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Why the Federal Government Should Be Sent Out of the Classroom

by Herbert J. Walbergvia Hoover Digest
Sunday, July 30, 2000

What is the best thing the federal government could do for America’s schoolchildren? Get out of the classroom altogether. By Hoover fellow Herbert J. Walberg.

Imperial Understretch

by Richard N. Haassvia Hoover Digest
Sunday, July 30, 2000

Although at the height of its power and influence, the United States is pursuing a foreign policy both timid and aimless. Richard N. Haass outlines the bold foreign policy we ought to be pursuing instead.

Indifferent to Democracy

by Michael McFaulvia Hoover Digest
Sunday, July 30, 2000

For years we assumed that the threat to Russian democracy would come from outside the Russian state. Now we can see that the real threat comes from within the Russian state. By Hoover fellow Michael McFaul.

New Hope for Public Schools

by Paul T. Hillvia Hoover Digest
Sunday, July 30, 2000

For years, our public schools were all but the exclusive domain of government bureaucrats and self-interested teachers’ unions. But now education initiatives—undertaken by private corporations and individuals, not the government or the unions—are springing up across the country. Hoover fellow Paul Hill on the hopeful new trends.

A Report Card on Democracy

by Larry Diamondvia Hoover Digest
Sunday, July 30, 2000

There have never been more democracies in the world, and the average level of human freedom is now the highest ever recorded. Reasons to celebrate? Yes—and no. By Hoover fellow Larry Diamond.

The Secretary Testifies

by George P. Shultzvia Hoover Digest
Sunday, July 30, 2000

The Senate Foreign Relations Committee recently asked Hoover fellow and former secretary of state George P. Shultz to grade the performance of the International Monetary Fund. He gave it an F.

Big Brother in the Workplace

by Charles J. Sykesvia Hoover Digest
Sunday, July 30, 2000

Hoover fellow Charles J. Sykes explains why "employee privacy" is a contradiction in terms.

The Ugly Beauty of Backwardness

by Timothy Garton Ashvia Hoover Digest
Sunday, July 30, 2000

Hoover fellow Timothy Garton Ash reports from Burma, one of the most repressive and isolated states in the world. He finds a country straight out of the pages of Rudyard Kipling—and George Orwell.

End the Embargo Now

by William Ratliff, Roger Fontainevia Hoover Digest
Sunday, July 30, 2000

Who is the biggest beneficiary of the U.S. embargo against Cuba? Hint: His first name is Fidel. Hoover fellow William Ratliff and Roger Fontaine explain why the time has come to bring the embargo to an end.

The Cold War’s Final Act

by Edward Neilanvia Hoover Digest
Sunday, July 30, 2000

Forty-seven years after the last bullet was fired in the Korean War, the border separating the two Koreas remains the site of the greatest massing of hostile troops on the planet. Hoover media fellow Edward Neilan reports on the chances that peace might come to the Korean peninsula at last.