Tuesday, March 29, 2011

2011 No. 2

Conservatism Revived

by Peter Berkowitzvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, March 29, 2011

What did the midterm elections prove? That Americans yearn for enduring principles—and dislike being pushed around. By Peter Berkowitz.

President Obama walking

Obama Recalibrated

by Fouad Ajamivia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Two years into the president’s term, his pedestal has been carted away. Now his administration really begins. By Fouad Ajami.

Now Prove It

by Keith Hennesseyvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Ten ways for Republican leaders to show they can solve America’s problems. By Keith Hennessey.

States of Hardship

by Gary S. Beckervia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, March 29, 2011

With unions, pensions, and mandates helping to do the digging, state and local governments find themselves in a hole even deeper than Washington’s. By Gary S. Becker.

Stimulus candy bowl

Focus on the Fed

by John B. Taylor, Paul D. Ryanvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Although under intense political pressure, the Federal Reserve needs to return to its apolitical core mission: monetary stability. By John B. Taylor and Paul D. Ryan.

Hold the High Ground

by Michael J. Boskinvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, March 29, 2011

In Washington, many are struggling to control spending and cut taxes. History is on their side. By Michael J. Boskin.

Stimulus merry go round

The Money-Go-Round

by John F. Cogan, John B. Taylorvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, March 29, 2011

More evidence that stimulus thinking is wishful thinking. By John F. Cogan and John B. Taylor.

Spending balls

The Budget Binge that Never Was?

by Charles Blahousvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Federal spending may be busting out all over, but columnist Paul Krugman claims he doesn’t see it. By Charles Blahous.

Union Made

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, March 29, 2011

To bring government budgets back down to earth, first puncture those inflated labor contracts. By Richard A. Epstein.

Why We Spend What We Spend

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, March 29, 2011

The Pentagon’s budget is no ordinary line item. There are many reasons not to cut it. By Victor Davis Hanson.

Marines fighting vehicle

Armed with the Odds

by Thomas H. Henriksenvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Proposed cuts in defense spending might not harm our national security—but only if the Pentagon plays its cards right. By Thomas H. Henriksen.

Solider with book

Spoken Like a World Citizen

by Russell A. Bermanvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Learning a foreign language is more than just a boot camp for future soldiers and diplomats. By Russell A. Berman.

Bad apple

Your Child Left Behind

by Eric Hanushek, Paul E. Petersonvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, March 29, 2011

In advanced math studies, not a single American state or demographic group is keeping up with the rest of the world. Hoover fellows Eric A. Hanushek and Paul E. Peterson ran the numbers. By Amanda Ripley.

Shanghai Surprise

by Chester E. Finn Jr.via Hoover Digest
Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Students in China’s largest city just aced three global assessment tests. If American education ever had a “Sputnik moment,” this is it. By Chester E. Finn Jr.

In Harm's Way

by Henry I. Millervia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, March 29, 2011

How we misjudge the risks—and non-risks—of daily life. By Henry I. Miller.

new old Governor

Brown and Blue

by Bill Whalenvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, March 29, 2011

The new old governor of the Golden State is preparing California for budgetary penance. By Bill Whalen.

Ayman Nour

Tyranny is Not the Arabs' Fate

by Fouad Ajamivia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Egypt’s “heroes with no names” may steer history in a direction no one expected. By Fouad Ajami.

Ingredients for a Lasting Democracy

by Larry Diamondvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Ousting an autocrat is only a start. The rules of power become just as important as who holds it. By Larry Diamond.

Dancing man

The Gates Maneuver

by Kori Schakevia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, March 29, 2011

The defense secretary’s great accomplishment? Not battles won or budgets protected, but making the White House see sense on Afghanistan. By Kori N. Schake.

An Unpredictable Wind

An Unpredictable Wind

by Peter Berkowitz, Victor Davis Hanson, Peter M. Robinsonvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, July 13, 2011

The causes, the players, and the likely consequences of the Arab eruptions. A conversation with Hoover fellows Peter Berkowitz, Victor Davis Hanson, and Peter Robinson.

Why Israel is Shunned

by Daniel Pipesvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, March 29, 2011

A shift in elite thinking leaves no room for such assertive, self-defending nation-states. By Daniel Pipes.

Gaza camp

The Palestinian Proletariat

by Michael S. Bernstamvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Permanent refugees, generation after generation: these are the fruit of a U.N. agency that blocks both peace and a Palestinian state. By Michael S. Bernstam.

Putin and Medvedev

Of Comrades and Capos

by Robert Servicevia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, March 29, 2011

If there’s a plot against Russia, as Vladimir Putin claims, then it’s being carried out by those already in power. By Robert Service.

Silicon Valley

Where Russia is Heading

by Mark Harrisonvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, March 29, 2011

One step forward, two steps back. Can Russians ever achieve simple normalcy? By Mark Harrison.

Yellow Ship

China at Sea

by Commander David Slayton, Craig Hoopervia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Less flashy than stealth fighters or missiles, a versatile blue-water navy is preparing to cast China’s influence upon the waters. By David M. Slayton and Craig Hooper.

Dragon

But We Insist

by Jongryn Movia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Not long ago, China abruptly withheld certain rare minerals from world trade. That was just the beginning. Beware China’s shifting “core interests.” By Jongryn Mo.

A Most Ingenious Trick

by Matt Ridley, Peter M. Robinsonvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Matt Ridley, author of The Rational Optimist, insists that we humans must face the truth about ourselves—no matter how good it might be. An interview with Peter Robinson.

Obama's deck of cards

The Audacity of Gimmicks

by Richard A. Epstein, Nick Gillespievia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Hoover fellow Richard A. Epstein knew Barack Obama when he was teaching at the University of Chicago. Obama has the right temperament for intellectual poker, Epstein believes, but is stuck with a bad hand. By Nick Gillespie.

"Time is Not Our Friend"

by Charles Blahous, Ryan Streetervia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Five things Hoover fellow Charles Blahous wants everyone to know about Social Security reform—before it’s too late. By Ryan Streeter.

Hoover senior fellow Richard T. Burress meets with Major James Korth

Once a Marine, Always a Marine

by Richard T. Burress, Colonel Christopher Starlingvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, March 29, 2011

It’s been more than sixty years since he helped capture Iwo Jima, but Hoover fellow Richard T. Burress tells his old unit that some things never change. By Christopher C. Starling.

Retired Army colonel Chris Gibson

The Man from Kinderhook

by Chris Gibson via Hoover Digest
Tuesday, March 29, 2011

During a distinguished Army career, Chris Gibson, who spent a year as a Hoover national security fellow, displayed brains, determination, and courage. Now he’s testing his mettle in Congress.

Princeton historian Bernard Lewis

The Multiple Futures of the Middle East

by Bernard Lewisvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, March 29, 2011

“Imperialist designs” have come to an end. Now, says the dean of Mideast studies, the Arab-Muslim lands must shape their own destinies. By Bernard Lewis.

Malta

On the Cover

via Hoover Digest
Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Nicolas and Lascelle Meserve de Basily

A Room Alive with Memories

by Dennis L. Bark, Linda Bernardvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Every painting and object in the Nicolas de Basily Room tells a story. Together their story is a search for lost time. By Dennis L. Bark and Linda Bernard.