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The New Normalcy

by Henry I. Miller, Sherri Ferrisvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, January 30, 2002

Learning how to live in a newly dangerous world. By Hoover fellow Henry I. Miller and Sherri Ferris.

Where Ignorance Isn’t Bliss

by Robert Conquestvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, January 30, 2002

After the terrorist attacks, the level of American ignorance about the outside world became woefully obvious. Robert Conquest on the need for "more history and better history."

Picking Up the Pieces

by Larry Goodsonvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, January 30, 2002

Even before the current war, Afghanistan had become a mass of rubble and mine-strewn fields in which fully half the prewar population had been killed, wounded, or forced into exile. What’s next for this war-ravaged land? By Larry Goodson.

TEST TUBE AMERICA: Immigration

with Michael Barone, Peter Skerryvia Uncommon Knowledge
Tuesday, January 22, 2002

In 1965, Congress voted to change the laws that had restricted immigration into the United States for more than four decades. The Immigration Act of 1965 resulted in a wave of increased immigration that continues today. How do recent immigrant groups compare with those of the last great wave of immigration a century ago? Are they successfully integrating into American culture or threatening America's cultural stability? Should immigration once again be restricted, or should we concern ourselves with helping immigrants assimilate when they arrive?

THE RED AND THE BLUE: The Cultural and Political Divide in America

with Michael Barone, Ruy Teixeiravia Uncommon Knowledge
Tuesday, January 22, 2002

Is America a divided nation? Sharp regional voting patterns were evident in the 2000 presidential election: rural, Midwestern, and southern voters went for Bush; urban and coastal voters went for Gore. These regional voting patterns have led some to describe America as one nation with two cultures. Is this an accurate way of looking at American society? Or is America divided along economic rather than cultural lines? Just how fundamental are these differences, and what impact will they have on the American political landscape?

Beyond the Color Line: New Perspectives on Race and Ethnicity in America
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Beyond the Color Line: New Perspectives on Race and Ethnicity in America

by Abigail Thernstrom, Stephan Thernstromvia Hoover Institution Press
Saturday, January 5, 2002

Twenty-five essays covering a range of areas from religion and immigration to family structure and crime examine America's changing racial and ethnic scene. They clearly show that old civil rights strategies will not solve today's problems and offer a bold new civil rights agenda based on today's realities.

Estonia and the Estonians: Updated Second Edition

by Toivo U. Raunvia Books by Hoover Fellows
Tuesday, January 1, 2002

A comprehensive survey of Estonian history, placing recent events into historical perspective. The author analyzes the country's post-communist transition, its strategic geopolitical location, and the role of ethnic Estonians in shaping the history of the area.

Bringing in a New Era in Character Education

Bringing in a New Era in Character Education

by William Damonvia Books by Hoover Fellows
Tuesday, January 1, 2002

The authors provide a unique perspective on what is needed to make character education an effective, lasting part of our educational agenda.

Education in the Twenty-first Century

Education in the Twenty-first Century

by Edward Paul Lazearvia Books by Hoover Fellows
Tuesday, January 1, 2002

In this thought-provoking volume, scholars offer evidence, insights, and ideas on key policy questions affecting education—such as national exams, accountability, performance, and other vital issues, while detailing the importance of education to both the individual and society as a whole.

Analysis and Commentary

The High School Diploma Drought

by Chester E. Finn Jr.via Hoover Daily Report
Monday, December 24, 2001

If just three-quarters of young Americans—and barely half of black and Latino students—are managing to graduate from high school on time, we've got a whopping problem.

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