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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Liberty in Britain is facing death by a thousand cuts. We can fight back

by Timothy Garton Ashvia Guardian (UK)
Thursday, February 19, 2009

For 30 years I have been travelling to unfree places, from East Germany to Burma, and writing about them in the belief that I was coming from one of the freest countries in the world...

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Remains of the day

with Niall Fergusonvia New Statesman (UK)
Thursday, February 19, 2009

Three years ago, archaeologists at Bristol University embarked on a unique research project: the excavation of a 1991 Ford Transit van...

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Challenges Ahead For Bard-Al-Quds Partnership

with Daniel Pipesvia Jewish Week (NY)
Thursday, February 19, 2009

To those who might say that forming a partnership with a Palestinian university could be an iffy proposition, filled with doubts, challenges and questions, the president of Bard College has a ready answer...

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Learning Not to Love the Bomb

with William J. Perry, George P. Shultzvia New York Times
Thursday, February 19, 2009

THE Obama administration seems ready to resuscitate relations with Russia, including by renewing nuclear-arms-reduction talks...

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African who believes aid is waste of time

with Niall Fergusonvia Oxford Times (UK)
Thursday, February 19, 2009

Zambian-born economist Dambisa Moyo believes that the trillion dollars of aid thrown at African development has, for the most part, been a colossal waste...

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Ferguson and Long on Obama, Lincoln, and More: Chapter 4 of 5

by Peter M. Robinsonvia Uncommon Knowledge
Thursday, February 19, 2009

Ferguson and Long draw distinctions between the Reagan way and the Obama way...

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Let the Human-Capital Exodus Begin

with Gary S. Beckervia New York Times
Wednesday, February 18, 2009

One effect of President Obama’s $500,000 salary cap on the executives of bailed out firms (if it has any effect at all; Gary Becker thinks it won’t) could be an exodus of human capital from the top echelons of the finance industry...

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Names: Pentagon

with William J. Perryvia Foreign Policy
Wednesday, February 18, 2009

With four top Obama Pentagon nominees recently confirmed -- Deputy Defense Secretary William Lynn, under secretary of defense for policy Michèle Flournoy, Robert Hale as Pentagon comptroller, and Jeh Johnson as Pentagon general counsel -- there are still three more under secretaries (intelligence, acquisitions/technology/logistics, and personnel and readiness) and a host of assistant secretaries to be officially named...

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The Stimulus, Part Three: Global Coordination

by Alvin Rabushkavia Thoughtful Ideas
Wednesday, February 18, 2009

The G7 finance ministers and central bankers—Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom, and the United States—held their annual meeting in Rome on February 14-15, 2009...

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The Transformative Power of Technology to Stem the Dropout Rate

with Terry M. Moevia Education Week
Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Good afternoon and welcome to Digital Directions’ live chat, sponsored by Plato Learning...

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Education Events in Kansas City and Saint Louis

with Eric Hanushek, Caroline M. Hoxbyvia Show-Me Institute (MO)
Tuesday, February 17, 2009

The Kansas City Public Library, with the assistance of the Show-Me Institute and several other organizations, is currently hosting a fantastic series of lectures on the challenges facing urban education...

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High Five With Harvey Mansfield

with Harvey C. Mansfieldvia Forbes
Tuesday, February 17, 2009

By his own admission, Harvey Mansfield has barely left Harvard's campus since 1949...

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Evidence against the multiplier

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Tuesday, February 17, 2009

President Obama will shortly sign legislation creating nearly a trillion dollars of deficit spending in the name of stimulating the economy...

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Depression, Recession, Downturn—Whatever

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Works and Days
Tuesday, February 17, 2009

My grandfather once said something to me around 1970 that I have never forgotten...

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Nominating America To Be The World's Designated Driver

with William J. Perry, George P. Shultzvia Huffington Post
Monday, February 16, 2009

Obama's first foreign policy decisions bode well for establishing America's role as a global "designated driver" in the 21st Century, when the world is drunk on unprecedented trends in finance, governance, geopolitics, religion, war, weather and more...