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Unipolar versus Unilateral

by John Van Oudenarenvia Policy Review
Thursday, April 1, 2004

Confusing power with purpose

The Absolute Intellectual

by Brian C. Andersonvia Policy Review
Sunday, February 1, 2004

Brian C. Anderson on Sartre: The Philosopher of the Twentieth Century by Bernard-Henry Lévy

Messages from a Lost World

by Elena Danielson, Zachary Baker, Maciej Siekierskivia Hoover Digest
Friday, January 30, 2004

A collection of thank-you letters from Polish children to Herbert Hoover following World War I offers a glimpse into a lost world of European Jewry. By Hoover Archives director Elena S. Danielson, Zachary Baker, and Maciej Siekierski.

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Legitimacy and Irrelevance

by Bruce Berkowitzvia Hoover Digest
Friday, January 30, 2004

The United Nations is far less powerful than some—French president Jacques Chirac, for example—would like. Thank goodness. By Hoover fellow Bruce Berkowitz.

The Provinces

China's Northeast: From Largest Rust Belt to Fourth Economic Engine?

by Cheng Livia China Leadership Monitor
Friday, January 30, 2004

China is arguably undergoing the most challenging phase of its economic reform: revitalizing the old and stagnant industrial bases in its northeastern region. Once the "cradle of industrialization" of the People's Republic of China (PRC), the northeastern region, with a population of over 100 million, is today often called the nation's "last fortress of a planned economy." The ultimate goal of the so-called northeastern rejuvenation scheme is to transform the country's "largest rust belt" to its "fourth economic engine," after the Pearl River delta, the Yangtze River delta, and the Beijing-Tianjin corridor. This new phase of China's economic development not only will be crucial for the credibility and legitimacy of the Hu-Wen administration, but will also shape China's future. This article explores the broad political environment in which this strategic scheme has been formulated, outlines the main components of the northeastern rejuvenation, and analyzes the characteristics of top provincial leaders in the northeastern region.

Ripples of Battle

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Hoover Digest
Friday, January 30, 2004

The continuing aftershocks of September 11. By Hoover fellow Victor Davis Hanson.

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No Es Fácil

via Hoover Digest
Friday, January 30, 2004

Life is hard in Castro’s Cuba. By Mike Walker.

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A Case Study in Leadership

via Hoover Digest
Friday, January 30, 2004

Ronald Reagan made it all look easy. But even for him, it wasn’t. By Hoover overseer Buzz McCoy.

Political Reform

The Third Plenary Session of the 16th Central Committee

by Joseph Fewsmithvia China Leadership Monitor
Friday, January 30, 2004

The recent Third Plenary Session of the 16th Central Committee suggests that despite obvious signs of tension within the leadership over the past year, Chinese Communist Party (CCP) General Secretary Hu Jintao has begun to put his distinct stamp on policy. A long "Decision" on the goals of further economic reform—the only document emerging the plenum to be made public—indicates a greater concern with balanced growth and the social dimensions of economic development than did the political report adopted at the 16th Party Congress in fall 2002. Although the plenum did not take up the issue of political reform explicitly, it adopted a new party procedure that called for the Politburo to report on its work to the whole Central Committee, a step advertised as a step toward "inner-party democracy." Recent articles in party journals indicate that discussions continue on political reform, albeit of a limited sort, and that there are likely to be significant developments in this area in the future.

Edward Teller

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.

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