Sunday, October 1, 2000

2000 No. 4

Margaret Thatcher

A Time for Leadership

by Margaret Thatchervia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 30, 2000

"Let us be in no doubt: the world is still a dangerous place." Hoover honorary fellow Margaret Thatcher, one of the most important figures of the twentieth century, offers guidance for the twenty-first.

Why the Press Irks the GOP

by Peter M. Robinsonvia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 30, 2000

Resentment of the media remains as basic to the identity of Republicans as does resentment of the English to the identity of the Irish." Hoover fellow Peter Robinson explains.

Lessons Unlearned

by Thomas Sowellvia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 30, 2000

Americans may pay lip service to the Constitution, but all too often they’re willing to sidestep the document in order to achieve short-sighted political agendas. Hoover fellow Thomas Sowell explores a dangerous trend.

The Difference Between the Parties Continues to Grow

by Tom Bethellvia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 30, 2000

Not much difference between George W. Bush and Al Gore? Tell it to Hoover media fellow Tom Bethell, who argues that the candidates are seperated not by tiny differences but by a chasm.

A New Front in the Culture War

by Shelby Steelevia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 30, 2000

Since the 1960s liberals have held America’s moral high ground. Now conservatives want to charge the hill. By Hoover fellow Shelby Steele.

What Compassionate Conservatism Is—And Is Not

by Stephen Goldsmithvia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 30, 2000

Exactly what is "compassionate conservatism"? Stephen Goldsmith, a domestic policy adviser to the George W. Bush campaign, offers a primer.

How the Bush Dynasty Almost Wasn’t

by Richard V. Allenvia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 30, 2000

Early in the third evening of the 1980 Republican convention, George W. Bush’s father was scarcely on Ronald Reagan’s mind. By the end of the night, he was Reagan’s vice-presidential nominee. An account from the front lines of the Reagan revolution. By Hoover fellow Richard V. Allen.

Egads!

by Gary S. Beckervia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 30, 2000

Has the left embraced the marketplace at long last? By Hoover fellow Gary S. Becker.

When More Isn’t Better

by Carol B. Lowvia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 30, 2000

When it comes to education, politicians and school boards seem to believe that what is wrong with the system can be fixed by doing more of it. By Carol B. Low.

Microsoft’s Future—and Ours

by Bruce Berkowitzvia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 30, 2000

The Justice Department’s attempt to break up Microsoft is not only misguided on economic grounds—it could actually put our national security at risk. By Hoover fellow Bruce Berkowitz.

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Invasion of the Privacy Snatchers

by Charles J. Sykesvia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 30, 2000

The Internet has made it possible for governments and corporations alike to amass an unprecedented amount of personal information on all of us. Hoover fellow Charles J. Sykes examines the preeminent issue of the Information Age—the end of privacy.

First Do No Harm

by Henry I. Millervia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 30, 2000

The overzealous policies of the Food and Drug Administration have pushed the time and costs of drug development to stratospheric levels. It’s time for a sweeping reform. By Hoover fellow Henry I. Miller.

Commonsense Environmentalism

by Terry Andersonvia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 30, 2000

A brief manifesto. By Hoover fellow Terry L. Anderson.

Sure, the North Pole Is Melting. So What?

by S. Fred Singervia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 30, 2000

Hysterical media reports notwithstanding, there is no sound scientific evidence that the globe is warming. By Hoover fellow S. Fred Singer.

Andrei Sakharov and the Nuclear Danger

by Sidney D. Drellvia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 30, 2000

A decade after the death of Andrei Sakharov, his views remain both trenchant and relevant. By Hoover fellow Sidney D. Drell.

Where Do We Go From Here?

by John Lewis Gaddisvia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 30, 2000

What the Clinton administration’s foreign policy got wrong—and what the next president can get right. By Hoover fellow John Lewis Gaddis.

Follow the Flag

by Charles Hillvia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 30, 2000

The politics of entire peoples are expressed through small pieces of cloth hoisted at the ends of poles. Hoover fellow Charles Hill on the potent symbolism of national flags.

Why Britain Should Say No

by Robert Conquestvia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 30, 2000

There is not a single convincing argument why Britain should join the European Union—not one. But there are plenty of reasons why Britain shouldn't. By Hoover fellow Robert Conquest.

United We Fall

by Timothy Garton Ashvia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 30, 2000

Europe’s drive toward unification threatens just the opposite—disunity. By Hoover fellow Timothy Garton Ash.

The Lingering Dream of Empire

by John B. Dunlopvia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 30, 2000

With little fanfare, Belarus has joined Russia in a new confederation. Russia is now lobbying other former Soviet states to do the same. Hoover fellow John B. Dunlop on Vladimir Putin’s expansionist dreams.

The Putin Paradox

by Michael McFaulvia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 30, 2000

Russia’s new president may claim to represent democracy and economic liberalization, but his first months in office have given the West considerable cause for alarm. Hoover fellow Michael McFaul on actions that speak louder than words.
Sidebar: The On-the-Job Training of Vladimir Putin.

What the Democratization of Mexico Means for All the World

by Larry Diamondvia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 30, 2000

The year 2000 has been a global waterloo for one-party regimes, with historic electoral victories for opposition parties in Mexico, Taiwan, and Senegal. Hoover fellow Larry Diamond on a promising trend.

Mutually Assured Destruction, South Asian Style

by Thomas W. Simons Jr.via Hoover Digest
Monday, October 30, 2000

In an alarming display of bravado in May 1998, longtime adversaries India and Pakistan tested their first nuclear weapons. Two years later, tensions between the two states remain high. Hoover fellow Thomas W. Simons Jr. assesses the prospects for peace.

Flashpoint, Taiwan

by Ramon H. Myers, Linda Chaovia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 30, 2000

The fate of Taiwan is one of the world’s most hotly disputed issues. Hoover fellows Linda Chao and Ramon H. Myers explain what China and Taiwan—and the United States—can do to ease tensions.

Cold War, Hot Debate

by Helle Bering-Dalevia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 30, 2000

How Ted Turner lost the Cold War. By Hoover media fellow Helle Bering.

Jan Karski, Freedom Fighter

by Deroy Murdockvia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 30, 2000

Jan Karski, a Polish underground leader during World War II, brought the first eyewitness accounts of the Holocaust to a mostly unbelieving West. A eulogy of the late hero by Hoover media fellow Deroy Murdock.

Remembering Joseph Brodsky

by Cissie Dore Hillvia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 30, 2000

An appreciation of the exiled Russian poet and winner of the Nobel Prize for literature. By Cissie Dore Hill.

Jan Karski and the Hoover Institution

by Cissie Dore Hillvia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 30, 2000

After serving as the eyes and ears of the Polish resistance in World War II, Jan Karski became the eyes and ears of the Hoover Institution, securing thousands of documents related to wartime underground movements and governments in exile.
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