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Analysis and Commentary

The federal-state levee dance

by David Davenportvia San Francisco Chronicle
Sunday, June 11, 2006

The latest political dance craze is the federalism shuffle…

Analysis and Commentary

Is globalization for everyone?

by Tibor R. Machanvia Freedom News Networks
Saturday, June 10, 2006

Mostly "globalization" is used to refer to the policy of extending the principles of a free market, capitalist political economy beyond the borders of countries where those principles have taken substantial root…

Analysis and Commentary

How to counteract educational indoctrination

by Thomas Sowellvia Creators Syndicate
Saturday, June 10, 2006

Each year about this time, some parents write in to ask for suggestions of things for their children to read during the summer to counteract the steady diet of liberal-left indoctrination they have been getting in schools and colleges…

Analysis and Commentary

Should Dictators Be Put to Death?

by Abraham D. Sofaer, Kenneth Rothvia Council on Foreign Relations
Tuesday, June 6, 2006

The apprehension of Charles Taylor, the ongoing trial of Saddam Hussein, and the recent death of Slobodan Milosevic while in custody raise difficult questions for prosecutors, international lawyers and human rights scholars…

Analysis and Commentary

Why bother taking responsibility?

by Tod Lindbergvia Washington Times
Tuesday, June 6, 2006

Every so often appears a piece of writing that just takes your breath away for the way in which it encapsulates the vacuous self-centeredness and resentment into which our world of unprecedented convenience and comfort invites the human personality to dissipate…

Analysis and Commentary

Orange Grove: China's tyranny with a taste of free markets

by Tibor R. Machanvia ocregister.com
Monday, June 5, 2006

When a country is ruled by a fascist dictatorship, the exact nature of its economic system will be indeterminate…

Analysis and Commentary

An Imperial Divergence

by Niall Fergusonvia Wall Street Journal
Saturday, June 3, 2006

Sir John Elliott concludes this magisterial comparative history of empire in the Americas with a striking counterfactual sketch, imagining a different royal patron for Christopher Columbus and a different fate for the New World: "If [England's] Henry VII had been willing to sponsor Columbus's first voyage," he writes, "and if an expeditionary force of [Englishmen] had conquered Mexico for Henry VIII, it is possible to imagine a ... massive increase in the wealth of the English crown as growing quantities of American silver flowed into the royal coffers; the development of a coherent imperial strategy to exploit the resources of the New World; the creation of an imperial bureaucracy to govern the settler societies and their subjugated populations; the declining influence of parliament in the national life, and the establishment of an absolutist English monarchy financed by the silver of America…

Analysis and Commentary

History and the FDR wars

by Tibor R. Machanvia YumaSun.com
Saturday, June 3, 2006

When I went to college I had my biggest problem with the discipline of history…

Analysis and Commentary

White Guilt and War

by Shelby Steelevia American Enterprise Institute
Thursday, June 1, 2006

One of the most remarkable events of the late twentieth century was the collapse of white supremacy--not just in America, but around the world…

Analysis and Commentary

Refighting the War

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Commentary
Thursday, June 1, 2006

Ten years ago, Michael R. Gordon of the New York Times and the retired General Bernard Trainor wrote a critically acclaimed revisionist history of the first Gulf war…

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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.