- The Washington Times - Saturday, December 1, 2001

W. Glenn Campbell was the energizer supreme who, as director of the Hoover Institution on War, Revolution and Peace for 30 years, brought to the think-tank such intellectual luminaries as Robert Conquest, the historian; Milton Friedman, Nobel laureate and one of the world's greatest economists; Sidney Hook, the philosopher; George Shultz, former secretary of state; and Edward Teller, father of the hydrogen bomb. Wrote the London Economist: The Hoover Institution "is hard to match for sheer intellectual firepower." The Economist verdict was based on its survey of the world's think-tanks and Hoover got the highest score. The Soviet Union, in its unique fashion, also recognized Hoover's firepower. It denounced Hoover's scholars and scholarship and, in typical conspiratorial fashion, even blamed then-President Reagan's anti-Soviet foreign policies on the Hoover Institution.

Mr. Campbell, who died Nov. 24, was also devoted to public service chairman of the President's Intelligence Oversight Board, a member of the President's Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board, a member of the National Science Board, and a regent and later chairman of the Board of Regents of the University of California system. Born in Canada, he came to the United States and entered Harvard, where he took his doctorate in economics. In short, Mr. Campbell was one of the best Canadian exports since Saul Bellow.

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