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 No. 144, August-September

Declinism
THE WORRIES AND warnings come from across the political spectrum and across the oceans. New York Times critic Nicolai Ouroussoff calls America "an empire enthralled with its own power and unaware that it is fading." Former Clinton administration official...
End of Dreams, Return of History
THE WORLD HAS become normal again. The years immediately following the end of the Cold War offered a tantalizing glimpse at a new kind of international order, with nations growing together or disappearing altogether, ideological conflicts melting away,...
Held Back: No Child Left Behind Needs Some Work
PASSED BY CONGRESS in late 2001 and signed by President George W. Bush one year after his inauguration, the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) is the most ambitious federal education statute ever. It overhauled and expanded Washington's role in education,...
Marking Intelligence Smart
ADISASTROUS "BOLT FROM the blue" attack kills thousands; enraged politicians and pundits point fingers; committees gravely recommend changes; a massive reorganization of the nation's security and intelligence organs follows. Sound familiar? It's the...
Supply, Demand & Kidney Transplants
IN MAY 2002, Clois Guthrie, an 85-year-old retired osteopathic surgeon, got the phone call he was waiting for: A suitable kidney had just become available for him. A renal transplant would mean liberation from the dialysis machine to which he had been...
Vulgarizing the War Debate
STEPHEN HOLMES. The Matador's Cape: America's Reckless Response to Terror. CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS. 384 PAGES. $30.00 WAR PLACES A premium on knowledge. Certainly it's better to have more troops, bigger guns, and more powerful bombs and rockets....
What the Beatitudes Teach
THE SERMON ON THE MOUNT has long been rightly understood as both a starting-point and a summation of Jesus's teaching. It begins with the Beatitudes (Mt. 5:3-12), in which Jesus delineates the categories of people he says enjoy special favor. The Beatitudes...

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