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Hoover Digest articles by Mark Harrison

April 21, 2014

Marxist Myopia

Why is Marxism still fashionable in some quarters? Because although the free market’s hard edges are easy to see, its benefits are more subtle.

October 18, 2013

Watching the Detectives

Free societies can indeed restrain their intelligence agencies, largely by keeping them honest.

July 1, 2013

Gambling on Aggression

April 26, 2013

Misplaced Trust

October 26, 2012

Fertile Ground for Extremism

Figure 1 Economic Growth in Sixteen Major Market Economies

Hard times stimulate a search for radical—and wrong—answers. By Mark Harrison.

April 6, 2012

Wishful Thinking Isn't Economic Analysis

Sunny, simplistic views of taxes, imports, and wages—welcome to “do it yourself” economics. By Mark Harrison.

January 23, 2012

Puzzling Violence

Figure 1. Militarized Disputes between Pairs of Countries

Democracy may be on the rise in the world, but so is a strange trend: more wars. By Mark Harrison.

March 29, 2011

Where Russia is Heading

Silicon Valley
Image credit: Taylor Jones

One step forward, two steps back. Can Russians ever achieve simple normalcy? By Mark Harrison.

January 12, 2011

You Have Been Warned

A security officer confronts a Red Square protester
Image credit: Agence France-Presse/Andrey Smirnov

How subtle the techniques with which the KGB ensured compliance . . . and how unsurprising to see them revived in today’s Russia. By Mark Harrison.

January 14, 2010

Secret Justice Is No Justice

Microfilmed images from a KGB dossier show, left to right, Akop Stepanian, Stepan Zatikian, and Zaven Bagdasarian.

Moscow hunted, caught, and punished three terrorists in the late 1970s. Or did it? KGB documents show how a climate of secrecy may leave the case forever in doubt. By Mark Harrison.