Opinion

                
  • Berlusconi and totalitarianism

    Berlusconi and totalitarianism

    July 25, 2003

    The New York Times reports that Italian students and teachers are protesting the inclusion in high school graduation exams of an essay question about “terror and repression in totalitarian systems,” which the question defines as “communism,...

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  • Splits in the powers that be on Iraq

    Splits in the powers that be on Iraq

    July 25, 2003

    I never thought I’d agree with Zbigniew Brzezinski on much of anything. (For those who may not remember, he was Jimmy Carter’s national security adviser and a leading cold war ideologue.) But consider this recent exchange...

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  • False claims: patient rights under attack

    False claims: patient rights under attack

    July 18, 2003

    Opinions In 1989, Michael Hatch, then Commerce Commissioner of Minnesota, released an investigation of two medical malpractice insurance companies finding that each had increased doctors’ malpractice premiums some 300 percent. Yet the number of claims against...

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  • More thoughts on affirmative action

    More thoughts on affirmative action

    July 18, 2003

    Opinions The morning of the affirmative action workshop at the Rainbow/PUSH coalition conference last month was the very same morning that the Supreme Court released its controversial and divided decisions in the twin University of Michigan...

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  • Where is Smedley when we need him?

    Where is Smedley when we need him?

    July 18, 2003

    Opinions Official publicity surrounding the Iraq War gives no indication that military people might harbor dissenting views or be reluctant to obey orders. But the voices of soldiers who said “no” crop up in the historical...

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