The World of Child Labor

As Sen. Joseph Biden (D-Delaware) told a U.S. Department of Labor hearing in 1997, “In an age of computers, fiber optics, and space travel, it is easy to forget that in many parts of the world–including our own backyard–children are sold into servitude, chained to machines, and forced to work under the most dangerous and…

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Controlling the Panama Canal

In this PBS Online NewsHour Forum, Professor Tierney and William Ratliff of the Hoover Institution discuss the national security implications over who would control of the Panama Canal.

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Poland and the Future of NATO

This is an updated portion of an address delivered at the University of Virginia on February 26, 1999.In the late 1940s an anonymous Polish wit introduced a rhyme that aptly summarized the Polish predicament and hopes at the time:Panie Truman, spuÊç ta baniabo tu jest nie do wytrzymania[Mr. Truman drop the bombwe can't bear it…

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Natural Society Revisited

It is heartening that a fashionable new field known as “civil society studies” has recently emerged. It is surely a symptom of concern over whether modern society as we know it is sufficiently civil to foster the growth of Western liberalism.

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The Butcher Has Moved to Kosovo

In recent days, Slobodan Milosevic, that unreconstructed relic of the Cold War, the communist and chauvinist dictator of Serbia and Montenegro, has launched a campaign of terror against the people of his own state. He has sent Serbs to kill Albanians, simply because they are Albanians. Mr. Milosevic has sent the so-called Yugoslav Army and…

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Por Dios, Por la Patria y el Rey

Very few events in modern European history have stirred popular imagination more than the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939). To this very day, an average person perceives the conflict as a struggle between “democracy” and “fascism.” However, Arthur Koestler exposed this false dichotomy over forty years ago. This famous defector from Communism admitted that Soviet agents…

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Equality by Starvation

Within three months we become emaciated. The extremities turn thin but the bellies are bloated. On less nourishment than the daily intake of 1600 calories, the process commences earlier. Next we become lethargic and tire easily. Sometimes we are capable of bursts of violent rage as we frantically search for anything edible. In fact, we…

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Born to Conservatism

A few of us are born to conservatism. Even before we can reason properly, we are fortified by Faith. Our path smoothed by our parents’ love and toil, we glide into the passageways of the age-sanctified custom and prescription. On our grandmother’s lap we relive the trials and triumphs of our family; there is no…

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A Case for Integration

To cherish our distinct roots and traditions as complimentary of the national culture is profoundly conservative.  To use our origin and heritage as incriminatory of the present national community is insidiously revolutionary. The conservative attitude helps us celebrate E Pluribus Unum, while the revolutionary tackle breaks up One into Many. In other words, it is…

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