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Teaching 9/11 today

with Chester E. Finn Jr.via Washington Dateline
Thursday, August 31, 2006

As they prepare lesson plans to mark the fifth anniversary of Sept. 11th, school teachers are caught between presenting the terrorist attacks as a memorial and as history...

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Economist Niall Ferguson to speak at Vanderbilt University; Historian of the global economy opens Chancellor’s Lecture Series

with Niall Fergusonvia Vanderbilt News Network
Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Niall Ferguson, Laurence A. Tisch Professor of History at Harvard University, will speak on “The War of the World” on Tuesday, Sept. 12, at Vanderbilt University in the inaugural presentation of the 2006-07 Chancellor’s Lecture Series...

Analysis and Commentary

Raul, China, and Post-Fidel Cuba

by William Ratliffvia Latin Business Chronicle
Monday, August 28, 2006

At the beginning of August, Cuba got a new “Maximum Leader” for the first time in almost a half century...

Analysis and Commentary

Chavez Does China

by William Ratliffvia Los Angeles Times
Friday, August 25, 2006

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez's world tour has landed him in China for the fourth time during his presidency

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A satirical look at 'environmentalists'

with Peter Schweizervia Hillsboro Times Gazette
Friday, August 25, 2006

Al Gore, environmentalist...

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The Soul of Battle…

with Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review Online
Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Who are these men and women...

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Raul Castro, China, and Post-Fidel Cuba

by William Ratliffvia Independent Institute
Wednesday, August 23, 2006

At the beginning of August, Cuba got a new “Maximum Leader” for the first time in almost a half century…

Analysis and Commentary

The Next War of the World

by Niall Fergusonvia Foreign Affairs
Wednesday, August 23, 2006

In 1898, H. G. Wells wrote The War of the Worlds, a novel that imagined the destruction of a great city and the extermination of its inhabitants by ruthless invaders…

Analysis and Commentary

Mr. Smith Feeds The World

by Henry I. Millervia New York Post
Sunday, August 20, 2006

Leon Hesser's straightforward yet gripping biography of Nor man Borlaug, the plant breeder known as the Father of the Green Revolution, offers the kind of nobility and idealism shown by Jimmy Stewart in the classic, "Mr. Smith Goes to Washington...

Analysis and Commentary

If the profile fits . . .

by Arnold Beichmanvia Washington Times
Thursday, August 17, 2006

If the profile fits…

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