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Interviews of Radio Free Europe Polish Service Employees Digitized

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Audiocassette recordings of interviews of former Polish employees of Radio Free Europe (RFE) have been digitized by Hoover's audio lab for preservation and access.

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Podcasts and chartcasts from the 2014 Southern California Conference now available

Friday, October 17, 2014
Los Angeles Century City, California

The Hoover Institution held its Southern California Conference in Century City on Thursday, October 2, 2014. The conference offered presentations by Hoover fellows on a wide range of public policy issues, from the upcoming Congressional elections to foreign policy to immigration.  Here is a selection of podcasts and chartcasts from the conference.


Hoover hosts conversation with Congressman Paul Ryan on his new book

Thursday, October 16, 2014
Palo Alto, California

On Wednesday, October 15, the Hoover Institution hosted Representative Paul Ryan for a conversation on his new book The Way Forward: Renewing the American Idea.


Former Latvian President Vaira Vīķe-Freiberga Delivers Keynote at Baltic Conference

Friday, October 10, 2014

On Wednesday, October 8, former Latvian president Vaira Vīķe-Freiberga gave the keynote address at the "War, Revolution and Freedom: The Baltic Countries in the 20th Century" conference sponsored by the Hoover Institution Library & Archives and Stanford University.  Speaking to a packed audience in Stauffer Auditorium, Vīķe-Freiberga spoke about the recent history of Latvia, Estonia, and Lithuania, all of which became independent countries again in 1991 after nearly fifty years of Soviet rule.

Harold Melvin Agnew Motion Picture Film, Hoover Institution Archives.

Hoover Archives Featured in Japanese Documentary about Atom Bomb Survivor

Friday, October 10, 2014

A Japanese-language television documentary about a survivor of the atom bomb dropped on Nagasaki includes footage shot at the Hoover Library and Archives. Footage from the Harold Melvin Agnew motion picture film, which depicts atom bombs exploding over Hiroshima and Nagasaki, is at Hoover and featured in the documentary. In addition, there is footage of Rachel Bauer, archival specialist at Hoover, and the shelves of film stored in the Hoover Archives.



Hoover hosts NAFTA at Twenty conference

In NAFTA at 20, Boskin provides a unique perspective to the history and effectiveness of NAFTA

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

The Hoover Institution Press today released NAFTA at 20edited by Hoover senior fellow and renowned economist Michael Boskin.  NAFTA at 20 offers a unique compilation of perspectives from US, Canadian, and Mexican economists, historians, and policy makers of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and examines its conception, creation, outcomes so far, and future.

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Library & Archives Rolls Out New Website

Thursday, September 18, 2014

The Hoover Institution Library & Archives are pleased to announce the launch of their new and updated website ( Offering more than one hundred pages of new content, the website better enables visitors to discover the six thousand archival collections and nearly one million library volumes held at Hoover.

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Nuclear Security: The Problems and the Road Ahead by Secretary George Shultz

Nuclear Security: The Problems and the Road Ahead Examines Worldwide Efforts to Control Threat of Nuclear Weapons

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

The Hoover Institution Press today released Nuclear Security: The Problems and the Road Ahead by Secretary George Shultz, a distinguished fellow at the Hoover Institution.  In this book, Shultz and his coauthors examine worldwide efforts to control nuclear weapons and ensure the safety of nuclear weapons and reactors against catastrophic accidents.

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Iraq after America: Strongmen, Sectarians, Resistance

In Iraq After America, Rayburn Focuses on Why Iraq Is Too Important to Disregard

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

The Hoover Institution Press today released Iraq after America by Colonel Joel Rayburn, a contributor to the Hoover Institution’s Working Group on Islamism and the International Order.

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In Democracy’s Dangers and Discontents, Thornton Sheds Light on How Increased Democratization Isn’t Always a Good Thing

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

STANFORD The Hoover Institution Press today released Democracy’s Dangers and Discontents by Hoover research fellow Bruce Thornton.  This thoughtful book traces the historical process by which American democracy has evolved, discussing past criticisms and showing that those dangers and discontents afflict us today. Thornton argues for the Constitution’s vision of limited government and recovering our forgotten antidemocratic tradition.

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