William Hawkins

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  • February 1998

    Bipartisan "Nationalist" Coalition

    The Bipartisan "nationalist" coalition which has been emerging in response to the cosmopolitan policies of the Clinton administration scored several notable victories in the week before Congress adjourned for 1997.

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  • Big Emerging Mistakes
    November 1997

    Big Emerging Mistakes

    The theory that "big emerging markets" (BEMs) m the Third Worid will be the driving force of the world economy, and thus of worid politics, has been at the core of the Clinton administration's foreign policy.

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  • August 1997

    Declaring China "Normal"

    The annual process of extending "most-favored-nation" (MFN) trade status to communist China was to have a new twist this year. Beijing's friends in Washington were pushing for an end to this embarrassing review of Beijing's brutal behavior by granting MFN to China on a permanent basis.

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  • It's Sovereignty, Stupid!
    August 1996

    It's Sovereignty, Stupid!

    On March 18, President Bill Clinton tested the waters on the foreign trade issue. These waters had been heated up by Republican contender Patrick Buchanan's attacks on "unfair trade deals," which had hurt Americans for the benefit of transnational corporations.

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  • Social Engineering in the Balkans
    May 1996

    Social Engineering in the Balkans

    In his November 27 televised speech explaining his rationale for sending United States troops into the Balkans, President Bill Clinton said his goal is "preserving Bosnia as a single state."

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  • The Surrender of Political and Military Sovereignty
    October 1995

    The Surrender of Political and Military Sovereignty

    Sovereignty is a people's ability to govern its internal affairs and protect its independence against outside interference. Military power has always been the most obvious pillar of sovereignty.

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  • The American Churchill
    September 1995

    The American Churchill

    While reading this wide-ranging collection, I was struck once again by the similarities between Theodore Roosevelt and Winston Churchill. Both were prolific writers of books and essays that incorporate history and political thought with personal experience.

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  • The People at War
    August 1994

    The People at War

    "The wars of peoples will be more X terrible than the wars of kings!" So predicted the young Winston Churchill as the new century dawned in 1901. The world wars (two hot, one cold) that have marked the decades since have validated Churchill while contradicting the glib predictions that "global democracy" would bring a new century of world peace.

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  • The Retreat From Realism
    March 1994

    The Retreat From Realism

    The essence of conservatism is realism. Conservatives properly study the bloody lessons of history and recognize the ambiguous temper of human nature. They reject the grand but unworkable schemes for radical reform proposed by the socialist left.

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  • Roots of a New World Order
    August 1993

    Roots of a New World Order

    Though Thomas Knock draws no explicit comparisons between Woodrow Wilson's plans for a post- Great War world and the policies George Bush tried to fashion for a post-Cold War world, his use of the term "New World Order" in the title of his book is clearly meant to steer the reader to think in parallel terms: a frame of mind that could easily be carried into the new age of Bill Clinton.

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  • Let Them Eat Brie
    May 1993

    Let Them Eat Brie

    The Berkeley Roundtable on the International Economy (BRIE) has been in the forefront in devising the new paradigm of strategic trade and industrial policy.

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  • Key Issue

    Ron Brown was recently blasted by an organ that is usually quite friendly to Democrats, the New York Times.

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  • The New Imperialism
    December 1992

    The New Imperialism

    The terms "global economy" and "New World Order" have become part of the common litany that frames foreign policy discussions. Though the second term is often used in a mocking or ironic tone, the first has attained the status of a paradigm.

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  • The Democratic Trajectory
    October 1992

    The Democratic Trajectory

    It is common in liberal and neoconservative circles to argue that the United States should foster democracy around the world to enhance its own security because "democracies don't fight each other."

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  • Additional Reductions

    President Bush's 1993 budget called for additional reductions in defense spending totaling $50 billion over five years. Liberal members of Congress immediately sharpened their knives to make even larger cuts.

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  • The Anti-Americans
    April 1992

    The Anti-Americans

    This latest installment in Paul Hollander's series of exposes of left-liberal thinking has a broader perspective than his previous work.

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  • Talking Brass
    February 1992

    Talking Brass

    I remember having dinner with John Singlaub shortly after he retired from the Army. The Young Americans for Freedom chapter at the University of Tennessee, of which I was president, had invited him to speak on campus.

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  • Yellow Peril (Part II)
    September 1991

    Yellow Peril (Part II)

    Do not be put off by the sensationalist title. This is a solid geopolitical and economic study of power in the Pacific during the 20th century. Basing their prophesy on the record, George Friedman and Meredith Lebard conclude that a second U.S.-Japanese war is highly probable in the early 21st century.

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  • Win or Lose
    July 1991

    Win or Lose

    If Desert Storm was a victory because it was not fought as the Vietnam War was fought, could the Vietnam War have been a victory if it had been fought as Desert Storm was?

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  • July 1991

    Aliens and the Alienated

    American leftists today yearn for a more receptive proletariat. They have virtually given up on the white working class, which they feel has been subverted by bourgeois values and the consumer society.

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