This Week’s The Lighthouse: Elena Kagan, Foreign Investment, Russian Spies, and Uganda Bombings

The Lighthouse is the weekly email newsletter of the Independent Institute, which I’ve written since at least late 1999. It features summaries of topical commentaries and analysis by our research fellows and announces new Independent Institute books and journals, upcoming events, and academic programs.

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This week’s Lighthouse (available online here) touches on Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan and the Second Amendment (Stephen Halbrook); debunks the notion that the U.S. government’s creditors represent a credible, major financial risk (Robert Higgs); lampoons the recently busted Russian spy ring (Alvaro Vargas Llosa); and probes the suicide bombings of World Cup soccer viewers in Uganda by Somali terrorists (Ivan Eland).

For your convenience, links to individual articles from this issue are provided below.

1. Would Kagan Defend Second Amendment Rights?
2. Do Foreign Investors Threaten U.S. Financial Stability?
3. Russia’s Pathetic Spies
4. Uganda Suicide Bombings Highlight Risk of Blowback

Happy reading!

Carl P. Close is a Research Fellow and former Executive Editor for Acquisitions and Content at the Independent Institute and former Assistant Editor of The Independent Review.
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