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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

The Peter (Thiel) Principle

by Peter M. Robinsonvia Forbes
Thursday, November 6, 2008

When I first got to know Peter Thiel some 16 years ago, he was a struggling law school student...

Analysis and Commentary

Make Haste Slowly, President Obama?

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Tribune Media Services
Thursday, November 6, 2008

Festina lente...

Analysis and Commentary

I saw Americans dance with history, chanting 'Yes we can!' But can they?

by Timothy Garton Ashvia Guardian (UK)
Thursday, November 6, 2008

To join that ebullient crowd in front of the White House shortly after midnight on Tuesday November 4 2008 was to dance with history...

Analysis and Commentary

Prejudice crushed by the march of history

by Niall Fergusonvia Daily Mail (UK)
Thursday, November 6, 2008

There are moments - the fall of the Berlin Wall, the release of Nelson Mandela - when history leaps and the heart leaps with it...

Analysis and Commentary

Karl Marx is Not the Father of Capitalism

by Wynton Hallvia Townhall
Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Sen. Barack Obama won for a simple reason: historical amnesia...

In the News
In the News

Can Palin resurrect the GOP? Does she want to?

with Bill Whalenvia Associated Press
Thursday, November 6, 2008

Is Sarah Palin the answer for defeated Republicans?...

In the News

'Poisoned chalice' of presidency

with Niall Fergusonvia BBC News
Thursday, November 6, 2008

What does the election in the United States mean historically?...

In the News

S. Korean Politicians Intensify Efforts to Connect With Obama

with William J. Perryvia Yahoo! Asia News
Thursday, November 6, 2008

Following Democrat Barack Obama's victory Wednesday in U.S. presidential election, South Korean politicians are intensifying their efforts to connect to America's first black leader...

In the News

Epstein on Happiness

by Russell Roberts with Richard A. Epsteinvia Cafe Hayek
Thursday, November 6, 2008

The latest EconTalk is Richard Epstein talking about happiness...

In the News

Obama Gets Telegram, No Spot in Speech

with Michael McFaulvia Moscow Times
Thursday, November 6, 2008

President Dmitry Medvedev appeared in no hurry Wednesday to congratulate Barack Obama on his victory in the U.S. presidential election, sending the senator a telegram after eschewing an opportunity to acknowledge the win in his state-of-the-nation address...

In the News

Papers welcome Obama triumph

with Niall Fergusonvia BBC News
Thursday, November 6, 2008

The election of Barack Obama as the next US president was, concludes the Times, a masterclass in democracy...

In the News

Canada Likely Low on New President's To-Do List

with Larry Diamondvia Embassy (Canada)
Thursday, November 6, 2008

Experts here predict the election of Barack Obama to the presidency will bring sweeping changes to American foreign policy, but for now, at least, Canada remains fairly low on the priority list...

In the News

The Ascent of Money, by Niall Ferguson: review

with Niall Fergusonvia Telegraph (UK)
Thursday, November 6, 2008

We've all got money on the brain...

In the News

Election Impact on Canadian Afghan Mission

with Larry Diamondvia Embassy (Canada)
Thursday, November 6, 2008

President-elect Barack Obama has made it crystal clear that he will make winning the war in Afghanistan a major priority, but it remains to be seen whether the next president will ask Canada to make additional military contributions to the ongoing conflict...

In the News

How will Obama govern? Observers weigh in

with Bill Whalenvia San Francisco Chronicle
Thursday, November 6, 2008

For the first time in a very long time, Barack Obama is not crisscrossing a battleground state, giving a stump speech or frantically jetting from one stop to the next...

In the News

The Day After

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Works and Days
Thursday, November 6, 2008

I wish President-elect Obama well, and hope that even his critics can concede that he waged a successful and often brilliant (if not shrewdly stealthy) campaign...

In the News

In moment of hope comes the challenge of accountability

with George P. Shultzvia National Catholic Reporter
Thursday, November 6, 2008

Readers of a certain age might remember the story, c. 1967, in which a disillusioned conservative voter recalls the previous presidential election...

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Some for the Love of Ireland, More for Hatred of Peel

by Alvin Rabushkavia Thoughtful Ideas
Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Sir Robert Peel held office as Conservative (Tory) prime minister of Great Britain during 1841-46...

In the News

Iraq exit most pressing military test

with John Abizaidvia Financial Times
Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Barack Obama, the Democratic president-elect, will enter the White House in January facing a daunting array of military challenges, including most pressingly, when and how to withdraw the roughly 140,000 US troops in Iraq...

In the News

In today's pages: President-elect Barack Obama

with Shelby Steelevia Los Angeles Times
Wednesday, November 5, 2008

The Opinion Manufacturing Division devoted all its real estate today to the election, with a particular focus on Barack Obama and free donuts...