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Sunscreen for Planet Earth

by Edward Tellervia Hoover Digest
Friday, January 30, 1998

Global warming is too serious to be left to the politicians. Hoover fellow Edward Teller suggests a scientific solution to the problem. (If there is a problem, that is.)

At the University of California, the Sky Has Not Fallen

by Thomas Sowellvia Hoover Digest
Friday, January 30, 1998

The regents of the University of California voted in 1995 to end affirmative action on all nine UC campuses. Hoover fellow Thomas Sowell has looked at the results, and he concludes that the educational climate for minorities has gotten better, not worse.

Why Set New Standards if You're Going to Set Them Low?

by Williamson M. Eversvia Hoover Digest
Friday, January 30, 1998

Attempting to develop new standards for its public schools, California has formed an Academic Standards Commission. One of its members is Hoover fellow Williamson Evers, and he's not altogether happy about the commission's work.

The Rich—and Poor—Are Getting Richer

by David R. Hendersonvia Hoover Digest
Friday, January 30, 1998

The gap between rich and poor is neither as large nor as ominous as many would have us believe. By Hoover fellow David R. Henderson.

Left But Right

by David R. Hendersonvia Hoover Digest
Friday, January 30, 1998

In 1996 the Nobel Prize in economics went to two men of the political left. Hoover fellow David R. Henderson, a man of the political right, applauded. Why? The winners put economics above their politics, producing one important insight after another-including insights into the importance of flatter taxes.

William J. Perry

Weimar Russia

by William J. Perryvia Hoover Digest
Friday, January 30, 1998

If Germany's first attempt at democracy, the Weimar Republic, had proved successful, the Second World War would never have taken place. Now Russia has embarked on its own first attempt at democracy. We dare not let it fail. By Hoover fellow and former Secretary of Defense William J. Perry.

Toxic Alert in Russia

by Richard F. Staarvia Hoover Digest
Friday, January 30, 1998

The United States is about to pour money into Russian toxic weapons labs. The intention? Converting the labs to peacetime purposes. At least that's the American intention. The Russians may have other ideas. By Hoover fellow Richard Staar.

The Present Danger

by Margaret Thatchervia Hoover Digest
Friday, January 30, 1998

The evil empire may have toppled, but new dangers loom. Honorary Hoover fellow Lady Thatcher tells why NATO deserves our continued allegiance.

Illustration by Karen Stolper

The Rise of the Enviro-Capitalists

by Terry Anderson, Donald R. Lealvia Hoover Digest
Friday, January 30, 1998

If you believe only government can save the environment, prepare to change your mind. Hoover fellow Terry L. Anderson and his coauthor, Donald R. Leal, describe an entirely new kind of environmentalist.

Why Asia Needs a NATO of Its Own

by Ramon H. Myersvia Hoover Digest
Friday, January 30, 1998

Despite looming troubles--a divided Korea and a divided China--the United States has only two military treaties in Asia, one with Japan, one with South Korea. Hoover fellows Ramon H. Myers and Robert J. Myers make the case for collective security agreements in the Pacific.

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