Policy Review

A bimonthly journal of the Hoover Institution that promotes inquiry into the American condition, American and other government and political and economic systems, and the role of the United States in the world. For the academic audience.

Articles from February

Letters
Making Sense of Missile Defense SIR, -- Mark Davis's article "Reagan's Real Reason for SDI" (October/November 2000) is both timely and on target. Can, or should, any responsible government avoidably leave its citizens open to devastating attack?...
Pornography, Main Street to Wall Street
PORNOGRAPHY IS NOT a subject one would expect to come up at a baby shower. But there I was when two Manhattan women of my acquaintance began discussing the web surfing habits of their husbands. It seems they had discovered the "history" folder on their...
Space Weapons: Refuting the Critics
CLASHES OVER THE MILITARY use of space, usually a result of proposals to fund politically controversial weapons programs, have agitated and unsettled the country at various times throughout the space age. But though the world has changed, the intellectual...
The Monochrome Society
VARIOUS DEMOGRAPHERS and other social scientists have been predicting for years that the end of the white majority in the United States is near, and that there will be a majority of minorities. CNN broadcast a special program on the forthcoming majority...
The Vice Presidency Grows Up
"VICE PRESIDENT CHENEY to Wield Unusual Power," said the headline on the jump page of a Washington Post story published late last year. The article speculated that George W. Bush's vice president would function as the government's CEO, with the president...
Why "Globalization" Didn't Rescue Russia
RUSSIA HAS NOT LIVED up to its hype. After nine years of independence and tens of billions of dollars in international assistance -- not to mention voluminous foreign advice -- Russia is far from having met the expectations of a bright future so widespread...