Monday, April 1, 2002

2002 No. 2

The Myth and Reality of Arab Terrorism

by Charles Hillvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, April 30, 2002

Hoover fellow Charles Hill on the roots of terrorism.
SIDEBAR: A Herculean Task.

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Preparing for the Worst

by Larry Diamondvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, April 30, 2002

If a massive terrorist attack on Washington wiped out our national leaders, what would we do? Hoover fellow Larry Diamond argues that the Constitution—framed long before weapons of mass destruction could even have been imagined—needs to be amended.

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Why Others Hate Have Mixed Feelings about Us

by Tod Lindbergvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, April 30, 2002

We Americans see ourselves as exemplars of democratic virtues. Others see us as bullies. What can we do to brush up our reputation? By Hoover fellow Tod Lindberg.

What Must Be Done

by George P. Shultzvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, April 30, 2002

If in past decades the pendulum has swung against the sovereign state, it is time to swing it back–and hold states accountable for permitting terrorists on their territory. By Hoover fellow George P. Shultz.

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War in the Information Age

by Bruce Berkowitzvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, April 30, 2002

Hoover fellow Bruce Berkowitz on the new face of American warfare.

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On Strategic Surprise

by John Lewis Gaddisvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, April 30, 2002

It may never be clear just what bin Laden and his associates hoped to achieve, but it cannot have been finding themselves holed up in caves. By Hoover fellow John Lewis Gaddis.

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Politics after September 11

by Michael Baronevia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, April 30, 2002

What has–and hasn’t–changed. By Hoover media fellow Michael Barone.

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Federalize Vaccine Production? We’d Be Taking a Shot in the Dark

by Henry I. Miller, Sam Kazmanvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, April 30, 2002

Since the anthrax scare last fall, there have been calls for the federal government to set up a National Vaccine Authority. Hoover fellow Henry I. Miller and Sam Kazman explain why that would be a mistake—with deadly consequences.

How Much Privacy Do We Really Want?

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, April 30, 2002

American privacy laws are often contradictory and wrongheaded. Hoover fellow Richard A. Epstein explains how to fix them.

After the Bubble

by Milton Friedmanvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, April 30, 2002

What do the stock market crash of 1929, Japan’s decade-old recession, and the recent dot-com implosion in the United States have in common? More than you might suppose. By Hoover fellow Milton Friedman.

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Getting Standards Right

by Paul T. Hillvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, April 30, 2002

Why state education standards are too often ineffective. By Hoover fellow Paul T. Hill.

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The Ph.D. Gap

by Hanna Skandera, Richard Sousavia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, April 30, 2002

The United States continues to offer the best graduate school education in the world. Unfortunately, the percentage of American students enrolled in these programs has shrunk. By Hoover public affairs fellow Hanna Skandera and Hoover associate director Richard Sousa.

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On School Reform, Let’s Stay the Course

by Diane Ravitchvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, April 30, 2002

Recent reforms in Massachusetts show how we can improve our public schools by demanding excellence–from students and teachers alike. By Hoover fellow Diane Ravitch.

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High Schools and Low Results

by Chester E. Finn Jr.via Hoover Digest
Tuesday, April 30, 2002

If you assumed that nearly every student gets at least a high school diploma these days, prepare yourself for a shock. Hoover fellow Chester E. Finn Jr. on American education’s dirty secret.

White Guilt = Black Power

by Shelby Steelevia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, April 30, 2002

What the controversy over the Afro-American Studies Department at Harvard says about the state of race relations in America. By Hoover fellow Shelby Steele.

The Beginning of the End for Bakke

by Robert Zelnickvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, April 30, 2002

The Supreme Court may finally be ready to strike down racial preference programs in college admissions. Hoover fellow Robert Zelnick on what would be "an enormous victory."

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Democracy in Afghanistan? Don’t Hold Your Breath

by Robert J. Barrovia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, April 30, 2002

Why we’re unlikely to see democracy in Afghanistan any time soon. By Hoover fellow Robert J. Barro.

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On the Outside Looking in

by Gerald A. Dorfmanvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, April 30, 2002

While other conservative parties in Western Europe, and the Republicans in the United States, are enjoying comparative success, the British Conservatives are on the outside looking in. Why are the Conservatives in such bad shape and what are the prospects for their recovery? By Hoover fellow Gerald A. Dorfman.

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Is the Israeli Government Too Representative?

by Gideon Rahatvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, April 30, 2002

Can a country have too much representation? Hoover visiting fellow Gideon Rahat on Israeli gridlock.

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Stalemate in Tehran

by Daniel Brumbergvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, April 30, 2002

Iranian reformers and religious hard-liners are locked in a bitter political struggle. An assessment by Iran watcher Daniel Brumberg.

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Barbarians at the Lectern

by Arnold Beichmanvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, April 30, 2002

The troubled history of our chattering class. By Hoover fellow Arnold Beichman.

Whatever Happened to the Academic Left?

by Stephen Haber, Russell A. Bermanvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, April 30, 2002

Russell Berman and Hoover fellow Stephen Haber on the evasions and illusions of contemporary academics.

The Joy of Freedom

by David R. Hendersonvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, April 30, 2002

Why ideas really do matter. By Hoover fellow David R. Henderson.