellectual life has been made somewhat livelier by a sideshow featuring the ideas of Austrian-born Nobel prize-winning economist and social philosopher Friedrich Hayek...

In the News

The Iraq Malaise

with Niall Fergusonvia Reason
Thursday, December 21, 2006

It was the late 1980s, and historian Paul Kennedy had just published his The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers...

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Bush's Tough Choice On A Troop 'Surge'

with Kori Schakevia San Francisco Chronicle
Thursday, December 21, 2006

Americans will face "difficult choices and additional sacrifices" in the coming year in Iraq, President Bush said Wednesday in a press conference where he also promised to work with both parties in Congress to formulate a new plan for success in the war...

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Bush Plan Could Include Troop Surge

with Larry Diamondvia ABC 7 News (CA)
Thursday, December 21, 2006

It's a nearly impossible time for George W. Bush...

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Blind Side

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Just finished (in half a day) Michael Lewis's Blind Side, the story of...lots of things—the hidden side of football, race and class in the South, an inner-city kid's journey, how market forces move things in unexpected ways...

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Bidding farewell to Kofi Annan and Donald Rumsfeld

with George P. Shultzvia Christian Science Monitor
Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Two men whose names were known around the globe, and who held positions of power and authority, left office last week...