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What Must Be Done

by George P. Shultzvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, April 30, 2002

If in past decades the pendulum has swung against the sovereign state, it is time to swing it back–and hold states accountable for permitting terrorists on their territory. By Hoover fellow George P. Shultz.

The Beginning of the End for Bakke

by Robert Zelnickvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, April 30, 2002

The Supreme Court may finally be ready to strike down racial preference programs in college admissions. Hoover fellow Robert Zelnick on what would be "an enormous victory."

White Guilt = Black Power

by Shelby Steelevia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, April 30, 2002

What the controversy over the Afro-American Studies Department at Harvard says about the state of race relations in America. By Hoover fellow Shelby Steele.

How Much Privacy Do We Really Want?

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, April 30, 2002

American privacy laws are often contradictory and wrongheaded. Hoover fellow Richard A. Epstein explains how to fix them.

Foreign Policy

Terrorism, Taiwan Elections, and Tattered Treaties: PRC Security Politics From September 11 Through Year's End

by Thomas Christensenvia China Leadership Monitor
Tuesday, April 30, 2002

This essay addresses three important issues in Beijing's security policy since early September. First, and most obvious, is the September 11 attack on America and the newfound spirit of U.S.-China cooperation that arose from that atrocious event. Second are trends in the mainland's relations with Taiwan in the weeks surrounding the December 2001 Legislative Yuan elections, in which President Chen Shui-bian's Party, the DPP, did surprisingly well despite the economic recession on Taiwan. Third are arms control issues surrounding President Bush's announcement of Washington's impending unilateral withdrawal from the ABM Treaty.

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Preparing for the Worst

by Larry Diamondvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, April 30, 2002

If a massive terrorist attack on Washington wiped out our national leaders, what would we do? Hoover fellow Larry Diamond argues that the Constitution—framed long before weapons of mass destruction could even have been imagined—needs to be amended.

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On Strategic Surprise

by John Lewis Gaddisvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, April 30, 2002

It may never be clear just what bin Laden and his associates hoped to achieve, but it cannot have been finding themselves holed up in caves. By Hoover fellow John Lewis Gaddis.

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Politics after September 11

by Michael Baronevia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, April 30, 2002

What has–and hasn’t–changed. By Hoover media fellow Michael Barone.

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Democracy in Afghanistan? Don’t Hold Your Breath

by Robert J. Barrovia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, April 30, 2002

Why we’re unlikely to see democracy in Afghanistan any time soon. By Hoover fellow Robert J. Barro.

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High Schools and Low Results

by Chester E. Finn Jr.via Hoover Digest
Tuesday, April 30, 2002

If you assumed that nearly every student gets at least a high school diploma these days, prepare yourself for a shock. Hoover fellow Chester E. Finn Jr. on American education’s dirty secret.