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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Islamists impose sharia by stealth

by Daniel Pipesvia Australian
Thursday, November 5, 2009

TO borrow a computer term, if Ayatollah Khomeini and Osama bin Laden represent Islamism 1.0, the Prime Minister of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, and the French intellectual, Tariq Ramadan, represent Islamism 2.0...

Analysis and Commentary

Afghan Mythologies

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Tribune Media Services
Thursday, November 5, 2009

As President Obama decides whether to send more troops to Afghanistan, we should remember that most of the conventional pessimism about Afghanistan is only half-truth...

Analysis and Commentary

1989 changed the world. But where now for Europe?

by Timothy Garton Ashvia Guardian (UK)
Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Year of revolutions: Mired in the narcissism of minor difference, Europe is failing to face up to the world its revolution helped to create...

Analysis and Commentary

Armen Alchian

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Wednesday, November 4, 2009

In this month's Featured Article, Fred McChesney pays tribute to the work of Armen Alchian and makes the case that he deserves the Nobel prize in economics...

Analysis and Commentary

Optimized

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Wednesday, November 4, 2009

In fighting Measure J, the measure on the Pacific Grove ballot that went down to defeat last night, I optimized...

Interviews
Interviews

Obama’s “Bush Did It” Narrative

with Victor Davis Hansonvia FrontPage Mag.com
Wednesday, November 4, 2009

I’d like to talk to you today about radical Islam and the Obama administration’s ability and inclination, or lack thereof, to confront it...

In the News
In the News

Deteriorating relationships?

with Morris P. Fiorinavia Chicago Tribune
Thursday, November 5, 2009

The average American citizen, contrary to myth, is neither very angry, nor very far to the left or the right, nor inclined to treat anyone with different opinions as a mortal enemy...

In the News

The Fall of the Soviet Empire

with Timothy Garton Ashvia Mercatornet
Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Victor Sebestyen, a journalist specialising in East European affairs, whose own family fled Hungary when he was a boy, has provided the reader with a dramatic account of the death throes of Communism in the six Soviet satellite countries comprising the Warsaw Pact: Poland, Czechoslovakia, Hungary, East Germany, Romania and Bulgaria...

In the News

Is there any hope left?

with Niall Fergusonvia CBC News (Canada)
Wednesday, November 4, 2009

It's been a year since Barack Obama stood on a stage in Chicago's Grant Park on a balmy November night and made Americans feel, for a little while at least, that their world wasn't coming down around their ears...

In the News

Plenty of Talk about Challengers to Brown

with Bill Whalenvia Fox and Hounds Daily (CA)
Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Less than a week after San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom exited the race, the chattering class is putting up the names of Democrats who could maybe/possibly/hopefully jump into the race to challenge Attorney General Jerry Brown, who some party leaders quietly worry might be a bit too old and shopworn to win in November...

In the News

Will Bloomberg’s third term bring big change to city schools?

with Chester E. Finn Jr.via Gotham Schools
Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Mayor Michael Bloomberg delivered a victory speech last night promising, among other things, that the city’s schools would see even more changes in his third term...

In the News

Condoleezza Rice speaks of humble beginnings to a packed ballroom

with Condoleezza Ricevia San Jose Mercury News
Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Wednesday night, speaking at the San Jose Silicon Valley Chamber of Commerce annual fundraiser, the former secretary of state and adviser to two presidents, reminded the audience of the country's greatest reputation around the world...

In the News

Secretary Clinton , leader or figurehead?

with George P. Shultzvia Baltimore Sun
Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Historically our best secretaries of state have been those who think creatively and move assertively...

In the News

Teacher Incentives, or Teaching Incentives?

with Eric Hanushekvia Education Week
Wednesday, November 4, 2009

If our goal is better instruction and higher levels of learning, we need to invest in both the teacher and teaching...

In the News

Michael Moore vs. Thomas Sowell: A Hate Story

with Thomas Sowellvia FrontPage Mag.com
Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Michael Moore is not a hypocrite...He may just be sincerely misguided...

In the News

Jazz at Liberty

with Hoover Institutionvia Hoover Archivists' Musings (blog)
Monday, November 2, 2009

Recently I asked a colleague, “How many times have you gone looking for John Kennedy’s speech at the Brandenburg Gate and wound up listening to Phil Woods blowing sax?”...