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Tribute to a Patriot

by Arnold Beichmanvia Hoover Digest
Friday, January 30, 2004

How fortunate for the free world that America has served as a haven for immigrants such as Edward Teller. By Hoover fellow Arnold Beichman.

A SLAVE TO THE SYSTEM? Thomas Jefferson and Slavery

with Jack Rakove, Garry Willsvia Uncommon Knowledge
Monday, January 19, 2004

When the Constitution of the United States was ratified in 1789, the infamous "three-fifths clause" gave the southern slaveholding states disproportionate power within the federal government. To what extent did this southern advantage help the southerner Thomas Jefferson win the presidency? And to what extent did Jefferson, author of the phrase "all men are created equal," use the power of his presidency to preserve and perpetuate the institution of slavery?

ROCK MY WORLDVIEW: How to Win the War on Terror

with Ken Jowitt, David Frumvia Uncommon Knowledge
Monday, January 19, 2004

Do the neoconservatives know how to win the war on terror? Much has been made of the influence within the Bush administration of neoconservatives—those who tend to take a hard line in the war on terror and who favored the war in Iraq. Recently two men close to the Bush administration, Richard Perle and David Frum, wrote a book laying out the neoconservative agenda for winning the war on terror and making America safe. Their agenda is bold and ambitious. Critics would say it is reckless and dangerous. Who's right?

A CRASH COURSE IN DUBYANOMICS: President Bush's Economic Policy

with Robert J. Barro, Paul Krugmanvia Uncommon Knowledge
Tuesday, January 6, 2004

The decades of the 1980s and 1990s seem to offer two different fiscal models for promoting economic growth. The 1980s under President Reagan suggest that cutting taxes is more important than balancing the budget. The 1990s under President Clinton suggest the importance of balancing the budget with moderate tax increases. Yet the results in each decade were similar: sustained economic growth. President George W. Bush has clearly been following the Reagan model in his first term: enacting large tax cuts even as the federal budget approaches record deficits. But has the Bush team taken the correct lessons from our recent economic past? Do the Bush policies promote long-term growth or jeopardize it?

ANOTHER BRICK IN THE WALL: The Separation of Church and State

with Douglas W. Kmiec, Garry Willsvia Uncommon Knowledge
Tuesday, January 6, 2004

The First Amendment of the Constitution declares in part that "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof." What did this amendment mean to the founders who wrote it? Did they intend to establish an inviolate "wall of separation between church and state"? Or was their intent instead to merely preserve religious freedom and prevent the establishment of a national religion?

Analysis and Commentary

Differences in American and European Worldviews

by Russell A. Bermanvia Reason
Monday, January 5, 2004

Americans and West Europeans advocate very distinct philosophical stances, especially regarding matters of individual responsibility and the role of the state.

The Czechs and the Lands of the Bohemian Crown

The Czechs and the Lands of the Bohemian Crown

by Hugh Agnewvia Books by Hoover Fellows
Thursday, January 1, 2004

In this first up-do-date, single volume history of the Czechs, Agnew provides an introduction to the major themes and contours of Czech history for the general reader—from prehistory and the first Slavs to the Czech Republic's entry into the European Union.

Varieties of Progressivism in America

Varieties of Progressivism in America

by Peter Berkowitzvia Books by Hoover Fellows
Thursday, January 1, 2004

The contributors to this volume examine the past, present, and future of progressivism in America from different perspectives and with different expertise. What is the future of progressivism in America in an increasingly unfriendly political climate?

Unconditional Democracy: Education and Politics in Occupied Japan, 1945–1952

by Toshio Nishivia Books by Hoover Fellows
Thursday, January 1, 2004

On December 8 (Japan time), 1941, Imperial Japan launched a massive attack on beautiful Pearl Harbor, calling it "the preemptive first strike." The island empire, seduced by a mirage of eternal glory, had lunged forward without knowing its destination.

Varieties of Conservatism in America

Varieties of Conservatism in America

by Peter Berkowitzvia Books by Hoover Fellows
Thursday, January 1, 2004

TA distinctive group of professional contributors examine the questions that divide conservatives today and reveal the variety of answer put forward by classical conservatives, libertarians, and neoconservatives.

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Military History Working Group


The Working Group on the Role of Military History in Contemporary Conflict examines how knowledge of past military operations can influence contemporary public policy decisions concerning current conflicts.