Friday, October 1, 2004

2004 No. 4

Year Three

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Hoover Digest
Saturday, October 30, 2004

The good news? We’re winning. The bad news? We could still lose. By Victor Davis Hanson.

If the Dead Could Talk

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Hoover Digest
Saturday, October 30, 2004

They’d teach us about war. By Victor Davis Hanson.

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Report from Baghdad

by Larry Diamondvia Hoover Digest
Saturday, October 30, 2004

Winning the war was easy. Winning the peace? Harder. Larry Diamond, who worked with the coalition in Baghdad last spring, explains what we have done wrong—and what we can still do right.

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History of a Friendship: Herbert Hoover and Poland

by Maciej Siekierskivia Hoover Digest
Saturday, October 30, 2004

Recalling the post-war relief efforts of the thirty-first president. By Maciej Siekierski.SIDEBAR to Remembering the Warsaw Uprising.

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Hoover’s Polish Collection

by Maciej Siekierskivia Hoover Digest
Saturday, October 30, 2004

The Hoover Institution Archives houses the largest repository of documents pertaining to twentieth-century Poland outside of Warsaw. An overview of the collection. By Maciej Siekierski.SIDEBAR to Remembering the Warsaw Uprising.

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State of Siege

by Michael McFaulvia Hoover Digest
Saturday, October 30, 2004

Even as he gathers power into his own hands, Vladimir Putin is failing his nation. By Michael McFaul.

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The Most Unpopular Man in Britain?

by Gerald A. Dorfmanvia Hoover Digest
Saturday, October 30, 2004

Tony Blair is unpopular with the public and with his party. Why is he still in the job? By Gerald A. Dorfman.

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After Fidel

by William Ratliffvia Hoover Digest
Saturday, October 30, 2004

Once the island’s aging caudillo is finally gone, what will become of Cuba? An assessment by William Ratliff.

Kuwaiti Complexities

by Peter Berkowitzvia Hoover Digest
Saturday, October 30, 2004

Is democracy possible in the Arab Middle East? Peter Berkowitz travels to Kuwait to find out.

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A World without Power

by Niall Fergusonvia Hoover Digest
Saturday, October 30, 2004

Tired of American global dominance? Just consider the alternatives. By Niall Ferguson.

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Privileged Sources

by Robert Zelnickvia Hoover Digest
Saturday, October 30, 2004

As the courts seek to learn who leaked the name of a CIA agent to columnist Robert Novak, politics is trumping the law—and national security. By Robert Zelnick.

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What Culture Wars?

by Morris P. Fiorinavia Hoover Digest
Saturday, October 30, 2004

Debunking the myth of a polarized America. By Morris P. Fiorina.

Social Security’s Surprising Turn

via Hoover Digest
Saturday, October 30, 2004

Finally—some good news about Social Security. By Thomas J. Healey.

The Real Debt

by Clark S. Judgevia Hoover Digest
Saturday, October 30, 2004

The nation’s most serious debt problem? Not the “federal debt” but the country’s staggering future obligations to the Social Security and Medicare programs. Clark S. Judge proposes a solution.

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Congress: Still in the Balance?

via Hoover Digest
Saturday, October 30, 2004

How Congress may look after the election. By David W. Brady and Jeremy C. Pope.

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The Two-Hour Lie

by Russell A. Bermanvia Hoover Digest
Saturday, October 30, 2004

What does Michael Moore’s controversial film Fahrenheit 9/11 get right? Not much. By Russell A. Berman.

Good Odds in California

by Joseph D. McNamaravia Hoover Digest
Saturday, October 30, 2004

Expanding legalized gambling in California would create a huge jackpot for the state’s coffers. Governor Schwarzenegger, call your office. By Joseph D. McNamara.

Door-to-Door with the GOP

by Daron Shawvia Hoover Digest
Saturday, October 30, 2004

When it comes to mobilizing supporters on election day, have the Republicans finally caught up to the Democrats? By Daron R. Shaw.

Politics vs. Science

by Elizabeth M. Whelan, Henry I. Millervia Hoover Digest
Saturday, October 30, 2004

The case for federal funding of stem-cell research. By Elizabeth M. Whelan and Henry I. Miller.

Power to the Patient

by Scott W. Atlasvia Hoover Digest
Saturday, October 30, 2004

How to cure America’s beleaguered health-care system. By Scott W. Atlas.

Stem Cells: The Case for Bush’s Policy

by Ramesh Ponnuruvia Hoover Digest
Saturday, October 30, 2004

The case against federal funding of stem-cell research. By Ramesh Ponnuru.

Good Public Schools ... for the Rich

by Clint Bolickvia Hoover Digest
Saturday, October 30, 2004

School choice is already available—unless you’re poor. By Clint Bolick.

Why Not Put Schools to the Test?

by Herbert J. Walbergvia Hoover Digest
Saturday, October 30, 2004

The best way to find out what’s wrong with America’s schools? Test them. By Bill Evers and Herbert J. Walberg.

Win-Win

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Hoover Digest
Saturday, October 30, 2004

Sure, Bill Gates is rich. But his employees aren’t doing so badly either, now, are they? By Richard A. Epstein.

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The Cost of Care

by Jeffrey M. Jonesvia Hoover Digest
Saturday, October 30, 2004

Republicans and Democrats in the Senate have been pushing to spend billions more on child care. But is more federal money the only—or best—solution? By Jeffrey M. Jones.

Affirmative Action around the World

by Thomas Sowellvia Hoover Digest
Saturday, October 30, 2004

Thomas Sowell recently concluded a study of affirmative action programs around the world, from India and Malaysia to Nigeria and the United States. His findings? Such programs have at best a negligible impact on the groups they are intended to assist.

The Economist

by Tom Bethellvia Hoover Digest
Saturday, October 30, 2004

“As an expositor of economic principles and their application to the policies of our day, Thomas Sowell has no rival.” By Tom Bethell.

Reaganomics

by Jeffrey A. Eisenach, James C. Miller IIIvia Hoover Digest
Saturday, October 30, 2004

How Ronald Reagan’s presidency forever changed the way we think about the role of government. By Jeffrey A. Eisenach and James C. Miller III.

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Roosevelt’s Failure at Yalta

by Arnold Beichmanvia Hoover Digest
Saturday, October 30, 2004

At an old tsarist resort almost 60 years ago, Franklin Roosevelt and Winston Churchill met Joseph Stalin to determine the fate of post-war Europe. Roosevelt, argues Arnold Beichman, misread Stalin—and proved naive about communism itself.SIDEBAR: The Cold War Begins

His Place in History

by Martin Andersonvia Hoover Digest
Saturday, October 30, 2004

Reflections on the life—and legacy—of Ronald Reagan. By Martin Anderson.

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Remembering the Warsaw Uprising

by Maciej Siekierskivia Hoover Digest
Saturday, October 30, 2004

Sixty years later, a look back at the longest and bloodiest urban insurgency of the Second World War. By Maciej Siekierski.SIDEBAR: History of a Friendship: Herbert Hoover and Poland
SIDEBAR: Hoover’s Polish Collection