Wednesday, January 16, 2008

2008 No. 1

Economic Strategy Is Paying Off

by John B. Taylorvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, January 16, 2008

A call for a “surge” in jobs and prosperity in Iraq, whose rising economy has gone unheralded. By John B. Taylor.

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If Iraq Fell

by Josef Joffevia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Withdrawing from Iraq wouldn’t produce a happy ending—not for America, not for the world. By Josef Joffe.

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Dispatches from the Front

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Victor Davis Hanson visits Iraq.

Moral Paralysis

by Thomas Sowellvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Western Europe failed to stop Germany seven decades ago. Will we fail to stop Iran today? By Thomas Sowell.

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The Proper Use of Power

by Benjamin Wittesvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Fans and critics alike seem to believe that a new book, The Terror Presidency, presents a thoroughgoing condemnation of presidential authority. It doesn’t. By Benjamin Wittes.

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The Wiretap Flap Continues

by Bruce Berkowitzvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Technology and terrorism have changed. Laws on intercepts need to change, too. By Bruce Berkowitz.

Chill Wind from 1914

by Niall Fergusonvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, January 16, 2008

How a geopolitical chain reaction could once again cause a global cataclysm. By Niall Ferguson.

Complete the Revolution

by Robert Leesonvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Milton Friedman wanted the government to spend taxpayers’ money just as the taxpayers themselves wished. Here’s a reform that would ensure the government did just that. By Robert Leeson.

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Seeds of Competitiveness

by Chester E. Finn Jr., Diane Ravitchvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, January 16, 2008

High schoolers need the liberal arts, not just the technical ones. By Chester E. Finn Jr. and Diane Ravitch.

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No Child Left Alone

by Andrew Fergusonvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, January 16, 2008

A thorough education—in government intrusion. By Andrew Ferguson.

On the Horizon, a Climate Consensus

by George P. Shultzvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Why not replace the Kyoto Protocol with something that really works? What we can learn from the Montreal Protocol on ozone, by one of the diplomats who drafted it. By George P. Shultz.

Running on Empty

by Henry I. Miller, Colin A. Cartervia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Why corn-based ethanol isn’t the solution. By Henry I. Miller and Colin A. Carter.

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Sunscreen for Planet Earth

by Fred C. Iklé, Lowell Woodvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, January 16, 2008

The exotic solutions to global warming might just work. By Fred C. Iklé and Lowell L. Wood.

Golden Headache

by Bill Whalenvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, January 16, 2008

As it does every four years, California is once again struggling to ensure that its presidential primary will matter. Good luck. By Bill Whalen.

Back to the Town Hall

by David Davenportvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Why conservatives should embrace deliberative democracy. By David Davenport.

The Strategy of Campaigning

by Kiron K. Skinner, Serhiy Kudelia, Bruce Bueno de Mesquita, Condoleezza Ricevia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, January 16, 2008

How Ronald Reagan outmaneuvered Jimmy Carter. By Kiron K. Skinner, Serhiy Kudelia, Bruce Bueno de Mesquita, and Condoleezza Rice.

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Che Guevara, Apostle of War

by William Ratliffvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, January 16, 2008

An icon of peaceful idealism? In real life, Che was an exponent of violence. By William Ratliff.

Labour's Love Lost

by Gerald A. Dorfmanvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Why Prime Minister Gordon Brown’s political honeymoon ended almost before it began. By Gerald A. Dorfman.

Two Failures

by Gary S. Beckervia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, January 16, 2008

How the kibbutz and socialism faded away together. By Gary S. Becker.

More Stick, Less Carrot

by Michael McFaulvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Why Russia won’t play nice. By Michael McFaul.

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A Touch of Menace

by Robert Servicevia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Vladimir Putin. We may not know what he’s thinking, but we know only too much about his methods. By Robert Service.

Right and Wrong in Russia

by David Sattervia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, January 16, 2008

The moral and spiritual malaise of a great nation. By David Satter.

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Images of Injustice

by Timothy Garton Ashvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, January 16, 2008

There is frustratingly little the West can do for Burma. Burma’s neighbors, however, could do much. By Timothy Garton Ash.

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It All Adds Up

by Bruce Bueno de Mesquita, Michael A. M. Lernervia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Game theory is no game. The work of Bruce Bueno de Mesquita. By Michael A. M. Lerner.

Robert Barro's Greatest Hits

by Robert J. Barro, Prakash Lounganivia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, January 16, 2008

A pioneer of macroeconomics who is still covering new ground. By Prakash Loungani.

The High-Wire Act of Barack Obama

by Shelby Steelevia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Shelby Steele on a black presidential candidate—and what his campaign says about the country.

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Invisible Hand in Cyberspace

by Michael J. Boskin, Daniel Terdimanvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Economist Michael Boskin has a new position: adviser to an imaginary world. By Daniel Terdiman.

Gary S. Becker: Innovator and Guide

via Hoover Digest
Wednesday, January 16, 2008

The Hoover senior fellow and groundbreaking economist is awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

Well-Spoken Dictators

by Arnold Beichmanvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Iran's Mahmoud Ahmadinejad wasn't the first tyrant to speak at Columbia. Arnold Beichman remembers when Hitler's ambassador showed up in 1933.

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Bitter Harvest

by Michael Ellmanvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, January 16, 2008

The great famine certainly demonstrated Stalin's cruelty, but was it genocide? By Michael Ellman.

Boris Pasternak

Master and Masterpiece

by Leonora Sorokavia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Boris Pasternak's great work, Doctor Zhivago, has turned 50. The Hoover Institution shared some of its vast collection of documents and photos for an international symposium. By Leonora Soroka.

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Communism Inc.

by Eugenia Belova, Valery Lazarevvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Over time, the Soviet Communist Party became oddly businesslike. By Eugenia Belova and Valery Lazarev.