Featuring Jeff Flake (R-AZ), United States Senator; Dave Brat (R-VA-7), United States Congressman; Michael F. Cannon, Director of Health Policy Studies, Cato Institute; John C. Goodman, President, Goodman Institute for Public Policy Research; moderated by Peter Russo, Director of Congressional Affairs, Cato Institute.
In Lukewarming: The New Climate Science that Changes Everything, Pat Michaels and Chip Knappenberger explain the real science and spin behind the headlines and come to a provocative conclusion: global warming is not hot—it’s lukewarm. Climate change is real, it is partially man-made, but it is clearer than ever that its impact has been exaggerated—with many predictions now being rendered implausible or impossible. This new paperback edition of the book is an expanded edition of last year’s ebook-only edition of Lukewarming, and includes updates in science and policy following the accords reached at the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris.
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After War: The Political Economy of Exporting Democracy
Featuring the author Christopher J. Coyne, Assistant Professor of Economics, West Virginia University, with comments by Jack Goldstone, Virginia E. and John T. Hazel Jr. Professor and Eminent Scholar, George Mason School of Public Policy, and Tamara Cofman Wittes, Senior Fellow, Saban Center for Middle East Policy, The Brookings Institution. Moderated by Christopher Preble, Director of Foreign Policy Studies, Cato Institute.
The United States has attempted to export liberal democratic institutions through military occupation and reconstruction throughout its history, with mixed results. For every West Germany or Japan, there is a Cuba, Haiti, Somalia, or Vietnam. Why does liberal democracy take hold in some countries but not in others? Why do we observe such different outcomes in military interventions? Do efforts to export democracy help more than they hurt? In After War, Christopher Coyne addresses these and other questions by examining the mechanisms and institutions that contribute to the success of reconstruction programs by creating incentives for sustained cooperation.