Estonia Prime Minister Featured Speaker at Hoover Institution Retreat
The prime minister of Estonia, Andrus Ansip, was a featured speaker at the Hoover Institution retreat November 29 and 30. In his talk, “How a Former Soviet Satellite Became One of the World’s Most Free Economies,” Ansip said that “freedom means something very special to Estonians.
Victor Davis Hanson, the Martin and Illie Anderson Senior Fellow, who was recently in Iraq, had high praise for the U.S. military on duty there, particularly those leading the command, including colonels and lieutenant colonels.
The potential of charter schools was discussed by Caroline Hoxby, Hoover senior fellow, in her presentation titled “The Promise and Performance of Charter Schools: Agents of School Reform.”
The U.S. economy was the subject of a separate presentation by Russell Roberts, Hoover research fellow. “We live in the most successful economy in human history,” said Roberts.
Are we in another world war? Norman Podhoretz, editor at large of Commentary magazine, discussed his book World War IV: The Long Struggle against Islamofascism in a presentation by the same name.