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John Lewis Gaddis

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John Lewis Gaddis is a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution and the Robert A. Lovett Professor of History at Yale University.

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On Strategic Surprise

by John Lewis Gaddisvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, April 30, 2002

It may never be clear just what bin Laden and his associates hoped to achieve, but it cannot have been finding themselves holed up in caves. By Hoover fellow John Lewis Gaddis.

The Next Generation

by John Lewis Gaddisvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, January 30, 2002

A transformation has taken place on America’s campuses. By Hoover fellow John Lewis Gaddis.

On Leadership and Listening

by John Lewis Gaddisvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, October 30, 2001

On September 11, 2001, the post–Cold War era came to an abrupt and violent end. How should the United States respond to this bleak new world? Hoover fellow John Lewis Gaddis offers some foreign policy advice for the post-post–Cold War world.

Strategies of Containment, Past and Future

by John Lewis Gaddisvia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 30, 2001

Our policy of containment helped win the Cold War. Does the policy have any relevance today? By Hoover fellow John Lewis Gaddis.

Where Do We Go From Here?

by John Lewis Gaddisvia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 30, 2000

What the Clinton administration’s foreign policy got wrong—and what the next president can get right. By Hoover fellow John Lewis Gaddis.

Foreign Policy by Autopilot

by John Lewis Gaddisvia Hoover Digest
Sunday, July 30, 2000

The United States emerged from the Cold War with a triumphant ideology, unequaled military might, and a booming economy. If there was ever an opportunity to couple power with vision, this was it. We squandered it. Why? By Hoover fellow John Lewis Gaddis.

Let’s Get Real

by John Lewis Gaddisvia Hoover Digest
Sunday, April 30, 2000

In its post–Cold War role as the world’s sole superpower, the United States still has much to learn about how to use its power and influence abroad effectively. Hoover fellow John Lewis Gaddis explains why even superpowers need a coherent geopolitical strategy.

The Cold War over CNN’s Cold War

by Richard Pipes, Robert Conquest, John Lewis Gaddisvia Hoover Digest
Saturday, October 30, 1999

Earlier this year, CNN broadcast a twenty-four-hour television documentary on the Cold War, supplementing the documentary by publishing a companion book. The series created a furor. Critics charged that the series was inaccurate and—to use a phrase from the Cold War itself—soft on communism.

Herewith a debate among three historians. Richard Pipes explains what the television documentary got wrong. Hoover fellow Robert Conquest takes apart the companion book. Then John Lewis Gaddis, who served as an adviser to CNN, explains what CNN got right.