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University Shadow Boxing

THE SHADOW UNIVERSITY: The Betrayal of Liberty on America‘s Campuses. By Alan Charles Kors and Harvey A. Silverglate. The Free Press, $27.50, 415 pp.Before you contribute, lend your good name, or send your child to a university or college, you should ask the administrators if their school has a speech code. If it does, insist that they get rid of ...

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The High Cost of Kyoto

Champions of the Kyoto Protocol say curbing carbon emissions will ensure a safer, more prosperous future for all. But if developing countries don't go along with it, Kyoto could put the bite on U.S. GDP

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Reexamining Reagan

Ronald Reagan: How An Ordinary Man Became an Extraordinary Leader. By Dinesh D’Souza. Free Press, $25, 292 pp.Ronald Reagan left office in BY 1989 with a 70 percent public approval rating-higher than that of either Eisenhower or Kennedy. Yet, despite overwhelming popular approval, the intellectual elites despise him. Why?Dinesh D’Souza’s fine biography confronts head-on the “Revised Standard Version” of the ...

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The Politics Of Race

RACE AND CULTURE: A World View By Thomas Sowell. Basic Books, 331 pp., $25.Affirmative action may well be the hot issue in next year’s election. Already, Republican presidential candidates Pat Buchanan, Phil Gramm, and Robert Dole are challenging federal quotas and set-asides based on race and gender. And President Bill Clinton has ordered a review of federal affirmative action programs ...

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For Whom The Bell Tolls

THE BELL CURVE: Intelligence and Class Structure in American Life By Richard J. Herrnstein and Charles Murray. The Free Press, 845 pp., 830. “Creepy, ” “bizarre,” nasty,” “indecent,” “ugly,” and “grisly” BAILEY are just some of the adjectives that have been used to describe this best-selling book. Is it a new spine-chiller by Stephen King?No. It is “The Bell Curve: ...

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Environmentalist, Heal Thyself

HEALING THE PLANET: STRATEGIES FOR RESOLVING THE ENVIRONMENTAL CRISIS By Paul R. Erlich and Anne H. Erlich, Addison-Wesley, 366 pp., $22.95.FREE MARKET ENVIRONMENTALISM By Terry L. Anderson and Donald R. Leal, Westview Press, 192 pp., S33.50.Paul Ehrlich has been forecasting doom for nearly a quarter of a century-yet the end never gets any nearer. In his 1968 bestseller The Population ...

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