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Stephen Kotkin on Robert Conquest’s Conquering the Former Soviet Union

Stephen Kotkin on Robert Conquest’s Conquering the Former Soviet Union

with Stephen Kotkin, Eric Wakinvia Hoover Institution
Monday, January 25, 2016

Hoover research fellow Stephen Kotkin discusses Conquest’s revelatory work on life behind the Iron Curtain,  noting that Conquest definitively established the colossal scale of Soviet horrors, correctly identified their source in Marxist ideas and practices, and underscored the legions of Western dupes who retailed Soviet lies, beginning when Stalin was alive and decades thereafter.

Poet Sam Gwynn on Robert Conquest’s Literary Achievements

Poet Sam Gwynn on Robert Conquest’s Literary Achievements

interview with Sam Gwynn, Elizabeth Conquestvia Hoover Institution
Monday, January 25, 2016

Poet Sam Gwynn presents a talk on Conquest’s literary achievements and his relationships with well-known writers such as Kingsley Amis. Among his considerable gifts, Bob was a superb conversationalist. He had a great sense of humor and loved to laugh: the look of playful delight that animated his face as he nailed a punch line is impossible to forget.

John O’Sullivan Discusses Robert Conquest’s Influence on Margaret Thatcher

John O’Sullivan Discusses Robert Conquest’s Influence on Margaret Thatcher

with John O'Sullivan, Josef Joffevia Hoover Institution
Monday, January 25, 2016

Journalist John O’Sullivan investigates Conquest’s influence on Margaret Thatcher’s administration. Firm of conviction and excellently informed, Conquest provided countless politicians, including Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher, with guidance about the roots of the USSR's policies around the world.

George Shultz on Robert Conquest’s Influence on the Reagan Administration

George Shultz on Robert Conquest’s Influence on the Reagan Administration

with George P. Shultz, Peter M. Robinsonvia Hoover Institution
Monday, January 25, 2016

Hoover Institution fellow and former secretary of state George P. Shultz illuminates Conquest’s far-reaching influence on Ronald Reagan’s administration. Robert Conquest set the gold standard for careful research, total integrity, and clarity of expression about the real Soviet Union and provided guidance about the roots of the USSR's policies around the world.

Michael McFaul on Lessons for US-Russia Relations and for the Ukraine Today

Michael McFaul on Lessons for US-Russia Relations and for the Ukraine Today

with Michael McFaul, Mary Kisselvia Hoover Institution
Monday, January 25, 2016

Five years ago, Russia was in a much stronger position, both at home and in the world. Today,  Putin is playing defense, doubling down on bad decisions guided by an outdated theory of international politics.

Robert Service

Robert Service Delivers 2015 Totalitarian Workshop Keynote

featuring Robert Servicevia Hoover Podcasts
Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Robert Service delivers the keynote address to the 2015 Hoover Institution Workshop on Totalitarian Regimes.

Paul Gregory, organizer of the 2015 Workshop on Totalitarian Regimes; James Mulvenon, workshop keynote speaker; and Eric Wakin, Robert H. Malott Director of Hoover Institution Library & Archives

James Mulvenon Discusses US-Chinese Relations and Cyber Security

with James Mulvenonvia Hoover Podcasts
Wednesday, July 22, 2015

On July 22, Dr. James Mulvenon delivered a lively discussion of US-Chinese cyber relations as the keynote speaker for the Hoover Institution’s 2015 Workshop on Totalitarian Regimes.

Bruce Caldwell delivered the keynote at the second annual Hoover Institution Library & Archives Workshop on Political Economy

Bruce Caldwell Delivers Keynote Address On Hayek For Library & Archives Workshop On Political Economy

interview with Bruce Caldwellvia Hoover Podcasts
Wednesday, June 24, 2015

On Friday, June 24, the second annual Hoover Institution Library & Archives Workshop on Political Economy hosted a public lecture by renowned scholarBruce Caldwell, professor of economics at Duke University and director of Duke's Center for the History of Political Economy

Publication of lost Herbert Hoover memoir concludes busy year for Hoover Press

Herbert Hoover's Life and His Crusade Against Collectivism

by George H. Nashvia Hoover Podcasts
Monday, April 20, 2015

George Nash, a historian, lecturer, and authority on the life of Herbert Hoover, gave a presentation covering Hoover’s extraordinary life and career.

Stephen Kotkin, Princeton professor and Hoover research fellow, discusses his new Stalin biography in Stauffer auditorium

Stephen Kotkin Presents New Biography of Stalin

interview with Stephen Kotkinvia Hoover Podcasts
Wednesday, January 28, 2015

On Wednesday, January 28, 2015, in a talk sponsored by the Hoover Institution Library & Archives, Princeton professor and Hoover fellow Stephen Kotkin discussed his newly published book Stalin, Volume 1: Paradoxes of Power, 1878–1928. 

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