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300: The Sequel

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, June 19, 2007

The Battle of Thermopylae is long over, but it still has a great deal to tell us about friction between Persia and the West. By Victor Davis Hanson.

In the News

Contra Luttwak

with Niall Fergusonvia Corner (National Review Online)
Sunday, June 17, 2007

I gave a nod of approval to Edward Luttwak's "Prospect" piece in my May Diary (second heading)...

In the News

Twists in the Great Game

with Niall Fergusonvia Daily Pioneer (India)
Friday, June 15, 2007

In the summer of 1997, as I recall, Gen JFR Jacob of Bangladesh war fame, was on one of his visits to London; time hung heavy, so I took him to see my old friend, the late Gerald Segal, then head of the Asia Pacific desk at the Institute of Strategic Studies, an autonomous think-tank with close Whitehall and White House links...

In the News

An assault on the efficacy of free trade

with Milton Friedmanvia Telegraph
Thursday, June 14, 2007

'It ain't what we don't know that bothers me so much, it's all the things we do know that ain't so,' said Moses Abramovitz, a Stamford economist (1912-2000) who challenged the modern wisdom that the magic of the market leads to prosperity and order...

Analysis and Commentary

Home-Invader Program?

by Thomas Sowellvia Creators Syndicate
Thursday, June 14, 2007

People who are pushing for a “guest worker” program show not the slightest interest in what has been happening under guest-worker programs in Europe...

Analysis and Commentary

The Soviet Gulag

by David Sattervia Spero News
Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Not all the mechanisms of repression in unfree societies are violent...

In the News

Europe’s Christian Comeback

with Niall Fergusonvia Foreign Policy
Tuesday, June 12, 2007

The West is awash with fear of the Islamization of Europe...

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“Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall.”

with Peter M. Robinsonvia Hot Air
Tuesday, June 12, 2007

It was 20 years ago today that President Ronald Reagan stood before the Berlin Wall, overruled his foreign policy handlers and delivered a memorable line written by Peter Robinson...

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Speaking Truth to Evil

with Peter M. Robinsonvia Blogger News Network
Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Twenty years ago today, the President of the United States did what every single diplomat told him not to do, but he did it because he believed it was the right thing to do...

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Reagan's 'tear down this wall' speech turns 20

with George P. Shultzvia USA Today
Tuesday, June 12, 2007

When Ronald Reagan stood in front of the Berlin Wall 20 years ago Tuesday and challenged Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev to "tear down this wall," few believed it might someday happen...