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Too Many Cops Think It's a War

by Joseph D. McNamaravia Hoover Digest
Friday, January 30, 1998

When New York City police were accused of torturing a Haitian immigrant recently, the city's police commissioner claimed that the incident was an "aberration." Hoover fellow Joseph D. McNamara doubts it. An essay by the former San Jose chief of police.

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.

We Won. Now What?

by Dennis L. Barkvia Hoover Digest
Friday, January 30, 1998

With the Cold War over and done, the Atlantic alliance has given birth to a new world of peace and prosperity. Yet the Europeans suddenly think ill of us, while we hardly think of them at all. Hoover fellow Dennis L. Bark presents a portrait of postpartum blues.

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The Life and Death of American Cities

by Stephen Moorevia Hoover Digest
Friday, January 30, 1998

Stephen Moore examines the proposition that immigrants impose burdens on the cities where they live, acting as an economic drag. The facts, he finds, suggest otherwise.

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Diplomacy, Wired

by George P. Shultzvia Hoover Digest
Friday, January 30, 1998

Hoover fellow and former Secretary of State George P. Shultz considers diplomacy in the age of the World Wide Web. His conclusion? Less has changed than you might think.

The Rising Cost of Getting Well

by Henry I. Millervia Hoover Digest
Friday, January 30, 1998

Regulation by the Food and Drug Administration is pushing up the price of medicine and delaying the introduction of new drugs. Think the era of big government is over? Look in your medicine cabinet. By Hoover fellow Henry I. Miller, M.D.

How to Square the Asian Circle

by Charles Wolf Jr.via Hoover Digest
Friday, January 30, 1998

The United States wants a military alliance with Japan and a policy of engagement with China, aims that happen to be in conflict. Hoover fellow Charles Wolf Jr. tells how to pull the policy off.

Two Jeers for Democracy

by Tom Bethellvia Hoover Digest
Friday, January 30, 1998

The more democracy the better? According to Hoover media fellow Tom Bethell, not necessarily. An argument for restricting the franchise.

A Budget Only the Beltway Could Love

by Robert J. Barrovia Hoover Digest
Friday, January 30, 1998

Despite the hurrahs among Republicans and Democrats alike after last summer's budget agreement, Hoover fellow Robert J. Barro sees little cause for celebration. A critique of a big deal.

Why You Can't Fire Anybody

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

A commercial pilot flies a jet while legally drunk. He's fired. And? And the courts force the airline to rehire him. Hoover fellow David R. Henderson examines the surreal world of American labor regulations.