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Hoover Digest by topic: World History

April 21, 2014

“And Then Came the War . . .”

From the memoirs of Helena Paderewska, wife of the celebrated pianist, a scene of festivity and farewell in the summer of 1914.

April 21, 2014

The Zeppelin Menace

A century before there was the drone, there was the zeppelin. As a weapon of terror, the airship had no equal at the start of the First World War.

April 21, 2014

Lawrence’s Fallen Star

In a tale stranger than any movie, Lawrence of Arabia lived the role of a lifetime.

April 21, 2014

The Powers that Will Be

China’s rise need not entail America’s fall. How “declinism” distracts us from contemplating a much more complicated future.

April 21, 2014

The Empire Strikes Back?

More and more, China resembles the confident—and eventually aggressive—Japan of the 1930s.

January 21, 2014

The Last Communist

Mieczysław F. Rakowski, the last Communist prime minister of Po-land, sought to repair communism by reforming it. Instead he reformed it right out of existence.

January 21, 2014

A Long and Trying Season

The Arab Spring has settled one question: the Muslim world does want representative government. It also showed that democracy there has far to go.

January 21, 2014

How to Breed Atrocities

Wars such as the Syrian conflict—irregular, undeclared, ideological—all but inevitably give rise to a particular sadism and brutality.

October 18, 2013

Windows into History

In seldom-seen treasures from the Hoover Archives, stories of artists and their times.

October 18, 2013

Declaration of Dependence

Tocqueville admired the independence of the Americans he met. Their descendants now swaddle themselves in a regulatory state.