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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Why We Fight: Martin van Creveld's 'The Culture of War'

by Victor Davis Hansonvia New York Sun
Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Martin van Creveld is one of the world's most prolific military historians, and has written in serial fashion about the state of present-day military conflict in light of the past...

Analysis and Commentary

Fire Alarm

by Michael J. Petrillivia National Review Online
Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Back-to-school time, soaring fuel prices, and a wobbly economy are all upon us, so it shouldn’t surprise anyone that the papers are brimming with sad stories about schools getting slammed by skyrocketing costs and slumping tax revenues...

Analysis and Commentary

The Gentleman Responds

by Harvey C. Mansfieldvia Forbes
Wednesday, September 24, 2008

I have read Elisabeth Eaves' response to my brief essay, "Was Feminism Necessary?", published on this Web site...

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The Limits of Obamamania in Europe

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Tribune Media Services
Tuesday, September 23, 2008

I recently returned from a trip this summer to the battlefields of Europe’s past—among them Waterloo, Verdun, and Normandy—and had a number of discussions with Europeans of all sorts...

Analysis and Commentary

Appeasing Iran, A Disastrous Policy

by Daniel Pipesvia Bulletin (PA)
Tuesday, September 23, 2008

After Hitler, the policy of appeasing dictators - ridiculed by Winston Churchill as feeding a crocodile, hoping it will eat one last - appeared to be permanently discredited...

In the News
In the News

Don't sell America's economy short

with Niall Fergusonvia Los Angeles Times
Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Avisiting Israeli Cabinet minister made two interesting points at a conference in Washington over the weekend...

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Longtime curator at Hoover dead at 85

with Agnes Petersonvia Stanford News Service
Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Agnes F. Peterson, who helped acquire some of the Hoover Institution's most valuable archival collections during her four decades as a reference librarian and curator, died Sept. 1 of heart failure...

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Research Yields Clues on the Effects of Extra Time for Learning

with Caroline M. Hoxbyvia Education Week
Wednesday, September 24, 2008

In the winter of 2003, when a string of storms closed schools for days on end in his home state of Maryland, researcher—and parent—Dave E. Marcotte wondered how all that lost learning time would affect students’ achievement...

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Rooting against Obama

with Shelby Steelevia National Post (Canada)
Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Shelby Steele and Al Sharpton don't agree about much...

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U.S.-ROK Economic Relations: Cultural Integration Between the United States and Korea: Looking Beyond the Free Trade Agreement

by Jongryn Movia Korea Economic Institute
Wednesday, September 24, 2008

It may be premature right now to talk about post-free trade agreement (FTA) relations between the United States and Korea...

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A second nuclear age

with William J. Perry, George P. Shultzvia Australian
Wednesday, September 24, 2008

THE wisdom of the decision to open the door for sales of nuclear equipment and material to India is being hotly debated...

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Politics & Catholics with Charles Chaput: Chapter 3 of 5

by Peter M. Robinsonvia Uncommon Knowledge
Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Archbishop Chaput describes the relationship between Jesus and Caesar, or between Catholics and the state: First, Jesus acknowledged his responsibilities to Caesar...

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'Israel can't destroy Iran N-facilities'

with John Abizaidvia PRESS TV (Iran)
Tuesday, September 23, 2008

A retired senior US military commander has rejected the notion that Israel is capable of seriously damaging Iran's nuclear program...

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Krugman gets the facts wrong

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Back in July, as Fannie and Freddie were starting to implode, Krugman concluded that Fannie and Freddie weren't part of the subprime crisis:...

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Two out of three isn't bad

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Tuesday, September 23, 2008

John McCain on 60 Minutes suggested Andrew Cuomo as the person he would put in charge of the SEC...

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Some bubble

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Tuesday, September 23, 2008

I have mentioned the argument of Robert Shiller's that the housing boom of the last ten years was a bubble, a result of social contagion...

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Shameful

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Tuesday, September 23, 2008

From the AP (HT: Drudge): Congress is poised to vote on the biggest government intervention in the financial markets since the Great Depression, but it’s unlikely that any of the three senators vying for the White House will be there – even though all three have talked of little else for over a week...

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No, Really, How Much Is $700 Billion?

with Niall Fergusonvia Slate
Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke and Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson urged Congress Tuesday morning to authorize a $700 billion bailout of struggling financial institutions...