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Gregory Fossedal's Direct Democracy in Switzerland, a tour de force of what may be the most advanced democracy in the world.  More information.  

Photo Becky Norton Dunlop critiques the politics of environmental science in Clearing the Air. For reviews, click here." For ordering information, click here.

Photo The Real Rx for America's medicocracy? Newt Gingrich has the right prescription in his cogent "Saving Lives and Saving Money."

Photo Former FCC Chairman James Quello examines a life well worth living, of American battles from Omaha Beach to the FCC in "My Wars."

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Photo VOIP, a tax cut for government
A switch to voice-over-internet-protocol technology could reduce the combined telephone bills of U.S. federal, state, and local agencies by $4.5 billion or more annually. Not to mention bringing technology out of the 19th Century. Budget managers, legislators, and taxpayers, call your office -- er, well, send them an email, until you get upgraded. To read recent press and commentary, click here. To access the paper, click here.

Photo U.S. withdrawal? Let Iraqis decide
In a hopeful sign, both the Kerry and Bush campaigns say they believe in democracy for Iraq, and a phased withdrawl of U.S. troops as soon as the people of Iraq are "ready." When will that be? Let's ask, hmmm, well... maybe the people of Iraq, says Tocqueville senior fellow Gregory Fossedal -- starting with January's elections. For Fossedal's perspective, click here.)

Photo Clone wars: Brown responds
In Linux kernel controversy

Welcome to, ground zero for the global controversy over the hybrid-source operating system, Linux. To purchase a copy of Samizdat, click links for: Booksurge advance order, Booksurge e-book. For updates on the discussion, click here. For an archive-in-progress of key statements in the dispute, click here. Tocqueville maintains an open mind in the case, but tends to credit the account of Eric Raymond, the chronicler Laureate of Linux, who writes:

"Linus Torvalds... didn't actually try to write Linux from scratch. Instead, he started by reusing code and ideas from Minix, a tiny Unix-like operating system...."

Photo SBY spells leadership for Indonesia
Tocqueville's statesman of the month is Indonesia's Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, or "SBY." He's valuable to his people, and democracy around the world, as a moderate Moslem with plans to improve both halves of the country's political economy. The dominoes are spreading, from Turkey to Kazakhstan to the Philippines. For a profile of a promising new face, here.

Also at AdTI:  

Kerry, Bush take up war-on-terror "victory" theme
AdTI Impact Tracking Memo, October 11, 2004
Think locally, vote globally
World elections suvey, October 2, 2004
Rumsfeld on Iraqracy: Just right
Middle-East democracy update, September 24, 2004
Kazakhstan's elections: 2 1/2 cheers
AdTI election assessment, September 24, 2004
School reform: left behind
AdTI Impact Tracking Memo, September 23, 2004
527s: Three cheers
United Press International, August 17, 2004
Reagan, Roosevelt, Rushmore
Gregory Fossedal, UPI, June 9, 2004
Gandhi's un-power grab
Tocqueville statesman of the month, May 21, 2004
Fed: up. Past time for a U.S. rate hike
Gregory Fossedal, UPI, May 13, 2004
Demoqracy in Iraq gains elite support
Tocqueville Impact Tracking Memo, May 2004
Brown: Patents and the Penguin
AdTI Research Report, April 28, 2004
Afghanistan, Iraqistan: Answerstan, Electionsstan
United Press International, March 31, 2004
Outsourcing and the devaluation of intellectual property
AdTI Research Report, March 10, 2004
Governments could save up to £10bn using VoIP, February 12, 2004
Robert L. Bartley, RIP
Gregory Fossedal, December 20, 2003
Internet telephone calls: A VoIP primer
Kenneth Brown, AdTI Research Report, December 2003
Global tax cut dominoes, part one: India
Gregory Fossedal, UPI, December 15, 2003
Regulating the cost of Nickelodeon
Broadcasting and Cable, December 10, 2003
VoIP primer keyed to FCC deliberations
EE, December 8, 2003
Brown: Analyzing cable re-regulation
AdTI Release, November 5, 2003
Tocqueville Award to FCC's Martin
AdTI Release, September 18, 2003
Robert Severns remembered
AdTI Commentary, June 27, 2003
Fossedal: Iraqi oil to the Iraqi people
BBC Interview, April 12, 2003
Kemp: Building Iraqi capitalism
Copley News Service, March 15, 2003
Fossedal: Iraq needs ballots, too
Legal Times, February 27, 2003
Tages Anzeiger: Review of "Direct Democracy in Switzerland"
Sara Kupfer translation from Markus Somm

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