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International Security

American Contempt for Liberty

by Walter E. Williamsvia Books by Hoover Fellows
Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Throughout history, personal liberty, free markets, and peaceable, voluntary exchange have been roundly denounced by tyrants and often greeted with suspicion by the general public.

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American Umpire

by Elizabeth Cobbsvia Books by Hoover Fellows
Wednesday, March 6, 2013

As the presiding superpower, the United States has frequently been labeled an empire whose actions, constructive, destructive, and benign have deep consequences on the world stage. In her latest book, Hoover Research Fellow Elizabeth Cobbs argues that since the nation's formation, the United States has performed the role of umpire, compelling the nations of the world to adhere to rules that have gradually formed the norms of modern statecraft.

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Free Market Environmentalism For The Next Generation

by Terry Andersonvia Books by Hoover Fellows
Thursday, April 30, 2015

Free Market Environmentalism for the Next Generation provides an optimistic way of thinking about how to link dynamic environments to dynamic economies.

The War That Must Never Be Fought

via Hoover Press
Thursday, March 12, 2015

The War That Must Never Be Fought borrows its title from President Ronald Reagan's State of the Union message of 1984 in which he declared "a nuclear war cannot be won and must never be fought.”  He was prepared to challenge theories about nuclear deterrence, which were even then outdated. The essays in this book reveal how much more complex the issue that Reagan raised has become.

In the News

Game Changers: Energy on the Move

featuring George P. Shultzvia Council on Foreign Relations
Friday, February 20, 2015

This short book offers a window into research and development taking place at MIT, Stanford, and other U.S. universities that in the next decade or two might revolutionize the production and consumption of energy. New ideas are emerging in five main areas: shale gas, solar photovoltaics, electricity storage, electric cars, and LED lighting.

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US Foreign-Exchange Operations and Monetary Policy in the Twentieth Century

by Michael D. Bordo, Owen F. Humpage, Anna J. Schwartzvia University of Chicago Press
Monday, March 2, 2015

During the twentieth century, foreign-exchange intervention was sometimes used in an attempt to solve the fundamental trilemma of international finance, which holds that countries cannot simultaneously pursue independent monetary policies, stabilize their exchange rates, and benefit from free cross-border financial flows.

How the Financial Crisis and Great Recession Affected Higher Education

via University of Chicago Press
Thursday, January 1, 2015

The recent financial crisis had a profound effect on both public and private universities, which faced shrinking endowments, declining charitable contributions, and reductions in government support. Universities responded to these stresses in different ways.

Shame

Shame: How America's Past Sins Have Polarized Our Country

by Shelby Steelevia Basic Books
Tuesday, February 24, 2015

The United States today is hopelessly polarized; the political Right and Left have hardened into rigid and deeply antagonistic camps, preventing any sort of progress. Amid the bickering and inertia, the promise of the 1960s—when we came together as a nation to fight for equality and universal justice—remains unfulfilled.

Ronald Reagan: Decisions of Greatness, the latest work of Martin and Annelise Anderson

Ronald Reagan: Decisions of Greatness

by Martin Anderson, Annelise Andersonvia Hoover Press
Sunday, February 1, 2015

Ronald Reagan's Cold War strategy, well established in his first year in office, did not change:  to make absolutely sure in the minds of the Soviets that they too would be destroyed in a nuclear war—even as Reagan sought an alternative through strategic defense to make nuclear missiles obsolete and thus eliminate the possibility of an all-out nuclear war.

Stalin: Volume I: Paradoxes of Power, 1878-1928

Stalin: Volume I: Paradoxes of Power, 1878-1928

by Stephen Kotkinvia Penguin Press
Thursday, November 6, 2014

A magnificent new biography that revolutionizes our understanding of Stalin and his world.

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