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Dishonoring the Vows

by Thomas Sowellvia Hoover Digest
Sunday, April 1, 2007

Marriage is alive and well—no thanks to distorted reporting on the ranks of the “never married.” By Thomas Sowell.

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Crossing to Safety

by Gary S. Beckervia Hoover Digest
Sunday, April 1, 2007

Crime is bleeding Latin America of talent, jobs, and the self-confidence to join the global economy. By Gary S. Becker.

Let the Asian Students Succeed

by Thomas Sowellvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, January 30, 2007

A hundred years ago, Chinese and Japanese immigration to the United States, especially to California, gave rise to talk of a “yellow peril.” Today’s hand-wringing about “too many Asians” at elite universities echoes that racist nonsense. By Thomas Sowell.

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First, Do No Harm

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Patent protections, pricing freedom, and the ability to market new products have given the United States the most innovative pharmaceutical industry on earth. Why we must resist new efforts to regulate Big Pharma. By Richard A. Epstein.

Addicted to the Drug War

by Robert Leesonvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, January 30, 2007

The war on illegal drugs engenders corruption, terrorism, and family breakdown, weakening America while strengthening our enemies. By Robert Leeson.

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Does Racism Matter?

by Shelby Steelevia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, January 30, 2007

It no longer stunts the lives of blacks, but the belief that it does remains an article of faith. By Shelby Steele.

A World Free of Nuclear Weapons

by George P. Shultz, William J. Perry, Henry A. Kissinger, Sam Nunnvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Ending the threat of nuclear arms. By George P. Shultz, William J. Perry, Henry A. Kissinger, Sam Nunn.

The Scapegoats Among Us

by Mary Eberstadtvia Policy Review
Friday, December 1, 2006

Blame-shifting after 9/11.

Ever Wonder Why? And Other Controversial Essays
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Ever Wonder Why? and Other Controversial Essays

by Thomas Sowellvia Hoover Institution Press
Thursday, November 9, 2006

Thomas Sowell takes on a range of legal, social, racial, educational, and economic issues—along with "the culture wars"—in this latest collection of his controversial, never boring, always thought-provoking essays. From "gun control myths" to "mealy mouth media" to "free lunch medicine," Sowell gets to the heart of the matters we all care about with his characteristically unswerving candor.

Liberal Reform in an Illiberal Regime

Liberal Reform in an Illiberal Regime: The Creation of Private Property in Russia, 1906–1915

by Stephen F. Williamsvia Books by Hoover Fellows
Thursday, November 2, 2006

An examination of property rights reforms in Russia before the revolution reveals the advantages and pitfalls of liberal democracy in action—from a government that could be described as neither liberal nor democratic. The author analyzes whether truly liberal reform can be effectively established from above versus from the bottom up—or whether it is simply a product of exceptional historical circumstances.

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