Monday, July 1, 2002

2002 No. 3

Hot Preemption

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

Hoover fellow George P. Shultz, a veteran of World War II and the Cold War, offers a strategy for fighting a new war.

The New New World Order

by Anne Applebaumvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, July 30, 2002

If we can’t learn better ways of dealing with the outside world even after September 11, then the outside world will once again come to us. By Anne Applebaum.

The Liberty Doctrine

by Michael McFaulvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, July 30, 2002

The United States tends to win its wars. Here’s how we’ll win this one. By Hoover fellow Michael McFaul.

Savage Wars of Peace

by Max Bootvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, July 30, 2002

Much as we dislike doing so, when necessary we must send our military forces on peacekeeping missions and into regional conflicts. And in the war on terror, it will be necessary. By Max Boot.

Fighting the New War

by Bruce Berkowitzvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, July 30, 2002

We’re good at the conventional use of military force, but the next phase in the war on terrorism will require some unconventional uses. Is the Pentagon up to the task? By Hoover fellow Bruce Berkowitz.

John McCain, Call Your Office

by Tod Lindbergvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, July 30, 2002

Why McCain-Feingold won’t work. By Hoover fellow Tod Lindberg.

Simon Says

by Bill Whalenvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, July 30, 2002

If Bill Simon wants to win the California governor’s race this November, he can start by reading this. By Hoover fellow Bill Whalen.

The Burden of Bad Ideas

by Heather Mac Donaldvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, July 30, 2002

Heather Mac Donald on the high price we pay for racial politics.

California and the Content of Our Character

by Shelby Steelevia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, July 30, 2002

An initiative on the California ballot this November dares to take race out of politics. Hoover fellow Shelby Steele explains a measure that could prove historic.

Mobility and the Achievement Gap

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

High rates of school mobility help explain the persistent gap between advantaged and disadvantaged students. By Hoover fellow Hanna Skandera and Hoover associate director Richard Sousa.

The Challenge of Charter Schools

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

How to jump-start the charter school movement. By Hoover fellow Chester E. Finn Jr.

Beyond Repair

by W. Kurt Hauservia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, July 30, 2002

The present tax system is beyond repair. It is impossibly complex, outrageously expensive, overly intrusive, economically destructive, and manifestly unfair. Hoover overseer W. Kurt Hauser offers a solution—junk it.

Where the Flat Tax Goes from Here

by Alvin Rabushkavia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, July 30, 2002

It’s alive and well overseas. Why not here? By Hoover fellow Alvin Rabushka.

When It’s Not Just Humans Who Are in Trouble

by Terry Andersonvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, July 30, 2002

Robert Mugabe, the autocratic president of Zimbabwe, has begun enacting misguided “land reform” policies that would confiscate virtually all of the private property in the country. The program is proving disastrous for the country’s people—and its wildlife. By Hoover fellow Terry L. Anderson.

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Alfred Nobel

by Cissie Dore Hillvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, June 6, 2007

Sidebar to To Benefit Mankind.

The Biggest Pest

by Henry I. Millervia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, July 30, 2002

Gene-spliced crops not only increase yields, reduce the need for agricultural chemicals, and make better use of existing farmland but also are a potential boon to public health. Now if someone would just explain this to the EPA. By Hoover fellow Henry I. Miller.

Why We Said No

by David Davenportvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, July 30, 2002

Hoover fellow David Davenport explains why the United States was right not to join the International Criminal Court.

The New Welfare Queens

by Thomas Sowellvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, July 30, 2002

Are transfers of wealth to Third World governments really an aid to economic development? Hoover fellow Thomas Sowell says no and explains why “foreign aid” is more often foreign hindrance.

The Continent Gets It

by Gary S. Beckervia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, July 30, 2002

Its poor economic performance in the 1990s has led the European Union to take steps to open its markets. Are the Europeans finally starting to get it? By Hoover fellow Gary S. Becker.

God Save the Queen

by John O'Sullivanvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, July 30, 2002

Why a thousand-year-old monarchy remains relevant today. A reflection on the Golden Jubilee of Elizabeth II by one of her subjects, John O’Sullivan.

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New Labour— and Old Unions

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

Are Britain’s unions, pushed into the political wilderness during the Thatcher years, reemerging as a political force? In a word, no. By Hoover fellow Gerald A. Dorfman.

The Wages of Complacency

by Charles Wolf Jr.via Hoover Digest
Sunday, July 30, 2006

Why Japan appears content with stagnation. By Hoover fellow Charles Wolf Jr.

An Uneasy Alliance

by Alice L. Millervia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, July 30, 2002

Relations between the United States and China have improved since September 11, but the two sides still view each other with a great deal of unease. Hoover fellow H. Lyman Miller on the most powerful nation on earth—and the most populous.

How to Push Putin

by Alice L. Millervia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, July 30, 2002

Relations between the United States and China have improved since September 11, but the two sides still view each other with a great deal of unease. Hoover fellow H. Lyman Miller on the most powerful nation on earth—and the most populous.

What’s So Great about America

by Dinesh D’Souzavia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, July 30, 2002

Former U.N. ambassador Jeane Kirkpatrick was right: “Americans need to face the truth about themselves, no matter how pleasant it is.” By Hoover fellow Dinesh D’Souza.

Eight Years That Shook the World

by Arnold Beichmanvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, July 30, 2002

On the anniversary of two of his great speeches, an appreciation of Ronald Reagan, the “indispensable president.” By Hoover fellow Arnold Beichman.

To Benefit Mankind

by Cissie Dore Hillvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, July 30, 2002

Cissie Dore Hill on the evolution of the Nobel Peace Prize.
SIDEBAR: The Nobel and the Hoover Institution.