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The Muslim world

Although they belonged to different parties, Woodrow Wilson and Herbert Hoover were similar temperamentally, being earnest Victorian types whom our present society would eschew as lacking in public relations. Both shared a common aim: the preservation of peace, which is why Hoover founded the Hoover Institution on War, Revolution and Peace. That search is now being carried on by the United States Institute of Peace. The negative, dismissive attitude of so many Americans toward the Muslim World is counterproductive. Fortunately, the Institute now announces a "Special Initiative on the Muslim World", to be directed by former ambassador Richard Kauzlarich, with Paul B. Stares as director of the Research and Studies Program. Deputy Director William Drennan will have special responsibility for Asian issues. We will follow the activities of the "special initiative" with the care it merits.

Ronald Hilton - 6/14/02