This week on Uncommon Knowledge, an offering from the vault: Christopher Hitchens joins the father of us all, William F. Buckley, Jr., in reflecting on the Sixties on the thirtieth anniversary of 1968. A program filmed in 1998.
President Barack Obama shares President Ronald Reagan's desire to rid the world of nuclear weapons. He also shares Reagan's conviction that as long as nuclear weapons exist, the United States must maintain its deterrent capability through a stockpile of nuclear weapons that are secure, safe and reliable.
In 1980 the Hoover Institution published its longest and most influential policy book, The United States in the 1980s, whose contributors included many members and advisors of the Reagan administration.
When Supreme Court Justices retire, there is usually some pious talk about their "service," especially when it has been a long "service." But the careers of all too many of these retiring jurists, including currently retiring Justice John Paul Stevens, have been an enormous disservice to this country.
Those who see the Warren Court era as indispensible for the triumph of freedom and liberty may soon have another chance to confront its unintended consequences as the battle is joined over President Barack Obama's pick to replace the retiring Justice John Paul Stevens.
Most mainstream economists think the nation's deep recession is over, but a special body that makes such a determination took a pass Monday, saying what many Americans intuitively feel, that the data remain inconclusive.