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Analysis and Commentary

The voters must decide if they want world-class research universities

by Timothy Garton Ashvia Guardian (UK)
Thursday, November 30, 2006

Sitting with my academic colleagues in the gilded discomfort of Oxford's Sheldonian Theatre earlier this week, discussing the future governance of England's oldest university, I thought of GK Chesterton's remark that tradition is the democracy of the dead...

Analysis and Commentary

Blood and Oil

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Tribune Media Services
Wednesday, November 29, 2006

With the gruesome killing of former Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko, Vladimir Putin's Russia stands accused of poisoning yet another critic...

Analysis and Commentary

Bribe the Insurgents

by Niall Fergusonvia New Republic
Monday, November 27, 2006

From the historian's perspective, it is not hard to see what went wrong in Iraq...

Analysis and Commentary

Ally with the Sunnis

by Josef Joffevia New Republic
Monday, November 27, 2006

The war in Iraq is lost--at least the original one, which was to make the place and then all of Arabia safe through democracy..

Analysis and Commentary

Deal With the Sunnis

by Larry Diamondvia New Republic
Monday, November 27, 2006

The United States is in a quagmire in Iraq because it rushed to war, and then to occupation, without a plan or even a realistic assessment...

In the News
In the News

Exploding Fictions

with Niall Fergusonvia Trumpet Magazine
Monday, January 1, 2007

North Korea detonated a nuclear bomb, and America shrugged...

In the News

A Pelosi world, &c.

with Milton Friedman, Dinesh D’Souza, Arnold Beichman, Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review Online
Thursday, November 30, 2006

Dear friends: Long time, no talk to — where you been?

In the News

Democrats Plan To Limit Eavesdropping Program

with Richard A. Epsteinvia Bloomberg
Thursday, November 30, 2006

Democrats, about to take control of Congress, say they will forge a bipartisan compromise to put limits on President Bush's program of domestic eavesdropping of suspected terrorists...

In the News

Private Client: The Creation Story

with Niall Fergusonvia Legal Week
Thursday, November 30, 2006

The nature of wealth has dramatically transformed in the new millennium; new money that is being created is being spent and shared differently — and a mixture of old and new rules apply to the protection of wealth...

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Sadly, I agree

with Tibor R. Machanvia Hesperia Star
Thursday, November 30, 2006

Often the columns by Tibor Machan, the expert on Libertarianism who advises the Hesperia Star’s parent company, Freedom Communications, are lofty, academic pieces...

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If it's not civil war in Iraq, it may be worse

with Larry Diamondvia Orange County Register
Thursday, November 30, 2006

As one expert put it to us Wednesday, the postponed meeting between President Bush and Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri Kamal al-Maliki is "like dancing on the decks of the Titanic as the ship is going down..."

In the News

Post-Election Wisdom

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Thursday, November 30, 2006

Wisdom from Arnold Kling in TCS:

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Iraq Panel To Call For Gradual Pullback

with George P. Shultzvia New York Times
Thursday, November 30, 2006

The bipartisan Iraq Study Group reached a consensus on Wednesday on a final report that will call for a gradual pullback of the 15 American combat brigades now in Iraq but stop short of setting a firm timetable for their withdrawal, according to people familiar with the panel’s deliberations...

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The Maureen Dowd Clone

with Niall Fergusonvia New York Press
Thursday, November 30, 2006

It’s not unreasonable to believe that the editors of The New York Times, despite the daily’s diminished influence, have been deluged with applicants for the op-ed columnist slot sadly vacated by the sensible John Tierney...

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Feulner on Friedman: A Tribute

with Milton Friedmanvia Heritage Foundation
Wednesday, November 29, 2006

The extraordinary life of Professor Milton Friedman has been extolled in every major newspaper around the world...

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Former Peruvian President Alejandro Toledo Appointed Hoover Distinguished Visiting Fellow

with Hoover Institution, John Raisianvia Business Wire
Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Former Peruvian president Alejandro Toledo has been named a distinguished visiting fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University...

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Why Was Bush Snubbed For Meeting?

with Larry Diamond, Abbas Milanivia ABC 7 News (CA)
Wednesday, November 29, 2006

The White House denies it was a snub...

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Red and Blue Nation: How Deep is America's Political Divide?

with Hoover Institution, Morris P. Fiorina, David Bradyvia U.S. Newswire
Wednesday, November 29, 2006

On the heels of an election that shifted political party control of Congress, some observers insist that the nation remains a house divided into "red" states and "blue" states...

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The Iraq Primary

with Hoover Institution, Richard V. Allen, Martin Anderson, George P. Shultzvia Newsweek
Monday, November 27, 2006

For a moment, at least, John McCain and Hillary Clinton shared a common cause...