Wednesday, January 1, 2003

2003 No. 1

Doom or Boom?

by Charles Wolf Jr.via Hoover Digest
Thursday, January 30, 2003

Gloomy predictions notwithstanding, there are plenty of signs that the American economy is on the rebound. By Charles Wolf Jr.

Live From Rio

by Richard Sousavia Hoover Digest
Thursday, January 30, 2003

SIDEBAR to Lula’s Moment.

Making Deficits Disappear

by Melvyn B. Kraussvia Hoover Digest
Thursday, January 30, 2003

The proper response to the president's tax proposals? Bravo! By Melvyn Krauss.

What Every American Wants

by Milton Friedmanvia Hoover Digest
Thursday, January 30, 2003

The president has proposed sweeping tax cuts. Hover fellow and Nobel laureate Milton Friedman approves.

Teachers for the New Century

by Edward Paul Lazearvia Hoover Digest
Thursday, January 30, 2003

To improve our public schools we need better teachers. Hoover fellow Edward P. Lazear explains how to get them.

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The Decline and Fall of American Education

by Paul E. Petersonvia Hoover Digest
Thursday, January 30, 2003

American education is in serious trouble. Why aren’t we more concerned? By Paul E. Peterson.

Iowa Test of Basic Skills Performance: Chicago Public Schools, 1997 and 1999

Smaller Is Better

by Richard Sousa, Hanna Skanderavia Hoover Digest
Thursday, January 30, 2003

The evidence is coming in: Smaller schools produce results. By Hoover fellow Hanna Skandera and Hoover senior associate director Richard Sousa.

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Judicializing Politics, Politicizing Law

by John Ferejohnvia Hoover Digest
Thursday, January 30, 2003

More and more, courts in both the United States and Europe are legislating from the bench. Hoover fellow John Ferejohn on a trend that appears unstoppable.

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Beating the Odds

by David Brady, Morris P. Fiorinavia Hoover Digest
Thursday, January 30, 2003

With the slow economy and a slew of corporate scandals making headlines, the Democrats should have swept last fall’s midterm elections. What happened? An analysis by Hoover fellows David W. Brady and Morris P. Fiorina.

Why Big Government Is Still the Problem

by Dinesh D’Souzavia Hoover Digest
Thursday, January 30, 2003

Is the era of big government really over? In a word, hardly. By Hoover fellow Dinesh D’Souza.

Nike and the First Amendment

by Clark S. Judgevia Hoover Digest
Thursday, January 30, 2003

Does the First Amendment extend to corporate America? The Supreme Court is about to decide. By Clark S. Judge.

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Who Owns the Genome?

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Hoover Digest
Thursday, January 30, 2003

Should private companies be granted patents on the human genome? Hoover fellow Richard Epstein on a debate that he argues has been fraught with needless misunderstanding.

The Academy Takes a Dive

by Henry I. Millervia Hoover Digest
Thursday, January 30, 2003

Has the National Academy of Sciences—long seen as a reliable, independent, and incorruptible source of advice on scientific, technological, and medical issues—been providing the federal government with flawed and politically motivated advice? By Hoover fellow Henry I. Miller.

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The War This Time

by Robert Zelnickvia Hoover Digest
Thursday, January 30, 2003

Should war with Iraq come, how will it differ from the last conflict in the Persian Gulf? By Hoover fellow Robert Zelnick.

When There’s No Good Guy

by Dinesh D’Souzavia Hoover Digest
Thursday, January 30, 2003

Saddam must go. By Hoover fellow Dinesh D’Souza.

Endgame

by Larry Diamondvia Hoover Digest
Thursday, January 30, 2003

Why the United States should not go it alone. By Hoover fellow Larry Diamond.

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America Lays It on the Line

by Charles Hillvia Hoover Digest
Thursday, January 30, 2003

The Bush Doctrine could transform international relations for generations to come. By Hoover fellow Charles Hill.

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A Man for All Seasons

by Michael McFaulvia Hoover Digest
Thursday, January 30, 2003

Introducing a new, more flexible George W. Bush. By Hoover fellow Michael McFaul.

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Rebuilding Kabul

by Michael Walkervia Hoover Digest
Thursday, January 30, 2003

After 23 years of war, the city slowly emerges from the rubble. By Michael Walker.

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Democracies and Their Spies

by Bruce Berkowitzvia Hoover Digest
Thursday, January 30, 2003

Are secrecy and democracy inherently incompatible? Not necessarily. By Hoover fellow Bruce Berkowitz.

What Price Security?

by Timothy Garton Ashvia Hoover Digest
Thursday, January 30, 2003

Would you rather take the slim chance of being blown up by a terrorist or have all your e-mail read by the government? Hoover fellow Timothy Garton Ash on the costs of protecting ourselves.

The Big Bang of NATO Enlargement

by Donald Abenheimvia Hoover Digest
Thursday, January 30, 2003

NATO is getting bigger—and a good thing, too. By Hoover visiting fellow Donald Abenheim.

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Lula’s Moment

by Stephen Haber, Herbert S. Klein, Richard Sousavia Hoover Digest
Thursday, January 30, 2003

Brazil has suffered economic and political stagnation for a quarter of a century. Will the nation’s charismatic new president be able to make a difference? By Hoover fellows Stephen Haber, Herbert S. Klein, and Hoover senior associate director Richard Sousa.SIDEBAR: Live from Rio

Unfinished Business

by Michael McFaulvia Hoover Digest
Thursday, January 30, 2003

Our attention may be riveted on the Middle East, but there’s trouble brewing in the states of the former Soviet Union. By Hoover fellow Michael McFaul.

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Mr. Blair Places His Bet

by Gerald A. Dorfmanvia Hoover Digest
Thursday, January 30, 2003

In supporting President Bush’s tough stance against Saddam Hussein, Prime Minister Blair is putting his political capital at risk. Will the gamble pay off? By Hoover fellow Gerald A. Dorfman.

The German Difference

by Russell A. Bermanvia Hoover Digest
Thursday, January 30, 2003

Why U.S.-German relations remain strained. By Hoover fellow Russell A. Berman.

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From Mao to Hu

by Robert J. Barrovia Hoover Digest
Thursday, January 30, 2003

And now, the real great leap forward. By Hoover fellow Robert J. Barro.

What Will Hu Do?

by Alice L. Millervia Hoover Digest
Thursday, January 30, 2003

At a spry 60 years old, Hu Jintao is—by the standards of Chinese leaders—a very young man. Does his rise signal a break with the past? Not likely. Hoover fellow Alice Lyman Miller explains.

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Sorting Pieces of the Russian Past

by Arnold Beichmanvia Hoover Digest
Thursday, January 30, 2003

Russia grapples with the painful legacy of Stalin’s terror. By Hoover fellow Arnold Beichman.
SIDEBAR: Artist and Gulag Survivor Thomas Sgovio

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From the Prison to the Castle: The Legacy of Václav Havel

by Iva K. Naffzigervia Hoover Digest
Thursday, January 30, 2003

The man who inspired the Velvet Revolution. By Iva K. Naffziger.

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The Longshoreman Philosopher

by Tom Bethellvia Hoover Digest
Thursday, January 30, 2003

Eric Hoffer’s papers in the Hoover Archives run to many thousands of pages and include journals that have never been published. Hoover media fellow Tom Bethell examines the trove.