Thursday, July 1, 2004

2004 No. 3

Remembering Ronald Reagan

by George P. Shultzvia Hoover Digest
Friday, July 30, 2004

The man who helped America stand tall again. By George P. Shultz.

A Providential Life

via Hoover Digest
Friday, July 30, 2004

“With the lever of American patriotism, he lifted up the world.” By Margaret Thatcher.

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Freedom’s Friend

by Milton Friedmanvia Hoover Digest
Friday, July 30, 2004

“Few people in human history have contributed more to the achievement of human freedom than Ronald Wilson Reagan.” By Milton Friedman.

“Morning Again in America”

by Peter M. Robinsonvia Hoover Digest
Friday, July 30, 2004

The man who changed America—and the world. By Peter Robinson.

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The Reluctant Empire

by Niall Fergusonvia Hoover Digest
Friday, July 30, 2004

By most conventional measures of power—economic, military, and cultural—there has never been an empire mightier than that of the United States today. Yet why does America have such trouble using this power effectively? By Niall Ferguson.

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The New War for Iraq

by Larry Diamondvia Hoover Digest
Friday, July 30, 2004

There is only one scenario for American success in Iraq—and it won’t be easy. By Larry Diamond. Sidebar: Reflections on the American Occupation It’s time for a smarter American strategy. By Larry Diamond.

Our Weird Way of War

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Hoover Digest
Friday, July 30, 2004

Our enemies know us only too well. By Victor Davis Hanson.

Iraq: More at Stake Than Vietnam

by Robert Zelnickvia Hoover Digest
Friday, July 30, 2004

How not to lose this war. By Robert Zelnick.

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The Psychology of Appeasement

by Russell A. Bermanvia Hoover Digest
Friday, July 30, 2004

Why so much of the world seems fully prepared to appease terrorists and rogue states. By Russell A. Berman.

The Politics of Vengeance

by Arnold Beichmanvia Hoover Digest
Friday, July 30, 2004

Arnold Beichman on the challenges the United States faces today—and in the decades ahead.

Secrecy and National Security

by Bruce Berkowitzvia Hoover Digest
Friday, July 30, 2004

Are our intelligence agencies so obsessed with keeping secrets that they are actually putting us at risk? By Bruce Berkowitz.

Eurabia?

by Niall Fergusonvia Hoover Digest
Friday, July 30, 2004

Niall Ferguson examines the impact of Europe’s growing Muslim population on a continent that otherwise faces low birthrates and aging populations.

Keeping the Lid On

via Hoover Digest
Friday, July 30, 2004

Despite a five-year occupation by U.N. peacekeeping forces, Kosovo remains rife with conflict between Albanians and Serbs. Can the international community keep the lid on? By A. Ross Johnson.

Russia’s New—and Frightening—“Ism”

by John B. Dunlopvia Hoover Digest
Friday, July 30, 2004

In recent years, a new ideology has gained adherents among Russian elites: “Eurasianism,” the belief that Russia must reassert its dominance over the Eurasian landmass. John B. Dunlop offers an unsettling assessment of the work of Aleksandr Dugin, the leading Eurasianist theorist.

Turmoil in Transnistria

by Tod Lindbergvia Hoover Digest
Friday, July 30, 2004

What is going on in the outlaw region of Transnistria, Moldova? No one really seems to know. By Tod Lindberg.

Collision Course?

by Thomas A. Metzgervia Hoover Digest
Friday, July 30, 2004

Politicians and intellectuals in Washington and Beijing view the world in radically different ways. Is a showdown inevitable? By Thomas A. Metzger.

Order Out of Chaos

by Abbas William Samiivia Hoover Digest
Friday, July 30, 2004

The mad, mad world of Iranian foreign policy. By Abbas William Samii.

A House Divided

by Peter Berkowitzvia Hoover Digest
Friday, July 30, 2004

One country, two worlds. Peter Berkowitz on the gulf of misunderstanding between Israeli Jews and Israeli Arabs.

Hugo’s Last Stand?

by Michael Walkervia Hoover Digest
Friday, July 30, 2004

Will Venezuela’s embattled president Hugo Chávez survive an August 15 recall vote? And can the deeply divided country avert a civil war? By Michael Walker.

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Nation Building in Haiti—Again?

by Jeffrey H. Fargovia Hoover Digest
Friday, July 30, 2004

Why Haiti is a humanitarian crisis we cannot afford to ignore. By Jeffrey H. Fargo.

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A President of Consequence

via Hoover Digest
Friday, July 30, 2004

How George W. Bush became the most important American president in a generation. By Charles Krauthammer.

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The High Price of Cheap Drugs

by Russell Robertsvia Hoover Digest
Friday, July 30, 2004

Why low drug prices in Canada are too good to be true. By Russell Roberts.

Healthy, Wealthy, and Wise

by Daniel P. Kessler, John F. Coganvia Hoover Digest
Friday, July 30, 2004

The American health care system is broken. Here’s how to fix it. By John F. Cogan, R. Glenn Hubbard, and Daniel P. Kessler.

Cooling the Global-Warming Debate

by Terry Andersonvia Hoover Digest
Friday, July 30, 2004

Why economic growth is good for the environment. By Terry L. Anderson.

The Changing American Family

by Herbert S. Kleinvia Hoover Digest
Friday, July 30, 2004

During the past 20 years, the American family has undergone a profound transformation. By Herbert S. Klein.

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The Fight for High Standards

by Miriam Kurtzig Freedmanvia Hoover Digest
Friday, July 30, 2004

An increasing number of states are requiring students to pass exit exams in order to graduate from high school. Such tests simply demonstrate what students have actually learned. So why do they make some people so nervous? By Miriam Kurtzig Freedman.

The Wealth of Indian Nations

by Terry Andersonvia Hoover Digest
Friday, July 30, 2004

Most American Indian reservations are islands of entrenched poverty and hopelessness. Terry L. Anderson and dominic parker explain why—and what can be done.

How Not to Make Science Policy

by Henry I. Millervia Hoover Digest
Friday, July 30, 2004

Why science and popular opinion don’t always mix. By Henry I. Miller.

The Monster in Our Backyard

by Clint Bolickvia Hoover Digest
Friday, July 30, 2004

Former president Bill Clinton famously proclaimed that “the era of big government is over.” He was wrong: Big government just moved to the suburbs. By Clint Bolick.

In Media Disgrace

by Morton Kellervia Hoover Digest
Friday, July 30, 2004

American media and the collapse of standards. By Morton Keller.

The Bushes: Portrait of a Dynasty

by Peter Schweizer, Rochelle Schweizervia Hoover Digest
Friday, July 30, 2004

With two presidents bearing the name, the Bushes are now the most prominent family in American politics. By Peter Schweizer and Rochelle Schweizer.

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Hostage of Eternity

by Lazar Fleishmanvia Hoover Digest
Friday, July 30, 2004

Reflections on the life of Boris Pasternak. By Lazar Fleishman.