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Food as a Weapon

by Bertrand M. Patenaudevia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Herbert Hoover fed not only the citizens of Belgium but also, in the hope that they would throw off the Bolsheviks, the citizens of Soviet Russia. Bertrand M. Patenaude has another remarkable story.

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The Center Holds

by Morris P. Fiorinavia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, January 30, 2007

America is not the fatally polarized nation we often imagine it to be. On most issues, the majority of red-staters and blue-staters are on the same side. By Morris P. Fiorina.

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Victory Is the Word

by Shelby Steelevia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Why the United States must win in Iraq. By Shelby Steele.

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Europe Remembers Herbert Hoover, “Napoleon of Mercy”

by George H. Nashvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, January 30, 2007

An exhibit in Belgium celebrates the humanitarian legacy of Herbert Hoover, who did so much to prevent starvation in Europe during and after World War I. George H. Nash tells the story.

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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.

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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British Politics Is Exciting Again

by Gerald A. Dorfmanvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, January 30, 2007

The Tories have finally pulled even with Labour, Tony Blair has promised to step down this spring, and nobody knows what Gordon Brown, Blair’s heir apparent, will do when he finally becomes prime minister. What fun! By Gerald A. Dorfman.

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An Exceptional American

by Michael Baronevia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Marty Lipset's life work was like that of Tocqueville: explaining the United States to itself. His abiding theme was American uniqueness. By Michael Barone.

Complicated Questions, Elegant Answers

by Bill Schneidervia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Marty Lipset did not believe that people had to be enlightened and sophisticated—“educated”—to function democratically. What they had to do was understand and pursue their interests. By Bill Schneider.

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A Giant among Teachers

by Larry Diamondvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, January 30, 2007

An appreciation of the original “Political Man.” By Larry Diamond.

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